We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Blue Seas Motel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Blue Seas Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 100: English reviews
Start your review of Blue Seas Motel
 Click to rate
Vergennes, Vermont
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The motel is directly across a-not-too-busy-street from the water (a calm bay where locals were swimming.) We preferred to drive into the center of town, but you could walk the 2-3 kilometers. There is a smaller grocery store in the downtown area, along with shops and restaurants. We particularly liked the Whaler. There is also another grocery store about a...

Thank spencers798
Powys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Basic but comfortable room, one double one single bed, settee, table and three chairs, basic kitchenette with fridge, (no freezer), two ring hob and small grill/oven, can't use oven and hob together, microwave and sink. Adequate cutlery/crockery, complimentary tea, coffee and small bottle fresh milk on arrival. Good size shower room. SPOTLESSLY clean. Laundry on site can be used after...

Thank SuzyBucket
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, we stayed in a room with a queen and single bed. There is a kitchenette which was handy to have our own breakfast. The decor wasn't modern but everything was extremely clean. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. We used the laundry facilities which cost $3. The location was perfect. A beautiful view from...

Thank Renae M
New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our studio room at this motel was clean and comfortable - I have never seen such a shiny stainless steel sink bench and shower tray! I would love to know what they use to polish it with. One thing to note: the shower hot water is from gas heating and we struggled to get the temperature cooler than very hot....

Thank cybertrav
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Booked online ahead of going over to NZ. This hotel is a little further up the Esplanade, away from the the main shopping district, but still walking distance. It was very clean and comfortable. The staff were really helpful and very nice. It is a real shame that Kaikoura has been so badly affected by the recent earthquakes. I really...

Thank KaraSian
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The motel is situated on the sea front. It is a bit out of town but if you have a car, it is just 5 mintues back to town. We arrived a bit early and checked in without problem. The staff was very kind and told us where to go for some free sightseeing. The room is simple but spacious....

Thank P A
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very welcoming ,clean and very comfortable. Best nights sleep do far. The only glitch was with the the WiFi but the manager spent time ironing out the problem,very helpful snd nothing seemed too much trouble. If in the area again I would definitely use them again and recommend them to others

Thank Jane T
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed for one night en route to Christchurch. Friendly welcome. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Car parking right outside door. Great spot across the road from the sea. Had trouble connecting to Wifi , kept cutting out.

Thank The3Gees
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a basic and clean motel, absolutely fine for one night but I wouldn't have wished for an extended stay here. Room was clean if not entirely modern and staff were helpful. Good TV - and not much else to do apart from walking down to the town for food of which there was little choice at this point...

Thank Natasha8910
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in June as part of a South Island road trip. Rooms are big, clean and comfortable with all the basics and car park right out front. Beautiful views to wake up to with the water opposite.

Thank mar8688

23 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (23)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Room/Suite (4)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (2)
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kaikoura hotels
0.9 km away
The White Morph Heritage Collection
1.0 km away
Kaikoura Apartments
Kaikoura Apartments
#5 of 20 in Kaikoura
411 reviews
0.8 km away
Admiral Court Motel
Admiral Court Motel
#8 of 20 in Kaikoura
93 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Sierra Beachfront Motel
Sierra Beachfront Motel
#18 of 20 in Kaikoura
64 reviews
1.4 km away
Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura
1.6 km away
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Blue Seas Motel

Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: ₹ 4,687 - ₹ 6,871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Seas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Agoda and HotelQuickly so you can book your Blue Seas Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Seas Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I think the room nearest the street, probably has a great view of the bay.”
spencers798, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view. Also bargain for the right price.”
Kruzi, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to beach have a better outlook and sound of waves”
stoodlee, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best to choose at least a unit with a separate bedroom;definitely not a studio unit.”
1margy2, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best View would be the front unit”
Gramimis, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5