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Senator Motor Inn

2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#1 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Marina View
River View
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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
235Reviews0Q+A69Room tips
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Sainty1 wrote a review 3 Mar
Auckland147 contributions22 helpful votes
Loved looking out over the river, very spacious and our own seating on the deck, Minutes walk to excellent restaurants. We were upstairs in unit 9 which i on the corner and right by the stairs. Ussco restaurant which the Inn recommended was stunning. Superb food , great staff we loved it.
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Date of stay: March 2021
mcrn2021 wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
Well modernised, Clean and comfortable. Great location and close to all amenities,(shops restaurants and cafes. Excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful .Very enjoyable stay . Would use again and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Margaret wrote a review Feb 2021
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Lovely motel nice rooms except for the motel persons. We were witness to a very unfriendly situation involving some other persons staying in the complex were the motel managers having a go at the people they were outside sitting in the motel table and chairs this was at 6.30-7pm they were having a few drinks laughing and joking and just enjoying them selves doing nothing wrong the motel women was going off about the noise it wasn't upsetting anyone else it was totally wrong and inappropriate. We later heard the next morning they went into one of the rooms a 11 pm when they got home from been out for dinner the husband and wife motel owners were yelling and swearing saying they were going to kick them out we heard nothing and couldn't believe the carry on. So totally sad to see and hear. I asked other persons staying with us they said the same heard nothing. Owner lady was a real cow. Sorry to post this as its a great place handy and clean but inappropriate behaviour from owners. Sad
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Karen Kingsbeer, General Manager at Senator Motor Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
When we have numerous calls from upset guests, not only from our motel but from the Motel next door it is our duty as Motel Managers or Relief Managers to deal with this problem as quickly as possible regardless of the time day or night. In our compendium it clearly states that we expect all guests to respect others and excessive noise will not be tolerated. Multiple opportunities were given to lower the noise level and for you to choose to respect all of our guests. This was not taken.
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SueKerryCook wrote a review Feb 2021
Hastings, New Zealand7 contributions
Lovely big studio units. Very quiet and lovely clean units. Great views and walking distance to town and restaurants. Second stay here and will definitely go back. Love Gisborne. Thank you Karen see you again
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Date of stay: January 2021
Don S wrote a review Dec 2020
Mission Bay, New Zealand9 contributions5 helpful votes
We were very pleased with the Senator. The room was spacious, clean, and modern. The deck had a very nice view over the marina. It was close to everything, including an excellent cafe, 'The Flagship', just 40m away. The separate bedroom was unusual, a windowless room near the entrance, but worked well for us by keeping the room dark for sleeping, and leaving the living area spacious with a wide outlook.
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$101 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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) and Muirs Bookshop (0.3 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.
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 USSCo Bar & Bistro, Portofino, 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.