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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Arrived late in the dark looking for a budget place to stay. This motel was our second choice and had a sign out the front advertising good rates for the night. It was a good rate for what we wanted. Spacious room with kitchen. Overlooks the ocean but couldn't get a view from our room. We were leaving early so...

Thank Kruzi
Peebles, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My daughter and I were doing a roadtrip round South Island and came back to Kaikoura at the last minute on the way back to Picton so we didn't have a lot of time to find somewhere to stay. While I would agree with some other comments the accommodation is a bit tired, however it was clean, quiet, pretty well...

Thank wiredsteve
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Nothing wrong with this place, but the high ratings are surprising and misleading. The units are really basic and quite tired, painted concrete blocks etc, some of the sky channels not working. The motel is fine in and of itself, location is good but it was way overpriced at 135 NZD. I see that 3 days after my stay they...

Thank flushingdog
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Close to beach although at time of year we stayed this didn't matter to us. Well located for seal colony at end of peninsula and okay location to dining and shops. Old style units that look weary. Was clean and comfortable for a one night stay in cool weather. Price was okay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Included Wifi. Small...

Thank stoodlee
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stopped here for 2 nights on the way to Picton. It is pretty much all you need. The decor is dated but the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff were very friendly and the view of the bay from the beach over the road is stunning. The number of tv channels was pretty limited but lets face...

Thank Skwonsee
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Nice little motel. It was clean, spaciousness and comfortable with a kitchenette. Rooms were older and could do with an upgrade, but staff were friendly and helpful and it was a cheap price. And more than comfortable for one night. It is a little bit out of town but not hard to find and right on the ocean front. Would...

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Stayed 2 nights whilst on a New Zealand trip.Booked whilst on the road so very pricey as was peak season and got the unit nearest the sea.Lovely views but the room could do with some updating.20 mins pus walk into the town but close to albatross/whale trips and great seafood stall.

Thank Ianmcllondon
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very quiet motel located half way between the town and the seal colony - close enough to walk to town. The owners were very friendly & helpful, the motel was older, well maintained & spotlessly clean. Parking was outside the motel door. They even lent us a bucket to clean our bike and there was a hose...

Thank Kiwivacations
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I stayed at Blue Seas Motel with my family in the new year's eve. The room is very clean and spacious. We can enjoy the view from the sea right from our windows inside, which is awesome! The staff at the motel was extremely friendly and helpful. I left my one of my favorite glasses in the hotel room by...

Thank Haoming91
West Pennant Hills
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The room was really tired, dirty carpet and the bed cover was smelly. The positive was really near with sea and the seal colony. Price too expensive for condition like that. And it seems extra charge $50 if when we leave the room not clean.

Thank Pamela A

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Blue Seas Motel

Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM415 - RM606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Seas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a room with a view. Also bargain for the right price.”
 of 5 bubbles Kruzi, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to beach have a better outlook and sound of waves”
 of 5 bubbles stoodlee, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best to choose at least a unit with a separate bedroom;definitely not a studio unit.”
 of 5 bubbles 1margy2, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best View would be the front unit”
 of 5 bubbles Gramimis, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“ocean view, cozy place”
 of 5 bubbles h3niwjy, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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