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.

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Traveller (26)
Room & Suite (16)
View from Room (1)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#12 of 18 hotels in Kaikoura
Family owned and operated since 1999. Newly renovated Studio rooms with tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities to delux studios and family units with cooking facilites. Delux queen studio and two bedroom family units have own balconies and look out to Kaikoura Mountain ranges. Ample free car parking and boat parks available. Guest Laundry. Free wifi. Holiday park off Hawthorne Road access offers sites all with power and water. Fish filleting area, waste station and ample parking. Located one KM from Township and directly adjacent to Harakeke shopping centre and New World.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Show more
Room features
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
88Reviews0Q+A14Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 29
  • 34
  • 19
  • 5
  • 1
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Bella wrote a review 10 Jan
1 contribution
We had a large group of us dine in upstairs for dinner and had the best time! Great music, fantastic food and even better service. Would highly recommend this place for a meal or function. Thanks for the awesome night guys, we will definitely be back!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
thekennedysnz wrote a review 6 Jan
New Zealand22 contributions3 helpful votes
Family of four with two teenagers stayed overnight. Very large room that was comfortable and clean and the room warmed up really quickly after we arrived (the weather wasn’t behaving for us!). Very friendly staff, will stay here again.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
carla_NZ wrote a review 2 Jan
Timaru, New Zealand71 contributions34 helpful votes
Great accomodation. Nice clean, tidy and well equipped room with plenty of space. Staff are very friendly. We had no complaints at all. Great eating options right there too with a great breakfast at chiwis.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Julie Pablecheque, Owner at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Carla great to hear you had a lovely time. Shame our weather didnt start off too well this year but its been great this week. Hope you have had a good holiday all round. Hope to see you again.
Read more
Deliah Q wrote a review Nov 2020
Bay of Islands, New Zealand67 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here end Oct, room was comfy, on lower level, so enjoyed good nights sleep even with Pub pumping upstairs. Good amenities, nice friendly staff, location close to supermarket and the town. Very clean, no complaints, def would stay again.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dennis L wrote a review Feb 2020
Middlewich, United Kingdom125 contributions51 helpful votes
Stayed one night during our tour around New Zealand as we were booked on a whale watch tour here. Basic but clean motel accommodation located on main road through Kaikoura. Ate at pub next door which was noisy but OK. Whale watch tour was amazing, saw two whales.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
US$86 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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
Frequently Asked Questions about Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lobster Inn Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Emporium (0.6 km), Maori Leap Cave (0.5 km), and Southern Paua Shop & Factory (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lobster Inn Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe, and Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe.
Does Lobster Inn Motor Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Lobster Inn Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (3.8 km).
Is Lobster Inn Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.