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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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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We noted the negative reviews and agree it is a little tired but felt that this added to its quirky charm & we found it very clean and adequate in all ways but luxuury it is not. We'd deifnitely recommend having a room at the front with the panoramic window and incredible views. What a view to wake up to!... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 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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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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