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Cortez Motor Inn

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent facilities! Excellent staff! Highly recommended to all travelers - Solo, couples, families, small groups and large groups! Clean, tidy, helpful... The list goes on! Easily the best place we stayed on our road trip around the central North Island!

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora, Kia ora rawa atu for your "high recommendation" We and our staff especially, are quite chuffed with your review...chur.. Nga mihi, Dave

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The owners are very polite and welcoming but the bathroom was quite a tight fit. And in the room I had there was no sink for doing dishes or water for jug had to use another room which I didn't mind. Don't go by photos go and see for yourself. I loved staying there though had great sleep

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora' We are very appreciative of your review. You are right there are no facilities to wash your dishes in the studios only. The staff the following morning clear, clean and replace all used dishes from the Studios. Any extra dishes and cuttlery required will be provided when asked. We thank you for staying and are glad you began...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner is meant for the hospitality business. No fuss just genuine top notch service and welcome. No requests for likes on Facebook and reviews on TripAdvisor. Good solid motel, no frills. Would recommend.

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora, Damn... this owner has been a Dairy Farmer for the last 40 yrs... Don't tell me I missed my calling... Kia ora ano. Nga mihi, Dave

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2017

An older, tired establishment, OK for a night. It was clean, bed was fine. The pool was lovely, and the Bar B Q area was nice to relax in. Owner was a nice chap. No Sky, only Freeview. Would we stay again, sure.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The staff were all friendly, the room was clean, and there were laundry facilities we were able to use. For the price, this place was a great deal! If you are looking for a budget place to stay in Whakatane, I would highly recommend.

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora, You have epitomised exactly our position in the market place with your review. The Cortez is an older ( some say tired) motel that has long serviced the town of Whakatane. We are a "Budget" motel and I concur that for the price it is a great deal. Thank you for your high recommendation. Nga mihi, Dave

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

*Affordable prices *Friendly and helpful staff - went out of their way to assist us *Exceptionally clean and tidy *Lovely pool and BBQ area *Has all the comforts of home Very impressed - Highly recommended A+

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora, The Cortez Management and staff are very appreciative and thank you for your stunning review. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Nga mihi, Dave

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It was really right choice of our stay at Whakatane. A clean and spacious room, very quiet night, decent sleep on comfy beds, good shower, and proper kitchenette with complimentary tea and coffee, and free WiFi. Very friendly owner with all information we need. The motel has pool but we did not use it because we came at very late...

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your very factual review both in terms of what we have to offer as a motel and our actual location from CBD. Nga mihi, Dave

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The Cortez is very friendly and clean. My daughter is very happy here with pool and spa pool at a reasonable rate. It is right on a main road approx 7km to beach. Good to have a microwave in room. Pleasnt.

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora, Many thanks for your kind review. Mere kirihimete, Nga mihinui. Dave & Karen

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Rocking up to the Cortez Motor Inn, I was hoping for a clean, quiet place for my family and I to use as a base. My mother had just passed away & we needed somewhere to stay close to where everything was to take place. We had a very informal friendly welcome & access to the free wi fi, milk...

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora Theresa, Thank you for your lovely comments. It is extremely gratifying to know that you found our 'older establishment' welcoming and friendly given your kaupapa during your stay with us. Te pai katoa. Nga mihi, Dave and Karen

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I didnt stay at this motel having booked somewhere else. When I arrived in Whakatane I thought I would be able to get a taxi but I was wrong. I met the owners of this motel who kindly took me into town to the motel I was staying at. To me this is the best kind of customer service you...

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cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor Inn, responded to this review

Kia ora! Hey, thanks to you for your kind comments and yes do stay next time. We're not the Ritz but hopefully our friendly and accomodating nature will make up for it. Kia ora ano, Nga mihi, Dave and Karen

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 ground floor units from studio to family units - 7 with full kitchen facilities and 4 with spa baths. Studio units all have jug, toaster, microwave and fridge. Sky TV and free WIFI. Swimming pool plus BBQ's in spacious courtyard. Guest laundry and ample free parking available. Enjoy your hosts' hospitality and friendly, relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cortez Motor Inn

Address: 55 Landing Road, Whakatane, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Price Range: €59 - €85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“We had room 7 with the huge spa bath. Very enjoyable.”
theresas964, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Unit 14. The Spanish-style archways in the room were quaintly delightful but blocked the view of the TV if we were viewing from the bed.”
jocelynw497, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“On the main road going into Whakatane so easy to find.”
86peterj, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“The setting encourages guests to mingle around the BBQ & pool.”
Canadian_Traveler60, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Before you book, check to see if the pool is operational and check your booking is actually correct.”
  • Walls and room showing its age
Ambflyer1, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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