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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
61 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Whakatane, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

So very glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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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 

Redmond,WA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gosh, what a surprise - in the best possible way - this was. I thought my room must have been brand new and just opened, and was astonished to learn it was 11 years old, because everything was so clean and in 'as new' condition and of the highest quality. It was the most comfortable bed of all the places... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for us. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and our lovely facility. I will pass your great comments on to our team. More 

Memphis, TN USA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Our group spent a night at the Senator, and can't recommend enough. Spacious, clean rooms, ours with a harbor view, and surely deserves its rating or higher. Very, very nice linens and bathroom as well, and great location. Our adequate continental breakfast was there when we arrived. Would definitely stay there again.

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

It was such a pleasure to have your group stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed over-night for work. Room was spacious, very tidy and a good price. Free wi-fi and off-street parking with view over water. Helpful owners with great advice about where to eat out and restaurants that charged the back to the room. Had room service breakfast and got one of the biggest cooked breakfast for the price paid. Would stay again.

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

Thanks for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your breakfast, they are most impressive. 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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