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Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn

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8.3

Excellent

523 reviews

523 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
New World 860 m
Whale Watch Kaikoura 1.8 km
Southern Paua Shop & Factory 2.1 km
Strawberry Tree 2.2 km
Kaikoura District Museum 2.3 km
Kaikoura Cheese 2.3 km
Dive Kaikoura 2.5 km
Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 2.5 km
Takahanga Domain 2.9 km
Tennis & Squash Courts 3.0 km

Kaikoura Motor Inn

205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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 is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Golf course [on-site]

Fishing

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Golf course [on-site]

Kitchen

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Kaikoura in the last 24 hoursCompared to 93 Kaikoura properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Kaikoura Motor Inn

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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Apartment with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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  • 1 single bed & 1 double bed
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Two Bedroom Unit
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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Studio - 3 adults
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Studio for 2 people
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        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 Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kaikoura Motor Inn 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 Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Kaikoura Motor Inn. 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 Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        Kaikoura Motor Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What is the closest airport to Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        The closest airport to Kaikoura Motor Inn is Kaikoura Aerodrome, 8.3 km away.

        What restaurants are nearby Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        Kaikoura Motor Inn’s neighborhood is Kaikoura which includes popular restaurants such as The Top Shop, Robbie's Bar & Bistro and Lobster Inn Motor Lodge.

        What popular shopping places are close to Kaikoura Motor Inn?

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

        What are popular attractions near Kaikoura Motor Inn?

        Kaikoura Motor Inn is located in Kaikoura area, which is famous for attractions such as Kaikoura District Museum, Takahanga Domain and Lavendyl Lavender Farm.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Kaikoura Motor Inn?

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

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        What people love about Kaikoura Motor Inn

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Very accommodating and friendly hosts."

          calvin

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          October 13, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "The room we spent the night was clean and nice."

          Ryan

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          October 7, 2022

        • 9.2

          Exceptional

          "It was excellent accommodation."

          Mitzi

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          June 5, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 93 Kaikoura properties
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        Cheapest price score
        Service score
        8.8/10
        Room size
        31 sqm.
        Cleanliness score
        8.7/10
        Better than
        94
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Better than
        86
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Bigger than
        86
        %
        of Kaikoura properties
        Better than
        85
        %
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        Overall rating:

        8.4

        Excellent
        156 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.7
        Facilities
        8.1
        Location
        8.2
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        What travelers say they love:
        Great kitchenette with clean utensils.
        Mun from Singapore
        Family with older children
        More about Kaikoura Motor Inn

        More about Kaikoura Motor Inn

        Kaikoura Motor Inn

        Maximize your Kaikoura adventure with a stay at Kaikoura Motor Inn. Wherever you want to go, it's easy in Kaikoura with a stay at Kaikoura Motor Inn, just 8.3 km from Kaikoura Aerodrome.
        Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Kaikoura Motor Inn. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The motel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
        The motel's ticket service can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Kaikoura Motor Inn. The motel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The motel is entirely non-smoking.
        Rooms at Kaikoura Motor Inn are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the motel come with linen service and air conditioning. The motel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
        You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Wake up with no worries at Kaikoura Motor Inn, where breakfast can be provided in house. The motel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
        Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Kaikoura Motor Inn has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing and diving. Stay active in holiday style with sporty activities including horse riding. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the motel's mini golf course, golf course on site and hiking trails.


        Reasons to stay here

        Spend less here on rooms than you would at 95% of other accommodations in the city.
        Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 85% of other options in the city.
        This motel's staff and services score higher than 86% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.1

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        9 mentions

        View

        3 mentions

        Food & Dining

        1 mention

        Beach

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Cantonese]
        • Chinese [Mandarin]
        • Indonesian
        • Malay

        Internet access

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

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Diving
        • Fishing
        • Garden
        • Golf course [on-site]
        • Hiking
        • Horseback riding
        • Mini golf course
        • Outdoor recreational features
        • Ticket services

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Breakfast in room
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • First aid kit
        • Free face masks
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Protective screens in common areas

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • BBQ facilities
        • Kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Elevator
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room
        • Playground

        Land sports

        • Golf course (within 3 km)

        Access

        • CCTV in common areas
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Smoke alarms

        Getting around

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

        Available in all rooms

        • Free bottled water
        • Kitchenette
        • Microwave
        • Non-smoking
        • Telephone
        • TV
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        • Full English/Irish
        Location
        205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300
        Excellent
        Location

        8.2

        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.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 2-2 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 3 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 center2.0 Km

        Extras

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

        The property

        • Number of rooms 9

        Reviews of Kaikoura Motor Inn from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.4
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.7
        Facilities8.1
        Location8.2
        Room comfort and quality8.0
        Service8.8
        Value for money8.4
        High score for Kaikoura
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (36)
        8-9 Excellent (14)
        7-8 Very Good (17)
        6-7 Good (8)
        <6 Below Expectation (6)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (19)
        Jun - Aug (10)
        Sep - Nov (27)
        Dec - Feb (25)
        All guests (156)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Melo from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Exceptional”

        Ivan was really nice and accommodating. It was a great place to stay and location is perfect.

