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Senator Motor Inn

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2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 , New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Senator Motor Inn after a stormy night in a tent. The welcome from co-owner Karen Kingsbeer was just what we needed: warm and friendly, and very helpful in all sorts of ways. The room was superb...well appointed with separate bedroom, and everything of excellent quality and cleanliness. The location is awesome for visiting city, beaches and some... More 

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay, our facilities and our very central location. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great location by the harbour. Warm welcome and sound advice on dining options. Standard of room, bathroom and kitchen very good. Spotlessly clean! Only negative: bed was hard and uncomfortable (and we typically prefer firm mattresses). We thought this was of good value overall.

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Thank KatriinaUk
smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. Customers usually find our beds very comfortable, but of course they do not suit everyone. We have a lovely toppa on the mattress and should you return we can remove it which will make the bed firmer. More 

Levin, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This motel is only a short walk to the city and nearby restaurants, we walked to the Saturday morning market and back, as it is close to all amenities. The room we had was a very large room with a good balcony and great view, very relaxing, only place to stay in Gisborne. We would greatly recommend this place to... More 

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Thank Ken S
smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Glad you had a relaxing time. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This property is right in the middle of the city adjacent to the river and marina and close to some great eating places. The rooms are large with separate bedrooms and all the facilities you would expect. The wifi is good and the views from the second story windows are really nice for a central city place. It might not... More 

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Thank Dennis J
smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are happy you enjoyed our central location, views of the harbour and our spacious rooms. More 

Redcliffe, Australia
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We extended our stay to 5 nights after discoving there were so many amazing and interesting places to see in the Gisborne district. We were on the ground level in room 5. The room is spacious, clean and well fitted out. The bed is comfortable, good size lounge and kitchenette. The private external balcony was great to relax & soak... More 

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have had a plumber look at the shower, and at present are exploring options. Our housekeepers are very aware of mould appearing, but we have had a meeting to reinforce the cleaning procedures Thank you for staying and we look forward to seeing you again.. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Had a very nice stay here, room is very large by motel standards with a beautiful bathroom and a very nice view out over the harbour. The managers are also lovely and helped us sort out a small issue with the door exceedingly fast, I was very impressed! The only thing that would have made this better would have been... More 

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are very glad you enjoyed our facilities. We do have different rooms with different configurations and they do have the queen bed in the lounge, so if you wish to come and stay again please give us a call and we can book you one of those. More 

Te Puke, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We booked here with no knowledge, and were more than satisfied. The beds were extremely comfortable. This place is very close to town, restaurants, etc and the price was very good. We were surprised how quite the room was, even though it was close to the footpath. Great views out to the local wharf.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. Our location is very central, easy walking distance to lots of amenities. More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

stayed at the senator motor inn on the 21 august.beautiful clean spacious rooms....just a hop away from the main centre....quiet....we had a wonderful stay....great view from the rooms over Gisborne harbour

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1 Thank heke b
smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. The view from our rooms is stunning and we are glad you were able to take advantage of it. More 

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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Staff were all incredibly friendly. The room was huge, and very clean. Obviously had bathroom 'done' recently. Lovely first floor view over the harbour from great balcony. Catering facilities limited to microwave - not an issue for our stay but worth bearing in mind if waiting to cook 'at home' and planning on being at hotel for a longer stay.... More 

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Thank sleepingcharlie
smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

So very glad you enjoyed our wonderful location and view. We are happy that you also enjoyed our spacious facilities and look forward to your next stay. More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a wonderful stay here two weeks ago. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Great views from the rooms over the Gisborne harbour.. lovely to wake up to. Very convenient as it is walking distance to excellent cafes, restaurants and the beach walkway. Welcoming, friendly service. Highly recommend this motor inn and will definitely be back.

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Thank Lanie14
smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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