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52 The Bay Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
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Panorama Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lovely friendly staff nothing was to much trouble. The location was excellent close to Restaurants Shopping and Caroline Bay. Very clean spacious and warm. Really lovely stay. I would recommend to others to stay here and would certainly stay here again when next in Timaru.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We`d been roadtripping NZ after coming over to see 3 Queens of The Stone Age gigs and had stayed in some pretty amazing places....avoiding Motor Lodges at all costs.....nothing against them, we just prefer the more quirky accommodation. Having hit Timaru late afternoon, tired and not knowing how much further we`d have to drive to find anything else, we bit... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stopped here for the night in March 2014 to hole up during bad weather. The motel is designed for comfort. Although we booked the queen studio, it has a separate bedroom from the kitchenette. While everything is compact, it was quite comfortable. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed including newer pots and pans. The fridge in the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in January 2014 with our three children and really liked it. The room was beautiful and clean and was serviced daily. The location was brilliant - right opposite a park with a playground and waterfall and lots for the kids to do. Close walking distance to shops and restaurants. The lady on the desk... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I travel extensively for work and have stayed at this motel a number of times because it is centrally located but this will be the last. I am in the older side of the facilities. The furniture, floor coverings, pcitures on the wall, china in the kitchen are extremely dated. The entrance to these motels is like walking through the... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Absolutely stunning location with beautiful accommodation. We had a two bedroom apartment with lounge room, kitchen and bathroom. Very clean and awesome service! Enough space for the four of us (2 adults and the 2 kids). Would come back here any day!

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Front Royal, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Excellent place, great price. The views from our room were unmatched. The view includes beach, palm trees and snow capped mountains. The owner is very helpful with local information. Close to beach and downtown Timaru. Several great restaurants close by.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Room 19 was 10 metres away from the main State Highway in New Zealand. There was no buffering from the noise! Nor any ear plugs given. I might as well have slept outside. Do not except any of their rooms on the Western side of the complex. On the plus side, it was a close to the town.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This motel is just above Caroline Bay and a handy walk to town. It is spacious and was very clean and comfortable, the spa bath was a hit after two days of sport as well! We have booked in again for next year. Also right next door to Monteiths Restaurant which is an excellent restaurant.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Booked access unit which had all the necessary features for someone with mobility problems. Plenty of heating, good kitchen and bathroom facilities and comfortable bed. Friendly, helpful hosts and being able to use laundry facilities free of charge was a bonus. Good parking right outside unit. Very handy to restaurants and shops. We enjoyed our stay!

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Address: 52 The Bay Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19

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