Ratings based on 78 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Sussex UK

Excellent location beautifully appointed.

Posted Jan 7, 2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Whale watching all marine delights.
This motel has set the standard. The room was exceptionally clean. On reading there information each room is steam cleaned regularly and it felt like it. Peter & Pam were very friendly & helpful. Milk on arrival for a cuppa with a NW supermarket just a short walk down the road that had a great deli. A lovely eve sitting on the balcony with a chilled cider with a view of the mountains. Followed by a tasty supper supplied from the deli at a table. The best bed I have slept in this trip so far. What more could you ask for to set us up for our early morning Whale Watching. Only a few minutes drive from the Motel. Thank you wish we could have stayed longer.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Edinburgh, Scotland

Fantastic Motel, Excellent Staff

Posted Dec 31, 2014
Pros: Great staff. Amazing views.
Location: Kaikoura is a great place to stay for a couple of days. Everyone goes for the dolphins, whales and sea lions, however we went Llama trekking.
The only downside to this Motel is that we could only stay for 1 night on our tour of New Zealand! Lovely place with fantastic views. We did not have our own transport so had to walk back to town for our bus, however the owner gave up his free time to drive us there instead. Extremely accommodating and friendly. Thank you for a great experience.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Any Port in a Storm

Posted Dec 31, 2014
Pros: Clean and good beds.
Cons: It is hotter than H--- in the room at night and you have to open the front and back doors to be able to sleep.
Location: Kaikoura is a great little town, kind of like Laguna Beach was in the early 1960's.
Good for a road side stop and that's about all. There is a great Pub down the street with good food and friendly people. I'd recommend that.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Ashburton

Sound of waves

Posted Dec 13, 2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing I can think of
Location: Beautiful views one of the sea and the other of the mountains - it doesn't get much better
Aspen Court was a lovely place to stay. Lovely rooms, great showers, nice and clean. Everything you could want in your hhotel room..Will stop here again when we are in Kaikoura. Lovely waking up to the sound of waves!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Canterbury, NZ

Fabulous ocean view

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Pros: Definitely the beautiful view! However, I would recommend asking for a room (as ours was) with the ocean view, away from the roadside.
Cons: The only problem was with the shower temperature which fluctuated hot/cold for some reason, but as we were only here 1 night, it didn't bother us too
Location: Kaikoura is well known for its seafood, whale & dolphin watching, seal & bird colonies.
Warm welcome at reception, where we were asked if we knew the area & if we would like any information about what was on & any recommendations they could help us with. Shown to our room, which was just as it had been described with a lovely balcony & fabulous ocean views. The room was large, clean & warm. Overall, we would have no problem in recommending the Aspen Court to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by robertfrom NI

wonderful tranquillity

Posted Oct 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Extremely comfortable room and grest views
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

recomendable

Posted Oct 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
Bien. Cocina sin vitroceramica pero el resto de la habitación estaba perfecta.Baño muy bien.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Sydney

A really nice motel in a wonderful location

Posted Oct 2, 2014
Pros: Position, cleanliness and friendliness of staff
Location: Location was great within walking distance to quality restaurants.
We really enjoyed our experience as the motel and destination provided a great experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Nicolafrom Canterbury

Very clean, great service and comfortable beds

Posted Sep 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
We had a great stay here. Everything appeared new and it was very clean. The king size bed was very comfortable as was the underfloor heating in the bathroom. The wardrobe was a little small for 2 people but otherwise I could not fault this place at all. There are plenty of amenities close by.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by DBfrom Melbourne

great views and service

Posted Sep 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
pleasantly surprised, had good views and the service was very good