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Eastland Motor Lodge
Ranked #15 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Douglas, Isle Of Man
1 review
“Nice Motel”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Great modern clean room. The staff were approachable and friendly. Overall I was impressed with the place. I have no complaints. I would and have recommended Eastland Motor Lodge to others and would go again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Although a little bit out of town, this is a nice, modern motel. The unit was relatively spacious, with a kitchenette and breakfast bar. Includes a 50-inch plasma TV (great!). The beds were firm and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and helpful - you only need to ask.
The motel is a little way out of the main strip, so you will need to use the car when you want to go anywhere. There are few shops nearby. The walls are very thin, so if a group are talking loudly etc, it can seem a bit 'close'. Parking can become a problem - the parking is not designated so as we found people would park in the spot directly outside our unit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Eastland Motor Lodge was a dream. We stayed 6 nights in 2 of the family units. They were clean & had everything we needed! The units were serviced daily & the staff were so pleasant. We loved the heated pool it was perfect. I will definitely be staying here next time I visit Gisborne. Thanks Peter & & Judy!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed 6 nights in one of the newly upgraded Studios. The rooms were immaculate and accommodating to our every need. They were serviced daily and the whole complex was clean an tidy. The heated pool was an added bonus. The staff were excellence and really helpful. Would DEFINITELY recommend and stay again. Really felt like a holiday =D

  • Stayed December 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we stayed four days in a twin room and the unit was clean. The service by the cleaners was excellent, the cleaning lady was very accomodating and helpful.
we stayed down the back surrounded by trees and newly done landscaping, it was so peaceful and you could hear the birds singing in the morning. We all loved the pool and the pool is very well kept. The owner is a friendly guy, and very hospitable. We would definitely stay again. Forgot to mention the shower pressure was great.

Room Tip: Get one of the units down the back, nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great value for the money. Kids loved the pool. Hospitality and flexibility of the owner was awesome. I left 2 days early due to a change of plans and the owner graciously reimbursed full amount without hesitation. Very clean and thorough cleaning provided every day for our 10 day stay. Will definitely stay there again and recommend it to others!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MLJ21
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Ohope, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed two nights here in a lovely freshly renovated room was perfect for what we needed we were able to have a nicely cooked dinner in our room bathroom was abit small but still functional. Looking forward to coming back next year and swimming in the pool. New owners are doing great in improving this motel

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Eastland Motor Lodge
Address: 798 Gladstone Rd | Te Hapara, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eastland Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and relax in the beautiful city of Gisborne and let the folk at the Eastland Motor Lodge make your stay one to remember. Gisborne’s main beaches are close by where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, swim or surf. Waikanae Beach is known for its great surfing and you can also see Young Nicks Head from the beach. Wainui Beach is only a 5-minute drive away and is also a great beach for surfers.An easy 35 minutes’ drive will have you arriving at many lovely beaches up the East Coast or you can visit Eastwoodhill Arboretum, a similar distance away, which is known worldwide for its many beautiful trees, particularly beautiful in the autumn when the leaves change colour. Just past the Arboretum is the Rere Rock Slide, another icon of the Gisborne Region.Eastland Motor Lodge was a purpose built 8 unit motel in 1970 and was completed as a 17 unit motel with an outdoor swimming pool by the mid 70s. One of its main features is the 2 acres of majestic land than surrounds the buildings with a great mix of trees including some spectacular towering palms. ... more   less 
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