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Cortez Motor Inn

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#8 of 10 motels in Whakatāne
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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 in spacious courtyard. Guest laundry and ample free parking available. Enjoy your hosts' hospitality and friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
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Dream28174083240 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Awful. Bad service, horrible rooms, poor parking spaces. Our stay at Cortez Motel was not good at all! Our room was rotting and had cracks in the ceiling and wall. When we tried to check in, the eftpos machine wasn't working due to a "comms" error, but didn't try to come up with a different solution. Then when we tried to check out the next morning, the office wasn't open, ( the sign on the door says they open at 8am) it was 8:15 and we had to leave otherwise we would be late to an advent we were going to. We left the key on the table inside the room and left the door unlocked then left and called at 8:30 to tell them about it. I couldn't understand half the things the lady was saying it was a little frustrating trying to talk to her. Not a good experience and won't be going back. Really disappointed as the pictures give off the indication that the place is amazing. It's not.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Don't go, that's all the tips I have for you. Don't go unless they fix a few things.
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joyC wrote a review Aug 2021
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We have just stayed three nights at the Cortez Motels in Whakatane. The service was A+ so friendly so professional. The cooked breakfast is a must, sets you up for the day, and hot! We will be back. Location to town a nice walk, no traffic noise at night. Shower so hot, fabulous. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alan B wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand184 contributions57 helpful votes
Very high standard of cleanliness. Very comfortable and a great place to stay. Arrived late and everything was ready for us. Not the top end of motels in terms of price but we had no issues with staying there. Would use again if in Whakatane Close to centre of town and very convenient
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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debsdeane73 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Had a family weekend / event in Whakatane so booked 3 rooms.. I truely want to say how excellent the staff & owners were. We appreciated they made a family room available for our 4 teens that were travelling With us . However on arrival this motel Looks & feels depressing - my folks were With me & I felt uncomfortable that I had booked it- however my parents kindly agreed it was okay to stay -we do not at all have issues With older or dated motels but first reflections are that it needs a sweep up & definitely carpets cleaned asap. I did not at any stage take my shoes off during the stay the carpets desperately need a clean or update. However the sheets , bedding showers & toilets were really clean but furniture in all rooms dirty & we did not sit on them. Good location , clean sheets & excellent staff just a shame as we did not feel comfortable in the rooms . Good cheaper style motel. Wouldn’t stay again unless a bit of an update & carpets cleaned .
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Caroline T wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions8 helpful votes
Grounds well kept, room had separate toilet to shower, no air conditioning but did supply big standing fan in the room, great outdoor seating area for a bbq. Only downfall was murky pool, they only emptied the bin but didn't top up coffee or milk so we had to get our own because we came back late, also had stay in families living at the motel.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KJVD wrote a review Oct 2020
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Visited Whakatane with friends and stayed in the Cortez Motel for three nights. Very clean and tidy. Good service and very friendly staff who made sure we had everything we needed for a perfect stay. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Haze A wrote a review Aug 2020
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This place was great! Family of 4. 2 adults and 2 small children. We got the superior family room specifically for the spa bath for the kids. This room had a double bed and a single in the "lounge" and the same in the bedroom. Nice sized room, not overly big but big enough. Table and 4 chairs. Plus a bench with 2 barstools. Flatscreen with basic sky channels. 2 heaters but the rooms are well insulated so dont need them all that much. The kitchenette is a bit dated but functional. No stove but they have a microwave and a cooktop. The beds are comfy enough, not plush but not hard. The bathroom is quite big, lots of space. The spa bath is huge! It was perfect. It's quite quiet. Couldnt really hear much going on outside. Theres a pool (looks clean and still being filtered even though it's the middle of winter which is great.) and a bbq area in the courtyard. The owner/guy on reception was great. Seemed genuinely friendly which gave me confidence in the place before even getting to the room. And above all else!! THIS PLACE IS CLEAN!! The sheets, new towels, the bath and toilet. The cutlery, the table, the carpet. CLEAN! It's a cheap motel with everything you need and nicer than most in its price range. Very happy with our stay and will most definitely be happy to stay here again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brent B wrote a review Jul 2020
Nelson, New Zealand70 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a good 3 nights at the Cortez motel. Everything was as expected for a mid-range motel. Good service - friendly staff - and helpful with hints, ideas and brochures for the next leg of our journey. The only real negative was the lack of parking beside the room. Apart from that - good kiwi lodgings!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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fandingo wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand224 contributions153 helpful votes
We've stayed at the Cortez Motor Inn before and will always stay here when we visit Whakatane. The customer service is 5-star, with our recent stay accommodating an early check in, followed by the owner taking the time and trouble to look for something sentimental I'd left behind in the room, and posting it to my home address. These are wonderful folks who value their guests and this is so rare to find these days! The motel is clean and quiet, despite being on Landing Road, the rooms are well insulated. Thank you again for your awesome customer service, and we look forward to our return stay!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Ngawini and Sine wrote a review Apr 2019
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The host was very accommodating for our trip. Messaged to say we wouldn't be arriving until 2am and they advised us of our room and left the room unlocked for us. Recommended to anyone. Lovely people will stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$149 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionWhakatāne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cortez Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Cortez Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ohope Beach (6.7 km), Julians Berry Farm & Café (3.1 km), and Mataatua: The House That Came Home (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cortez Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cortez Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cortez Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cortez Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Awa, Kopeo Indian Restaurant, Bar & Takeaway, and Spice Junction.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cortez Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cortez Motor Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Cortez Motor Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Cortez Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Papaka (2.1 km).
Is Cortez Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.