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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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Mooloolaba, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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4 hotel reviews
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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perth western australia
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great location sea view room small unit for four people close to Kaikoura no Wifi nice walk along the front good for good restraints close to seals drive along coast to the seal colony fantastic to see

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