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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank MF0304
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...

Thank n6ta
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 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...

Thank Christine T
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...

Thank 62Peter1952
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 $$$$.....

Thank Robert T
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!

Thank evalmere
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in room upstairs at the end it had everything we wanted . The view was absolutely awesome.. We even saw two baby seals at front of our accommodation over two days. Its right across the road from the water and walking distance to seal colony and wharf short drive into town..Its 30 minute drive to Ohau Waterfall Seal...

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The view from this motel is stunning. The sea is just across the road, with the mountains as a backdrop. The units are parallel to the road, so get the sun all day and everyone gets a view. The motel is a bit out of town (approx 20 mins walk) so it feels more relaxed in my mind and it...

Thank ChristchurchJules
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.

Thank dags111
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...

Thank Alex M

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $66 - $95 (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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“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
“Go for the upstairs rooms.....they are great..!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 437mandt, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
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