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Panorama Motel

266 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#10 of 18 hotels in Kaikoura
Travellers' Choice

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)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Paid wifi
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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The GG’s wrote a review Nov 2021
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
2-night stay, and as there was a big event on in town, prices were obviously hiked, so cost right up there. Disappointing when this happens. No frills but very clean. Good location with lovely views of the sea.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
jenmanda wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed two nights. The room is clean and my one bedroom has a good view. the pillows are very soft so you actually need 2 to feel comfortable. The sofa in my room needs to be replaced. seat on certain parts are soft. Overall I would say it's a good place to stay in. Wifi is strong.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Double-May wrote a review Mar 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand11 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed one night at Panorama. The unit was VERY clean and the staff friendly. The views from here are stunning. We had a lovely chat with the owner when we checked in who also recommended the Pier Hotel for dinner which proved to be a great choice and only a five minute walk away. Very good value for money. We would certainly recommend this motel and would choose it again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2021
V&B wrote a review Jan 2021
New Zealand12 contributions6 helpful votes
Had two nights at the Motel. Excellent service. Manager Andy was extremely helpful couldn't fault. The motel is clean tidy and very accessible. This is the second time we have stayed. Highly recommend . Thank you for your hospitality
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Christine Lake, Owner at Panorama Motel
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Thank you for your kind comments and we are so pleased you had a lovely stay warm regards Tricia & Andy
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Richard B wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
From the second we walked into Panorama, the kind Manager at the front desk welcomed us like family. He arranged a table at the Pier Hotel within 5 mins of checking-in then at 8am called the Whale Watch company to get us on an earlier boat even though the website said there was no space. The two bedroom first floor apartment was super clean, comfortable and we all slept with the tranquil sounds of the ocean just across the road. Panorama does Kaikoura proud. Keep it up!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Christine Lake, Owner at Panorama Motel
Responded 16 Dec 2020
We are so pleased you had a lovely stay warm regards Andy & Tricia
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US$93 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Black Rabbit Pizza, Zephyr Restaurant, and Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe.
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.