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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.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 August 2012

While motivating throughout NZ we went whalewatching in Kaikoura, which was a once in a lifetime experience and great to do down there. And when traveling it's absolutely great when you encounter a place which is almost like home: enter the Panorama Motel. Dated furniture, lots of kitchen utensils aside, it's a gift being allowed to for once have a...

Thank PVR2
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

So happy you felt relaxed and at home, its great to hear you had a wonderful time here in Kaikoura, maybe we will see you again in the future, take care for now Gary & Pam

Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2012

We booked to arrive in the dead of night, mid winter. On arrival we found the room waiting for us, lights on, heater on, electric blankets on - wow. We awoke to the most breath taking views ever. LOVED IT! Room, 204 on the upper level, comfortable, clean and nice, with great views. Will stay here again! cheers Andrew

Thank AndrewH161
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased to have been able to host you and meet you. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and trust that the rest of your time in NZ was just as memorable.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2012

The Panorama motel would suit people looking to stay in an amazing beach-front location and who don't mind a slightly dated, average-level property. The property is about 20 m from the high-tide sea level and you can hear the waves lapping on the beach from the room through the day and night. Request a room on the upper floor if...

Thank KiwiEd1
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a reveiw, we trust that you enjoyed your stay in NZ and Kaikoura. We would like to address a couple of issues that you have raised in your review, firstly the smell, we have recently replaced the carpets and their is a slight new smell when the unit has been closed off...

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2012

My wife & I have stayed here a couple of times now & we alway look forward to returning for some R&R. Highly recommended. Views of the water & Seaward Kaikoura mountains just the best.

Thank Jerry S
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your reveiw, we appreciate what you have said and are pleased to have had you spend your R &R days with us, looking forward to seeing you next time.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 June 2012

This is a nice fairly basic motel with great sea and mountain views. The owners are helpful and friendly and although it is on a main road it was very peaceful and quiet

Thank Brian H
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review for Panorama, we would like to point out though that we are not on the main rd (state highway 1/ Beach rd) but on the Esplanade which is why the road is quiet.

Reviewed 21 April 2012

The Panorama motel is well named. The veiws from the upstairs room we booked are stunning. Across the water of the bay, to the township of Kaikoura, to the mountains looming behind coming almost down to the sea. Ducks were playing in the sea and small waves broke against the rocks in the bay. So peaceful, so awesome. Basics -...

Thank Mary J
panokaik, Owner at Panorama Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Mary, we hope that the rest of your trip was equally spectacular.

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $143 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“We selected a ground-level room which gave us easier access to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 88snowdragon, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet. The ones on the end have one less neighbor.”
 of 5 bubbles yank, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Easy access studio room a nice downstairs unit. More space with good views.”
 of 5 bubbles kwossie, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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