Seaview Motel - Kaikoura

164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Seaview Motel - Kaikoura

Paid Wi-Fi

NZD 5 per day


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Paid city shuttle


Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities


Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


The comfortable 3-star Seaview Motel provides non-smoking rooms with a stunning view of the ocean.

The property lies within 250 meters from Fyffes House. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Kaikoura city center.

The hotel offers quick access to Woodbourne Air airport, which is about 105 km away.


Rooms of Seaview Motel are appointed with TV with satellite channels, a safe, a patio, a balcony and a refrigerator. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet along with a microwave, an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Maxtons Restaurant and The Park Cafe, about 150 meters away from the property.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of NZD 10 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of NZD 17 per person per night. 


Friendly staff offers shuttle service, laundry and housekeeping.


Seaview Motel pampers guests with a tennis court and a golf course. On-site sport activities include canoeing, snorkeling and diving.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at NZD 5 per day.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   8.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Fishing


  • Paid city shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Beach access
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Kettle
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out 06:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib NZD 20
Children above
2 years or adults
Extra bed NZD 20
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Seaview Motel - Kaikoura Kaikoura location
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Hotel Address:

164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Kaikoura
    4600 ft
  • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
    62.5 mi
  • Maxtons Restaurant (cuisine: Contemporary)
    500 ft
  • The Park Cafe
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 06:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Seaview Motel photos Room
Queen Studio
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center4300 ft

Local attractions

  • Fyffe View Ranch Adventure Park5.9 mi
    82 Chapmans Rd, Kaikoura

    Restaurants nearby

    • Maxtons Restaurant500 ft

      Address: 146 Esplanade
      Phone: 03 319 4444

      84% likes this, based on 56 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 13 - USD 46

    • Cafe Encounter1500 ft

      Address: 96 The Esplanade

      76% likes this, based on 125 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental

    • The Park Cafe500 ft

      Address: RD2 Marahau, Motueka
      Phone: 0064 3 5278270

      72% likes this, based on 54 reviews

    • White Morph Restaurant1600 ft

      Address: 94 Esplanade
      Phone: (03) 319 5676

      74% likes this, based on 190 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until 06:00-10:00 
    • Number of rooms:
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    Seaview Motel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Seaview Motel

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Based on 78 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      Proximity to sea and beach.

      See earlier correspondence. Room not good; outlook - yard into games room; outside staircase to upper floor accommodation was directly outside rear window . Kitchen cleaning cloths very grubby - already used. Rain during night leaked through ceiling onto spare bed where we had put our luggage and clothes; it also came through the side window next to spare bed and ran down wall onto carpet. No form of heating available and one day in Kaikoura was very wet and cold (but fortunately we had moved on). Generally way below standard of other places we stayed at in NZ.

    • Family with children

      good location with sea view. it's close to the city centre and also not far from the place to watch seal.

    • Older travelers

      The location was great and our room was right across from the beach with a view.

      The room was very dated, without airconditioning, and poorly attended to.

    • Single

      The managers of the motel (Supan and Jimmy) were very nice people and pleasant company. They were also helpful in letting me know me know about the local amenities.

      The room was a bit basic - I have used Best Western motels many times over the years and Seaview was a lower standard than those for similar money.

    • Group of friends

      Although this is an older style motel the owners have gone out of their way to make it a really nice place to stay. The atmosphere is relaxed, & the games & recreation room was a nice touch. The location is excellent, right on the beach! It reminds me of the great Kiwi family holidays we had in a bach on the beach when I was a kid. The gentle sound of the surf on the beach was very calming & soon had me asleep.The owners were great, & happily accomodated our request for a late checkout. I have stayed in many hotels & motels both here & overseas from corporate to casual & would rate this as one of the most enjoyable. If you want a true Kiwi seaside holiday straight from the 60's this is the place!

    • Older travelers

      The room we were upgraded to had a closed in balcony front facing the sea and the bed was comfortable

      Kitchen needs updating

    • Group of friends

      Wonderful views across the sea, beach and nearby hills.Close to all you need for holiday

    • Older travelers

      Away from highway and noisy traffic. Peaceful quiet area. Only frontage motels had sea view. Close to library and four minutes drive to New World modern supermarket. The 'Queen' room contained additional single bed which suited us oldies. Beds very clean and comfortable.

      Laundry facilities poor standard at cost of $10 per use.

    • Family with children

      Hotel Photo's don't do it justice Staff Are Super freindly and rooms were large and fully stocked Would 100% recommend to anyone

      I can't think of any Negatives

    • Group of friends

      The location is fabulous and the owner was very helpful , especially as we had some problems whilst we were staying there..

      We stayed in the bungalow and it is very run down and shabby, but it is up for sale so this isn't surprising given that!

    • Couple

      comfortable bed. and clean.

      Didn't like that it had not plugs in bathroom so I couldn't blowdry my hair, or move the mirror so I could do it in the main room. No options.

    • Couple

      View of the sea, room was nice and clean and had everything we needed

      The fact you had to pay for wireless and it was poor signal. Places we had stayed with free wifi had better signal. This wouldn't normally be such an issue but were away from home for a long time and wanted to Skype our family which was hard with the poor wifi signal

    • Older travelers

      The view of the moon on the water and the location.

    • Older travelers

      The fantastic view of sea and mountains. Good size, not too cramped and pokey.

    • Couple

      The location is fantastic,just by the water front, seaview from the room!And the kitchen facility is quite good! The room has a large sitting room! Good value for family!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Seaview Motel - Kaikoura Kaikoura location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Kaikoura
      4600 ft
    • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
      62.5 mi
    • Maxtons Restaurant (cuisine: Contemporary)
      500 ft
    • The Park Cafe
      500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until 06:00-10:00 
    • Number of rooms: