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Quality Suites Kaikoura
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2010

We chose this motel based on Trip Advisor reviews; great room, with a view out towards the sea. Our room had some limited cooking facilities - no hot plates - so our eating options were a bit restricted. There is a supermarket and several restaurants close to the motel. Our host, Kevin, had lots of local knowledge and advice on 'must see' items and dining options. Only 5 minutes drive to the centre of Kaikoura and the whale watch operation. Room and cooking facilities were adequate - the underfloor heating in the bathroom was a bonus, as was the free broadband internet. TV was a bit small for the room. Only slight negative was the rail line less than 100m from the room - but heard only a couple of trains overnight.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

Good value for money.
Very welcoming and helpful.
Lovely views, excellent shower.
Good location

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2010

I have to say that I was a little nervous about booking this place as the pictures I had seen did not inspire me. However, I got a fantastic rate on the internet and went ahead regardless.

I need not have worried! This place is a gem. All the rooms have a balcony or terrace, most with either a sea or mountain view, furnished with table and chairs. Our room had a small but well equipped kitchenette, a huge bed, table, chairs and small TV. As others have said – the bathroom is out of this world. The fittings are ultra modern and the shower capsule.... I think a degree in engineering would be useful in managing to make full use of everything it had to offer!

The icing on the cake – free internet broadband access and free use of the huge gas fired BBQ out the back.

The staff are friendly and helpful and able to offer advice on where to eat (there are loads of places within 5 minutes walk). There is also a New World supermarket 2 or 3 minutes up the road if you want to self cater.

The only ‘downside’ is the situation of the motel. It is on a busy highway and a good 15 minute walk from the town and the Whale Watching Centre. However, for us this was not a problem and I would wholeheartedly recommend this place if looking for value for money accommodation in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

Chose this hotel off tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Booked their room that overlooked the ocean and the view was great. Room is large and bright - heated floors in the bathroom, and the shower 'capsule' was interesting. Quiet time of the year and the hotel had excellent rates. Only warning is that there are some rooms that would be very close to the road - which is a highway so noise could be an issue.

Hotel though all very new and fairly well appointed. Free internet was a nice touch - just wished the TV in the room was a bit bigger! Staff at the hotel all friendly and helpful. Definately worth a look if staying in Kaikoura

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

We had a ground floor unit with a Super King (huge) bed and a shower unit that can do everything from shoot water at you from all angles, massage your feet while you listen to the radio and turn itself into a sauna. You can even watch the TV in your room while seated in the shower capsule! It can do everything except "Beam me Up Scotty". The room was nicely furnished and the hosts were informative and friendly. Free wireless and broadband internet was a real bonus. A few minutes drive or about a 15 minute walk to the small town centre, but lots of cafes, restaurants and a supermarket within a few minutes walk. Good continental breakfast. Loved this place.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

Friendly welcome, good clean, adequate, accommodation. We had a very small room but we were only staying for two nights, and was fine for our needs. There was larger accommodation available with cooking facilities. Five minutes drive to the town centre and the whale watch cruise. Fifteen minute drive to Point Kean fur sea colony

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

Nice new, tidy and clean motel.

Pleasant, friendly management.

Reasonable, free internet access and extremely wheelchair friendly.

Would recommend this venue to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quality Suites Kaikoura

Address: 154 Beach Road | PO Box 181, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: £74 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Quality Suites Kaikoura 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Suites Kaikoura prides itself on Comfort and Cleanliness. Our commitment to hygiene has set a new high standard in the industry with our 5 star Hygiene Certificate. All rooms have Super King size beds. We offer FREE and UNLIMITED Internet access. ... more   less 
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