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Panorama Motor Lodge

52 The Bay Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
Panorama Motor Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm reading other people's reviews and wondering if they are staying at the same place. I find this place (at $150 per night) a VERY poor experience. At <$100 I might say otherwise, but that isn't the case. As others have mentioned, the location is great, but another 200m away there are 2 much newer places, which I suspect are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Timaru 1-2 times per year and finding a decent motel has become more and more a challenge. This time at $155 per night, the only good thing was the prime location on Bay Hill in walking distance to many restaurants and friendly service from Colin at Reception. Smelt bad, shower door doesn't easily close, towels smell of deep fried... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Panorama is certainly a motel to consider for a stay in Timaru. The motel is quite nice, but nothing special really, however it has some great advantages to the other motels in Timaru, and I have stayed in a few! The main advantage is it's location, where it sits right above the Caroline Bay sound shell and at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We rang on saturday to book a room and said to the lady we would like a room with a spa she said she had two left so we booked a room and traveled from Oamaru to Timaru and booked in and paid for the room got to our room and no spa .Just One spa for the whole complex... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent location close to town,Caroline Bay & restaurants. We stayed in studio unit No. 16. Spacious upstairs unit with 2 balconies. Table & chairs on balconies and inside. Also 2 lounge chairs inside. Well equipped self contained unit. Our unit was located on the highway side of the complex so there was some road noise however did not disturb our... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed here on Saturday night and chose the location as it was near Fusion restaurant that we were booked into. We had room 1, which is on the first floor, and overlooking the bay. It was a special view, and we enjoyed having a wine on the large balcony overlooking Caroline Bay. The room had two lazyboys in the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Location is fantastic, 5 mins walk to main shopping and Caroline Bay. We had small view, but with the right room they would be fantastic. Room very clean, small but adequate for 1 night stay. Kitchen had all that was required, hob, microwave etc. Have stayed here before and would definitely stay again.

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Doha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed in Room #2, a one bedroom unit with a partial view of Caroline Bay and full view of the parking lot with garbage cans. The unit had a nice layout but it needed some sprucing up, eg new paint and kitchen cupboards. The outdoor areas also appeared run down eg carpeting on the stairs was very worn and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This hotel has one of the best locations in Timaru. 5 minutes walk and you are in the main shopping centre of Timaru, handy to all restaurants and we had fantastic views over Caroline Bay. The room was lovely and clean and felt homely. I would definitely recommend staying here, staff are great and really friendly. We will definitely be... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Travelling around New Zealand we came across this motor lodge and was very pleasantly surprised. the motel itself was very well looked after, clean and in a great position for the town. Staff were great, very friendly and helpful with information about the local area.

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