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Castle Hill, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This motel is located adjacent to the beach with great views of both the sea and the Kaikoura Ranges. The service is very friendly and the room was nicely appointed. This is the second time we have stayed there - the first time in an upper-level room - this time in a ground-level room (which was a bit cheaper). From...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third stay at the Panorama. Our first one was in the early 1990's and it felt like nothing had changed. The room was clean and quiet. The management was friendly and helpful. But the room felt tired and like it needed updated. Just updating the bedspreads would make a huge difference in the eye appeal of the...

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cairns
Reviewed 6 February 2017

even though we stayed on the ground floor due to the earthquake, it was awesome. The rooms were clean and tidy and a big 10/10 for the showers. The spirit of the people of Kaikoura wasn't damped by the earthquake, in fact it heightened their love for their beautiful town. Well done! We will be back next year

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Decided to spend New Year's eve in Kaikoura and had always wanted to stay here. My friend and I chose the "easy access room" that has a larger bathroom and heaps of space in the shower. It was a downstairs unit (105) which afforded the best view. Room has had a recent upgrade and we had no problems moving the...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Location of the motel is just across the street from Kaikoura beach (which is however not suitable for swimming, quite rocky). Clean rooms, enough space. Kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave and cooker. Very nice and pleasant owner. The only down side was no WiFi.

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Boulder Creek, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...

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Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...

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Reviewed 23 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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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 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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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: RM479 - RM544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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