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Panorama Motel

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#6 of 11 motels in Kaikoura
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Welcome to Panorama Motel, your Kaikoura “home away from home.” Panorama Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Kaikoura's most popular landmarks, such as Fyffe House (0.5 mi) and The Point Sheep Shearing Show (0.8 mi), Panorama Motel is a great destination for tourists.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Panorama Motel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette.

Guests of Panorama Motel are also welcome to enjoy barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Kaikoura be sure to experience local ribs favourites at The Pier Hotel Restaurant, Thai Siam Kaikoura, or The Whaler.

During your visit, be sure to check out Ohau Point Seal Colony (1.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel.

Panorama Motel puts the best of Kaikoura at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Paid wifi
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Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Explorer wrote a review 3 Mar
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Lovely motel with welcoming and friendly staff. It is in a wonderful position on the esplanade overlooking the sea. We had ground floor room with patio. The room was well appointed with large comfortable king bed with lovely crisp white bedsheets and pillows. There were two comfortable chairs to sit in & look out to the sea view or watch TV. There was well appointed kitchen with nice supply of teabags etc. The shower was wonderful plenty of hot water and nice smelling shower gel. The only issue in that the room was it was hot due to sun-streaming in through patio windows but once doors opened it cooled down & there is a fan. We were warned before we went that there is construction work at the motel - luckily for us not at the weekend when we were staying.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael R wrote a review Jan 2024
Hove, United Kingdom21 contributions
Warned about rebuilding after earthquake and our room was next to the construction site, but not expecting the 0730 start with drills and hammers. Room was comfortable and functional; I suspect we had been allocated it as it was ‘accessible’ and my wife has a disability, but I really think we should have been offered something away from the construction works. No real issues otherwise and, whilst it is on the outskirts of the town, it worked for us.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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minniepearl10 wrote a review Dec 2023
new zealand16 contributions8 helpful votes
Just stayed 3 nights in the Upper King Studio, clean, modern with great view overlooking the beach. Comfy bed, great amenities. The owners and Staff were great, freindly and accommodating. Loved being able to take our dog Sarge. Already booked for next Christmas 🎄 😌 Kerry and Robert Wall Christchurch NZ
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Date of stay: November 2023
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RCWales64 wrote a review Nov 2023
Wales, United Kingdom72 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed at this lovely motel for 2 nights. We had a one bedroom apartment on the upper level. A lovely cosy wood cabin style apartment with stunning views out to sea. It was well equipped, had comfortable beds and was spotlessly clean. There was a lovely helpful lady on reception when I checked in. I would highly recommend a stay here. It's a short drive into town for shops and restaurants, there is however a pub and restaurant a short walk away from the motel, The Pier Hotel where we had a meal on our second evening, I would suggest booking ahead as we failed to get a table when we turned up on the first evening. We had a lovely coastal walk while we were there, plenty of sea lions and a variety of sea birds to be seen, which was lovely. We also went on a whale watching flight, we were lucky enough to spot a sperm whale as well as pods of dolphins. Overall a great stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alison08 wrote a review Nov 2023
UK180 contributions45 helpful votes
There are amazing views from the rooms, through full length windows, out onto Kaikoura bay. It’s a little out of town, so you do need a car if you want to get to most of the bars/restaurants, but none of the hotels in the town centre have anything like the same views. Internally our room was in the style of a log cabin, and had really nice soft furnishings. We had armchairs by the windows where we could sit and watch what was going on in the bay. The room was well equipped, with Sky tv, including sport and movies. The kitchen had a lovely big worktop. The only thing lacking was storage (cupboards/drawers) if you were staying a long time. We had a ground floor king studio. If we stayed again I would go for up an upper room, which would have slightly better views and a bit more privacy from other guests - why do people have to stare into your room when walking past! I’m normally put off from upper rooms because you have to carry your cases up stairs, but at this motel there are parking areas at higher and lower levels, so you still park almost outside your room. It’s nice to walk around the peninsular to the seal colony. The Pier hotel is also close by - it’s great place to have a drink and look out over the bay, and is well known for its seafood restaurant, but you need to book to eat there in the evenings,
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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764delwynb wrote a review Nov 2023
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand47 contributions3 helpful votes
Comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, good bathroom, friendly staff, and the best views: out to sea and over to the Kaikoura ranges which were covered in snow. Quite a walk into town so a car necessary
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Date of stay: October 2023
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NZ wrote a review Oct 2023
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We booked 3 nights and are so pleased we did. We were in room 204, an upstairs room with amazing views across the bay and toward snow covered mountains. A Side window also allowed beautiful views out to sea toward the pier hotel. The room was spotlessly clean and well presented. Ample supply of coffee, tea etc and milk provided. A great kitchen with great selection of cooking utensils, plates etc if required. Great balcony to sit on and enjoy the view or sit inside on your comfortable chairs and admire the view from inside if it’s a bit cool outside. Just a short drive to town or a short walk to the Pier Hotel for lunch, dinner or just to relax in the sun with a drink. The staff are friendly and engaging. Easy allocated parking outside your room. All rooms do look like they have great views but superb views from the upper level and well worth the money. The shower water pressure is not great but does the job, we are probably just use to our shower at home that has great pressure. The shower door did was hard to open and shut but the owners are aware of this and plan to fix the problem as soon as possible. We would not hesitate in staying again and would highly recommend to others. The Motel is pet friendly which did worry us but this was not a problem as there was no sign of previous pets staying in our room. Rock pools over the road are great to explore at low tide. The motel is also off the main road so is quiet at night. Great sunsets and sun rise if you are up early enough.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Up stair rooms are great, you park at your door and don’t have to climb stairs.
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DiCarswell wrote a review Feb 2023
New Plymouth, New Zealand23 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful location friendly people just made everything so easy. Incredible outlook clean and tidy. Good stocks of coffee tea great shower etc. magical view over the ocean not a bad way to wake up. Comfortable bed little private balcony
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Date of stay: February 2023
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-l.e.m223 wrote a review Feb 2023
Queenstown, New Zealand7 contributions
Absolutely beautiful, pet friendly the most amazing owners and staff, super friendly and helpful felt so welcomed and happy. It was truly amazing room was beautiful so is the view. Free wifi and parking for the room. Grass outdoor area too lovely area of the town too
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Greeklover wrote a review Dec 2022
28 contributions3 helpful votes
Great views, clean, comfortable. Friendly helpful staff. Comfortable beds. Great location, quiet - road runs past outside but didn’t bother us and I am very sensitive to noise. Would stay again - great for our family of 4 with 2 adult offspring. Took a ground floor 2 bed apartment. Very well run.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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$203 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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panorama hotel kaikoura, panorama motel kaikoura
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Panorama Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Panorama Motel?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (1.8 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (1.8 km), and Peninsula Seal Colony (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Panorama Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Panorama Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Panorama Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Panorama Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Panorama Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zephyr Restaurant, Black Rabbit Pizza, and Cafe Encounter.
Are there any historical sites close to Panorama Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (0.9 km).
Does Panorama Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Panorama Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.