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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The front office staff were very rude and unhelpful. Very unfriendly and offered very poor service. Their attitude made us feel unwelcome which made this a most unpleasant experience. The room is very average compared to the other motels with similar pricing. There wasn't a hair dryer as well. However if the office staff weren't so rude it wouldn't be... More 

1 Thank MrsMrHonest
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night here but we were happy with the level of the accommodation given the price paid and the office was friendly. Yes it's basic but that's what we expected. The motel is an easy pleasant walk into the main restaurants and attractions down the beach.

Thank Julia W
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Almost impossible yo choose a motel in this town as so many so I left it to tourist information to recommend on. A bit expensive at 125 dollars, so !much that I decided to only stay the one night. Could not fault the room or closeness to the sea front. Manager was helpful and room had all the facilities I... More 

Thank buskerboy
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We had a horrible time at Sierra Beachfront. The office people were the rudest and least helpful people we met in the entire country. The room was freezing and the small space heater they provided was dirty and smelled moldy. Our sheets and pillowcases were dirty when we arrived. The 'living room' was uncomfortable. There was no view of the... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night at Sierra Beachfront after an amazing day whale watching! Located right opposite bay, about 5 minute drive to town centre. Room was basic but clean and tidy. Could do with update and more kitchen facilities, there is limited cooking equipment. Good for short one night stay.

1 Thank Issy C
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Stayed here overnight on a journey from Nelson to Christchurch. Great location opposite the beach (stunning views). 2.5 hours from Christchurch. We ate at the Pier Hotel and had an excelent meal. Check out the seal colony.

Thank TOD00
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

i booked this motel for 3 nights for my wife and i and our 2 grandsons while we were visiting my daughter and her family in new zealand. on arrival we were told we were not booked in but after about 20 minutes she told us she had made a mistake and booked us in for the following week and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

It is a very good value for money and I guess most of us choose it for that reason, so , to be fair the place is very clean , the carpets are new , the kitchen has a good size fridge and a good oven as well as microwave. The shower need some work but again all very clean... More 

Thank Sharon S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We booked a studio for $100 for which you would expect a reasonable setup. We found that it was a small funny setup and there was not enough room to put things. There was also no sharp knife and cutting board to prepare a meal or make sandwiches

Thank exwiganite
Rangiora, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Fantastic stay - new hosts very friendly and helpful, we were make to feel very welcome. Room was very clean and fresh. Superb location across the road from seafront. Excellent rates for 2 nights. Look forward to returning.

Thank Bronwyn B

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $108 - $161 (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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“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
“Choose another hotel.”
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“maybe we wouldn't stay there next time - the place needs a spruce up.”
 of 5 bubbles TOD00, 31 Mar 2014 | Read review
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