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Captain Cook Motor Lodge

31 Awapuni Road Waikanae Beach, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#6 of 16 motels in Gisborne
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Captain Cook Motor Lodge is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Gisborne, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Captain Cook Motor Lodge offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service, newspaper, and baggage storage. Guests of Captain Cook Motor Lodge are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While staying at Captain Cook Motor Lodge, visitors can check out Oneroa cycleway/ walkway (3.1 mi), which is a popular Gisborne attraction.

While in Gisborne be sure to experience local fish and chips favourites at Captain Morgans or USSCo Bar & Bistro.

Best of all, Captain Cook Motor Lodge makes it easy to experience some great Gisborne attractions like Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial, which is a popular .

Enjoy your stay in Gisborne!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Beach
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Danielle Y wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions4 helpful votes
Very spacious for family with 3 kids, super clean and close to the beach (roughly about 5 mins walk). The carpark is just in front of our room and easy to load the luggage as well. I highly recommend this to people with kids, very family friendly. We really enjoyed our stay there, thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dave B wrote a review Jan 2024
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is pretty good. Just a decent, clean motel, not too far from downtown. Excellent self laundry services and friendly proprietor. Don't expect a boutique experience. It's solid, though.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debbie G wrote a review Nov 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand46 contributions8 helpful votes
My hubby and i stayed here for 2 nights in the 2bdrm apartment with my mum and the first thing I noticed was how clean it was and homely. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a guaranteed good night sleep in a clean environment
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Denis-Caron wrote a review Sept 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand24 contributions45 helpful votes
Very tidy motel complex. Good friendly and informative staff. Clean rooms and handy location. A short stroll or taxi ride to the main street and adjacent to the beach. Ideal for business or pleasure travel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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mike385 wrote a review Mar 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand116 contributions84 helpful votes
The hosts were very helpful and friendly. The room spacious and immaculate. But the back is adjacent to the railway depot which has forklifts and other traffic operating at very early hours. The front fence is adjacent to the main road with trucks and trailers also driving past at very early hours. So, if you can sleep through traffic noise you’re ok. If not ——. Handy to Waikanae Beach and a short drive into town.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jro3652017 wrote a review Jun 2021
Hastings, New Zealand2 contributions
Checked in and was immediately made to feel welcome. Receptionist was extremely polite and obliging. Given key to unit (2 bedroom) four of us sharing. The unit was great - two bedrooms (1 with queen, the other 3 singles). Huge bathroom with shower over bath. Water was good and hot. Kitchen area had large fridge/freezer, sink, plenty of cutlery and crockery, electric hob with 2 elements. Rear door to outside area where there was a washing line. Even though on a busy thoroughfare, the unit was quiet. Lots of parking outside unit - handy as we had 3 vehicles!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Mike A wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Cheep and cheerful. Friendly staff and OK room. A clean and well fitted out budget hotel. The location is a bit removed from the heart of the city, but an easy cab ride away. Awesome shower and bathroom set up. Gutted that bar and restaurant not open at weekends.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Captein wrote a review May 2021
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand8 contributions
Booked in for the night and it was really neat to see awesome friendly staff members. The room was spacious and it was nice to have a spa bath. Excellent room, clean and tidy. Definitely coming back..
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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patw272 wrote a review Apr 2021
Whakatāne, New Zealand88 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed last weekend the unit we were given was a back unit small carpet needed cleaning and was frayed the unit bathroom was very tiny the kitchen area was worse couldn't get 2 people in no mirrors bar a very small one over a very small basin a very noisy unit as the front of the unit faces a truck parking area trucks starting and moving all night the wall to the adjoining unit was so thing you could hear the people in it. Not s very enjoyable unit same price as the nicer front o as when spoke to the reception told that was it we tried to go elsewhere but no vacancies never again
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RB2021 wrote a review Jan 2021
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I had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The accomodation is very convenient to the beach and walking into town. Great air con, comfy bed. All the staff were fantastic, very friendly, super helpful and efficient. Great to deal with.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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$172 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tairawhiti Museum (1.1 km), Dome Cinema (0.7 km), and Muirs Bookshop (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Portofino, and USSCo Bar & Bistro.
Is Captain Cook Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Gisborne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Captain Cook Motor Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Captain Cook Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (11.5 km).
Is Captain Cook Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.