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Sierra Beachfront Motel

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Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Just across the road from the sea and only a short walk to the town centre we found the motel perfect for us. Our room was spotlessly clean and we were warmly greeted on our arrival by the owner. We have visited Kaikoura before and love it there. Of course the earthquake has had an impact on the town and...

1Thank kim h
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were greeted very pleasantly by one of the owners. However the motel room was very dated. It was clean and tidy but the bed had roll together issues. We also experienced the other owner being discourteous to other guests speaking down to them in front of us and others.

Thank travellerdi1
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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.

Thank smatso
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Thank Amylmck
Balclutha, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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...

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.

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.

Thank Judith S
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...

Thank c m
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...

Thank jaybe
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...

Thank Gondwana80

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 4,750 - ₹ 7,370 (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.”
Amylmck, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the back rooms would be better because they are set back from the road and traffic”
926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“End room very hot in summer months would be great in winter months.”
858shirleyf, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The further from the road, the better”
R0bandLulu, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose another hotel.”
673erine, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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