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19 Salisbury Road, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#18 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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See why so many travellers make Waikanae Beach Motel their hotel of choice when visiting Gisborne. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Waikanae Beach Motel features newspaper and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts barbeque facilities. If you are driving to Waikanae Beach Motel, free parking is available.

While visiting Gisborne, you may want to try some dumplings at one of the nearby restaurants, such as USSCo Bar & Bistro.

Looking for something to do in Gisborne? Tairawhiti Museum (0.8 mi) and Titirangi Domain (0.9 mi) are some popular attractions that are within walking distance of Waikanae Beach Motel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Waikanae Beach Motel as you experience all of the things Gisborne has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Beach
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Wifi
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Room service
Seating area
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mike B wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand76 contributions40 helpful votes
Across the road from the fabulous Waikanae Beach with its great boardwalk. This motel has contractors staying here. New owners but a huge improvement in cleaning required . 4 night stay but no price reduction but virtually no service. Place really needed vacuuming. I did suggest that be done more often which the friendly owners agreed to. Hope for improvement in future.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Maree R wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand799 contributions288 helpful votes
A very friendly greeting and I was shown a room which I took. Its really clean and the bed was super comfortable, but its on old style hotel with a dated kitchen and bathroom, for the money Id like something more modern but that doesn't happen in Gisborne. I was also woken up from the noise of workmen leaving before sunrise in the upstairs rooms, not really loud but not good soundproofing.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Loreen B wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand222 contributions27 helpful votes
No view of the beach, but very close. Clean, quiet unit upstairs (book for downstairs if any mobility issues). Continental breakfast available and was quite generous. We had booked in advance and checking in was simple and welcoming. Staff very helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Barjon10 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
We booked for 3 nights leading up to Easter and didn't get one decent nights sleep. We had asked for an upstairs unit, as we find downstairs units get all the overhead occupant's noise, and we're both light sleepers. We weren't informed until we arrived in reception that they only had a downstairs unit available for us; even worse, it was under two upstairs units occupied by baby elephants. Why didn't they let us know when they got our booking request? As we said when we left - we could have booked into a decent Bed & Breakfast or found somewhere else to stay for $275 a night if they had let us know immediately. They just wanted our money and we got a very noisy unit, peeling paint in the shower, kitchen and walls and our parking space was taken on the last day. An expensive lesson to learn; never to book in here again. We gave it 2 stars only as it is very handy to town and the beach and the cleaner was very friendly and nice. Not enough to return though.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Maurice H wrote a review Nov 2020
Rotorua, New Zealand8 contributions
This is a lovely Motel across road from main beach and very close to all facilities. Our room was clean, well appointed, and quiet. The staff were wonderful and extremely helpful. We had booked in advanced as we were travelling with a small rescue dog and we had no problems checking in on our arrival.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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GranLiz wrote a review Aug 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand15 contributions15 helpful votes
I need to qualify this by saying that we booked on line and didnt realise there was a booking fee. We arrived and asked if we could book an extra night. After humming and harring we were allocated room 16.It appears to be a converted garage. Luckily we are not very big as the bathroom is minuscule. The wardrobe, kitchen cupboards and mirror appear to have come from a 50s style house. The kitchen curtains hung over the kitchen tap.It smelt very musty as if it had not been aired or used. However it was spotless and the linen was of good quality. As there was only a frosted door and one kitchen window there was no outlook at all so we decided to move on the next day. This particular room is very poor value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HKinsey wrote a review Mar 2020
Paraparaumu, New Zealand739 contributions229 helpful votes
Lovely lady and her dog run this place. Not flash, but everything you need. Beds very comfortable,would stay again, . Very close to the beach, and an easy walk to the town centre. Why pay more? Recommended
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sirjack_10 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand30 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a great stay here, we had a one bedroom room upstairs with a view of the sea. Great location, only have to cross the road, walk a few metres and you are at the beach, the weather was extremely hot so we went swimming twice a day. The motel was clean and tidy, the parking a little tight but overall we would definitely stay here again😀
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Date of stay: February 2020
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ddilling30 wrote a review Jan 2020
Loughborough, United Kingdom71 contributions62 helpful votes
We had a family unit with sea view for 2 nights and are absolutely satisfied by this choice. Reception was welcoming, friendly and helpful. The unit was spacious, modern, well equipped and comfortable. The motel is very well located on the seafront road, within easy and scenic walk to the port or into Gisborne town, with it’s excellent Museum, parks, shops, cafes and services. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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peter_coulson wrote a review Dec 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand28 contributions10 helpful votes
This photograph says it all. Apart from looking terrible it must be a safety issue and needed to be fixed. As per the title this is the only motel I have ever stayed at with a broken window. It really is not acceptable.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGisborne RegionGisborne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waikanae Beach Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Waikanae Beach Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dome Cinema (1.0 km), Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf (0.5 km), and Muirs Bookshop (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waikanae Beach Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Portofino, Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, and USSCo Bar & Bistro.
Does Waikanae Beach Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Waikanae Beach Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Waikanae Beach Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Gisborne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Waikanae Beach Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (11.3 km).