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Blue Seas Motel

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#16 of 19 hotels in Kaikoura
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Blue Seas Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kaikoura, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Blue Seas Motel features baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Blue Seas Motel guest, you can enjoy barbeque facilities that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Fyffe House (0.8 mi) and The Point Sheep Shearing Show (1.1 mi), guests of Blue Seas Motel can easily experience some of Kaikoura's most well known attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Kaikoura shrimp restaurant such as The Craypot, which is a short distance from Blue Seas Motel.

Best of all, Blue Seas Motel makes it easy to experience some great Kaikoura attractions like Kaikoura Museum, which is a popular history museum.

Enjoy your stay in Kaikoura!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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Ash wrote a review May 2023
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
We found this little place, and was blown away as it exceeded our expectations, so reasonably priced, but the bathroom was new, and spotless, it was a big area, and huge TV. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting value, location, cleanliness and lovely hosts
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Adam H wrote a review Apr 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand35 contributions21 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay. Great location across the road from the beach. 10 min walk to the main street with shops and bars/restaurants. Host was lovely - brought an extra bed in as soon as we mentioned the possibility - no fuss whatsoever. Friendly welcoming greeting. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Great value for money especially during school hols. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Ric H wrote a review Apr 2023
Millers Flat, New Zealand4 contributions
Great place to stay, lovely hosts and has to be one of the cleanest motels I've stayed in! Very roomy studio unit right opposite the beach, lovely listening to the waves at night. In saying that it was also very quiet & peaceful at that end of the town. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you like listening to the waves on the beach try the unit at the front.
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Alison L wrote a review Feb 2023
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We were very disappointed with this establishment and their attitude. We were booked to stay on the night of the 14 February, the day no ferries were running. We were on the North Island so it was impossible to get there. They refused us a refund as they said we could have given them 2 days notice but there was less than a days notice of the ferries stopping. They also refused to change the date for a future booking or give us a credit. With the country in a declared state of emergency we felt this was very unfriendly behaviour and not one that we would expect to find at this time in New Zealand. We are telling all our friends and contacts about this unfortunate experience.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trish wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
I don't know what I was expecting but for the $180 I paid on Booking.com I feel quite disappointed.. seeing how others were given deals from $90 - $115.. there are deals going for $105 next month??? Best thing was the spa bath.. absolutely phenomenal! Loved the kitchenette 🥰 Cooked a fantastic crayfish meal 💜
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RogerQ992 wrote a review Aug 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand102 contributions45 helpful votes
Excellent basic motel. Warm and comfortable. Everything we needed for a night's stay. Opposite beach handy to town and cafe's Clean unit grounds a little untidy. However the price really good budget @ $89 per night.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Gerrit B wrote a review May 2021
Hong kong40 contributions34 helpful votes
Reasonably priced, clean motel. Well situated near the beach with great views. Clean tidy rooms. Sky TV service was minimal - some free to air channels (1,2,3,Bravo,Prime) complimented by a sky movie, sport and discovery channel - No news services. Wireless data service by token but only 1Gb so access to streaming services is not possible without further cost. No telephone service in the rooms.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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j0nty111 wrote a review Mar 2021
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand120 contributions111 helpful votes
This place is cheap for Kaikoura. $110 a night. So do not expect much. The grounds are very unkempt. Lots of weeds and leaves. Not had much maintenance at all. Same with the unit. Clean enough but lots of carpet stains, peeling paint, chipped and knocked about. Bed is comfy enough and place looks clean. Did not expect much judging from the outside and that's what we got. We are only here to sleep for one night so don't need anything more. Yes I would stay again but its not worth a cent more than the $110.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: At the back away from the road noise is best
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Bryce W wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland70 contributions62 helpful votes
We arrived a bit before 2.00pm but the person who answered the bell in the office told us to come back as we were too early( there was another couple behind us as well). Not a great welcome! We came back an hour later and our room was comfortable and clean and the bed was comfortable but the room was tired and in need of refurbishment. This motel is well situated across the road from the sea front and with good views of the bay. The redeeming feature was the large continental breakfast provided, delivered to our unit the night before.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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candi2008 wrote a review Dec 2020
NZ204 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed two nights. The unit was clean and comfortable and the staff friendly. It was a real treat to be so close to the sea that we could hear the waves at night and wander over to have morning coffee by the sea. Being at the pier end of the beachfront means it is quieter than some closer to the retail area but everything is still close. Would be very happy to stay again
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Date of stay: December 2020
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$130 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Seas Motel
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Seas Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Seas Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Seas Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Seas Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Blue Seas Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Blue Seas Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.