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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

Thank m and t
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...

Thank Merran C
New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Fabulous log cabin feel about this motel - we had a 2 brm unit in the middle of the upstairs (202) with a great balcony. We could drive right up behind it and park at the back door which was great. It's part of the main road but you pass right through the township to near the end of the...

Thank MazNewZealand
Alexandra, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Great views and fairly quiet. Handily located to 2 restaurants and 5min drive from downtown. Room was clean and had everything required for a comfortable stay. Would definitely return next time we are in Kaikoura.

Thank Mark-NZ61
Birkdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The greeting was helpful with suggestions of places to eat, even booked us one. The units all had views facing the sea. There were chairs on the veranda to sit and watch the waves lapping .... Comfortable bed, good shower, full sized fridge, laundry on site, 10 minute walk to a few restaurants, the main town was about 20 /...

Thank Carole B
Lerberget, Sweden
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We stayed here for one night and it was really good. The view over the ocean it really nice and the room was clean. The WiFi cound have been better, it was free but it was really bad coverage. If possible, avoind room 106 since it was reallt close to the pathway that all others vistors to the motel took,...

Thank Patrik W
Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant night here - was great to site out side and watch the world go by. I agree with previous reviews this place is very dated and needs a refeash. We have stayed at better motels for cheaper in tourest towns so do believe this is a gold mine location, if it was given an overhaul. Very...

Thank kiwiHost
Pego Spain
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

It's not very expensive but feels really cheap. Ok it's clean and all the bits are there but then the fixtures and fittings, furniture, cutlery and bedding are definitely jaded. WiFi connection is piecemeal and usually non-existent, at $5 for 50meg this is not good. (Who charges for WiFi these days?) In room 208 the signal is unobtainable. The balcony...

Thank TonyFarmer
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Impeccably clean, well stocked with all you would expect and more of a decent motel. The motel overlooks the sea and is within a few hundred metres of a couple of restaurants an bars. The main town centre with ma y bars, shops and eateries is a couple of kilometres away which suited us just fine. The walk there is...

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and made a last minute booking. We could have been happier with our choice. It was cosy, comfortable, clean and quiet. The staff were friendly when we arrived. It is slightly out of the main central area, but we personally preferred that as we had a car to tour about. We'd recommend this as...

Thank Nik-Nak2189

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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: ₹ 7,076 - ₹ 8,041 (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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