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4.4 out of 5

"Situated alongside very busy road so a lot of road noise in our room " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 19 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

At Panorama Motor Lodge you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Caroline Bay Beach and South Canterbury Museum. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 30 rooms feature fans, hair dryers, and phones. Refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops make in-room dining convenient. Irons/ironing boards, free toiletries, and wardrobes or closets are also available.

This motel has a terrace and luggage storage. Added amenities include a spa tub and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Timaru Central motel include Aigantighe Art Gallery and Timaru Lighthouse.

Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$145* Per night/room 20 Oct. - 21 Oct.

One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Panorama Motor Lodge ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Panorama Motor Lodge

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Situated alongside very busy road so a lot of road noise in our room

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2021

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21 Sep. 2021 by Mary

Thank you for your review. We appeciate your feedback

5 out of 5
Handy to city centre and restaurants.CleanTidy friendly staff

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2021

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4 out of 5
The property was clean, very well located and staff friendly and helpful. The only downside was a busy road outside our room. Other than this we were impressed with our stay at Panorama

Posted by , from Dunedin on 17 Jan. 2021

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3 out of 5
Very noisy, constant traffic on nearby state highway.

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Oct. 2020

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4 out of 5
Spotlessly clean, couldn’t fault the room. Close to cafes and restaurants. Shame we didn’t have a better view but would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 19 Sep. 2020

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5 out of 5
Arrived to a notice back in 20 mins. I spoke to reception when she came back suggesting she put the time she left. We were very happy with our room. Location fantastic. Great eating next door. Perfect for our needs. Let us go back to our room after we had breakfast. Would stay again.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 24 Jul. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jul. 2020 by Mary

Hi Gary, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and again thanks for waiting while I did the school run. Have taken onboard your suggestion and amended our sign. Have a wonderful weekend Kind Regards Mary

3 out of 5
When checking for a room on the website was shown a room looking over the sea. When we arrived we were given a room with no view so when we complained were given a room with a few for $50 more. NOT impressed.

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jun. 2020 by Mary

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. Our deluxe units are both upstairs with balcony and ground floor with courtyard. This was the last deluxe unit booked and therefore ground floor unit was allocated. We did not receive a special request for an upstairs unit. Regards Mary

5 out of 5
All the channels on sky availsble. Nice view from the balcony.

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2020

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14 Feb. 2020 by Mary

Thank you for staying with us and your kind words

5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Feb. 2020

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14 Feb. 2020 by mary

Thank you for your review

About the Panorama Motor Lodge

Location 52 The Bay Hill, Timaru, 7910

Property Features

Panorama Motor Lodge offers its guests a spa tub, a terrace, and laundry facilities. The front desk is open around the clock. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Timaru motel.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Timaru Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Panorama Motor Lodge offers 30 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 25.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No lifts
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Panorama Motor Lodge TIMARU
  • Panorama Motor TIMARU
  • Panorama Motor
  • Panorama Motor Lodge Motel
  • Panorama Motor Lodge Timaru
  • Panorama Motor Lodge Motel Timaru

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.