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“A definite Yes”
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Seaview Motel
Ranked #13 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
McHenry, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“A definite Yes”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I thought this was a marvelous place--old, but nicely renovated, spotlessly clean, and everything worked as it was meant to even if it looked a bit out-dated. The view of the coastline was worth the cost of the room. Roger and Trish are wonderful people who desire to make your stay in Kaikoura the best ever. I highly recommend reading the guide book they've created from cover to cover. Not only is it helpful, it's also laugh-out-loud funny. I enjoyed my stay and would return without hesitation.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this review, 26 July 2013
Thankyou,a pleasure to have had you stay here with us..We hoped you enjoyed your school reunion in Blenheim,and had a safe journey back to the states..We hope you enjoyed Kaikoura,and perhaps you may get back this way soon,Thanks for staying with us at THE SEAVIEW,and we welcome you back anytime,Roger & Trish
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

Our ocean view motel was so clean that my girlfriend and I were very impressed. It was comfortable and looked newly decorated, with a very tidy and spacious bathroom, plus the decor made it feel homely. We loved waking up to the beautiful view. It would have been nice to have a certain amount of WiFi MB free with the room.
My only complaint was that some other Guests very inconsiderate and were noisy during the night, making it a long night, even though the bed was very comfy.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this review, 18 May 2013
Thankyou for staying with us,cleanliness is the top of our priority list,so thankyou for that.The noisy guests you speak of were warned,and although they were booked for extra night,were asked to leave in the morning,so sorry about that.If you wish to return some time,I will give you a unit at half price as goodwill,Cheers Roger & Trish
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

If location is important, I think it is better to chose your accommodation closer to the city centre. The motel is about 1km away from the main bus stop so it was a long walk to get there. The service was good and the owner gave us a lift to the bus stop the next day. Rooms are basic but clean and tidy.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

I stayed for two nights and found the room to be comfortable, spacious and the bathroom was obviously very new. The kitchen was older but very clean and well equipped. I was blessed with a hot stay and could't quite walk to the centre of the town in 10 minutes but it would't have been much more. I had a car and the train station might be closer to 20 minutes walk if you have luggage but it's a pleasant walk along the coast! All in all I wouldn't hesitate to return myself.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
The views are great thanks for that.That is what people come here for.
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Auckland
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Stayed for two nights in the front 2 bedroom unit. Motel is well located with less than 5 min drive to town or to the seal colony.
Room was comfortable and clean. Well priced for the peak time we stayed.
My only complaint is that the wifi should be free and the Sky TV channels should be more on offer.
From the road the motel looks old but inside was clean and recently refurbished.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Stayed at the Seaview while passing through town on the train. We had the apartment right at the front of the complex looking out onto the beach. The space was clean, tidy, and really big for the price. There were two single beds in the main living area and a full bedroom as well. The beds were really comfortable and it was lovely to sleep with the windows open and listen to the waves. The Seaview is just a short walk to the main area of Kaikoura, no car necessary if you are staying in Kaikoura. The staff were very nice and accomodating.

Only downside was an outdated bathroom.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed here Not that many months ago and they have renovated yet again ! Fantastic new bath room in our unit .The manager and husband where fabulous and gave us a bottle of wine for our return booking what else could one want for great kiwi hosts. Thanks

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Seaview Motel
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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