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Sierra Beachfront Motel

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

This is a typical motel, basic room but everything that you need. Our room was clean and tidy and we found the staff friendly and helpful. The motel is well situated and it is a short walk to the seafront and the town. This is a good value for money motel, you can get wi fi but you may need...

Thank summerinhastings
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent the night at this motel. We were looking for a place that offers free WiFi. The wifi signal did not exist even though the owner was telling me something different. Rude and not customer oriented! If you're looking for free WiFi I would avoid this place.

1Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 February 2015

I arrived in Kaikoura and the motel my company usually books was full, I hadn't booked so had to take my chances. I tried a couple of places as I wanted wifi to work and Sky to watch the Rugby league nines that was on that weekend. I was told both were available. I paid and went to my room....

Thank HappyKelly
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...

1Thank MrsMrHonest
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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
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...

Thank buskerboy
Memphis, Tennessee
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...

3Thank Erin E
Hokitika, New Zealand
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.

1Thank Issy C
Sydney, Australia
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
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...

2Thank lindel253

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: $95 - $155 (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
“Choose another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 673erine, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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