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Review of Sails Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 Mar 2023via mobile
We have stayed at most motels along the foreshore, have seen this place but never taken much notice. Not any more. Unit was smallish which suits us, and very clean and tidy. Great shower, comfy bed and a great outlook with Virtually no traffic noise. Host was very friendly and did not hassle anyone. Price was spot on for us and Sails will now be our go to place next time we visit kaikoura. Highly recommend.
Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

Spent two nights here and the cabin facilities were fine - clean and tidy and ideal for a short stay. The cabins are located back from the Esplanade and very quiet. 15 minute walk into the town centre. Would be happy to book here again and Kaikoura has plenty to offer for tourists.

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

we liked the position , tucked away with private sitting out area. The room felt very cramped and I think this was largely because of the very poor lighting . There wqs only one light high up over the bed , pointing upwards so reading in bed was impossible and the bulbs in the living area were not bright enough ( and the one over the sink was missing) .
We have found this problem in other motels and feel that the owners are not checking on this when designing the units.

Date of stay: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

We needed a night in Kaikoura where we were allowed to have a dog. The unit we were given was a small compact studio. It was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. There is a microwave but no stove. The bed was nice and comfortable. There is a little patio and a nice little garden outside. There is no sea view but a short 5 min walk down the drive and you were at the sea. The driveway is a little on the narrow side so I'm not sure if a large camper van would make it up. We were quite comfortable there and would happily return if the occasion arose.

Date of stay: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2021 via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience staying in this little family owned complex. It was modern, clean and staff were extremely helpful with my check in and bookings... I really enjoyed the location too! Very central and walkable to allot of things. Will definitely be back Thankyou

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 December 2019

We stayed here for two days at the start of our road trip around the South Island; it was a great beginning! Good location, easy walk to the main shops and cafes. Walkable also to Whale Watch and the seal colony.
Cean, comfortable and private - everything we needed.

Date of stay: December 2019
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