Seaview Motel
 Seaview Motel
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8.1
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
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FREE
Free Wi-Fi

Seaview Motel

164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300 - See map
"Superb value for money with exceptional service"
Testing - February 23, 2018
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
Excellent service
8.4 rating for service
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

  • Non-smoking

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Review score - United States
9.0/10
Location score
8.7/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Room comfort score
8.0/10
Better than
96
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of Kaikoura properties
Better than
91
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
82
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
82
%
of Kaikoura properties
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1km
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Seaview Motel

7.9
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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One-Bedroom Apartment
One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Family Studio
Family Studio
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds and 1 queen b...
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One-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
One-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Studio
Studio
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Basic Studio
Basic Studio
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Unit 2 - Starboard Suite
Unit 2 - Starboard Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Unit 6 - The Bridge
Unit 6 - The Bridge
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Unit 8 - Captain's Table
Unit 8 - Captain's Table
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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Unit 7 - Midships
Unit 7 - Midships
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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What people love about Seaview Motel

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Strategic location for those who drive, close to Peninsular Walk and town centre."

    Su T.

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    November 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Great location friendly staff."

    Steven

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    April 30, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Ideal location for activities around Kaikoura."

    Alison

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    August 4, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional

"Good value for money accommodation across from beach in Kaik..."

Alison

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August 4, 2018

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8.4
Excellent

"Wonderful sea view from our room."

Su T.

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November 21, 2018

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Agoda Reviews (108)Booking.com Reviews (734)
8.1
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.7
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.4
Value for money8.1
Rating
9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (10)
7-8 Very Good (18)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (11)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (12)
Sep - Nov (16)
Dec - Feb (27)
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9.6
Exceptional
Choo from Malaysia
Family with teens
Unit 1 - Crows Nest
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Nice sea view”

I was lucky as been allocated to a unit facing the sea. The view was awesome . The room equipped with kitchen facilities. The reception ( a lady) told us that we are allow to cook anything in the unit but later on we were asked ( by a gentlemen)not to cook in the unit which made us a bit confuse. He requested us to use the communal kitchen which is not user friendly . Other than this , i really like the room as it is large and clean.

Reviewed February 02, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Su from Malaysia
Family with teens
Unit 1 - Crows Nest
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Nice room for those who drive”

Strategic location for those who drive, close to Peninsular Walk and town centre. Wonderful sea view from our room. Fan, TV and heater in room.

Reviewed November 21, 2018
8.4
Excellent
PY from Malaysia
Family with teens
Unit 1 - Crows Nest
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Great location but place is old”

It's value for money but the place is old.

Reviewed August 24, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Alison from United Kingdom
Couple
Unit 7 - Midships
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Good value for money”

Good value for money accommodation across from beach in Kaikoura. Easy to walk to town or direction of Peninsular to acces food outlets etc, place had been taken over by new owners who are obviously doing up property. Clean and well equipped. My only complaint would be having the double bed facing the door in with no curtain over it. Ideal location for activities around Kaikoura.

Reviewed August 04, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Studio
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Very good”

Kaikoura is a wonderful town but you can tell it’s suffered from the road being closed for so long as it was very quiet. The Seaview Motel was a good base for exploring the town but perhaps a bit of a long walk for some. The motel was a little tired and the bathroom also being the location for the front door was a bit odd! I would have liked somewhere to sit outside so we would possibly stay somewhere else next time but I would definitely recommend this motel to others. The couple who own it are lovely too :) Please visit Kaikoura as they really need your support.

Reviewed March 29, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Neil from Australia
Couple
Unit 1 - Crows Nest
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Great motel with perfect location overlooking the beach”

We stayed in Unit 1 which is in an elevated position giving outstanding views of Kaikoura beach and ocean. Beautifully clean, spacious, with plenty of cooking utensils, stove, sink, and bench space. Large bathroom as well as very comfortable bed. Friendly owners too!

Reviewed March 08, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Phua from Malaysia
Couple
Unit 5 - Anchor Inn
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

A lovely Stay ”

Comfortable, nice Seaview, friendly staff

worth the value, Seaview Motel provides us basic equipment that a motel should have, including electric heat blanket which keep us warm during sleep, convenient and clean, Staff also borrowed us their adapter for charging when we realized that the one we brought was different and couldn't be used. Overall we have a lovely stay there. However , the Whale watch tour called off due to unsafe condition owing to sea turbulence, we shall be back in future for sperm whale.

Reviewed October 05, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Erizemen from Singapore
Couple
Unit 6 - The Bridge
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Comfortable Stay”

Clean room, friendly staff and value for money

We check in late at about 2130, they waited for us. We were offered milk on arrival, a young staff even suggested places and things to do for the next day. Internet was more than enough. Motel was easy to locate.

