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Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

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41 Landing Road, Whakatane 3120, 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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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a family room here which had a separate bedroom with large bed n own tv, lovely spa bath with shower over and lounge/kitchen/diner with a single bed n sofa bed. The facilities were absolutely great - spotlessly clean with loads of clean towels and spare bedding. Hamish could really not do enough for us. He helped us out... More 

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HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the Family room which was recently repainted and refurbished along with new Bed and Double Couch. We look forward to seeing you again when back in Sunny Whakatane. More 

Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and accommodating to our late hotel check in. The motel was clean, cozy and the beds were comfortable. The bathrooms were great and wi-fi worked well during our stay. Great value for money and will definitely return next time we're in Whakatane.

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HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review.We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again next time you are in Whakatane. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed Whakatane and you're stay with us.Look forward to seeing you back here when in town again. More 

Longmont, Colorado
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review.We're pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us, having strong WiFi certainly helps with Photos. More 

Brigg, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 6 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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