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Blue Seas Motel
Blue Seas Motel
Blue Seas Motel
Blue Seas Motel
Blue Seas Motel
Blue Seas Motel
Blue Seas Motel

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7.6

Very good

174 reviews

174 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Art & Design Gallery 430 m
Dolphin Encounter 850 m
Scarborough Reserve (Free Camp) 1.1 km
Scarborough Reserve 1.1 km
Freecamp 1.1 km
Tennis & Squash Courts 1.1 km
Takahanga Domain 1.2 km
Jimmy Armers Beach 1.3 km
Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 1.5 km
Dive Kaikoura 1.6 km

Blue Seas Motel

222 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Kaikoura part of Kaikoura, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Kaikoura Aerodrome. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Excellent room comfort & quality

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Garden

Fishing

Facilities

Car park

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Kitchen

Bar

Laundry service

Restaurants

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Kaikoura in the last 24 hoursCompared to 96 Kaikoura properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center3.8 Km
Location rating8.6

Rooms available at Blue Seas Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Studio with Spa Bath
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Large Studio
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Studio
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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1 Bedroom unit
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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2 Bedroom Unit
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Studio with Shared Bathroom
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    SUITE SEPARATE ROOMS
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      One Bedroom Suite With Kitchen(Non Smoking)
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Blue Seas Motel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to Blue Seas Motel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Blue Seas Motel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

        Is breakfast offered at Blue Seas Motel?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Blue Seas Motel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

        What is the smoking policy at Blue Seas Motel?

        Blue Seas Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What is the closest airport to Blue Seas Motel?

        The closest airport to Blue Seas Motel is Kaikoura Aerodrome, 7.6 km away.

        What restaurants are nearby Blue Seas Motel?

        Blue Seas Motel’s neighborhood is Kaikoura which includes popular restaurants such as Meke Mussels, Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar and The Pier Hotel Restaurant.

        What popular shopping places are close to Blue Seas Motel?

        Located in the Kaikoura area, Blue Seas Motel is close to great shopping choices like Kaikoura Cheese and Southern Paua Shop & Factory.

        What are popular attractions near Blue Seas Motel?

        Blue Seas Motel’s location in the Kaikoura neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Art & Design Gallery, Takahanga Domain and The Point Sheep Shearing Show.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Blue Seas Motel?

        Blue Seas Motel is located within Kaikoura, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Scarborough Reserve (Free Camp), Scarborough Reserve and Freecamp.

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        What people love about Blue Seas Motel

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Worth the stay :D"

          Leong

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          November 16, 2022

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "Very clean in quiet location."

          Glenis

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          October 26, 2022

        • 8

          Very good

          "For the price it suited our needs well."

          Roger

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          March 9, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 96 Kaikoura properties
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        Cheapest price score
        Room comfort score
        9/10
        Location score
        8.6/10
        Service score
        7.7/10
        Better than
        96
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Better than
        93
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Better than
        88
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Better than
        77
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Overall rating:

        7.6

        Very good
        174 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.8
        Facilities
        6.7
        Location
        8.6
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        What travelers say they love:
        You will attracted the local to stay .
        Susan from New Zealand
        Couple
        More about Blue Seas Motel

        More about Blue Seas Motel

        Blue Seas Motel

        Get excited for all the adventures in Kaikoura with a stay at Blue Seas Motel. Keep your options open! Whatever your interests in Kaikoura, you'll access them conveniently with a stay at Blue Seas Motel, just 7.6 km from Kaikoura Aerodrome.
        Blue Seas Motel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the motel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
        Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the motel's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Blue Seas Motel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the motel.
        All guestrooms at Blue Seas Motel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the motel you'll find a hair dryer available in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Blue Seas Motel. A number of great dining options at the motel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the motel's BBQ facilities.
        Blue Seas Motel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. A beach that's accessible right from the motel puts you close to the ocean during your stay. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the motel's hiking trails.
        Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the motel's library.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find rooms here that are cheaper than 95% of all other options in the city.
        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this motel scored higher than 93% of them for food and dining.
        According to guests who stayed here, this motel's room comfort is rated higher than 92% of other accommodations in Kaikoura.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find rooms here that are cheaper than 92% of all other options in the city.
        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this motel scored higher than 93% of them for food and dining.
        According to guests who stayed here, this motel's room comfort is rated higher than 92% of other accommodations in Kaikoura.

        Amenities and facilities
        Good
        Facilities

        6.7

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        4 mentions

        Internet

        2 mentions

        Beach

        1 mention

        View

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Fishing
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Breakfast in room
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • First aid kit
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Professional-grade sanitizing services
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Staff trained in safety protocol

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • BBQ facilities
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants

        Services and conveniences

        • Daily housekeeping
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Food delivery
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]

        Available in all rooms

        • Free bottled water
        • Kitchenette
        • Microwave
        • Refrigerator
        • Shower
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        Location
        222 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300
        Excellent
        Location

        8.6

        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until10:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center3.8 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)8

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 NZD

        The property

        • Number of floors1
        • Number of rooms 13

        Parking

        • Daily parking fee0 NZD

        Reviews of Blue Seas Motel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.6
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.8
        Facilities6.7
        Location8.6
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service7.7
        Value for money7.4
        High score for Kaikoura
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (25)
        8-9 Excellent (10)
        7-8 Very Good (14)
        6-7 Good (7)
        <6 Below Expectation (26)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (25)
        Jun - Aug (13)
        Sep - Nov (19)
        Dec - Feb (25)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Alister from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in June 2021

        Exceptional”

        All good, clean, v.good bed, quite, great value, friendly staff,, a little dated, but V. happy to return. Cheers

        Reviewed June 22, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sybil from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

        Great Place ”

        We love the location not too far from everything, our room was excellent considering they upgraded our room and the manager is very helpful and always smiling. Room is very

        Reviewed July 07, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        RANA from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in October 2021

        V.Good budget accomodation”

        studio room looks bigger than the pictures posted on booking site. Good size room. Good kitchen place Good bathroom but shower water pressure is low need attention. comfy bed and pillow Great location friendly staff. lovely stay with budget price.

