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Senator Motor Inn
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 , New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Gisborne, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very friendly team”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed two nights and had an incredibly friendly welcome. The motel is in a great position within Gisborne and very close to some great restaurants and the main street but in a quiet position I'd recommend it to anyone to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our central location does make it easy to enjoy our local sites and food.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Taupo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My son (adult) and I stayed in January, very impressed, large unit, handy to cafes,cbd. very well appointed, clean, everything you need, we had downstairs unit. with outdoor area, very quiet,and people walking past, all spoke to us. very friendly.No complaints at all.

Room Tip: Upstairs would be better view, but nothing wrong with downstairs, As they were booked out.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you so much for you kind and honest review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our city.
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Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Wonderful location with lovely views over to the Marina. Short walk to a number of restaurants, large rooms unfortunately only stayed one night but would stay there again when in Gisborne.
The rooms upstairs have a more elevated view of the Marina.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay and our wonderful central location
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Swindon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Was only here for a one night stop.
Found the apartment to be spacious, well appointed with a nice view of the harbour. May rating could have been very good but I felt that the Senator was let down slightly by an attention to detail.
I am influenced in this by the fact that the iron had a large black patch on the hot plate that I didn't notice & when I came to iron my shirt this transferred. My shirt was ruined.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
We pride ourselves on our clean, spacious units. I am very sorry for your inconvenience with using an iron that was damaged. I guess we are all human and do make mistakes. However we now have in place a electrical check on all appliances weekly. Once again I apologise for your inconvenience
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and had booked in advance and stayed here for four nights. We were very pleased with the welcome we received and the rooms on the first floor over looking the wharf.
The kitchen had all utensil's needed for our stay and with a large selection of restaurants and bars close by made this a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: first floor, better views
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We really appreciate it.
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Yorkshire UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and we couldn't have booked a better motel. We had a great welcome and the room was very big and everything in it was spotless. The kitchen area had all the utensils that you could want and there were plenty of towels etc. It has great views of the harbour just across the road. Each room has a balcony with a table and chairs. There are some good restaurants in walking distance and it is quite handy for the town centre.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor have better views and balconies not at street level.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
We are glad you were able to take advantage great weather, central location and our lovely motel. We look forward to your return visit
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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were very impressed with the apartment as it was very clean and comfortable. Karen was very welcoming and pointed us in the right directions to restaurants and things to see and do. The motel is very central so you can walk to the shops, restaurants and the beach. We would certainly reccomend this place to stay at.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
We are very happy that you enjoyed our beautiful location and wonderful clean facilities.
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Additional Information about Senator Motor Inn

Address: 2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Senator Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish and comfortable motel accommodation in the heart of Gisborne - Senator Motor Inn offers this and more.Our modern harbour side motel is a two minute walk to Central Gisborne’s shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.Each of our spacious self contained suites has its own balcony with views over the bustling inner harbour marina. From here you can take a relaxing riverside stroll along the riverside walkway to the spectacular Waikanae and Midway beaches in one direction or along the riverside walkway alongside the rivers in the other direction.Senator Motor Inn offers top quality motel accommodation for the discerning business traveller or holiday maker during the week or for those special get away from it all weekends. ... more   less 
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