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.

Willowbank Motel

{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
See why so many travellers make Willowbank Motel their hotel of choice when visiting Kaikoura. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you. Rooms at Willowbank Motel provide a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. Guests can also enjoy a restaurant while staying at Willowbank Motel. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Willowbank Motel. Nearby landmarks such as Ohau Point Seal Colony (3.3 km) and Lavendyl Lavender Farm (4.0 km) make Willowbank Motel a great place to stay when visiting Kaikoura. While visiting Kaikoura, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Craypot. Kaikoura also is known for some great breweries, including The Emporium, which are not too far from Willowbank Motel. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Willowbank Motel as you experience all of the things Kaikoura has to offer.
Read more
Property amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Paid Wifi
Paid Internet
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Show more
Room features
Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
Getting there
Blenheim Airport98 km
See all nearby hotels
Nearby restaurants
See all nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
See all nearby attractions
Reviews (89)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveller rating
13
16
20
17
14
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
13
16
20
17
14
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 80 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just needed a place for one night while passing through Kaikoura so I didn't mind booking a less-expensive place that is older. The good things: friendly staff, location easy to reach though a bit far for walking to the sights, large room, amenities as...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank jldrake5
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Looks shocking from the road . Curtains hanging off hooks trucks parked outside . Shoukd vecabout $40 a night by the look of it. Amazed anyone has said it’s ok .mwhat mire can I say it’s $90fir a histology level facility and tge hostels are...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Pat231045
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Would not recommend Willowbank Motel to stay!! We were overcharged!! Very Expensive nightly rate for an old shabby motel. A group of 10 of us booked in for Queens Birthday weekend for a sporting event. Patrick overcharged my Credit Card $240.00 and would not see...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank SteveLynne5961
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A very good motel, clean, quiet (ask for a back room, to be sure), good service, 'Green' (leave towel hanging, to save washing/water, they ask that people recycle stuff), comfortable bed. Woke every morning to mountain views, most rooms face mountains. If you have a...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank mermaidnz
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I am really disappointed at anyone else that has written this hotel is ok. I went off this advice, am a avid TripAdvisor user, and as soon as we drove in we could see how poor this hotel was. We have a young infant and...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Kase87
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Willowbank Motel staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"The rooms were mostly studio apartments and all similar"
Southlandrover
8 Apr 2016
Read review
"Rooms suffer from noise when local fire station sirens goes off - day or night."
BerkshireTravelHog
14 Feb 2016
Read review
"If light sleeper you would want a room near the back of the property as it is on State Highway 1."
Margm50
16 Jan 2016
Read review
"One bedroom units are a tad bit more expensive but are absolutely worth it"
bkeen-e95
30 Sep 2015
Read review
Show More 
PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
willowbank hotel kaikoura
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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