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Panorama Motor Lodge

52 The Bay Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We always stay here when in Timaru. We love the fact it is so central. The rooms are always tidy and the management go out of their way to help. Reasonable rates. Walking distance to the beach and the attractions in the bay. Great for the kids. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I'm going here regularly and always great place to be. Compared to the comments below I think it's a nice and clean friendly place. But it is a motel not a 5 star hotel! From some rooms the views are stunning. Will be back.

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1 Thank KiwiOL
New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Please take the time to look at the accompanying photographs as every picture tells a story!!! Not as advertised. Feel totally ripped off! I rung the Panorama after looking online for suitable accommodation for myself, my elderly mother and aunt while we were attending my uncles funeral in Timaru. I decided on the Panorama as we needed 2 bedrooms and... More 

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Kerrie L, Owner at Panorama Motor Lodge, responded to this review

As the concerned operator of Panorama Motor Lodge I feel a reply to this review is required. I'll reply to each point the sender has raised. " Not as advertised" - I assume she is referring to our advertisements re the Motel. They were informed at the time of their enquiry that the motel complex was full and were offered... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The location was great, the room would qualify as average to dated. Oh well, it was only a bed for a couple of nights in reality. Our choice when we travel "loosely planned" is to pick a place based a little on location and exterior appearance. In this case the location and eateries nearby were great, the room itself not... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I have never written a bad review yet but compelled to for this on. We have been travelling for business and have stayed in 8 in the past 2 weeks and this one is by far the most disappointing and the dearest!! In fact there is no comparison to the nicest any yet least expensive in comparison. We were upgraded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Clark M
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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