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Willowbank Motel
2 stars

Willowbank Motel

183 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Kaikoura, New Zealand
See location+64 3319 5566

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based on 548 reviews
548 reviews
Room type
Nightly total
Double room

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About Willowbank Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located in the seaside town of Kaikoura, New Zealand. All rooms feature kitchen facilities including microwave oven, colour TV and telephone. Electric blankets and heating are provided. This motel’s facilities include a children's playground, barbecue facilities and shared laundry. Free off-street car parking is provided. Broadband internet access is available in the reception area. Local attractions include the famous Kaikoura whale watching and swimming with the dolphins.

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Amenities at Willowbank Motel

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned


  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Sofa
  • Carpeted
  • Mountain view

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Streaming service
  • TV

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Room service
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Grill
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Electric blankets
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Private entrance

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Playground

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Beach access

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Willowbank Motel

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What can I expect from the beds at Willowbank Motel?

The beds at Willowbank Motel are comfortable and clean, ensuring a good night's sleep for all guests.

Is parking readily available at Willowbank Motel?

Yes, Willowbank Motel offers free parking, although it may be a bit cramped at times.

How is the food quality at Willowbank Motel?

The rooms at Willowbank Motel are well-equipped with modern kitchen facilities, allowing guests to prepare their own meals comfortably.

What is the cleanliness like at Willowbank Motel?

Willowbank Motel is known for its clean and tidy rooms, ensuring a pleasant stay for all guests.

What is the customer service like at Willowbank Motel?

The staff at Willowbank Motel are friendly, welcoming, and always ready to assist, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all guests.

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Opt for a Room with Modern Bathroom

Several guests mentioned that the bathroom was modern and well-equipped, with a great shower and excellent water pressure.

Consider a Refurbished Room

Guests appreciated the newly renovated and refurbished rooms, noting the modern interior decorating and updated appliances.

Check for Contactless Check-in

The keyless entry system received positive feedback for providing a contactless check-in experience, making the process easy and convenient.

Choose a Quiet Room

Some guests recommended requesting a quiet room to ensure a peaceful stay, as noise from neighboring rooms was mentioned in a few reviews.

Enjoy the Mountain Views

Guests enjoyed the stunning snowy mountain views from the motel, especially when the heat pump and electric blankets were turned on for a cozy experience.

Take Advantage of the Location

The motel's proximity to the supermarket and town center was highlighted as convenient, providing easy access to essential amenities and local attractions.

Consider Room Selection for Families

If traveling with children, consider opting for a spacious family apartment with modern amenities and comfortable beds, as mentioned in positive reviews.

Appreciate the Friendly Staff

Several guests praised the friendly and helpful staff, noting their warm welcome, excellent communication, and accommodating service throughout their stay.

Check for Nearby Attractions

The motel's location close to Kaikoura Beach and various attractions such as museums and animal farms makes it a convenient base for exploring the area.

Consider Parking Space

While the parking area was mentioned as somewhat cramped, it was deemed adequate, so guests may want to consider this aspect when planning their arrival.


183 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300

What's nearby

  • Kaikoura Beach0.9 mi
  • Kaikoura Museum1.2 mi
  • Mayfair Theatre1.8 mi
  • Dive Kaikoura1.9 mi
  • Gold Art & Design Gallery2.3 mi
  • Cushchine Animal Farmyard Park2.5 mi
  • Lavendyl Lavender Farm2.6 mi
  • Fyffe House2.7 mi
  • The Point Sheep Shearing Show3.1 mi
  • Mount Fyffe6 mi
  • Mount Lyford27.9 mi



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


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Top tips for your stay at Willowbank Motel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Willowbank Motel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and November.
  • How long should you stay at Willowbank Motel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Willowbank Motel

  • Where is Willowbank Motel located?

    Willowbank Motel is located at 183 Beach Road, 2.4 miles from the center of Kaikoura. Kaikoura Beach is the closest landmark to Willowbank Motel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Willowbank Motel?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Willowbank Motel.

  • Does Willowbank Motel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Willowbank Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Willowbank Motel offer free parking?

    Yes, Willowbank Motel offers free parking.

  • How far is Willowbank Motel from the airport?

    Willowbank Motel is 2.7 miles from Kaikoura. Willowbank Motel is 60.3 miles from Blenheim.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Willowbank Motel hotel deals?

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Distance to city center

2.4 mi