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Panorama Motel

266 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Pego Spain
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not very expensive but feels really cheap. Ok it's clean and all the bits are there but then the fixtures and fittings, furniture, cutlery and bedding are definitely jaded. WiFi connection is piecemeal and usually non-existent, at $5 for 50meg this is not good. (Who charges for WiFi these days?) In room 208 the signal is unobtainable. The balcony... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impeccably clean, well stocked with all you would expect and more of a decent motel. The motel overlooks the sea and is within a few hundred metres of a couple of restaurants an bars. The main town centre with ma y bars, shops and eateries is a couple of kilometres away which suited us just fine. The walk there is... More 

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Thank Paul B
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and made a last minute booking. We could have been happier with our choice. It was cosy, comfortable, clean and quiet. The staff were friendly when we arrived. It is slightly out of the main central area, but we personally preferred that as we had a car to tour about. We'd recommend this as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This motel offers one of the best views of Kaikoura. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The staff very friendly and helpful and we were made to feel welcome immediately. Close to the township of Kaikoura and seal colony. would recommend to any traveler.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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325 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Coming very late evening, cannot see the place in front of the hotel, surprisingly when wake up early morning the view was awesome. Nearly at the end of the local road, very quiet in the night, only the sound of sea wave fill the air. The motel is at the opposite side of the Kaikoura shore line, watch the beautiful... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

rustic - $190 for three of us. one queen room - one triple single room. shower great . very clean but very noisy as its a lockwood design and it was like shrek was upstairs with Fiona. But apart from that ticked all the boxes. only two old style elements that took an age to heat . beds are good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed upstairs in one of the studio. For the price we paid, it provided incredible view of the snowy mountains with beautiful ocean. The room looked clean. However, it was quite dusty. My husband had asthma and straight away had watery eyes and stuffy nose. Other than that, it was quite good.

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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My family and I stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment on the upper level. The rooms and the beds are comfortable, and the room-size is to be expected of a motel standard. The one bathroom in the unit though is very small. The kitchen is fully equipped and functions well. Perhaps the consolation is the incredible unhindered view of the sea... More 

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Thank ykh_ampang
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Panorama motel is brilliantly situated so that you have a magnificent view of the seaward Kaikoura's and the bay.The motel is basic but warm with good access for the wheelchair. The unit is roomy and functional with a good bathroom the bed is very comfortable with electric blankets. Unfortunately the hot water was not working in the motel due... More 

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Thank David G
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This would have scored lower if it wasn't for the view ,which was incredible. Water views with snow capped mountains! We stayed in the older part of the motel in a 1 bdrm unit. The room was small and very dated. The wall lights in the single room didn't work and they were aware of it when we asked for... More 

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