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Isle Of Man
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed here overnight before visiting the East Cape. The motel is in a pleasant central location close to shops and restaurants but on quiet riverside. We found the room clean spacious and very well equipped and the staff friendly and helpful. Overall very good value for money

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us.

Hokitika, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights here. Very comfortable, close to restaurants, easy walk to riverside walkway and Waikanae Beach. Close to marina. Easy access from main road. Spacious unit with separate bedroom. Good facilities in unit. Guest laundry on site.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Very glad your stay in Gisborne was enjoyable

Papamoa
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Definitely the nicest accommodation I've had in a long while. Room was generously proportioned, as was the bathroom, and was spotlessly clean. Owners were very nice and helpful. Great location, too with restaurants within walking distance.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words

Bristol England
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night on our way round NZ. Easy parking and a good sized clean room overlooking the harbour. Well placed for restaurants and shops, would use again if in Gisborne. What else do you need in a motel?

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We recently spent a couple of nights at the Senator Motor Inn and really enjoyed our stay. The lady in reception was helpful and very friendly and the unit we were in was very clean with everything that we needed. Would stay again.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Looking forward to your next visit

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017

They allowed us to check in 5 hours early which was great. Service was exceptional and room was always cleaned each day and perfectly located to restaurants and bars in walking distance. Highly recommend

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

We do our best to accommodate our customers. Thank you for your kind words

New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Stayed 2 nights in this very spacious hotel that was very clean & modern. Very friendly reception staff (owners) who offered some great touring tips. Great location - walking distance to the river, beach, shops & restaurants!

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Thank you for you kind comments.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Having lived in Gisborne 55 years, but this a motel stay over, what a breath of fresh air. A lovely 2nd floor room looking over the inner harbour. You don't want to go out. If you do you are already in central city. And no noise due to one blind street not feeding the motel site. This ranks in our...

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We recently stayed here one night and loved it. Clean modern room, comfortable bed and best of all, the wonderful view. All rooms have a water view and it's only a few minutes walk to the town - shops and restaurants. Despite being close to town, it was very quiet and peaceful. The next time we come to Gisborne we...

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Very glad you enjoyed your stay

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We always choose the Senator when visiting Gisborne. Its clean and tidy with great view of the harbour. Upstairs rooms a bonus but either worth the visit. Friendly owners always wanting to please and very reasonable rates. Very close to centre of town and all amenities.

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay and you keep returning to us to stay.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Senator Motor Inn

Address: 2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $138 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Senator Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
#2 Business Hotel in Gisborne
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
#5 Family Hotel in Gisborne
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“An upstairs room would be better, as downstairs is quite public with a footpath right outside the windows which meant I had to keep the net curtains drawn for privacy. Also the lighting was very general and a bit bland so perhaps more specific lamps would help.”
826gillianh, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs for great view.”
JaneC667, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs had a lovely deck & view”
165gemmad, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hey! They all look equal, Second level could overlook better.”
alexandersZ6562IV, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room lighter and best view of the harbour”
jbh467, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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