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Cortez Motor Inn

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Cortez is your basic, clean, and very comfortable, with a capital V. What a lovely gentleman who owns the motel. We were running late due to sudden storm and he waited up to welcome us with a happy smile and extra milk for tea or coffee. Would recommend for a comfortable, quiet night.

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

Kia ora "Cosy" Thank you very much for your kind words, esp re 'the lovely gentleman' We look forward to seeing you when you are ever back in our lovely little town. Kia ora ano, Dave and Karen.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Basic very clean and tidy smallish rooms handy to town. Great shower! Friendly staff Couldn't wish for more. Only let down it does not have any street appeal at all! Hubby's first impressions was oh no what have we let ourselves in for!

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

Kia ora, Thank you for your review and your comments re the lack of 'Street appeal' This is certainly an area in which we are looking to develop with a more modern signage and creative lighting etc.. maybe even tar sealing the carpark too. Here's hoping the budget can stretch that far. lol Nga mihinui, Dave and Karen

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had 6 nights there and was made very welcome when we arrived. They were always ready to help in any way they could. The room was spotless and cleaned every day and supplied with fresh towels each day. Would definitely recommend and would stay there again without hesitation!

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

Kia ora, Thank you for your kind review. It is always lovely to know when some one has appreciated their stay with us, esp when staying a long period as you guys did. All the best. Nga mihinui, Dave and Karen.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Located on the main motel strip about 2 km from the town centre, this is a clean and well-run, old-style motel with units in a courtyard. The owner was very friendly. The room I stayed in was basic, but very clean and had fridge, microwave, tv, heater, kettle, tea and coffee, iron, ironing board and crockery, etc. The bed was...

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Mutalau, Niue
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Customer service excellent. Neat and very tidy room. Basic setup. Not much area to sit if a family of 5 to eat meals. well equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals. Has everything you need. Suits a short stay. Safe environment. Good location.

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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 - €86 (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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