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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pacific Coast is located on the main road through Whakatane, within a few minutes of the shops and restaurants. It is very clean and well decorated. The bathroom0 in particular are of a very high standard. The management is friendly and helpful. My only minor disappointments were the lack of air conditioning on a muggy night and poor reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed with our young family and loved the space, courtyard and spa bath. Modern and clean. Excellent value, location a short drive from CBD and attractions like Julian's Berry Farm. 10 mins to Ohope Beach. Lack of a DVD in the room - a necessity with youngsters - was remedied. Would stay again :)

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Pacific Coast Motel was very comfortable with lots of space and full kitchen facility. It is situated on the edge of Whakatane (careful how you pronounce it) which is a lovely, laid back haven on the coast. The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly and added to a great stay. Thanks.

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Thank ian2deep
HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Motor Lodge.Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us in Whakatane. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Stayed one night with four adults, found service was very welcoming, facilities were very modern and clean, nice pressure head shower, very cosy, kitchen facilities were on the dollar and will deffenly stay again.

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

Thanks for your generous review and that you enjoyed staying hear at Pacific Coast.We'd love to have stay again when in Whakatane next. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stayed only one night in the town, and found this by driving by. A comfortable standard motel with spacious rooms and spotlessly clean. Free WIFI was essential for us and this was unlimited here. Good for a few days seeing this great area.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review your overnight experience here.The unlimited WiFi is an added bonus we're glad to offer our guests. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Just loved staying here. The rooms are immaculately clean, well furnished and above all, quiet. Very friendly managers were the icing on the cake. Just a few minutes drive to the centre of Whakatane for a great breakfast at Javaman Cafe on The Strand.

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

The team here at Pacific Coast absolutely appreciate your positive review about the Furnishings and cleanliness of your room.We also enjoyed having you stay and hope to see you back here soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Lovely modern, spacious unit. Spa bath was great. Nice large bathroom with great shower pressure. Bedrooms were a good size and the beds were comfy. Heat pump in lounge kept room toasty warm and black out curtains ensured a good night's sleep - very quiet too. Would definitely stay again.

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

Many thanks for your positive review of our Big Two Bedroom Apartment.This recently renovated apartment with new fold out 3 seater couch is very popular with Families.The heat pump is great in winter and Air conditioning in summer. Thanks again for taking the time to review our motel. More 

Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed here for just one night and even though it doesn't have amazing views, it's centrally located, the rooms are super clean and the staff (owners, I think?) were VERY friendly and accommodating. We had an issue when we went to take a shower and the shower head flew off, spraying water all over, and when we alerted the... More 

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Thank JRALLEY4
HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We certainly apologize for the issue with the Shower, resulting in your clothes getting wet. Unfortunately this hadn't been reported and I was unaware there was a problem , (which took two minutes to replace). We're also very proud of our awesome executive cleaners who do an amazing job keeping our rooms spotlessly clean.... More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank clarelambie
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 July 30, 2015

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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Thank br_rigger
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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