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“A good start”
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Senator Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
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TAURANGA
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6 reviews
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“A good start”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

First stay at this location and will look forward to returning. Pleasant outlook with apartment room ideal and spacious.
Also a Perfect location with it being an easy walk to for a great coffee at PBC Cafe just along the street from a very good restaurant USSCO.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
We are very glad the enjoyed our spacious rooms, and our very central location. Look forward to seeing you again
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

The senator is a very nice motel. The owners are very nice people that make you feel very welcome.
The rooms are big and in excellent condition and they all have very good views of the harbour. The Tv's are large flat screens with Sky and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is good but no cooking. The town centre is all in walking distance and a cafe right nextdoor (good coffee in the morning). Bathrooms are very big and very clean.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
We are glad you enjoyed our motel. We like to make our guests feel welcome and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The staff and Management of the Senator Motor Inn were so very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was very clean and catered for all. The only blip was the weather, but that wasn't too bad. The Senator is within walking distance of almost everything we wanted to do so would recommend this Motel to all. Thank you To all at the Senator, we will be back. :-)

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you for your kind words about our staff. I will certainly pass them on to all involved in making the Senator Motel a wonderful experience for you. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next one.
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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. The lady in reception was lovely and very helpful. The unit was huge with all amenities you could need. The living room was bright and airy. The shops and restaurants were within walking distance, as was a lovely beach. There were great views over the marina. All in all a great place to stay.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We are very close to our city, shops and our lovely beaches. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Bonny Hills, Australia
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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a quality motor inn in a fantastic spot, we stayed two nights and made use of the facilities, walking to dinner was easy we were spoiled for choice! Very nice stay in such a beautiful place highly recommend this place!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
I am glad you enjoyed our central location. Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We really appreciate your comments
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Darwen
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was ideal for us -we stayed for 2 nights,The rooms were comfortable and the location is ideal for shops, harbour etc and a great cafe for breakfast just next door.The lady on reception was great.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Thank you for you kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Very very nice. Lovely view over the Marina and watching the logs arriving and being loaded for China or wherever. Very comfortable clean room. And handy to the shops. The price was right. Would definitely recommend this motel. Will stay again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
We are happy to share our view and central location. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Additional Information about Senator Motor Inn

Property: 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 #1 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Senator Motor Inn 3.5*
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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