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Tourist Court Motel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
Reviewed June 13, 2011

Had great service from the time we arrived. Motel owners very friendly and sociable. Main reasons for booking with them was the cooking facilities, guest laundry, spa, sky tv in the unit, and above all, it was very cost effective.
We like to cook when we're staying at a motel, so having cooking facilities was great.
We also pack light, so having a guest laundry and dryer was an added bonus. I had forgotten that I had left my washing in the dryer, and the owner was very kind enough to put my laundry in the washing basket and bring it to the unit for me. Hows that for service?
The unit was very spacious, clean and tidy. The shower and toilet facilities were fantastic and spacious as well. Flat screen tv with 9 sky channels was awesome as we are avid sports fans, which meant that we could watch live matches without missing out.
The location of the motel meant that we were handy to supermarkets, the hub shopping base and still central to visiting family and friends.

Room Tip: As there are 9 units, they are all exceptional
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

A very pleasant motel with lovely decor. More important, though, very friendly and helpful management. It is easy to find when entering town but is about 20 minutes walk from the centre of town. We used it as a base to do the White Island trip but it is also a good touring base for further afield.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

we recently stayed at the Tourist Court Motel in Whakatane and found it to be a very clean and well cared for place. We found the managment to be very helpful and freindly. The rooms were simple but had everyting we needed. The motel was close enough to the main shopping area and in a pleasent district.
There was a spa ppol and laundry facilities available.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

More than appropriate for the night we needed to stay.

TV was a bit dated, as it had a black line through the top of the picture until it warmed up. Apart from that can't comment on anything else but how friendly the hostess was when it came time to pay the bill, oh and how understanding she was when we said we wouldn't be there until after 10pm.

Great service.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Kpagurl
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Management response:Responded August 14, 2011

Thank you for your feed-back. We are pleased to let you know that we now have new LCD flat-screen television in all but our two bedroom unit.

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Reviewed January 8, 2011

Really enjoyed our 2 day stay, very friendly hosts made our stay very homely. Accommodation very clean, comfortable and tidy. Would recommend people to stay, hosts very obliging.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

We stayed two nights and found the unit very clean and roomy, I told the owners that the pictures on the website didn't do the units Justice, as they were far better than they looked on the web. Also we arrived early due to an airline fault and were able to get into the unit early after driving all night,we were very thankfull for this and other helpfull things our hosts did for us.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steven-Dent
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Reviewed October 11, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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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
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Whakatane
Price Range: $72 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tourist Court Motel 3.5*
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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