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Senator Motor Inn

2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 , New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Shona B Napier, 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying here for the last year on a fortnightly basis and can not fault the Senator Motor Inn. The rooms are spotlessly clean, nicely decorated, with a great view and quiet. All have balconies looking out over the harbour. Do try the breakfast - they are awesome! Karen and Mark are wonderful hosts, very friendly and welcoming.

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

Thanks Shona for your kind words. We appreciate your comments from a commercial travellers perspective. We enjoy having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit soon. More

Anakiwa, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed early June and it was the highlight of our trip north for a school reunion.It was so spacious,warm and clean and we couldn't have asked for more.It was so close to everything and the hosts went beyond the call of duty.Thankyou for everything.

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

Many thanks for your great comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. More

Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in February and found our upstairs room very comfortable. Good size and a large balcony overlooking the harbour. Location also very central - both for the harbour and the city center. Very clean and well equipped. Would stay again if we come back to Gisborne.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. More

Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a lovely room, clean & well equipped. kitchenette, spacious bathroom with Bath Tub. Big room, very comfortable Bed. nice deck with view over the Marina. I was welcomed by friendly helpful staff. Very central location, close to shops and restaurants will definitely stay here again.

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

We are very glad you enjoyed our central location and our beautiful motel. We look forward to your next stay. More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Room was spacious & very comfortable. The bathroom was a very generous size with excellent water pressure & temperature for a really enjoyable shower. Nice view over the marina. Lots of eateries within easy walking distance. Very central to all activities and a fabulous place to base yourself to explore the region. We also managed to leave a bag behind... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. I am pleased your bag arrived quickly and we look forward to your next visit. More

Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This would rate as the best accommodation we had on our week trip around the North Island. The rooms are modern, clean and very spacious. We were on the first floor, so we also had an out side deck that over looked the river. We will be staying here again next time we pass through Gisborne.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy you enjoyed our facilities and our central location. Looking forward to your next stay. More

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Clean and spacious. Nice bathroom. Lovely outlook and location overlooking marina/waterway. Hostess was warm and welcoming. Short walk to a good selection of cafes/restaurants. Will be recommending to friends.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy being able to make your stay memorable. Look forward to your next visit. More

Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

great view of harbour , super friendly staff , large room , modern , clean , rooms on upper floor probably best. walking distance to restaurant We were able to lock our bikes in the shed overnight . Will definitely stay again.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to you staying with us again. More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nicely situated on the marina and close to town so we walked to eat at night and around the town centre. Nice room, well appointed and clean. Hostess most helpful with Gisborne information and heading to Napier.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad your enjoyed your stay and our most central location. More

Marlow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a first floor room. Very spacious, immaculately clean and great view of the river and marina.Really comfortable bed and bedding/ pillows and we had a great nights sleep.This is the first place we have stayed with electric blanket on the bed! The kitchen was adequately equipped with good sized table. The balcony was sunny in the mornings and... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed a comfortable bed and our lovely views from the balcony. Thank you for drawing our attention to the lounge furniture, we are in the process of getting quotes for an upgrade and your comments will be most helpful. 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): $$
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Amenities

Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne #1 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne #1 Business Hotel in Gisborne
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stylish and comfortable motel accommodation in the heart of Gisborne - Senator Motor Inn offers this and more.Our modern harbour side motel is a two minute walk to Central Gisborne’s shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.Each of our spacious self contained suites has its own balcony with views over the bustling inner harbour marina. From here you can take a relaxing riverside stroll along the riverside walkway to the spectacular Waikanae and Midway beaches in one direction or along the riverside walkway alongside the rivers in the other direction.Senator Motor Inn offers top quality motel accommodation for the discerning business traveller or holiday maker during the week or for those special get away from it all weekends. ... more   less 
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