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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Group of 9 we had the 2bed apt + a studio with spa. Clean, comfortable, helpful service, spacious. The 2 bed apt has a private courtyard and lots of room for our 4yr old and 5yr old to move around in. We love it and if ever we're in Whakatane THIS is where we will stay! Totally recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a very nice motor lodge to stay in after a long drive and booking in after reception was closed arrived to have the manager Hamish had turned on air con as it was bitterly cold very attentive manager in any requests we had highly recommend this motor lodge to stay in

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Thank STuki333
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stay at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge. We found it very clean and comfortable. The bed with its white, clean linen and electric blanket let us forget that it is winter outside. One of the few free wifi places that works. The kitchen was all so neat with a variety of coffee's, teas and drinking chocolate to pick from......even plunger... More 

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

Thank you for Fabulous review !! The whole team here at Pacific Coast really appreciate your generous appraisal of the room and it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in Whakatane next. More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms with very comfortable bed. Park the car right outside room. Classic motel with no outside road noise. Free wifi with good speed. Few minutes drive into town. Helpful lady at the front desk. Good value for money, would definitely return.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Many thanks for the review. Look forward to seeing you next time you're in Whakatane. More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Did not find the staff all that friendly and accommodation was very average. OK for a one night stay but wouldn't want to stay any longer. Very minimum equipment in kitchen and bed not all that comfortable.

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

That's extremely disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy your stay here with us.We would like to hear your suggestions for not wanting to stay any longer than one night. As you can see from the previous reviews we make a huge effort to make sure everyone's stay is as comfortable as possible and welcome particular comments of improvement. More 

Opotiki, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stayed for three nights with my Fiance. The staff were very nice and helpful, and its located nice and close to town. The room was nicely set out and very clean with an amazing spa bath. I would definitely recommend to stay there again.

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Thank micaelaobrien88
HamishPC, Owner at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you reviewing your experience staying at Pacific Coast. Nice to hear you enjoyed the Spa Bath. See you again when you're next in Whakatane. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

came for a one night stay with my daughter the room was nice and clean and everything we needed , most places that are small only have microwaves so the stove was super helpful aswell, free milk, free wifi , heater provided. bed was very comfy and it was well priced all round, would definitely recommend and stay again

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

Many thanks for reviewing your stay with us. So pleased you enjoyed your room. We certainly would welcome you back next time you are in Whakatane. More 

South Island, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Stayed one night and room was clean & very comfy. Very well priced and value for money. Good central location and handy to beaches. Great hosts and would definitely come back and stay again!! And for more than one night :-)

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

We certainly welcome you back for longer next time. I shall pass on your generous comments to our staff who do a great job in always presenting our rooms so clean and tidy. More 

New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Awesome place to stay, staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean, warm and comfortable and are decorated and furnished beautifully. Great central location. Would definitely recommend staying here :)

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

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your few days here welcome you back when you're back in Whakatane next. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We had an overnight stay in this lovely motel. We had booked a room with a separate bedroom and the lounge/kitchen area was large and light. There was a single bed in the lounge so it would have been fine for a couple with a child or for an extra single adult. We also had cooking facilities. The bed was... More 

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

Wow what an amazing review, thank you for that. We really appreciate your kind words and your description of our One Bedroom Apartment and amenities. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our owner/ operator motel in sunny Bay of Plenty.Winner 2015 Certificate of Excellence,2014 Traveller's Choice, Supreme host of the year 2011 Finalist. Experience awesome service and genuine Kiwi Hospitality. Studios and Deluxe studios with king-size spa baths and family units. Close to shops and short drive to Ohope Beach and Whakatane town or take a walk along the River Bank. We can tell you about other amazing walks in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

Address: 41 Landing Road, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand (Formerly Gillon's Pacific Coast Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range: $90 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pacific Coast Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Whakatane
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