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Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 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 1 week ago 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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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were in Whakatane for 3 nights up from Wellington and this place looked attractive online so we booked it and glad we did. Everything about this motel was excellent. Very clean, modern, friendly owners, comfy bed. Nothing bad to say, highly recommend staying here!

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Canberra, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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.

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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*
Number of rooms: 14
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