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Livingston Motel
42 Landing Road, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
“Nice stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great Motel, loved the spa pool in the room and the welcome basket was a great touch. The room was nice and clean and the owners are always friendly and ready to help. Excellent breakfast as well, will be back for sure.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the spa, and the complimentary snacks. We'd love to welcome you back next time you're in town.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a treat...excellent motel.
The spa pool in the bathroom was a pleasure to use and the bathroom was really clean and spacious. Very nicely decorated rooms and clean.
The owners very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing our motel - and for your kind comments. The spa pools are very popular, I'm glad you enjoyed yours. We'd love to welcome you back if you happened to be back in Whakatane again.
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North Shore City, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our visit to Whakatane had to be comfortable and relaxing and our stay at the Livingston Motel ticked all the boxes. Our guest from Australia, first time in NZ, was equally impressed with our three day stopover here. The whole experience was delightful, having stayed in a two bedroom unit. It was very spacious with all the amenities needed, plus more.
On a personal note, as a business traveler I have required accommodation in Whakatane on several occasions and stayed in other motels, but had I spread my wings further I would have booked Livingston Motel. There was no comparison. Suffice to say I will definitely book Livingston.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you for reviewing our motel and for your kind comments. We're thrilled that your stay with us was comfortable and relaxing. We'd love to welcome you back when you're next in town; either on business, or travelling with family.
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have stayed here twice now and both times the accommodation has been excellent.
You are made to feel very welcome and nothing is a problem.
Highly recommend the breakfast both continental and cooked.
This has got to be the only choice in Whakatane.

  • Stayed May 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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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you for reviewing our motel, and your kind comments. Since you stayed we have completed replacing the beds - we've now replaced all the beds, so should make for an even better night's sleep!. We'd love to welcome you back when you're in town next.
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was looking for a motel where I could spend a couple of days as a break from a heavy work schedule. I chose the Livingston motel and could not have chosen better. The welcome was warm and the accommodation was immaculately clean and well appointed. The good selection of complimentary snacks is a nice touch. The 50 channels of sky is great for evening entertainment.
Will stay there again next time I am in Whakatane.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing our motel, and your lovely comments. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us; we'd love all our guests to truly relax and unwind during their stay with us. We'd love to welcome you back next time you're in town.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

On arriving I was given a warm welcome and the staff were really helpful with maps and information. The 50 TV channels were great--awesome to wake up and watch Errol Flynn. After long bush walks and visitng the volcano it was really nice to come back to a cleaned room and a spa bath. I was also in town for work and did not have time in the morning to clean the dishes etc and always came back to a super clean room.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Thank you for reviewing our motel, and we're thrilled that the staff were welcoming and helpful. We would like for everyone's stay with us to be very relaxing and stress-free. I noticed that you weren't as happy with your sleep quality during your stay so I'd like to let you know, that when our order arrives in 10 days all the remaining beds in the motel will be replaced so guests' sleep quality will definitely improve.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I regularly use tripadvisor to find accommodation that others recommend, and I was not let down! Spacious, clean, warm, and modern, with sky TV and yummy complimentary snacks. We made a last minute decision to stop for the night in Whakatane, and the Livingston was conveniently placed on our way into town, and the owners were happy to accommodate us without any notice. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Debbie B, Owner at Livingston Motel, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, and for sharing your thoughts by reviewing our property. We're thrilled we could help out with your last minute decision to stay in town, we'd love to be able to welcome you back next time you're in town.
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Additional Information about Livingston Motel

Address: 42 Landing Road, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have large spacious, stylish rooms - all ground floor with a variety of bedding configurations, some with cooking facilities; most with full-sized spa pools - individually filled and controlled. 2 easy-access units. Excellent showers. All rooms have LCD TVs and SKY Guest Select with movies and all sports channels; tea & coffee facilities, including plunger coffee, fridge & microwave. One bedroom units and genuine two bedroom unit all have 2 LCD TVs and spa pools. ... more   less 
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