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168 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#17 of 18 hotels in Kaikoura

See why so many travellers make Clearwater Motel their motel of choice when visiting Kaikoura. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Fyffe House (1.0 mi) and The Point Sheep Shearing Show (1.3 mi), guests of Clearwater Motel can easily experience some of Kaikoura's most well known attractions.

Rooms at Clearwater Motel provide a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with wifi available.

If you like Italian restaurants, Clearwater Motel is conveniently located near Groper Garage Bar & Restaurant.

Should time allow, Ohau Point Seal Colony is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

At Clearwater Motel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Kaikoura.

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Egbert1947 wrote a review Feb 2017
Twello, The Netherlands38 contributions4 helpful votes
This motel had a sign on the road: 75 $ for a double room with beachview. We decide to book this room immediatly. Its a bit old fashioned, but the owners gave a good service. This motel with an excellent beach view is much cheaper than different other ones on the same boulevard. We had a nice stay for one night for a reasonable price! The motel nees to be renovated, but it was a smooth stay!
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
tejal t wrote a review Feb 2016
Mumbai, India1 contribution
me and my husband were visiting kaikoura as our first destination while on our trip to the south island...its one of the most beautiful places where you enjoy the different moods of the sea....so many varied colours of water depending on the weather! we were staying at clear water motels for 2 nights. Bob and Terry....the owners with their son Siam were the most wonderful people we met! the motel is decent with the best location just across the sea....but the owners are fantastic! we had some problem regarding our rental car......but Bob and Terry helped us out and its because of them that our trip went really well! they took us to the whale watching site...dropped us there and also later came to pick us up....because we did not have a car then....... also their son Siam showed us their vegetable garden and was a very friendly kid! so we would like to thank Bob ,Terry ,Siam and also Mike who made this trip a great success! Mike was a great company and guide on our tour! We are writing this review for specially thanking Bob and Terry for their friendliness and warmth, helpfulness and hospitality Tejal and Hitesh
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: clean rooms with fantastic beach view
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Caravanerqld wrote a review Dec 2015
Brisbane, Australia95 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife and I booked this Motel on line. The location is excellent right over the road from the ocean which great views. The owners were also very friendly. Here is the downside. The motel needs to be bulldozed. It is something out of the 1960's with paint peeling and there was the pull cord from the ceiling to turn on the light. The timber floors were squeaky and covered with old fashioned lino. The walls were paper thin, hearing the neighbours. The place was, however, clean, but not what we expected. In summary, the motel was cheap and you get what you pay for !
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Glennmore wrote a review May 2015
Bournemouth, United Kingdom59 contributions29 helpful votes
Next to a not very attractive pebble beach. Limited parking. Quiet, I could hear the waves at night. 20 minute walk into town centre where there is plenty of catering & shops. Accommodation basic. Lounge/kitchen, few utensils/crockery, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster. Small TV (limited stations) sofa, table & four chairs. Very small bathroom, just sink & shower. Separate WC. Soap provided no toiletries. Large bed limited storage. No maid service.
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Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Antof88 wrote a review Nov 2014
Rolleston, New Zealand67 contributions12 helpful votes
We went to Kaikoura races and needed a place to stay for the night. we pre-booked and when we arrived I was taken aback by the facade but hey NEVER JUDGE A BOOM BY IT'S COVER. We were a party of 3 in 2 rooms and The owners were very helpful and accommodating. Ned was comfy and the facilities very adequate for price paid. Only thing is the lack of milk in room or even the offer of milk would do.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$194 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Clearwater Motel?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (1.1 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (1.1 km), and Peninsula Seal Colony (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clearwater Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include kids activities, shuttle bus service, and internet access.
What are some restaurants close to Clearwater Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, The Old Kaikoura Winery, and Zephyr Restaurant.
Is Clearwater Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kaikoura.
Are there any historical sites close to Clearwater Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (1.6 km).