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    Blue Seas Motel

    222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent23%
    • Very good45%
    • Average25%
    • Poor6%
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    1 - 5 of 104 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We have recently had a wonderful two night stay at Blue Seas Motel in Kaikoura. There was a wonderfully warm welcome on arrival and we had previously asked via email if we would like a free upgrade. This was most welcome and we accepted the...More

    1  Thank Susan R
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Arrived after 9pm on a cold night after driving through snow to a friendly welcome. Staff eager to please and had a heater on to warm the room. Clean comfortable unit handy to the town and great cafe nearby Looking forward to my next visit.

    1  Thank BonnevilleRob
    Reviewed 29 June 2017

    Parking in front of room, well sized room with kitchen and shower. TV, phone and air con. Nothing to complain about as it is in a good location and room is comfortable. You get what you pay for but it would have been great if...More

    Thank travelsavvy2016
    Reviewed 6 June 2017

    Blue Seas is well located on the quieter end of the Esplanade , within easy reach of the Peninsula and the seal colony. Just three minutes drive from the centre of town and right opposite the rugged sealine coast. The owner was very welcoming and...More

    Thank bugsey23
    Reviewed 10 March 2017

    The motel is directly across a-not-too-busy-street from the water (a calm bay where locals were swimming.) We preferred to drive into the center of town, but you could walk the 2-3 kilometers. There is a smaller grocery store in the downtown area, along with shops...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$69 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Kaikoura
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    Room Tips
    "One bedroom would be my preference. A larger unit at the front would have an unobstructed sea view."
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    "A few steps to the beach. NO need for a view!"
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    "Room numbers start from the back ,so the lower the room number the quieter the room"
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    "I think the room nearest the street, probably has a great view of the bay."
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