Situated next to the Pacific Ocean, this motel is 5 minutes’ drive from Kaikoura Racecourse. All rooms offer a TV with satellite channels. Free parking is offered on site. Guests enjoy 50 MB of free WiFi per stay. Each room features a microwave, a refrigerator, an electric kettle and a dining table at Sierra Beachfront Motel Kaikoura. An en suite bathroom is also provided. Select rooms include a full kitchen equipped with an oven and a stove top. BBQ facilities are offered at Kaikoura Sierra Beachfront Motel. A guest launderette is also available on site. South Bay is 10 minutes’ drive from Sierra Beachfront Motel Kaikoura. Christchurch International Airport is 180 kilometres from the motel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Kaikoura, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Living room:
2 sofa beds
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Wendy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely welcome by the owners. Room was comfortable and the facilities were good. Lovely touch giving us fresh milk on arrival.
  • Lisa
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Excellent location. Really clean. Bathroom was new & clean. Bed super comfy.
  • Jill
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Location excellent! Able to walk everywhere & beach very close

Property surroundings

Facilities of Sierra Beachfront Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the business centre and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Sierra Beachfront Motel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 20:00


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
NZD 25 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Sierra Beachfront Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a non-refundable 2.6% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card.

Please note that there is a non-refundable 3.5% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card.

If you expect to arrive outside of reception opening hours, please inform Sierra Beachfront Motel in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that if you have not contacted the motel by 20:00 you may incur extra charges.

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that Pets are not allowed. Any damage will incur additional charges.

Please note that due to the recent earthquake, some roads are closed and alternate routes may need to be taken to access the property. For further information please refer to the New Zealand Transport Agency's website.

Please note that boats or trailers or more than one car can not be parked on property as there is only one car park per unit.

FAQs about Sierra Beachfront Motel

  • Sierra Beachfront Motel is 0.9 miles from the centre of Kaikoura. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Sierra Beachfront Motel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Sierra Beachfront Motel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Sierra Beachfront Motel include:

      • Apartment
      • Studio

    • Check-in at Sierra Beachfront Motel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Sierra Beachfront Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.