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“Sensational views.”
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Panorama Motel
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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nelson
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sensational views.”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Had a lovely 2 nights at this place. Just incredible views of the mountains and sea from all the rooms. Beautiful sunrises. Could lie in bed and on the couch and just soak it all in. The décor is 70s lockwood style (i.e. log cabinish) but the rooms are clean and have everything you need. We'll be back.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms have great views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Fabulous view of Bay and mountains beyond .
Very good clean accommodation .Staff most helpful in booking trips for us . Free wi fi . An excellent location from which to explore the wildlife . Quiet edge of town location .

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gallivare, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Really good sea view from this hotel. It is located a bit outside of the city. I would recommend to have a car for this hotel. Free parking just outside the room. Basic room with lower standard. The road outside is noicy during the day but quiet during evening and night.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Perfect view of bay and mountains. Gpod spot to walk to the whale station and old quay.
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Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We booked Panorama Motel because friends stayed there 4 years ago and told us it was their favorite stay of their trip.

We were not disappointed. While there might be newer motels since 2010, non beat the location and view of the Panorama. It is around the corner from most of the businesses, but closer to the peninsula walk, Poppy's Homemade Ice Cream Stand, and the BarBQ Seafood stand out Esplanade Road. It is a lovely, easy walk back to the shops, carry-outs, restaurants, and I-Site in town.

True, the complementary internet is minimal and the construction a bit dated, but it is clean, complete with kitchen, and has a comfortable bed and balcony.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms have the best view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Great hotel to spend a few days in while in the town. Lots of restaurants nearby and make sure you do a dolphin swim experience.Everything is within walking distance.
Scenic and quiet coastal town with amazing sea life.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rangiora, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

It's card to fault a place with such a view. The view is amazing.
The motel itself is clean but quite basic. The kitchen equipped with bare minimal and minimal toiletries.
There is no free wifi - a bare minimal 20gb "complemenary". After that you pay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Panorama Motel
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
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Number of rooms: 22
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