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Boulder Creek, California
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looked around and took a room in this 40 year old 2-story motel. All was good but it is dated and not at all modern, especially the shower and its room. Nothing wrong, just tired. Studio for us that worked fine and we had our supper in the room with outstanding view of the bay and snow capped mountains as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a studio unit upstairs. It was clean and had great views - great for a one night stay. The balcony was good for sitting out on but the plastic chairs were old, cracked and I was scared to sit on them in case they shattered. The sliding door to the balcony didn't lock properly and the decor in... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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95 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights, in a room with a double bed and a foldout couch. The units are compact and functional. The motel is constructed in the lockwood style, with a lot of exposed wood. Our room had all we needed with a good range of cooking gear, microwave, and two set hot plate. There is good off street... More 

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Thank 62Peter1952
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night from big ride. Nice views, glasses in cupboard not clean. Nice owners they lets dogs stay so might be a positive for some but not me. Big point of interest is the views just amazing worth the $$$$.....

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 14, 2016

While the room was quite dated, the views of the sea and mountains is amazing! In saying that, the room was very clean and tidy. The service we received was very friendly. It was great to be able to do the Kaikoura Peninsula walkway from the motel too!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in room upstairs at the end it had everything we wanted . The view was absolutely awesome.. We even saw two baby seals at front of our accommodation over two days. Its right across the road from the water and walking distance to seal colony and wharf short drive into town..Its 30 minute drive to Ohau Waterfall Seal... More 

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Christchurch
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57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The view from this motel is stunning. The sea is just across the road, with the mountains as a backdrop. The units are parallel to the road, so get the sun all day and everyone gets a view. The motel is a bit out of town (approx 20 mins walk) so it feels more relaxed in my mind and it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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189 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The title sums it up. The location is brilliant, across the road from waterfront with great views and reasonably close to the seal colony. The rooms have a little bit of the ambience of a Swedish sauna with a lot of timber panelling, but the rooms are clean, comfortable and have everything you need.

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Rangiora
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5 reviews
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews about this wee motel I was a bit worried. Our room was perfect! Our hosts were great, the room had everything we needed and the view was gorgeous. I don't need a flash motel and this one honestly (although basic) was better than some of the more expensive ones I've stayed in here in Kaikoura. We will... More 

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seattle
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246 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This hotel was very basic but right across the street from the water. Had all you would need in a hotel, beds were comfortable. I don't believe they had wifi. You really cannot beat the price being right across the street from the water. This was a perfect location for our first night on the island.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Panorama Motel

Address: 266 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $108 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Panorama Hotel Kaikoura
Panorama Motel Kaikoura
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“Ask for a top floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles 62Peter1952, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We enjoyed an upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles Kennedyfive, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
“Request a room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles Noopswondr, Apr 17, 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms have the better view and a secure balcony”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamFoxwell, Apr 10, 2016 | Read review
“Go for the upstairs rooms.....they are great..!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 437mandt, Apr 3, 2016 | Read review
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