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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Stayed here over long weekend. Like most other reviews can be summarized thus: very close to beach & wildlife, pet friendly, bathroom cramped but adequate, cooking facilities bit outdated but functional, decor a little tired, bed very comfortable with good selection of pillows, two good & very different restaurants within 5 minute walk. Views are fabulous. Rooms are not fully...

2Thank gokiwi
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2013

When you walk into your room and can see a seal sleeping across the road, you know you're in the right place. Clean, comfortable and had all of the necessities including a good little kitchen. Fantastic sea view. A little out from the town, will need to drive. All in all it was a great place.

Thank AustThomas
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Perhaps unfair to base a view on one night stay, and I see hat other reviewers are generally more impressed, but this hotel didn't really grab us and we are not sure why. It's well located at the edge of town, has a lovely view across the bay and is five minutes walk from the best restaurant we found in...

Les Cabannes, France
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Arrived in Kaikoura towards the end of our month's stay in New Zealand and were so glad we had booked a room at the Panorama Motel. Overlooking the sea, this wooden, chalet-like room with glass doors to small patio with table and chairs was most relaxing. The bathroom and kitchen area were both small, as was the room but the...

Thank JenniferCashman
Kajang, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Stay on 24 Feb 2013 night. Room was clean, comfortable, though toilet was a bit small, but it is OK. Has all the basic facilities and fantastic seaview. Real good value. Checking in and out was fast and accurate.

Thank BKLimSelangor
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Comfortable and well equipped motel with stunning views across the bay.spacious room and bathroom and sofa facing the sea, will certainly return. Just out of centre of town about 15 minute pleasant walk along the beach

Thank Jan D
Stotfold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We had an upstairs room and the views were great ... unfortunately, the bed-settee was not very comfortable for sitting, so that detracted somewhat. The unit itself was fine but the subdivisions created a small toilet, a small wash/shower room, a kitchen area, a reasonable sized bedroom and a small lounge area. The shower was very small with a curtain...

Thank Chris F
New Zealand
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We've stayed here several times before and were looking forward to a weekend away. You can't beat this first class location - with a view from every room right up the coast. Lying in bed at night you can hear the waves coming in on the beach. My husband and I had an upstairs room this time (pleased about that...

Thank CactusRose
Halifax, England
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This is a comfortable motel at the quiet end of Kaikoura, with great views out over the bay. Every room has a balcony and a parking space is allocated to each room. There are several good eating places within easy walking distance.

Thank Holidaymaker53
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2013

We had an upstairs room with brilliant views. The accommodation was nice and very clean. :Lots to do in the area - we went whale watching and you can also swim with dolphins. Would definitely book to stay again.

Thank cyd242424

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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
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  • 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 - $94 (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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