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Esplanade Motels

35 Railway Esplanade, Gore 9710 New Zealand
Room & Suite (13)
Pool & Beach (1)

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#1 of 4 motels in Gore
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We have one, two and three bedroom units. All units have kitchen facilities. Parking is available outside rooms and a large truck park is available off road. Our units are warm and, serviced daily. We are owner operated and enjoy taking care of our guests. Most of our rooms have been up-dated recently, with the addition of two brand new one bedroom units and another disability unit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Strollers
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Room features
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
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jono wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Spacious, Functional clean and tidy. Good facilities for cooking, eating, TV, heating. Spending 6 weeks in NZ some in posh accommodation, some in Huts some like this just one night breaks on the journey but quality very variable and this is one I can highly reccommend
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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De-1807 wrote a review Oct 2023
Dunedin New Zealand22 contributions5 helpful votes
Great Motel and a great price. Owner was very welcoming and friendly. Unit was spacious. Loved the comfy chairs in front of the TV. Good selection of coffee, tea etc and snack packs of biscuits. Bed was so comfortable, had a fantastic sleep. Shower had good pressure. Would definitely stay again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Phillippa S wrote a review May 2023
Geraldine, New Zealand33 contributions2 helpful votes
As usual very welcoming hosts Room very clean At the time of this visit it was a very hot weekend and a fan going in the room was very welcomed Close to Takeaway shop and therefore very easy for a person travelling on there own Good off street parking
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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OnAir55192165072 wrote a review Feb 2023
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Thank you Gillian for going out of your way to get us a unit for the weekend. This is our second stay at Esplanade Motels and both time we have been very happy The units are clean, beds are comfy. Full size oven was a bonus. Nice greeting on arrival Good Southland hospitality. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phillippa S wrote a review Feb 2023
Geraldine, New Zealand33 contributions2 helpful votes
Very welcoming owners Units very clean fresh. Fans provided during very hot weather. Beds comfortable Traffic noise mininium Very good service if staying more than one night Would stay there anytime we are in Gore
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Date of stay: February 2023
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kenandlinda2016 wrote a review Jan 2023
Cromwell, New Zealand17 contributions4 helpful votes
We had an excellent unit, with everything possible available ( even an egg beater) And it is pet friendly for which we were very grateful Service was good and plenty of parking The Esplanade made of stay in Gore worth the trip. We would definitely return Thank you
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nic93 wrote a review Dec 2022
Wanaka, New Zealand12 contributions
This is a great motel with off street parking. Quick drive into town (you could walk if you wanted to). The rooms are very clean, comfortable and spacious. We didn't use the cooking facilities but the room had a well equipped kitchenette. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CharlieOscarPapa wrote a review Nov 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand530 contributions205 helpful votes
Excellent unit with all necessary items and spotlessly clean. Comfortable bed, and although it's on a main road and there are occasional trains too, the noise is not disruptive. Friendly, helpful hosts. Dogs are allowed with permission and there are good dog walks and Gore dog park very nearby. Would recommend and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Duncan W wrote a review Oct 2021
Wellington, New Zealand349 contributions194 helpful votes
We chose this motel for its close proximity for a wedding we were attending at the nearby Longford Tavern (short walking distance through the back entrance). We were just there for one night, but found the room quiet, clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Geraldine R wrote a review Jun 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand27 contributions7 helpful votes
We definitely recommend this motel. The proprietor was very welcoming and luckily for us, she had upgraded our room. The rooms were very clean and the bed was so comfortable unlike some others we had slept in. Good shower which also had a seat
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gillian Cooper, Owner at Esplanade Motels
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Thanks for your review. We certainly appreciate your positive comments and hope others will take your advice when looking for accommodation in Gore. Cheers Gillian
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PRICE RANGE
$151 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionGore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esplanade Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Esplanade Motels?
Nearby attractions include Hokonui Moonshine Museum (1.2 km), Eastern Southland Gallery (1.2 km), and Gore Public Gardens (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Esplanade Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Esplanade Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Esplanade Motels?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Esplanade Motels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esplanade Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Ambience, The Thomas Green, and Howl At The Moon.
Are pets allowed at Esplanade Motels?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Esplanade Motels accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.