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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Uninterrupted views of the sea and the Kaikoura mountain range from a double waterfront unit. The unit itself was dated, but it is classic Kiwiana. (Think of a well-worn bach near a beach with a great view). It has the basics if you are staying on your way through the town - heater, electric blanket, microwave, fridge, small CRT TV....

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 20 December 2011

My husband I travelled through out the South Island during our holiday and stayed at many motels during the months of January 2011. Our stay in Kaikoura was very enjoyable. There was much to do and see during our stay there. We stayed at the Clearwater Motels for 2 nights and we really did enjoy our stay at this motel....

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Saitama, Japan
Reviewed 11 November 2011

If you are into a motels that have WiFi, 40+ channels of SkyTV, hottubs, then go stay there!!!... The Clearwater is like a favourite pair of jeans or shoes, that no matter how tatty they appear, you feel good in them, it is a classic 1950's bohemian feeling New Zealand motel... yeah sure, the garden needs a tidy up, and...

1Thank Satosan
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2011

Initially attracted to this Motel via www.ratestogo.com, based on location, price and a photo which turned out to be a little deceptive in the way it was cropped. On arriving at the Motel, our reaction was to continue driving and look for other options. This is an aged hodge podge of buildings masquerading as a motel complex. It is more...

1Thank Lightwatch
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2011

This is the worst motel I have ever stayed at and it is way overpriced. The rooms are old and shabby, the wallpaper is peeling off the walls, the couch was broken, the shower hardly worked at all. There was no milk provided in the fridge which is usually expected. We were charged a lot of money for what we...

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Pebble Beach
Reviewed 18 January 2010

We booked to stay at this motel and drove past it. We couldn't bring ourselves to stay in such a shocking motel. My first thought was if I wanted to stay in a world war II bomb shelter I would sort consultation from the Army for places to stay. The internet had a nice photo showing the place. Lesson learnt...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

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Address: 168 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 7
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