        Reviewed April 22, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Brian from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Studio - 3 adults
        Stayed 1 night in February 2022

        Highly recommended ”

        Will definitely be back. Very clean , suitable for everyone.

        Reviewed February 06, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        xiaowei from China
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in June 2020

        Exceptional”

        Comfort motel on the main street but away from the town centre. Great Value for the price

        Reviewed June 14, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Julie from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Studio - 3 adults
        Stayed 1 night in February 2022

        Exceptional”

        Super friendly staff and very clean and tidy room.

        Reviewed February 07, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kirsten from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

        Good value family accommodation ”

        Stayed here with our family of five, three being teenagers. Comfy beds, good amount of space and great value. Would definitely stay again

        Reviewed April 25, 2021

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Zoe from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 1 night in January 2022

        Great for young families”

        Had 2 bedrooms and a playground which was fantastic. Comfortable, clean and suited our needs perfectly. Would stay again and definitely recommend. On the main road in Kaikoura but couldn't really hear the traffic

        Reviewed January 27, 2022

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Mitzi from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Studio - 3 adults
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

        Clean and Quiet”

        It was excellent accommodation. Basic facilities are provided and the room was clean and tidy. We didn't hear much noise from next rooms, which made us a good sleep.

        Reviewed June 05, 2022

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Kirsten from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 1 night in October 2021

        Good value for a family ”

        Stayed one night with our family of five, I thought it was good value, clean with comfortable beds and the owners were very friendly.

        Reviewed October 23, 2021

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Karl from Canada
        Group
        Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Very unfriendly ”

        We arrived 2 hours before the check in time but the friendly owner Don went out of his way to welcome us and get us into our accommodation early. Would totally recommend this place to other travelers.

        Reviewed December 16, 2019

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in January 2018

        Very spacious”

        Spacious and lovely living room

        Reviewed January 14, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Steph from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Very good”

        Only suggestion is the soap dispenser in the shower - too hard for children aged under 11 and too hard for senior to use.

        Reviewed January 19, 2020

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Antony from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Stayed 1 night in December 2020

        good value”

        good vallue

        Reviewed October 27, 2021

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        7.6
        Very good
        Lorraine from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 1 night in October 2021

        Ok place”

        Nice staff. Ok for a short stay.

        Reviewed October 13, 2021

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        7.2
        Very good
        Kwee from Malaysia
        Group
        Studio - 3 adults
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        Not much to expect”

        An average stay. Not much to expect. A bit cold during early spring

        Reviewed September 24, 2019

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        7.2
        Very good
        Chee from Singapore
        Couple
        Studio for 2 people
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Very good”

        Motor lodge located next to motorway, very noisy

        Reviewed January 02, 2019

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        6.4
        Good
        Rudy from Canada
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Good”

        Too noisy by busy road, would recommend trying closer to water on quiet road like Esplanade.

        Reviewed March 22, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Robyn from Australia
        Couple
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Convenient”

        We chose this motel as we had stayed in Heritage motels in Queenstown and Hanmer Springs and there was very little choice left in Kaikoura on Saturday night. Compared to the other Heritage hotels this is quite a step down and I especially missed the quality toiletries eg shampoo and moisturiser etc. The room was very clean and well equipped, spacious and easily accessed. The manager was very friendly and personable. The location was close to services and township. However considering we paid the same amount to stay at Hanmer Springs ( on a Thursday) there was a huge difference in the value for money for us at this time.

        Reviewed March 26, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Shou from Malaysia
        Group
        Two Bedroom Unit
        Stayed 1 night in April 2017

        Value for Money”

        Stayed in two bedroom units with toilet and kitchen and living. Located near to kaikoura town and supermarket. It is simple, clean and value for Money.

        Reviewed May 05, 2017

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Tommi from Finland
        Couple
        Studio for 2 people
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

        A good hotel for the price”

        Own kitchenette and clean rooms

        This was a good and clean hotel in Kaikoura, with own kithenette. Not in the city center, but close if you have a car.

        Reviewed February 05, 2015

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        6.4
        Good
        Wendy from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Couple
        Studio - 3 adults
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

        Clean, good location. Would not recommend because of ridiculous rules.”

        Pros - clean, fantastic sunset behind motel. Cons - credit card deposit (without amount) is charged at check-in but even after check out the deposit is being held until however long it wishes... a very unfair rule among many. Other rules include no hang dry of hand washed clothing in room but laundry room us opened only between 9:30am to 7:30pm. For some reason the motel thinks you will spend time during the day not having fun outside but stay in the laundry room to wash laundry. Also you cannot cook seafood in the kitchenette but Kaikoura is a seafood place. And you have to wash all dishes very clean otherwise they charge you. Very ridiculous rules making it an uncomfortable stay.

        Reviewed March 12, 2018

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