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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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Timaru, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights at end of our wonderful trip around New Zealand. We had an upstairs room with flat access from the back which was very helpful with suitcase. The view across the bay to the mountains were stunning the waters edge was only just across the road from the motel. The room was clean and tidy the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed here one night, fine from the outside, with a stunning view across the bay to the mountains and the waters edge less than 70 metres away. We had a downstairs room, which I am lead to believe by the manager are not recently refurbished as the upstairs rooms are. This shows, the unit was clean, but had a well... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The motel location is very good just in-between Kaikoura town center and peninsula walkway , room is clean and tidy. The view is stunning, the only downside is noise from other room's guest. Price is above average.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Travelling from Australia I have stayed many times over 40 yrs as this motel has the best view of the ocean and mountains in town so am familiar with the motel . Now the motel furniture ,curtains, beds and linen are shabby and substandard and the rooms look rundown and are badly in need of a refurb. On site managers... More 

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panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

This comment is a little confusing, since we bought the motels, The unit which this guest stayed in has had new carpet, furniture, curtains and bedspreads. The guest left early with unit wide open and completely empty of all personal items. So our manager was led to believe the guest had departed . Our manager is a very professional, helpful... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have stayed here many times and enjoy this quiet spot with wonderful views of the mountains and sea As it's the end of Winter when we visit, the room has a cosy feel about it If rainy weather would like a few more TV channels and free wifi is only 20mb - after that you have to buy more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great views, friendly staff. The rooms on first floor have strip pine finish, downstairs units are cheaper, and look it, with wall to wall carpet and tatty curtains. Generally a bit faded and in need of a refurb, but then again, you don't go to Kaikoura for the hotels.

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Address: 266 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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