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2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Seating area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Harbour View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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JohnRaewyn wrote a review 8 Aug
Lake Macquarie, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
Karen provided excellent service from the initial contact regarding our booking right through to our departure. The units are large, clean and comfortable with serene outlooks over the marina. Perfectly positioned in the centre of town making it a short walk to a multitude of eating establishments and the beach. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: It is a two story building. Upper level rooms have the better views and privacy.
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Nigel H wrote a review Jan 2022
Whakatane N.Z14 contributions
This is the 3rd time we have stayed here and Karen has been very accommodating. We always get an upstairs unit overlooking the harbor. Because of the location it is quiet with very little traffic but within walking distance of fine restaurants and the city center. Rooms are always immaculate with everything you need. We will be back next time we're in Gizzy 👍😊
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: parking is at a bit of a premium so get in early for the best parking, don't get me wrong...
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Kristal wrote a review Jul 2021
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My husband and I spent the weekend here for his 40th birthday. The room was beautiful and well maintained. We also loved the view looking across at the harbour. The bathroom was beautiful and clean and spacious!! The hosts were amazing!! Even going above and beyond and looking after the 40th birthday cake we had made for the Occassion and keeping it in their kitchen, which made our weekend so much easier!! We loved how close we were to town and enjoyed walking to find our meal. We will definitely becoming to spend future weekends here 😊😊
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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G1536UAdenise wrote a review Jun 2021
Te Araroa, New Zealand1 contribution
I stayed for work - it was such a pleasure staying in a motel that met all of my needs. and I was upgraded because I checked in early and paid! Awesome service, communication and overall experience. No doubt, the Senator is now my first option when travelling to Gizzy. Nga mihi
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Date of stay: June 2021
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SandK91 wrote a review May 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand122 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights in a ground floor unit with separate bedroom. Positives: Good location, easy ealk to shops and resturants. Very clean and well presented space. Warm. Helpful staff. Negatives: The light from the reception area leaks into the bedroom at night (hard to get to sleep if you are used to block out curtains) Limited seating in the lounge area. Overall a very positive stay and would recommend The Senator as a place to stay in Gidborne.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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themacgirls wrote a review May 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand164 contributions77 helpful votes
So perfectly located in central Gisborne. Rooms have a lovely outlook and sunsets are beautiful from here. Very clean and tidy and roomy. YOu can walk into town from here. I'll be back and I would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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greaneynz wrote a review Apr 2021
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This motel is in an excellent location - every room has a nice outlook over the river. The rooms are spacious with lovely fixtures and fittings - more like a high end hotel. The rooms have everything you need. The couple who run the motel are very welcoming and helpful
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Date of stay: April 2021
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ElsaMiro wrote a review Apr 2021
268 contributions48 helpful votes
Such a great spot to stay, superb views out to water, within walking distance to shops, restaurants etc. So clean and well set up, spacious and light. Balcony wonderful spot for sitting having drinks, breakfast etc watching the boats etc on the river, so close to main beach as well.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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katrinajones2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand1 contribution
The room was very spacious and had a great level of cleanliness. It is located within walking distance of cafes, bars and restaurants and the pathway which runs along the beach and river. I would definitely recommend this place to others.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Cheryl G wrote a review Apr 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand22 contributions6 helpful votes
Great location firstly. Close to town and cafes etc. Boardwalks in either direction from across the road are excellent if you want to go for a run or walk. Rooms are well appointed. We had a one bedroom, in the lounge were 2 divan beds which is ideal for a family. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$113 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGisborne RegionGisborne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Senator Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Senator Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dome Cinema (0.1 km), Muirs Bookshop (0.3 km), and Next Gen Escapes (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Senator Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Senator Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Senator Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Senator Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Senator Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Portofino, USSCo Bar & Bistro, and The Rivers Restaurant and Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Senator Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Senator Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (12.0 km).
Does Senator Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Senator Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.