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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We always stay here when in Timaru. We love the fact it is so central. The rooms are always tidy and the management go out of their way to help. Reasonable rates. Walking distance to the beach and the attractions in the bay. Great for the kids. Highly recommended.

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1Thank Tony M
Oldenburg
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

I'm going here regularly and always great place to be. Compared to the comments below I think it's a nice and clean friendly place. But it is a motel not a 5 star hotel! From some rooms the views are stunning. Will be back.

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1Thank KiwiOL
New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Please take the time to look at the accompanying photographs as every picture tells a story!!! Not as advertised. Feel totally ripped off! I rung the Panorama after looking online for suitable accommodation for myself, my elderly mother and aunt while we were attending my uncles funeral in Timaru. I decided on the Panorama as we needed 2 bedrooms and...

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5Thank donandkaren
Kerrie L, Owner at Panorama Motor Lodge, responded to this review

As the concerned operator of Panorama Motor Lodge I feel a reply to this review is required. I'll reply to each point the sender has raised. " Not as advertised" - I assume she is referring to our advertisements re the Motel. They were informed at the time of their enquiry that the motel complex was full and were offered...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The location was great, the room would qualify as average to dated. Oh well, it was only a bed for a couple of nights in reality. Our choice when we travel "loosely planned" is to pick a place based a little on location and exterior appearance. In this case the location and eateries nearby were great, the room itself not...

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1Thank robvp
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I have never written a bad review yet but compelled to for this on. We have been travelling for business and have stayed in 8 in the past 2 weeks and this one is by far the most disappointing and the dearest!! In fact there is no comparison to the nicest any yet least expensive in comparison. We were upgraded...

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Thank TreasureGirl2
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I'm reading other people's reviews and wondering if they are staying at the same place. I find this place (at $150 per night) a VERY poor experience. At <$100 I might say otherwise, but that isn't the case. As others have mentioned, the location is great, but another 200m away there are 2 much newer places, which I suspect are...

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2Thank BSBtraveller
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Visiting Timaru 1-2 times per year and finding a decent motel has become more and more a challenge. This time at $155 per night, the only good thing was the prime location on Bay Hill in walking distance to many restaurants and friendly service from Colin at Reception. Smelt bad, shower door doesn't easily close, towels smell of deep fried...

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Thank Peter v
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2015

The Panorama is certainly a motel to consider for a stay in Timaru. The motel is quite nice, but nothing special really, however it has some great advantages to the other motels in Timaru, and I have stayed in a few! The main advantage is it's location, where it sits right above the Caroline Bay sound shell and at the...

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1Thank Clark M
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We rang on saturday to book a room and said to the lady we would like a room with a spa she said she had two left so we booked a room and traveled from Oamaru to Timaru and booked in and paid for the room got to our room and no spa .Just One spa for the whole complex...

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Thank BrennanBDunedin
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Excellent location close to town,Caroline Bay & restaurants. We stayed in studio unit No. 16. Spacious upstairs unit with 2 balconies. Table & chairs on balconies and inside. Also 2 lounge chairs inside. Well equipped self contained unit. Our unit was located on the highway side of the complex so there was some road noise however did not disturb our...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Panorama Motor Lodge

Address: 52 The Bay Hill, Timaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: ₹ 5,462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Rooms on the left of reception probably quieter.”
OliverWellington, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“inspect befor you pay”
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“Some rooms have much better view than others.”
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