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Tourist Court Motel

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50 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely motel that's pet friendly (we had cats with us as we were competing at a show), rooms were all spacious and comfortable, and the hosts were helpful and friendly. Would definately recommend this motel to anyone travelling with pets.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

3 of us stayed for 4 nights, comfortable rooms for us all, loved the fact we had use of washing line amongst the use of driers etc. Close to everything, although we had car to get us to Kopeopeo and the township itself. Not sure how motels/hotels work now but could have guest soaps and didnt get full use of... More 

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

Glad your stay with us helped you in your quest for accommodation in the area. I know you both enjoy this wonderful region when you settle here. Murphies law always apply on weekends. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We came back here again and the same lovely service from the host, the lovely spacious unit for the three of us, with lovely comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen, close to town and very nice eating places. This motel is clean and tidy from the moment you drive through the front gate to the units. And its dog... More 

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

Thanks again for your wonderful comments. We enjoy having positive people like yourself who appreciate being able to have their pets with them. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Okay, so this is a motel, not a hotel. Maybe Trip Advisor should include an extra category. Very friendly and helpful hosts, but if you are going to accept bookings on behalf of the District Health Board you need to check out why. My father was having a hip operation (referred from another town, so was booked into the motel... More 

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

Sorry that the Hospital did not check with us about needing a disability room as we don't have one and would have referred you to another Motel. The Fridge is brand new so obviously someone had altered the settings so again my apologies. We always try to make sure our guests enjoy their stay and feel we have let you... More 

Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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

Thanks for the positive comments. Glad you enjoyed the area. Liked the photos posted. It is always nice to get feedback from our guests and your experience from your extensive travels means an awful lot to us. Hope you return someday! More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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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
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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 

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