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“Good overnight stop”
Review of Alpine View Motel

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Alpine View Motel
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Good overnight stop”
Reviewed 21 December 2012

The rooms are spacious and well furnished with a high standard of cleanliness. Kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom provides all that one needs. Staff welcoming and helpful. There is access to the beach via a path which crosses the railway line. Despite being between the road and the railway line we experienced no problems with noise.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
Thank you for your review. We do appreciate positive and helpful reports from guests. Also glad our location for you was no problem. We do our best to keep the access to the beach easy for all guests. Once again many thanks and hope you will return again.
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North East England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

An old fashioned 'momma and poppa' motel and none the worse for that! Good stay for motorists but a longer than it looks on the map walk from the town and station. Rooms in cabins around a yard. Dated but clean and well maintained with full kitchens that are well equipped and spotless. Supermarket and fresh fish shops less than 5 minutes walk. The railway runs right by by trains are few and far between - one night freight briefly disturbed us. Path across the railway to a splendid wind-swept beach where the Alpine View becomes a reality. Friendly proprietors.

Room Tip: You'll have to choose one near the road, or one near the railway - the latter is probably best.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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KenJenny J, Manager at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
Thank you for your review. We do not mind being a “momma & poppa” motel. We appreciated being called friendly, comfortable and clean. I agree with you there are a lot less trains passing than trucks/cars on the road. Once again many thanks and look forward to your return
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

This was a great place to stay and the owners were very friendly and hospitable, to the extent of which they helped us fix our flat tyre. The rooms were very tidy and clean, with a great amount of space. Thanks again!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
We can not thank you enough for this review as it is appreciated to get positive feedback via TripAdvisor. Hope your tyre stayed up ok:).
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Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

This is Glynis from Kapiti 4 Seasons Tours, we have stayed here before but its now under new management...We used nine units for our group a few days ago, April 10th after taking new scenic train to Kaikoura (fantastic trip, the new train was amazing),Motel is good value for money... nice kiwi hosts and very handy to shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: Maybe room 4... (one of our single ladies had a huge room) Great for a couple. As tour operators we...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
Sorry Glynis in taking so long in replying to your kind positive review as it is appreciated. Your comments re value for money is also greatly appreciated as you travel the country with groups so are an idea person to review our accommodation costing. Again many thanks
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Sydney
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79 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We booked here because our favourite was fully booked. Adequate for an overnight stay, but wouldn't like to stay longer. Spacious room (although it was for a disabled person), a fair distance from the town centre and on the main road, so a little noisy. The manager was very friendly.

Room Tip: The further from the road the better.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Hi, Thank you for your helpful and nice comments. Since we have been at Alpine View we have done up the living /bedding areas with almost everything and we have started on the bathrooms so hopefully next time you come we will have done some more :). Regards Jenny
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We stayed here overnight en route to Christchurch. Many of the other motels in Kaikoura were full so we had limited choice. The room was a good size but was a bit dated. The manager failed to mention when taking our booking that the room he assigned us had a railway line right behind it as we soon discovered with the thundering noise of passing trains and were indeed woken up by one just after 6 am! We have paid less for much better rooms in other parts of New Zealand.

Room Tip: Avoid booking a room at the rear of the property due to the proximity of the railway line.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

A much larger than average room, spotlessly clean, well maintained and equipped. Extremely comfortable with a good kitchette. We would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: The larger apartment is worth the extra 10 nzd
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alpine View Motel
Address: 146 Beach Road | State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alpine View Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We warmly welcome you to Alpine View Motel situated in a lovely garden setting situated next to the beach with our very own beach access ― ideal for a lovely evening walk or if you want to try your hand at surf casting. Our desire is to ensure your stay is both comfortable and memorable. All 12 apartments are ground-floor, with parking outside your door. We have a range of apartments from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom family apartments. All are fully self-contained and serviced daily. All are spacious and away from the road in a lawn and garden setting.We proudly received 3rd Place in (November's 2011) the Commercial Section of the Kaikoura Garden Competition. ... more   less 
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