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Panorama Motel

266 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Although it is not in the centre of town, the views of mountains and sea from every unit in this sunny motel make it our favourite place to stay in Kaikoura. Our unit on this visit could have done with a new shower lining but for a short stay the studio unit had everything we needed- and it's within walking... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We chose this motel because all the rooms had a large glass sliding door view of Kaikoura bay. The manager was friendly and helpful. The room was large, with a sofa facing the bay. There was also a small table outside, to be able to enjoy the views at the same time as a beverage or two.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The motel is nowhere near the photos posted on their website. The furniture, decor, well everything really, need an update. When we first entered the room, it smelled like a 30-year old car interior driven by a smoker. The rate included internet that we were unable to use as the wifi signal was not strong enough to reach our room.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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304 reviews 304 reviews
61 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Its hard to get it wrong when you have such a great location. But this place is a terrific value for a nice studio unit, with a view over the waterfront that is simply hard to beat. I will say they are chintzy as hell with their Wifi, and it expires almost as soon as you turn it on, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a warm and comfortable upstairs room with a good view out over the sea. The rooms have everything you need for a short stay, not too far from town but nice and quiet. The place is not new or flash but good value for money

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West Linton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a good value motel with an outstanding view of the Bay. While a little way from the town centre there are two good restaurants nearby. Although on an upper level our rooms were accessible directly from the car park which would have been helpful for disabled access.

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Mojave California
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15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great views from your room as the sea is directly across the street. Our room was comfortable and clean. Located fare enough from town so that you are not disturbed by traffic (despite being on a main street) yet close enough to access all the sites and amenities. Room was very nice. Only complaint was that the wi-fi was pretty... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed one night, a family of 4 adults, a toddler and a baby. The motel is out of town but a nice walk to the pool and playground. The views were to die for and we were there when it was extremely hot. We had a downstairs unit, ideal for children, and had to sleep with the windows open... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Looking for a 5 star, then this isn't it!!. Looking for good rates, clean room/amenities, the best view that a budget can buy and nice helpful managers, then this is IT.. You can walk to see the seal colony, there is an old pub up the road with great views and it's not too far from town.We were extremely happy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great location slightly to the south of central Kaikoura but walkable, quiet and just meters from the swimable part of the beach. Close to a great pub, the wharf and good walks. Views from the rooms are terrific. Value is good, priced a little lower than many other motels along the beach front because the interior is a bit old... More 

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