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“Great location and hosts. Very tidy and clean.”
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Seaview Motel
Ranked #13 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 June 2012

A great clean and tidy motel. Absolute fantastic view from our unit. We read some other reviews posted and thought prices were pretty good here, we looked at several other places and some didn't have views for the same price or units as tidy.
We will be back. Thanks

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

7 WEEKS IN nz This was the saddest bathroom.Chipped sink.Bath past its sell by date and ancient taps/plumbing.Expensive for what you got.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

We are sorry for the sad bath,but after renovations we have lovely new spacious bathrooms.

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Reviewed 6 August 2011

New owners just cleaned up motels , made it affordable and refurbished
The unit we stayed in, we went for a walk to shops and restaurants had a couple of wines and walked home just 3 mins. Warm and tranquil.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

My husband and I were travelling throughout New Zealand, from Canada, on a three-week vacation in January 2011.
We were VERY happy with the Seaview & Sunrise Bungalow & Motel. We had checked out other lodges and motels along the same street and they were over-priced. Sawadee, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. As soon as she showed us the room, we were hooked. We stayed in the room right at the front, facing the street and water, right beside the driveway. What an awesome room, so huge, with a big kitchen and full size fridge, big living room area with lots of windows.
What a wonderful view. We sat out in the front yard and relaxed. We had to drive to the restaurant area for dinner and found a cool bar that had great chowder.
Unfortunately, we were only in Kaikoura for one night, but staying in that room for one week would have been VERY nice.
We would recommend staying here to anyone, particularly the two rooms at the front facing the street.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

This motel is a real disaster. It is shabby, rundown and not very clean. The bungalow is an old house which has been converted, not at all successfully. It is very poorly equipped. Heaps of cupboards in the kitchen/living room but little in them. Furniture looked as if it came from a dubious second-hand dealer. No courtesy milk in the fridge. We did not stay on to sample the beds. Not allowed to park outside the door as the front unit in the house could block your car in the driveway.

This motel is highly overpriced for what is there. We wouldn't advise anyone to stay there when there are plenty of better places in Kaikoura. Be warned!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Now under new Management this is previous Management.

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Reviewed 26 August 2010

Have returned from my stay in New Zealand wondering how I had got it SO wrong by staying at Sunrise Bungalow motel in Kaikoura, I have now realised why! The Sunrise Bungalow comes under the neighboured Seaview Motel name. Having now located all the reviews for this company I would have given it a wide berth as previously written by wise reviewer!
Albeit a beautiful location and clean, it's a simple as this: cold, shabby, scruffy and slightly bemused owner, dated and we just didn't feel 'right' staying there for more than one night.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2009

Me and my friend have just completed our long awaited holiday in New Zealand. There were many "highs" in this beautiful country. The weather was very good during our stay which did make our holiday more enjoyable. Much better than we get back home in the UK where it is usually drizzling most of the time.
During our stay in New Zealand we stayed at many accommodation places and we feel that we need to mention the Seaview Motels in kaikoura. Kevin and his wife ( cannot remember her name ) where just so nice. They were new to the business and for me they were doing everything right. Service was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable and the views from the room were breathtaking.
We both have no hesitation in recommending this motel.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
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Address: 164 Esplanade, 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 Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: £56 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaview Motel ...If you want an enjoyable and memorable experience,thenthis is the place to stay.Sitated on the seafront only metres to the seashore on the Kaikoura Esplanade.With uninterrupted views of mountains and seaviews from 4 of our prime units,easy walking distance to shopping centre,bars & restaurants & Summer swimming pool.Your hosts Gordon & Donna,provide spotless and tidy accommodation,bookings for the many local activities(Whalewatching/Dolphin Encounters/Golf/Seal Encounters/Hiking Trails/Fishing Charters/you name it,we'll book it for you...Summer guest BBQ area,bring along your BBQ food and refreshments,...Or simply kick back in your unit or on the beach,and listen to the sound of the sea lapping away,and enjoy your glass of wine and just RELAX....We look forward to seeing you soon... ... more   less 
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