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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is a bit removed from the center of town; however, we walked to town due to limited parking - perhaps 1/2 mile. The motel is clean and the rooms are spacious. Due to earthquake, wifi was not reliable but that seemed to be the fact around town.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, size of the rooms and friendly hospitable hosts. Although its not the newest accommodation available everything is kept clean and fresh and offers really good value. Would definitely stay here again.

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Balclutha, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finished up in a double bedroom unit - mistake in booking maybe but not what we had expected. The second bedroom was that small that it was impossible to open the wardrobe door - a bed in the way. The unit just felt dated and very tired and needed some TLC to drag it into the 21st century. Light...

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Thank Tony S
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Not flash but spotlessly clean and a comfy bed. Our room had a lovely wee view of the sunrise over the sea. The free wifi was a plus. The kitchen is basic (microwave, kettle) with cheerful and plentiful crockery etc. Easy drive to a selection of takeaways.

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Thank Lison H
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Units were very clean and a good size for a family. The one we were in was a little scruffy but ok for a night or two. Lovely location to go across the road and watch the sun rise in the morning. Nice bar at the end of the road. Friendly staff.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 June 2016

we thought this was a good location because it was across from the beach and close to the restaurants and boat rides. the hotel was homey and clean. it was a little rundown in places like the carpet and flooring, but the price was unbeatable, so it made up for it. the wifi was free and there was a full...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This motel was located probably half way between the shops and the end of the road where you can start the Kaikoura Peninsula walk. The beach is opposite. We had two units booked with a double and single in each one. One was slightly different to the other eg. one had fridge/freezer. Both were very clean with nice crisp linen...

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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Kaikoura for a night, and chose to stay at this hotel. The living / bed area had a modernised decor, and provided more than adequate space. The bathroom was dated but serviceable. Furthermore the plumbing fixtures on the vanity were an issue; the cold tap wasn't fixed in its place, and the hot tap was hard...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I felt that we were made welcome on arrival, and were were shown to our room personally. Unfortunately, it did smell a little musty but either we got used to it or the place aired. It was a bit difficult to cook in the room but in the end we went out for fish and chips. However, it is quite...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I pushed my bags from the coach stop to the motel but had to carry them up the drive because of thick gravel. All rooms have panorama glass frontages with ceiling to floor net curtains. One's privacy may not be jeopardised but one remains uncomfortable as the only place to be fully out of view is in the wet room...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
13 Quiet ground floor studio and 2 large 2 bedroom units ,2 Access units. Photo is of the Newer Studio units we have 6 older units which are clean and comfortable. The other 7 units are approx 8 years old . We are along the Esplanade through the main town centre .away from the busy highway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sierra Beachfront Motel

Address: 160 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $94 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sierra Beachfront Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Studio straight ahead down the driveway offers a lovely sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Amylmck, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the back rooms would be better because they are set back from the road and traffic”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“End room very hot in summer months would be great in winter months.”
 of 5 bubbles 858shirleyf, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The further from the road, the better”
 of 5 bubbles R0bandLulu, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 673erine, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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