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Panorama Motel
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

First, Jan was a great host. With the closing of the roads she sent me detailed directions on how to get there. And wow! Kaikoura is amazing...and the Panaroma offers the best view in town. Overlooking the harbor with the mountains in the background...was amazing. especially in the morning, watching all light up. The room was nice (#204) on the second floor. Large, comfortable and clean. the motel is walking distance to the Pier Hotel where you can get great food, a pint and a great view. Was going to stay for 2 nights...stayed for 3. As I was driving Kaikoura and looking at the location of all the other spots...this one is best...

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. Only downstairs rooms were available due to safety inspection restrictions. Upstairs should be available anytime now. A clean and comfortable room with a fantastic view from the patio. Easy access and a short walk to best restaurant in town. You can pick the tide level by the aroma, but the price you pay for being just across the road.

Room Tip: I think every room offers exceptional view across the bay.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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 the motel there are a couple of dining facilities about 2-3 minute walk towards the wharf. The motel is located about a 2 minute drive from the central shopping centre.

Room Tip: We selected a ground-level room which gave us easier access to the beach
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 units.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. The ones on the end have one less neighbor.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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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

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: 266 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Price Range: RM491 - RM562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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