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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

*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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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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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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A 1970s Spanish-style classic, complete with archways in the room. Good sized motel room, which was very clean and amazingly quiet, even though the motel located on the main road. Free wifi was great. The black-out curtains were a real plus, too, to keep out the morning light. Queen-sized bed with nice sheets with lots of extra pillows provided. But,...

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

Kiaora "Clean, quiet but parking not good" The Team at the Cortez thank you for your review. Like you, we are disappointed that you were inconvenienced with having to park on the road. We do however have a large grassy area also available for parking alongside the units running from 8 to 14. This area is usually designated for large...

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We made a last minute booking (as in called at 6.45pm for a room that night) and stayed in Family Room 4. Reception was very friendly & helpful when I called to book and again when we arrived. The room was very large and well laid out. The separate bedroom had a double bed and single and the main lounge...

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

Kia ora "Little Gem" Thank you very much for your formative review and please let us know of your return to our beautiful town. Nga mihi, Dave

Maleny, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is an older style budget motel which has been lovingly maintained and is spotlessly clean and tidy. Our self contained room was serviced daily and had a kitchenette which was adequate for preparing a simple meal. The owner clearly enjoys what he does and makes you feel very welcome. A great stay in a beautiful town.

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

Thank you for your lovely review and am so glad that you enjoyed our little town. I hope that the remainder of your visit to our Isles was equally as enjoyable. Te atua manaaki. Nga mihinui, Dave.

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great guy, friendly service. Dated but a great clean bed for the night for great value, would stay again and recommend! Handy place for fishing trip, sightseeing, bbq, pool all you need! Wifi works and everything polished n clean, 2 mins from city and best fish n shop in NZ Gibbos!

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

We here at the Cortez are glad that we were able to tick one of your boxes, in your overall experience of Whakatane and the wider Bay. Tiaki me te atua manaaki, Nga mihinui, Dave

bay of plenty nz
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Although the units may be dated, the owners were accommodating and assisted us with our requests without hesitation. Rooms were clean and comfy. Curtains made rooms nice and making it easy to sleep in. Thanks for making our stay pleasurable. 👍👍

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

Kia ora "Would stay again" Thank you for your kind and positive review. We hope that 'dated' adds to the Motel's charm. lol Certainly we are most grateful that you appreciated our hospitality. All the best. Nga mihinui, Dave & Karen

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €64 - €87 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles jocelynw497, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“On the main road going into Whakatane so easy to find.”
 of 5 bubbles 86peterj, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“The setting encourages guests to mingle around the BBQ & pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles Ambflyer1, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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