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The 10 Best Motels in Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Kaikoura Cottage Motels

Kaikoura

Set on a 1.7-acre large garden, the Kaikoura Cottage Motels offers self-contained cottages with views of Kaikoura Mountains. A 5-minute walk from the Kaikoura Beach, it offers free on-site parking and 100 MB of free WiFi access daily. Sparkling clean, warm and cozy. The owner was very nice and would share with guests on the places to visit and dine. Netflix in the room! The rooms may look a bit outdated in the photos but the room condition is excellent!

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9.5
Exceptional
418 reviews

Admiral Court Motel Kaikoura

Kaikoura

Admiral Court Motel Kaikoura is a 5-minute drive from Kaikoura Train Station. A 2-minute walk from Kaikoura Beach, this property offers free parking on site and free WiFi access.

Charge-back services are available from the Green Dolphin Restaurant that is located next to the motel. Very cozy and light. Great view from deck of the sea. Super clean and have nice kitchen with microwave. Great table inside for eating or working. Comfortable couch with view of TV. Good bed. Easy parking next to unit. Quiet area a few minutes drive to town center or nice walk along the bay. Owners were friendly and helpful with local info about hikes and restaurants. Very friendly and safe.

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9.1
Awesome
273 reviews

Futuna Rocks Motel

Kaikoura

Situated in Kaikoura, Futuna Rocks Motel features a garden. There is a barbecue and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.

All rooms at the motel are fitted with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Futuna Rocks Motel also feature a garden view. All units will provide guests with a microwave. Loved the location - minutes away from town and located across a beautiful sea view. Our room was very clean and comfortable! Will definitely book again.

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9.2
Awesome
77 reviews

Kaikōura Peaks Boutique eMotel

Kaikoura

Located in Kaikoura, Kaikōura Peaks Boutique eMotel features a garden. There is a barbecue and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.

Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a microwave, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the motel, each room comes with a private bathroom with free toiletries. Loved the decor! And very cosy and warm in the cool temperatures! Amazing view in the morning, and had everything we needed. Little milk jugs provided and a variety of flavoured teas! Easy check in and check out, though didnt realise until we came home that we had to chuck the rubbish outside on check-out - apologies! Will definitely recommend!

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8.8
Excellent
228 reviews

Anchor Inn Motel

Kaikoura

Situated on the beachfront in Kaikoura, Anchor Inn Motel has a garden and free WiFi. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a children's playground. Free private parking is available and the motel also features bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area. Lovely room with lots of space, a nice kitchen and a wonderful view of the ocean and mountains.

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8.8
Excellent
121 reviews

Bay Cottages

Kaikoura

Bay Cottages is set in the southern bay in Kaikoura, next to the sea.

Free private parking is available on site. You will find everything you need in the cottages from free toiletries to a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen tv and Netflix. The kindness of the owner and the location in South Bay.

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8.6
Excellent
267 reviews

Panorama Motel

Kaikoura

Wake up to stunning views of the Kaikoura Mountains and Kaikoura Bay at Panorama Motel. All guest rooms feature a TV with cable channels and a kitchenette with a stove, microwave and fridge.

Panorama Motel is within a 3-minute drive of both Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter and Kaikoura town centre. It is a 5-minute drive from Kaikoura Golf Club and a 10-minute drive from Kaikoura Airport. We were greeted by Ron and shown our accommodations. Lovely two bedroom with a shared living room. Wonderful view of the coast and walking distance from restaurants and shops.

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8.2
Very Good
387 reviews

Sierra Beachfront Motel

Kaikoura

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. Great location, easy to find, staff very welcoming and helpful. Fantastic views just across the street. 10-15 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Parking is easy.

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8
Very Good
816 reviews

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Kaikoura

Featuring an on-site restaurant and bar, Lobster Inn Motor Lodge offers a range of self-contained accommodation within 1 km of Kaikoura’s cafes and restaurants. Guests receive free WiFi.

Located next door to a large supermarket, Lobster Inn Motor Lodge Kaikoura is a 3-minute drive from Kaikoura Train Station and Whale Watch Kaikoura. Kaikoura Peninsula is 10 minutes’ drive away. Harakeke Shopping Centre is just a 3-minute walk from Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, while the town centre is within 1 km of the property. Serviced every day, very helpful staff good location. Great beds.

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8.3
Very Good
588 reviews

Alpine View Motel

Kaikoura

Featuring direct beach access and free Wi-Fi usage per day, Alpine View Motel is only 1 km from Kaikoura Train Station.

Motel Alphine View is a 3-minute drive from Kaikoura town centre and 4 km from Kaikoura Peninsula. The Motel was very easy to find on the Main Road, plenty of parking and a large and very clean room was waiting for us. Staff were happy to offer advice on local attractions and restaurants. Overall a very comfortable stay and a well-appointed Motel.

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8.2
Very Good
511 reviews

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