Get an overview of this hotelMotel in Kaikoura with free parking


Situated in Kaikoura, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kaikoura Beach, Kaikoura Museum, and Kaikoura Visitor Centre. Kaikoura District Museum is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

Property Features

Along with laundry facilities, this motel has a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Self parking is free. Other amenities include barbecue grills.

Room Amenities

All 12 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Willowbank Motel features tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and laundry facilities. Wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 12 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access (NZD 5 per hour surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wired high-speed internet (NZD 5 per hour surcharge)


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM


Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 (for 1 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 5 (for 1 hours, rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 2 star plus and is displayed on this page as 2.5 stars.

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2.0 out of 5
40% of guests recommend
2.4 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.2 Room comfort
2.2 Hotel condition
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1 out of 5
Posted Mar 23, 2016
All the windows were open and it smelled like an entire can of room freshener had been sprayed about. What were they trying to cover? - yuck!
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Poor value for money

1 out of 5
Posted Jan 22, 2015
We stayed in the larger 2 bedroom unit at the back of the property and the room had a terrible smell. We were not impressed considering the amount we paid them. We would not stay there again.
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3 out of 5
Posted Jan 19, 2015
Could use some updating, carpets new but bed covers well worn and faded
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Great Value and comfortable relaxing stay

3 out of 5
Posted Aug 22, 2013
Pros: Comfortable, very relaxed, very nice amenities. (small kitchen etc.)
Cons: The Wifi either was not working properly or had limited range to reach the full range of the motel.
Location: Within 2-3 KM of Kaikoura, so plenty of coastal activities less than a 5 min drive back down the main road.
The motel is a bit away from the town center, but not terribly so. The rooms are folksy and comfortable. The Glass entries would worry me in some places but not here. The area was quiet and overall a good stay
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Smelly and a fair way out

2 out of 5
Posted Jan 18, 2012
Not close to the main street. My room smelt so badly of some chemical deodorant it made me feel sick. Had to leave all the doors and windows open and go out for a few hours.
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