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Sierra Beachfront Motel
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Sierra Beachfront Motel
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
doncaster
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

i booked this motel for 3 nights for my wife and i and our 2 grandsons while we were visiting my daughter and her family in new zealand. on arrival we were told we were not booked in but after about 20 minutes she told us she had made a mistake and booked us in for the following week and that she was fully booked. she sent us to another motel down the road and the landlady there was more helpful and located us another motel with vacancies as she didnt have a room suitable. the people that she had rented our room hadnt turned up at this time so i couldnt understand why we had no room and not them. perhaps it was because we were english?

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

It is a very good value for money and I guess most of us choose it for that reason, so , to be fair the place is very clean , the carpets are new , the kitchen has a good size fridge and a good oven as well as microwave.
The shower need some work but again all very clean and it make the place very useful .
For a night or two it is very good place.
I can suggest the owners to color up the place and it will look much happy (-;

Stayed February 2014
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Thank Sharon S
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We booked a studio for $100 for which you would expect a reasonable setup. We found that it was a small funny setup and there was not enough room to put things.
There was also no sharp knife and cutting board to prepare a meal or make sandwiches

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Fantastic stay - new hosts very friendly and helpful, we were make to feel very welcome. Room was very clean and fresh. Superb location across the road from seafront. Excellent rates for 2 nights. Look forward to returning.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

Was the best value I could get over the busy period for a family of 5. Great location. Room dated but comfy and clean. Towels, sheets, all lovely and crisp. Provided plenty if soap, shampoo etc. Double bed had big time roll together!!! Had a good stay. Would come back.

Stayed January 2014
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Christchurch
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed here a few years ago and were happy enough with our stay to book again this time through on our way to and from Nelson. I knew the location to be good - it's set back from the Esplanade and is only a ten minute walk to town along the beautiful seafront. The rates are excellent - I think it's one of the least expensive places to stay in Kaikoura, and definitely good value for money. What I wasn't expecting, and as another reviewer has already mentioned, is that the current owners or managers have improved the place while keeping the rates the same. We had an excellent stay in one of the family units, and if you're looking for an easy, friendly, comfortable stopover or stay in Kaikoura I would absolutely recommend Sierre Beachfront Motel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Lyndhurst
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Only stayed one night but a very pleasant one. The room was spacious, clean comfortable, just across the road from the seafront. It is a walk along the seafront to the centre of town. Friendly helpful service. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MartinLyndhurst
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Property: Sierra Beachfront Motel
Address: 160 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sierra Beachfront Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
13 Quiet ground floor studio and 2 large 2 bedroom units ,2 Access units. Photo is of the Newer Studio units we have 6 older units which are clean and comfortable. The other 7 units are approx 8 years old . We are along the Esplanade through the main town centre .away from the busy highway. ... more   less 
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