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Senator Motor Inn

2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 , New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hawkes Bay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed at Senator many times. Always had upstairs room. Large units with with basic cooking facilities. Plenty of restaurants close by. Very clean and owners make you feel very welcome, nothing is too much of a problem. Bathroom well appointed, but toilet in an odd position behind bathroom door. We also stay here when visiting Gisborne

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

So very glad your enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to tell others of your great experience. More 

Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and spacious unit on upper level. Walking distance to shops and many restaurants. Compact kitchen very convenient. Large balcony has a wonderful view of the marina, logging harbour and river.

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

So glad you enjoyed our central location and wonderful views. The Harbour is ever changing and always interesting to view More 

Preston, Lancashire
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297 reviews 297 reviews
185 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location with good views of the marina which can be enjoyed from a spacious balcony. Kitchen is only equipped with a microwave so self catering is a little more restrictive but there were a good selection of utensils and plates/cups/glasses. Bedroom and bathroom both huge. There isn’t a great deal of furniture in the room but there was a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review our motel. Our rooms are kept clutter free so as our customers have plenty of room for themselves. We do have a fry pan that is available from reception should you require it. Glad you enjoyed our very central location and our wonderful views. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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163 reviews 163 reviews
61 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice motel overlooking the river in the centre of Gisborne. We had a studio on the upper floor and it was very clean and spacious with an outside balcony and a very large bathroom. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is brought in from a nearby cafe or you could just walk there (2 minutes walk). The owners were very friendly... More 

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

Very glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of our wonderful ever changing views from your private balcony. More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I booked this online and was very happy with our room, which overlooked the river and fishing club on the far side. As the motel runs alongside the road, there is no privacy though, and sitting on the patio, the public were walking past looking at you and hearing conversations from only 2 feet away. The other disappointment was cigarette... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad you enjoyed our lovely spacious rooms and our very central location. More 

hamilton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were fortunate to stay here, only for 2 nights though :( This is by far the best Motel I have stayed in in the North Island !! The hosts, Karen and Mark are awesome, friendly, and very helpful to all your needs/inquiries. The room is so well presented, loads of room, clean and well equipped, with the most awesome... More 

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

We are very proud of the Motel and our Team and truly grateful for your kind comments. More 

Wanganui
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Occasionally work sees me get to Gisborne for a night or two. However I truly can honestly say I either reschedule or don't bother going if this place is not available. I actually just won't stay anywhere else there. I'm quite particular about where I stay, and it's not about how many stars, or facilities etc, it's usually space of... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments and support for us here at the Senator, we all take great pride in the Motel and enjoy the company of our Happy Customers. More 

Putaruru
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

With beautiful views over the Gisborne inner harbor, this is a very nice place to stay. The place very clean and tidy. The staff is exceptionally helpful and efficient. Restaurants & shops are in walking distance. All this for a reasonably price.

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

Very happy your enjoyed your stay and our central location. More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This isn't just a motel. Rooms are very large. We had a view which included 3 enormous palm trees. Quite a backdrop. Room was clean, quiet and beds comfortable. We ordered breakfast in advance and it was in the room when we arrived. A bit odd, but it worked and quality was excellent. I'd stay there again without hesitation.

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So very glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

uk
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This motel is simply wonderful. The position is excellent for views and for shops, restaurants and walks. It has spacious rooms with spacious bathrooms. Everything is of the highest quality and spotlessly clean. The reception is friendly and helpful. I would certainly stay here again!

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

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to benefit from our spacious rooms and central location. More 

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Address: 2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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