        Reviewed October 18, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kallie from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2022

        Good location, clean.”

        Value for money, close to dolphin encounter, friendly staff, clean place. Only thing I didn't like was the voucher system for wifi.

        Reviewed February 13, 2022

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Amber from Australia
        Family with young children
        Large Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

        Room is clean and lovely being across the road from the ocean. ”

        Very impressed with the servicing of my room. Travelling with 2 small children, I came back to a clean kitchen. Made my day.

        Reviewed March 15, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rob from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        1 Bedroom unit
        Stayed 1 night in October 2020

        Exceptional”

        Close to Encounters and the beach

        Reviewed October 29, 2020

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Adam from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in April 2021

        Nice Motel - Basic and clean”

        Located on the Beachfront. The rooms are not flash, but they are good size, heating is good and they have a small separate kitchen and Bathroom. We were very comfortable in the room and enjoyed walking on the beach. Car parking is directly outside the room and access in/out of the motel park is easy.

        Reviewed May 28, 2021

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Shannen from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in April 2021

        Immaculately presented”

        Great location, driveway just across road from kids playground and beach looks beautiful and can see beautiful sunrise from the chair at end of driveway. Dated decor but absolutley blown away at the cleanliness I would rather stay in an older super clean space than anything g dirty absolute high rating for care and cleanliness here just impeccable standards.

        Reviewed April 26, 2021

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Julia from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Spotlessly clean - and very warm -being updated”

        Great view and very sunny unit in the morning

        Reviewed May 25, 2019

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Brendon from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

        Clean, great view, basic - you get what you pay for”

        Great view & location is quieter end town. This was a basic but pleasantly cheap & cheerful, dated older motel. Very clean & tidy with amenities you need - including for cooking. Heating & Linens were good- Pillows were a bit flat. Shower is a bit mediocre, shampoos provided via a dispenser. We enjoyed being able to leave the car parked & walk to most things - including Peninsula walk (walked to Point Kean -seal Colony hangout, carrying on to do the peninsula walk, ending in South Bay & looping back to town. 3-4hrs leisurely

        Reviewed June 07, 2021

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Jacque-Alain from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in February 2020

        Good short stay”

        Good place to stop for a night. Wish we had longer. We'll situated motel with friendly staff. Comfortable room was clean. Value for money stay.

        Reviewed February 18, 2020

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Sarah from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in February 2021

        Very good”

        Great location as the beach is across the road. Handy kitchen with most things you would need. Not an overly comfortable bed and pillows. Carpet could need replacing at some stage soon.

        Reviewed March 07, 2021

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Sharee from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in November 2020

        Excellent”

        A little out of town on the esplanade. Very easy for a one night stay. Everything in its original state and roomy.

        Reviewed November 30, 2020

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Roger from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in March 2022

        Blue seas”

        For the price it suited our needs well. Although the unit we were in is probably old it was clean and had everything we required. Thanks

        Reviewed March 09, 2022

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        8.0
        Excellent
        anna from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Studio with Spa Bath
        Stayed 1 night in May 2020

        ON the shore”

        It was so lovely to HEAR the sea all through the night. No views unfortunately

        Reviewed June 06, 2020

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        7.2
        Very good
        Susan from New Zealand
        Couple
        Studio with Spa Bath
        Stayed 1 night in November 2020

        Yearly holiday ”

        The spa pool was the big lure . Although we knew the cost was a bit pricy We decided let’s lock it in . How ever on arrival first thoughts The furniture is out dated and the spa bath to .... We had stayed at many abodes on the west Coast at a lesser in cost ... more modern With spa pool. This is feedback for you and the owner. Update the unit. Drop price say 165. And. You will attracted the local to stay ..... warmly from us.

        Reviewed November 07, 2020

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        6.8
        Good
        Colin from New Zealand
        Couple
        1 Bedroom unit
        Stayed 1 night in February 2020

        Advice”

        In order to help you get better reviews I would suggest attention to the following: The room we had was in dire need of an upgrade/make-over! It felt and looked very old and 'tired' There was mold in and around bathroom window frames and on the window glass; pillows hard; dirty marks on the old-looking carpet, and sticky kitchen floor. The grounds looked like they needed a bit of maintenance and attention. Bright side - It was available. Parking was good, and the view from the outdoor furniture looking towards the sea is very, very nice.

        Reviewed March 04, 2020

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        6.8
        Good
        Greg from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in April 2022

        Nice enough but avoid unless...”

        The place was fine but after a long day in the saddle I arrived tired, hungry and late to be told they didn't have my Agoda booking, saying they had problems with that booking company. Why use a company that causes problems? It wasn't welcome news. Luckily there was still a unit available but too bad if there hadn't been. The guy was nice enough about it but it was a twenty minute period of uncertainty I could have done without.

        Reviewed April 10, 2022

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        7.2
        Very good
        Kerry from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in February 2022

        Very good”

        Quiet and peaceful,fabulous location but extremely dated from carpets,furnishings,curtains and walls need sorting.Common areas need maintenance.Clean though but struggled to see past the dated appearance .Very helpful gentlemen in office

        Reviewed February 10, 2022

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        6.8
        Good
        david from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Good location, helful staff, but overall disappointing”

        Rather. basic and dated. e.g. Unplastered breeze block walls, old furniture, bed spreads, microwave , settee et . Needs updating and money spending on it to modernise

        Reviewed February 24, 2019

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