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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night. The proprietors could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Recommended a local restaurant which was excellent. Room was presented beautifully - spacious, comfortable and clean and located centrally but in a quiet corner overlooking the harbour. Thank you.

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Thank Wayne R
Redmond,WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed this in Oct/Nov 2014. Since then I've been back the same time in 2015 and now in 2016 again too, and it is time to update you on the property and the experience. Well, actually, nothing has changed. It is still as wonderful as it was two years ago, and the units are still in as-new condition. The... More 

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Thank TheTravelInsider
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was spotless and large., Bathroom was new. Bed was very comfortable. Great position...2 minute walk to town or beach. Staff were welcoming and very helpful. Lovely outlook over harbour and patio to sit out on.

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

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Senator Motor Inn. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very well located with some great places to eat close by. Beach and river were close by. The room was clean with a comfortable bed and all the amenities you would expect. The only drawback was noise. We were there three nights. There was moderate road noise on Wed and Thur nights but Friday was too noisy.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and spacious. Separate bedroom with double bed and single bed in lounge. Looks over boat harbour, good kitchen with microwave and owner very pleasant. Bathroom spacious with modern fittings. Also handy to main shopping centre, only few minutes walk.

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

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this motel for 2 nights. It has a great location looking over the inner harbour and an easy walk to shops and restaurants as well as attractions so ch as the Wine centre. The room was extremely spacious and well set up with useful bench space, a comfortable sofa, dining table and chairs, and a good kitchenette... More 

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

We are happy that you were able to enjoy our rooms and our very central location in Gisborne. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Senator Motor Inn was a great place to stay in Gisborne. It is n the heart of the CBD, looking across to the inner harbour. It is an easy walk to shops, restaurants and other attractions including the Gisborne Wine Centre. The room was very spaceous and comfortable with useful furniture and benches but no clutter. The kitchenette was... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I stay here once a month, and have done for the past five years. Always a warm welcome and the rooms are always clean and tidy. Location is very good, being within a few blocks of the city centre. There is a good selection of places to eat within easy walking distance.

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

Thanks Steve glad you keep coming back. More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Have often passed by and thought what an amazing position, overlooking the river and marina and handy to town. Inside spacious rooms and all the facilities you would expect. So clean and lovely crisp sheets. A short stroll to Gisbornes best restaurants and cafe.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our motor inn. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and our lovely rooms. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Lots of ticks for this place: Great location beside the river and close to town Good parking Lovely hosts Lovely spacious rooms Good location to some great cafe's and restaurants. My two minor gripes were. Right from when we first went in for some reason our room was always a little smelly when we entered it, this cleared by widely... More 

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

Thanks Steve for taking the time to write a review. We are currently re-carpeting and tiling our rooms, your room had recently been re-carpeted and tiled. If you had mentioned there was a smell we could have advised you of the reason. It is our policy for our housekeeping team to not fully make a bed if there are personal... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €102 - €118 (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 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
#2 Business Hotel in Gisborne
#5 Family Hotel in Gisborne
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“All rooms face to the inner harbor with glorious views”
 of 5 bubbles TheTravelInsider, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper level rooms are the best option.”
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“Harbour views excellent”
 of 5 bubbles V9663MTdebbiem, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have lovely outlook”
 of 5 bubbles kiwi088, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“choose a balcony room overlooking river”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisW311, 10 May 2016 | Read review
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