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Cortez Motor Inn

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55 Landing Road, Whakatane 3120 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A clean basic motel with comfortable beds and friendly staff at the entrance to Whakatane. Some traffic moise. Good shower and larger than normal towels. Good value for money. On the night's we stayed there were the drivers of several big rigs parked on the...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Found the room to be very cozy & staff friendly & helpful. As I was in Room 8 right near the road I was worried about the traffic noise at first but after a while you forget about it. Whole site is like a little...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Good little motel with very reasonable prices. I think you get value for money, clean rooms and linen. Bathroom could do with some upgrading. Overall, a good place for a short stay with low cost. There was a nice looking pool, but couldn't try as...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Our stay was a mixture of good and not so good. The first unit we had the shower was broken so the bought this to the attention of Dave the owner. We were moved to another unit, the shower was excellent. The units are spotlessly...More

Thank KayC1724
Response from cortezWhakatane, Manager at Cortez Motor InnResponded 31 March 2018

Kia ora Kay, I'm really glad that we were able to change the fortunes of your stay so that you could focus more on enjoying, being back in Whakatane to visit family and friends. You are so right. The motel does need a big revamp,...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great staff. Manager/owner went out of his way to make my children feel welcome, awesome pool for the kids and a real homely feel about the place. We will be staying here again if we ever go back to whakatane for a stop over visit...More

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15 ground floor units from studio to family units - 7 with full kitchen facilities and 4 with spa baths. Studio units all have jug, toaster, microwave and fridge. Sky TV and free WIFI. Swimming pool plus BBQ's More in spacious courtyard. Guest laundry and ample free parking available. Enjoy your hosts' hospitality and friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$64 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$64 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Traveller (10)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)
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"Ask for a larger room if you are with kids"
4 May 2018
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"We had room 7 with the huge spa bath. Very enjoyable."
12 Nov 2016
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"Unit 14. The Spanish-style archways in the room were quaintly delightful but blocked the view of the TV if..."
3 Oct 2016
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"On the main road going into Whakatane so easy to find."
17 May 2016
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