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“Home away from home.” 5 of 5 stars
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Tourist Court Motel
50 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
auckland
1 review
“Home away from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I stayed at this motel for a week on a school trip with 15 boys. The units were very tidy.The rooms were very tidy with comfortable beds and big T.Vs. The staff were very friendly and made you feel right at home. If visiting Whakatane I would definitely stay at the Tourist Court Motel again.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you for your review. It was an interesting week with so many teenage boys. Having the incentive for them to keep their rooms tidy and do their dishes had a good response from some. The boy that had kept his sleeping area tidy was so excited to receive his reward. What a shame they didn't win the final.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband and I looked up a hotel that would accept dogs, and this place came up which was wonderful. We were travelling through to Gisborne and decided to make our stop shorter and thoroughly enjoyed this motel. The owners were lovely (she liked Coronation street, so that was a start, tee hee). We have two small minature dogs with their own beds so you wouldnt know they had even been there. Very clean and tidy, we would stop there again, and so easy to find when you come into Whakatane. Thank you again Tourist Court Motels in Whakatane.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel, not near the road
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Yes Coronation Street is one of the tv shows we look forward to but guests checking in always take priority. Your two dogs respected our property as well as you did so they would be welcome again.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just two negatives. Only one bedside table; no shampoo supplied - instead there is a liquid soap dispenser in the shower. On the positive side, the hair dryer is right beside the mirror and the proprietor came and closed the curtains, turned on the light and made sure the unit was warm for our return in the evening. We only stayed one night and went out in the mid afternoon so that was a nice touch. Priced sensibly for what they provide.. we would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are still trying to source some narrower bedside cabinets to match the style we have, so that we can have one on each side. We chose to use a liquid hair and body wash in the showers as felt it was a wasteful to have soap wrappers, partly used soap bars and shampoo sachets going into landfill. We are pleased you appreciated the little touches we do for our guests.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Not only the unit was comfortable but also the whole feeling of meeting the owners who made us very welcome with our german shepherd. The decor was clean and modern. The breakfast was so cheap we don't know how they can afford to make it for the cost. We will most certainly stay again when in Whakatane

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Thank you for your review. Bix is welcome back anytime (so are his owners) as he was such a well behaved dog and you all left the unit lovely and clean. When we have dogs in, we always wash the carpet afterwards to get rid of any doggy smell before any new guests arrive. Lovely to have had you stay with us.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We have just had a great stay in this motel. The units were immaculate and had everything you could need. The owners are so friendly and helpful, above and beyond what you would expect. Great for families and couples alike.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This motel was lovely so friendly helpful and well appointed units with lovely big TV's and everything one could want. There is a spa and nice little gardens. We were so impressed and when we had finished our holidays it was the one that stood out the most.

We would go back in a heartbeat as we felt so welcomed there and they were so helpful in all our questions and queries.

Room Tip: The one near the spa and near the office was fantastic and not noisy at all
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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gotokojo, Owner at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. It is great that you felt that our motel stood out from the rest. We love to please our wonderful guests.
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

A fantastic motel very tidy and clean.Wonderful hosts made us feel very welcome.Very well equipped and as we had 1 days stay was cleaned and beds remade which was a lovely surprise.Thank you

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gotokojo, Manager at Tourist Court Motel, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Address: 50 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a motel with clean and spacious units which have recently been redecorated with lcd tvs with USB & HDMI ports, freshly painted and new carpet.We have studios, one-bedroom units and a two-bedroom unit which sleeps up to 7.We are 2kms from the CBD of Whakatane and the port which is the gateway to tours to White Island (a volcano)- which we can book for you plus fishing and diving tours.Lots of walks to keep you fit while on holiday.We are one hour from Rotorua or Tauranga and two and a half hours from Gisborne. ... more   less 
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