I stayed there with the family as part of a post Easter trip around the top of the South Island. We arrived not long after some pretty atrocious weather, but the motel appeared to have come through OK. The ground floor unit we had was very good. Clean, spacious and sufficiently warm for us. The last of the late summer heat had warmed the solar heated pool enough to allow my youngest to hop in and have a splash. It looked like a good pool. While I was stood there I got chatting to the highly personable host who was keen to assist with any queries we had. We did not have any trouble with traffic noise, we could hear it but it was not intrusive. Room facilities were good, the kitchen reasonably well stocked with enough to enable a cooked breakfast to be assembled. Bathroom nice and clean.
We had access to wifi, the first few hours are free (Why can't the big hotels do this?), which was useful especially for identifying restaurants etc.
We were there for a couple of nights checking out the local sights and whale-watching. All in all I would recommend this motel as one to check out for a night or two if you are passing through Kaikoura.
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