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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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... More 

Thank flushingdog
Toowoomba, Australia
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank stoodlee
Hamilton, New Zealand
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56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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... More 

Thank Skwonsee
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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... More 

Thank Jess B
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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
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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... More 

Thank Kiwivacations
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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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... More 

Thank Haoming91
West Pennant Hills
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Took a long weekend here with the family. Good location, as it was an easy walk to town. The sea across the road was lovely and the kids had a lovely swim. The motel was clean and tidy but it's looking a little tired and dated. But that was fine as we were out most of the time. Overall a... More 

Thank TheBandasaks
Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Not cheap but probably what you can expect for Kaikoura at this time of the year. Comfortable but a bit dated. Good location though and quiet. Second visit here and would come back here again. Recommend Meke's seafood takeaways across the road and the Green Dolphin restaurant.

Thank Beatnink

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible 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: RM388 - RM624 (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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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
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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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