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Waikanae Beach Motel

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#18 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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See why so many travelers 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 travelers like you or a short stay for corporates and salespeople Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a seating area, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. Waikanae Beach Motel features 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 fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Captain Morgans or fine dining at USSCO Bar & Bistro. Gisborne is also home to Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial, a popular historic site that is not too far from 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)
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
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Lucie P wrote a review Jan 2023
105 contributions12 helpful votes
The motel can be easily found, it was very comfortable, the room was nice and clean, perfectly corresponded to the advertised description and the lady at the reception cheerful and welcoming. We were recommended a good place to eat not far away (The Rivers), which was a very good tip!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KevinMatt wrote a review Sept 2022
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom289 contributions79 helpful votes
Although not expensive this motel doesn't stand up to others in the price range. Not a problem if staying for a single night and to be honest it does offer everything you expect, it's just rather tired and in need of equipment update and a redecoration. I do accept that these issues may be a consequence of covid.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
Hi Kevin, I see you stayed in our most budget studio and you also booked through Expedia. In future you may want to book direct as we offer a 10% discount from the price on Expedia or Booking.com. We have only owned the motel for a short while but have done more renovations in the other units. I'm pleased wit was adequate for a one night stay Enjoy your travelling around NZ
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Mike B wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand78 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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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
I am really not sure what happened here as we service the rooms daily? Maybe that was during a Covid spike? You are right its across from the road to the beach and now has a great boardwalk connecting to the city. Soon to have a new restaurant opening once the midway surf club is built and down the road from the new Olympic pools that are being built too.
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Maree R wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1142 contributions343 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 Zealand225 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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Room Tip: Choose downstairs if any mobility issues.
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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
Only one of our units has a view of the beach which is disappointing but we are a walk across the road to experience the beach first hand. Im please you sound it clean as we pride ourselves with great reviews in cleanliness
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Barjon10 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand15 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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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
Booking direct would save a lot of money and we were under new management so there has been lots of improvements since you were here
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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 Zealand16 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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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
We were new owners in October 2020 and have since renovated this room and is better equipped now.
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HKinsey wrote a review Mar 2020
Paraparaumu, New Zealand739 contributions231 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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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
We are new owners and took over the motel in Oct 2020, our first purchases were brand new comfortable beds...and the renovations continues even through Covid holdups and issues. We hope to see you back soon
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Sirjack_10 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand31 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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Response from Nicola Evans, Owner at Waikanae Beach Motel
Responded 9 Oct 2022
pleased you enjoyed the view of the sea and made good use of the beach. parking is tight but there is a parking space for every unit. We have just had the driveway tarsealed as well.
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), Muirs Bookshop (1.0 km), and Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf (0.5 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, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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 Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Portofino, 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, a clothes dryer and a washing machine 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).
Is Waikanae Beach Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.