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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We were lucky enough to get accommodation at the motel as a last minute decision to stay in Kaikoura during the busy January period. The hosts Deb and Ted couldn't have been any more helpful. The rooms are clean and tidy and the motel is situated down a long drive away from the road and is quiet. The drive is...

Thank Orrca
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Found our room was clean and bright. The units are in a back section, so they are nice and quiet. Only point to note is the drive is a bit tight, but Deb the host ensures us that all vehicles have made it in and out ok. Deb and Ted are great hosts and Deb is happy to explain everything...

Thank Glen S
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The hosts Deb and Ted made me feel so welcome at their motel. Deb informed me of all the local attractions and places to eat with what specialties were on offer. My stay at Sails Motel was so enjoyable and I was made to feel so welcome that I didn't want to leave. Thank you Deb and Ted for all...

Thank Bindy B
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We were running out of time to find a place to stay before it got too dark and too late and I rang Deb at Sails she was wonderful. We were shown to our room and given a demo on how to get the tele working, which can sometimes be the most frustrating thing out. She turned down the bed...

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Nice apartment, very clean but the landlady was over zealous, was around every corner, wanting to know where we were going, what we had to eat, turning on the light in our room while we were out. We were going to stay 2 nights but decided against it. Nice lady but too much for us. Kaikoura one of the nicest...

1Thank Christine T
Llantwit Major
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We only booked in for 2 nights, we wished it could've been longer. Our room was very comfortable, tidy & clean. The facilities were excellent. The location was ideal. Deb & Ted were brilliant hosts, they couldn't do enough for you. All Deb's recommendations were spot on. If we're ever in the Kaikoura area again we will definitely try &...

1Thank mehefinllanmaes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Secluded location, quiet and attractive. Spacious unit (esp. bathroom) and al fresco dining on our own deck. Turndown service was an unexpected delight. Cannot fault the friendliness of our hostess. Spotlessly clean. Wish we had stayed longer. Our quiet pre-teen and teen sons were very comfortable here too and made to feel very welcome. Thank you.

Thank Caro S
Konigswinter, Germany
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We booked a studio room (a larger one was not available for our time in Kaikoura). Booking by email was quick and efficient. Location ======= On the Esplande is walking distance (5 to 10 min) to town. You don't have a seaview as the motel is down a driveway away from the water. But the garden setting is rather nice,...

4Thank Travelling-Wolfgang
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Well, how should I say. This place is not one of those modern top notch motel. But the service and hospitality by the owner, Deb, was top notch. She was so so helpful right from the time you step into the place. She explained to me all the places that I could visit since I only have basically an afternoon...

1Thank kschyuan
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Conveniently located for all the Kaikoura activities. There is a lot of competition in the area, and this property is tucked away and does not have sea views. The owners are really helpful, and Debs can fix up any activity that you want.

Thank Peter S

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sails Motel

Address: 134 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Sails Hotel Kaikoura
Sails Motel Kaikoura
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“The units are all the same at the back, there was a bigger apartment at the front that may suit a larger group.”
 of 5 bubbles BankerE, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms the same. We were in rooms 3 & 4”
 of 5 bubbles bobbinin, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear to be on a par. I don't think any room was better located than any other.”
 of 5 bubbles GlenS361, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We had room 3. Any room would be ok we had plenty of light being on the end.”
 of 5 bubbles 668debbiej, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Book early if you want to get in! I think all 3 rooms were of the same high standard as our's.”
 of 5 bubbles mehefinllanmaes, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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