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“peace and tranquility” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Seas Motel
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“peace and tranquility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2010

Great place to relax and chill out. the husband and wife time run this motel beautifully. the rooms are spotless, so is the laundry. They have thought of all the things you might want, such as laundry basket, pegs, washing line.
It is right opposite the bay where dolphins visit regularly.
So very relaxing.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2009

The Blue Seas Motel looks very pleasant from the outside with recently painted units and neatly kept gardens and grass areas.

However, the interior of our unit (2 bedroom) was less than expected for the price. It was clean, however the furnishings were from a bygone era and the shower and kitchen areas were very utilitarian, which gave the inpression that cost savings was the main driver for everything that was provided.

Not inviting at all.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2009

We stayed just the 1 night but found the price NZ$115-studio OK and the relieving manager most obliging.
The room (No 2) is a good size with king bed. The newly renovated bathroom has a good shower, lighting, air flow, mirror and heating. The kitchen has the essentials and adequate equipment except for a microwave. The only downside are the curtains that could be better to block out early morning light. Being on the esplande it is quiet unlike the other accommodation area on the highway. A view of the mountains and bay with the ocean waves being the only sound.
The caretaker manager was most helpful, cooperative (found a screwdriver for glasses frame) and friendly.
Good for a short stay. We would stay there again

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KirraMelbourne
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Auckland
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2009

Stayed for two nights in a clean, roomy, reasonably priced studio unit. Nice views outside - swimming beach across the road. Situated at the quiet end of the beach. It was a pleasure to stay here. One of the best motels we stayed in on our tour of the South Island.

  • Liked — Clean, quiet, roomy and the location
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Nesbo
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England
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2008

The Blue Seas motel in Kaikoura was well located at the quiet end of town with stunning views across the bay and towards the mountains. The motel's position on the bay means that the view misses the town completely, making it even moer appealing.

Raving about the view aside, the motel was clean, spacious and comfortable, all ground floor, with assigned parking right outside each unit, making for a minimum of effort hauling suitcases back and forth. Our unit had a spa bath and was designated the "luxury unit", but looking through open doors, all the others seemed to be just as well appointed.

  • Liked — The location.
  • Disliked — The spa unit being in a studio rather than a suite.
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Padders_UK
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Property: Blue Seas Motel
Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Seas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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