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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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Rangiora
Reviewed 10 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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seattle
Reviewed 2 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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 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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Lydney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 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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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Really nice view.. Lovely basic room. Big enough for a couple and a child. Me and my partner stayed in Dec. Loved the view more than anything. It was clean, quiet and well equipped microwave, kettle and toaster. Free wifi too.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Had a lovely stay over easter. We had unit 204, it is upstairs and on the end looking towards the pier.My only complaint is the out dated kitchen utensils and the sofa- abit uncomfortable. Would go back again and stay in the same room. Very friendly staff as well.

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christchurch
Reviewed 4 April 2016

...Great rooms...we had the studio upstairs (no.106) and it was very clean and comfortable..parking right outside the room..close to the town and on the way to the Seal Colony....we would highly recommend this motel...and we will be back soon.. Thank You

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My daughter and I stayed in a one-bedroom unit at Panorama Motel at the start of our Christmas holiday. It was a beautiful peaceful way to start the trip. Gorgeous views from our room right across the water to the mountains. Very friendly and helpful owners. The unit was clean and spacious, and it was a real bonus having more...

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Amenities

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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
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: RM224 - RM320 (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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“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
“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
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