We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 41 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand (Formerly Gillon's Pacific Coast Motor Lodge)
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Pacific Coast Motor Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Pacific Coast Motor Lodge
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's nothing special about this motel, or its location. It's good, clean, nicely appointed. We got there on dusk so didn't get to appreciate a sunniness that others speak of. It's a fair way from the shopping centre (though there's a convenience shop nearby), and is on the main motel drag. We had had a very long drive that day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go past Pacific Lodge if you are staying in Whakatane, it is superb. Everything about this motel is "spot on". The hosts are excellent, the rooms spacious and well appointed. Furnishings are of high quality and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this would be our first choice if we returned to Whakatane.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wanaka, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and were totally thrilled with our accommodation. The owners were lovely and friendly. The rooms were spotlessly clean and were lovely and sunny with heaps of space. The bed was super comfy and we both had a really great nights sleep. The free wifi was an absolute bonus. I walked into town and it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed in the executive suite, this room is good value if there are a few of you as it has 1 separate bedroom and then 2 other beds in lounge(1 folds down from what looks like a cupboard). The room has a good equipped kitchenette and small outdoor area for the room as well. There is a spa bath... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The executive unit is worth the extra money, because of the small private patio, good kitchen and the large spa bath. All rooms have plenty of space. Free internet a great plus for us as we were on a business trip. Owners very friendly and helpful. The only downside is that the shopping area is some distance away and requires... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hillsboro, Oregon
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The family that runs this lodge is very nice and friendly. We were warmly greeted (by name) and they were very willing to help with directions and local information. We ate dinner at the place the recommended and enjoyed it. The room itself was a good deal for the price - clean and simple. We did use their laundry facilities... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly welcome from the manager- had unit 1 which had a king size bed with very good linen/pillows, nice leather easy chairs and the unit was generally very well appointed. The wet room was spacious and the amenities of good quality - that's where some provincial motels really drop the ball. I did not use the kitchen facilities as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed 2 nights and it was awesome. Price worth it. ...We were (spoilt) upgraded to a room with a Spa Bath and Separate Shower. Travelling NZ from Australia for a month the spa was a relaxing treat due to me having to do doing all the driving. . The "Mr Manager" was very friendly and welcoming, didn't deal with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were a group of 21 motorcyclists in Whakatane for the weekend. Our hosts went out of their way to make sure we were happy, allowed us access to their kitchen, gear to wash bikes, etc. Good value for money, very clean, modern and user friendly. Arranged for a coach at short notice, and pointed us in the right direction... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This Motel is located on the main road into Whakatane. Despite being so close to the main road, the rooms are quiet and are soaked in the afternoon sun. The Motel appears to be very new with all new facilities. Good comfortable beds and califont (endless) mains pressure hot water system making a great shower. The Host was very welcoming... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Pacific Coast Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

Address: 41 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand (Formerly Gillon's Pacific Coast Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pacific Coast Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Pacific Coast Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

27 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (21)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Room/suite (6)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (1)
View from room (1)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Dining (1)
Room/suite (2)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay