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White Heron Motor Lodge

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The White Heron Motor Lodge is now under "New Management" since August 2019 with your new friendly hosts being Hughie & Cherry-Lynn. We are proud to boast that the refurbishment of our motel is to a superior quality offering spacious accommodation that we are sure you will enjoy during your stay. The modernised accommodation units have new carpet, drapes, furniture and fittings throughout. The complex offers off street parking directly in front of your unit for easy convenience. There is a complimentary guest laundry and FREE high speed wireless internet access to all guest units. There is a grassed area with table & chairs to relax . The motel suites are serviced daily and are designated non-smoking. The motel offers 24 units being a mixture of studio, accessible, one bedroom, one bedroom with separate lounge and two bedroom with separate lounge. Most of these units offer a king sized spa bath. All units have air-conditioning, King or Super King beds with fast heating electric blankets, 50 inch flat screen TVs in lounge area and 43" flat screen TVs in all bedrooms. There is Premium Sky TV channels.. The kitchenettes have a fridge, microwave, twin hotplates, electric frypan, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities. Most of our units offer king sized spa baths. It is the ideal situation for those travelling for business or leisure due to the spacious room sizes and handily located position to the city centre, supermarkets & restaurants
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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English
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Angela wrote a review Apr 2023
Wairoa, New Zealand21 contributions4 helpful votes
What a lovely motel, the units were clean and spacious . The beds were comfortable , we had a great sleep. It was very quiet at night. The host was lovely. Everything was of a very high standard. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wendy McPartland wrote a review Nov 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely motel unit which was spotless and clean. Great cooking facilities and comfy bed. Lovely staff at reception. Would recommend to people. Handy to shops and restaurants if you want to eat out.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Lynda B wrote a review May 2022
Wellington, New Zealand1213 contributions121 helpful votes
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We spent three nights in Gisborne in late April (to watch the rocket launch at Mahia but that’s another story). I chose White Heron Motor Lodge after looking at the reviews here. I phoned and the booking process was very simple. Very friendly and helpful service from Cheryl Lynn. We got a discount for booking directly by phone, thank you. We arrived around 3pm and checked in. It’s very easy to find on the main road in from the Waioeka Gorge/SH2 road. It’s a very nice motel. Good parking right outside the room, and all rooms are ground floor. We were in Unit 23, a studio. It was spacious and had a King sized bed (we sleep in a King at home and don’t like anything smaller as we’re used to having the space). The unit was very clean and modern. A spacious bathroom as well. On our first night there wasn’t a lot of wind but early evening it was gusty enough to somehow blow down some of the wooden and corrugated iron fence outside our bathroom window. It was making quite a noise flopping around in the wind so we rang the office, and in very short order Huey/Hughie was out there with his tools and took the damaged part of the fence away so that it was nice and quiet again. Many thanks for sorting this out for us so quickly and efficiently. Any gripes? None of any note. There is, as others have noted, no towel rail in the bathroom. However the towels are in the cupboard under the handbasin, and who of us reuses their towels? To be honest, I never do, I like to have a nice clean fluffy towel each day so it’s not a biggie to not have a towel rail. There is no phone in the room but to be honest, how many people use a phone? I do occasionally but I can just as easily use my mobile. I guess if you don’t have a mobile it might be an issue but the offer is there in the room compendium to contact the office if you need a phone. I imagine it’s quite expensive to have phones and landlines in each room, so I’m quite happy to lower the cost for the motel owner/manager by using my mobile if/when needed. We would definitely stay here next time we’re in Gisborne. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Wiremu Chadwick wrote a review Dec 2021
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What a wonderful clean up to date motel run by awesome proprieters Truly a credit to Cherry Lynne and her husband..As a frequent traveller I class this Motel as one of the best and would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.Thankyou for the enjoyable stay Wiremu and Fleur
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary G wrote a review Dec 2021
Paraparaumu, New Zealand160 contributions40 helpful votes
I would give this motel more than 5 stars if I could! We stayed here a few years ago and were obvioulsy impressed enough to return, but since then it has been completely renovated and really is excellent. Our unit was very spacious and confortable and the hosts were extremely obliging and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shewaza wrote a review Aug 2021
Greater Wellington, New Zealand85 contributions19 helpful votes
What started of as only 2nights ended being 3,. What a lovely clean tidy well kept place to stay. The staff are lovely and very helpful. The unit had everything we needed (even a coffee maker) was warmed via heatpump and morning sun. Plenty of parking. The bed was comfy. Close to town only a minute or two yet far enough away. Will be our choice if accommodation again when we return to Gisborne.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Latimers wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand68 contributions33 helpful votes
Stayed for four nights. Rooms are very nice, clean and spacious with good amenities. Hosts are friendly and helpful. A couple of small issues with relatively easy fixes - no towel rails in the bathroom and no dish rack or draining board in the kitchenette. Very quiet when we didn't have neighbours but the units are not very soundproof. When we did have neighbours we could hear them talking in the next room. As a light sleeper that didn't work for me.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Niroshi G wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions41 helpful votes
Apartments very thoroughly cleaned and well maintained. Bedroom, bathroom sitting room are generously spacious. They have sky available, free wifi and an awesome jacuzzi in the bathroom. Really fantastic accomodation. Would to totally go back and stay there again and go with friends as well.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MarieAnnNZ wrote a review Jan 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand337 contributions167 helpful votes
Hadn't been to the White Heron Motor Lodge before, but absolutely thrilled we booked there for 3 nights. Super super clean, great bed could not fault a thing. Everything of a high standard. A real credit to management and your staff. Marie
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Roger H wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand56 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed overnight.we found a big comfortable room, well appointed with quality fittings. The motel is close to the centre of Gisborne. We have stayed in many hotels and motels which have cost more and provided less. We would recommend without hesitation as excellent value.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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$192 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Heron Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to White Heron Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf (1.2 km), Te Urewera National Park (0.6 km), and Whataupoko Park (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Heron Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at White Heron Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at White Heron Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at White Heron Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Heron Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Tamarind, and Sofra Turkish Cafe.
Is White Heron Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Gisborne.
Are any cleaning services offered at White Heron Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to White Heron Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (10.3 km).
Is White Heron Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.