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Panorama Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 22 October 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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Thank Robert T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 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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Thank evalmere
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 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...

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Thank Linda J
Christchurch
Reviewed 7 September 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...

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Thank ChristchurchJules
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 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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Thank dags111
Rangiora
Reviewed 9 July 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...

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Thank R2032AIalexm
seattle
Reviewed 1 June 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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Thank DeneMiles
Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Had a lovely overnight stay. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful offering suggestions of what to do and where to eat. Our room was very clean. Good old Lockwood style timber walls tend to creak a bit though, but bed was comfy. Only limited wifi for free, and I used my quota. Would happily stay...

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Thank Kennedyfive
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I booked this hotel for location but alas the night & day we stayed had an unexpected horrible weather with rains and so we were unable to enjoy the view but the room was in excellent condition, spacious and well-maintained. Pam was amazing as well.

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Thank Noopswondr
Lydney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The motel itself is somewhat basic and dated. However, it's the location of the place which keeps me coming back (this was my fifth visit). Almost unique to town, this place looks out across the bay to the distant magnificent Kaikoura mountains. Rooms 201, 202 and 203 have the best views, but otherwise the other upstairs rooms are OK, but...

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Panorama Motel

Address: 266 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $145 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“I think every room offers exceptional view across the bay.”
hydrographer54, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We selected a ground-level room which gave us easier access to the beach”
88snowdragon, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet. The ones on the end have one less neighbor.”
yank, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Easy access studio room a nice downstairs unit. More space with good views.”
kwossie, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor room.”
62Peter1952, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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