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Tourist Court Motel

50 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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417 reviews 417 reviews
65 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big rooms, spotlessly clean, handy and well equipped kitchenette, nice bathroom with a shower that works. All in all a terrific motel, just 2 min walk from the riverside path. Wayne, our host was so helpful with helping is plan walks and letting us into our room much earlier than we expected. If you are staying in Whakatane you would... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Four adults and two children. We stayed in the family apartment. When we arrived we were tended to by a friendly owner. Upon entering the room twin beds greeted us in the lounge area, then a gorgeous and large dining table, and a fully equipped kitchen. A back door opens up to a somewhat private area, trampoline, own washing line... More 

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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the size of the unit and the rooms it offers. Always difficult to organise a unit which fits everyone, but I appreciate your suggestions. Spa was cooled to cater for the guests that wanted to cool off. Parking can be a bit tricky when we have a full house. We always try to make our guests aware... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice and clean small 1980s motel. Good beds and linen. Everything we needed. Pedestal fan. Very hot weekend. Air conditioning would have been fabulous but didnt expect it. Very handy to town centre. Good parking outside unit.

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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Yes Air Conditioning would be great. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you managed to experience our wonderful natural resources. More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Stayed here for two nights of our tour of both Islands & were more than happy with this accommodation. It is compact, warm & clean and provides all one needs in a small 'apartment'. Wayne, the host, was very friendly & helpful - went out of his way to drive us to the quay on our early morning trip to... More 

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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments Daniel. It is always a pleasure to meet people from overseas and exchange experiences. Our area certainly has some wonderful spots to visit .The White Island trip is great and I am glad you included it on your itinerary .We would love to visit Ireland one day. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Overall I am more than happy with my overnight stay here. It's like a mini-apartment and has whatever you need, nice and clean and to the point. The service was above the call of duty and very friendly.

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gotokojo, Manager at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We enjoy our contact with our visitors and to receive good reviews makes our efforts worthwhile. Hope you enjoyed the area. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great room on the main street, very helpful staff. We stayed one night and the room had everything you need modern tv,stove top,microwave etc. Even had a coffee plunger. The room has been renovated and is in a good condition

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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us. We hope your White Island trip was all you hoped for. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The building itself is a simple brick block accommodation. However, simple tasteful decorating with no fuss made for an exceptionally clean uncluttered space that I looked forward to returning to. I stayed for three nights. Whilst I was right by the main road I did not hear anything, especially as the roads were not busy after 6.30pm anyway. The sheets... More 

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gotokojo, Manager at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. Your comments reflect the type of result we strive to achieve for our guests. We hope you managed to enjoy some of the wonderful sights and amenities our town and area offer. More 

Manchester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in a 1 bed appt. Although as other reviews have identified the decor and fittings are slightly outdated the motel is exceptionally clean and relatively well equipped. Road noise was a slight issue for me as a light sleeper but everyone else slept soundly. The children's trampoline was well appreciated by my son, despite this... More 

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gotokojo, Manager at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and managed to spend time with new found family members. You comments are very positive and reflect what others are expressing. Thank You. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed for two nights, at the last minute after a quick and sad trip home to NZ to see our Nan for the last time. Owners were so helpful, welcoming and friendly. The room was cosy, warm and quiet - just the right place for us to retreat to after an emotionally draining few days. We can't wait to... More 

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gotokojo, Manager at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. It is great that we were able to provide a calm place for you to relax at such a stressful time. I hope your return visit will be under better circumstances and give you time to enjoy our fantastic region. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Tourist Court Motel is on the main road into Whakatane and is a typical old fashioned 1960s Motel – but personally, I am not a great fan of nostalgia if it comes at a cost. The Motel has been well maintained, but the layout and standard of fixtures is showing it's age. The noise from the adjacent road all... More 

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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you feel you did not receive value for money. It is difficult to change the interior too much without considerable cost and thus the tariff would need to increase. I hope you enjoyed the facilities our region has to offer. More 

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Address: 50 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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