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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Situated right on the sea front and an easy walk into town what's not to like. Panorama was a typical NZ motel. It did "what it said on the tin". No nonsense, no frills. Clean, quite (at night) and friendly.

Thank BrianP884
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Stayed one night in an upstairs room. All have views of the Bay, second to none. The buildings are chalet type and clean. Excellent parking for the upper floors means no lifting of heavy luggage. But if your neighbour wants their TV on loud then you can hear them. That said we enjoyed staying here. It was good value for...

Thank Teddall
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Stayed only one night. The rooms were extremely well presented with a top outlook. Great off road parking. Staff good to deal with. We are a family of 3 and this motel worked well for us. Ours friends are a family of 6, they too were very happy with their stay. The only thing that stopped an excellent review was...

Thank Philnrob
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We have just had two delightful nights at the Panorma Motel Kaikora. Our unit was really comfortable and well appointed.The two seater couch by the windows looking at the glorious Kaikora panorama became our favourite spot. The info given on our arrival for dining at the Green Dolphin a nearby restaurant was a lovely place to eat at. We were...

1Thank June L
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed here on a quick trip through Kaikoura. Rooms need a little updating, especially the kitchens and bathrooms. Could use some tinting on the large front windows because you feel a bit like a money in a zoo with all the people constantly walking past and they can clearly see into your room (this will only happen if you...

Thank marie24974
Cooma, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Great spot to overnight while on work trip. Had an upstairs 2 bedder. Geat balcony to have predinner beers and chips from before heading off to the Pier Hotel for dinner - good tucker. Aim to sty there next time I get a chance.

Thank Mic C
Diamond Springs, California
Reviewed 27 September 2012

As part of a month long trip to New Zealand, we stopped in Kaikoura without reservations for lodging. Checking with the information center they recommended the Panorama Motel. We are so happy they did so. The Panorama's name also describes its location on the Esplanade facing the beach, bay and in our case the glorious snow-capped Kaikoura mountains that were...

1Thank dwsarge
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

So pleased that you loved your stay, it was great to be able to share our town with you and provide you with the local knowledge that makes your experience of Kaikoura so much more enjoyable, we trust you are both well and living life to the full.

Lodi, California, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Great value, view and room. All contained unit with bay view and snow covered mountain peaks all seen from the comfort of the room. Ocean noise will lull you to sleep. Very little trafic noise.Great flat screen TV Very clean.

Thank Richard U
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Richard, we are thrilled that you loved your stay with us and trust that you had a pleasant relaxing time in NZ and especally in Kaikoura

Reviewed 11 September 2012

The Motel is on the Espanade (a beach front promenade). The views of the beach and Mountains are amazing. The check in was very welcoming and informative. We were advised to visit the seal colony and a waterfall at Ohau Point. Also a very good restaurant, the Green Dolphin. The room is spotless, with a kitchen with hobb, microwave, toaster,...

Thank NaomiRuth1979
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Kaikoura is a spectacular place and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and in our town, there is just so much to see and do if you are into the outdoors and nature

Reviewed 2 September 2012

We loved this place last year so returned this year. The mountain and ocean views are amazing and only a short walk to the seal colonies and there were even a few seals at the end of the street The rooms are cosy with timber finishes and a log cabin feel. They have nice kitchenettes with everything you need and...

Thank CruisersAustralia
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Nice to have you come and stay with us again, its great to come back when you are familiar with an area because you known where to find the best the region has to offer. We trust that you throughly enjoyed you time with us and we look forward to seeing you again maybe in the future.

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  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Panorama Motel

Address: 266 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $67 - $95 (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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#2 Best Value Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Ask for a top floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles 62Peter1952, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed an upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles Kennedyfive, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Request a room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles Noopswondr, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms have the better view and a secure balcony”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamFoxwell, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go for the upstairs rooms.....they are great..!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 437mandt, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
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