Willowbank Motel

Address: 183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsWillowbank Motel Kaikoura

    Reviewed by iain.dalgleish

    very tired

    Reviewed Feb 9, 2011
    by (21 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This motel is showing its age and looks very tired, but it still is reasonable with it cleanliness and comfort. The WiFi is offered but does not reach all its rooms.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Willowbank Motel Kaikoura

    3.00 of 5 stars Good

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