Reviewed February 09, 2015
7.7
Very good
Too from Singapore
Family with teens
Unit 7 - Midships
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

An Okay stay”

Good location, Clean, Reasonably priced

It was just okay. Relatively clean, but nothing really special. One irksome thing though, is the limited internet access. We had to pay NZD$5 to access the internet - one device at a time! This is something which the tourism ministry in New Zealand will have to resolve because in such day and age, free Wifi access is a given – as even budget hotels 3 rd World countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia offer free Wifi access. We needed internet access to surf for travel information, emailing and Skyping. So it was a bit of a shocker when we were told that we had to pay NZD$5 to use the internet with one device linked each time.

Reviewed December 22, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Danny from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Quiet, cold and quiet”

Clean room, across from beach, hot water and Internet available

Pleasant stay, we were checked in by lady owner, very friendly, showed us the room and pretty helpful when we asked where to eat n what to do in Kaikoura, provided us with brochures. We managed to find the street BBQ crayfish as written n recommended in the Lonely Planet. Yummy but the weather was cold, the crayfish got cool real fast, just try to enjoy it while its hot, I'd say it' d be more yummy!

Reviewed August 27, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Timothy from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

Comfortable and convenient with great views.”

Our room was well equipped. The bed was firm and comfortable.

We enjoyed our stay at Seaview Motel. It takes about 15 or 20 minutes to walk into the town but the views are absolutely magnificent. The room was comfortable with a good firm bed. We were able to catch up on our washing and hang it out to dry...much appreciated. Get to know Biggles when you stay there!

Reviewed January 03, 2012
8.4
Excellent
JUNHUA from China
Family with young children
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

perfect location, nice sea view from the room”

seafood cooking not allowed in the room, and there is only microwave oven and toaster provided. comfortable bed, clean bathroom.

Reviewed March 02, 2018
8.7
Excellent
SWAN from Malaysia
Group
Unit 3 - SeaSpray Deck
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Clean and helpful owner”

nice and helpful owner, beautiful sunrise, clean and comfortable room

The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The owner was nice and helpful. He helped a lots when our car broken down in kaikoura included find car mechanic and etc.

Reviewed September 24, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Png from Singapore
Couple
Unit 6 - The Bridge
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Good accoms.”

Location, cleaniness

everything was good.. nice accom

Reviewed December 13, 2014
7.2
Very good
Leanne from New Zealand
Group
Unit 3 - SeaSpray Deck
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Very good”

It is a simple old fashioned motel. It worked for us because we wanted a unit that would sleep 4. It’s a family unit. Not really a lot of privacy or ability to put the kids down to bed and then adults socialise. Very open plan. Great view across to sea. Not central but we enjoyed the walk along the waterfront to town.

Reviewed May 13, 2018
6.0
Renea from Australia
Family with teens
Unit 9 - Castaway
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Needs a lot of TLC ”

Very tired dated rooms, beds ok, do have wifi at a cost. Certainly not a 4.5 star motel- pushing 3 for myself. Staff friendly enough.. Don't be fooled by the name as you don't get a Seaview in the back room ( shed lined)..

Reviewed August 29, 2016
5.3
Yuen from Hong Kong
Couple
Unit 6 - The Bridge
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

A short stay ”

spacious room, friendly staff, provide handy information on the dining and tour

The room is spacious and the bed is comfy. While some said the rooms are noisy, ours was quiet and let me have a nice sleep. Staff is friendly and provided good information on the local dining and thing to do.

Reviewed April 15, 2015
3.0
Donna from New Zealand
Couple
Unit 6 - The Bridge
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

over rated motel not worth 4 stars”

It was very under rated. We were in a back room with no view of the sea like the name of the motel suggests. There were light bulbs that didn't work and then during the night the light in the toilet blew oh great!. We went to use the ice in the freeze to find a dead fly frozen in one of the cubes. We dripped a bit of water on the bathroom floor so wiped it up with a paper towel as you do to find that the paper towel came up black. No idea when the floor was last cleaned. The kitchen floor was sticky from the time we got there so never took our shoes of at all when inside. My rating would be more of a 2 star not a 4 star. I think that they should be rechecked. Would never go back or recommend to anyone.

Reviewed April 02, 2015
2.3
antonia from United Kingdom
Couple
Unit 6 - The Bridge
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Good motel in kaikoura”

Easy to find, convenient parking, very clean.

Sea View Motel represents good value for money, is well signed on the main seafront road and a good base for exploring Kaikoura. Free Wi-fi, helpful owners who recommended restaurants and activities, plenty of space, great bed. parking was just outside the door, so very convenient.

Reviewed January 26, 2015
6.3
Good
JianBo from China
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Good view with poor host”

Good sea view

a good sea view, you can look the mountain and see, with pine along the road, beautiful. we booked 2 rooms, one villa (3 bedroom), one 2 bedroom, the 2 bedroom is quite good with sea view and a large parlour. but for the 3bedroom one, 2 of the bed room are connected with each other, and we have to add one more room, because we are 3 couples. in addition, the mortel owner's attitude is quite bad, very impatient.

Reviewed February 11, 2013
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