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Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   41 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand (Formerly Gillon's Pacific Coast Motor Lodge)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Hillsboro, Oregon
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Busselton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A group of about 25 of us stayed here for two nights. The hosts were the most lovely, helpful people. Apart from giving us great tips on where to get coffee etc, they provided us with all the utensils, crockery etc that we needed to have a BBQ on one of the nights - fantastic. The motel itself is very... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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142 reviews 142 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Really good value for money, we enjoyed the space offered by the one bedroom unit with large living area, big bathroom (huge spa bath) and outdoor eating area. Tucked away in the back corner, it was also quiet. Extras like the newspaper and free wifi which we hadn't got at our last, much more expensive accommodation, made all the difference.... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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261 reviews 261 reviews
68 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Despite the protestations of the local travel guru who interviews us, there is not a lot to do in Whakatane. A bit of beach and sunshine just don’t do much for a resident of SE Queensland, but we stay overnight at the Pacific Motor Lodge to catch a tour of the infamous White Island volcano. The lodge is convenient and... More

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Sheffield
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not much more to say than has already been said in praise of this motor lodge. Big clean room, comfy bed! Very helpful host (with good tips for eating out) ... Perfect base in Whakatane for a trip out to White Island!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

There's a lot of choice of accommodation for Whakatane and pacific coast must be up there with the best. We stayed for a couple of nights early May at the start of our East Cape tour. The room was big, clean and had all the facilities we required. The owners went out of their way to make our stay as... More

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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*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Welcome to our owner/ operator motel in sunny Bay of Plenty. Supreme host of the year 2011 Finalist. Experience awesome service and genuine Kiwi Hospitality. Studios and Deluxe studios with king-size spa baths and family units. Close to shops and short drive to Ohope Beach and Whakatane town or take a walk along the River Bank. We can tell you about other amazing walks in the area. ... more   less 
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