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Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

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41 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand (Formerly Gillon's Pacific Coast Motor Lodge)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed here in Feb for my bosses wedding . I tell ya Hamish went out of his way for us. It was my first time in whakatane and I never knew the town at all and the hospitality we received was excellent. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We, 2 people, stayed for 2 nights and the room was in mint condition, well maintained, clean, and spacious. 2 chairs and a table in front of your room, parking right in front of the room or next to it depending in which unit your are. Free wifi and excellent upload speed which I need to backup lots of photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Easy to find on the main road into Whakatane, well maintained clean, with good sized bedrooms and excellent beds. Hamish and Vanna have a special ingredient in that all dishes etc are washed in their commercial washer after rooms are vacated, a great hygiene plus point! We had a barbecue the second night and Vanna ended up borrowing a BBQ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic stay we had . Clean, comfortable and very relaxing. Hamish and Vanna went above and beyond the call of duty on our recent stay. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Whakatane. Thanks to Hamish and Vanna for ensuring our stay went as smoothly as possible. I look forward to our next stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a one night stop during a road trip along the North Island's Pacific Coast. The motel is easily located off the highway on entering the city. However, it is a long walk into the CBD and a good 10 minute drive to the beach at Ohope. We had a one bedroom unit, which was exceptionally clean, spacious and... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

As per the title, this place truly sets the standard. Immaculate unit, beautifully presented grounds too. Slept better here than I do at home! Unfortunately I only got to stay one night. Will be back again and have recommended to colleagues for when they're in the Whakatane area.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I stayed here for a night with a friend, and everything about the place was satisfactory. Nice spacious, self catering and clean unit with everything we needed. Free Wifi. Bathroom had a few spiders and cobwebs on the ceiling, but aside from that the place was great. Didn't get to try out the spa bath. Beds were comfortable, staff friendly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stayed at this establishment and this is good value for money, the Hosts were excellent and friendly towards their guests. The rooms are spacious and has everything for the self caterer. I would definitely stay there again on my next visit. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Arrived after a long day and was very pleasantly surprised. The studio unit was spacious, well appointed and extremely clean and up-to-date. The price was very reasonable and I highly recommend staying here, particularly if you have a car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here for a night after along drive. Rooms are extremely clean and well appointed and extremely comfortable and the tariff is extremely reasonable. Great water pressure in the shower and well equipped kitchen and lounge. Got a great nights sleep. If you are a early riser and you like the morning sun pick units 14 or 15 which... More 

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