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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Senator was to be for two nights but because of Cyclone Cook we ended up staying for four days - and had a wonderful time. Great location, great operators and great housekeeping staff. The Senator was a great springboard to checking out all Gisborne and the surrounding area had to offer.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was slightly dated but had a good view of the harbour and was well placed for our restaurant reservation next door. The receptionist was very pleasant and helpful as we arrived early and left the car in the car park whilst we went for a walk around Gisborne.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Happy to have been of assistance

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly helpful service. Good harbour view from upper floor. Very comfortable bed. Cleanliness excellent. Free wifi. Will return when next in Gisborne. Excellent location and fab restaurant very near. USSCo. (Flagship for breakfast), also next door.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying. We are pleased you enjoyed our lovely views from your room. Look forward to your next visit

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent one night on my travels at the Senator. I arrived early and asked if I could leave my car there until check in (needed to get some lunch) and they offered me the opportunity to check in earlier which I was very grateful for, as I was hot and tired and didn't really fancy sitting somewhere for an hour....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location well appointed rooms except the fridge, as very small. Clean well kept, Staff great and help full. Out look from rooms good. Generally a quite area as not a through road. Very central with a short stroll into town centre

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Gisborne exploring the area and the Senator was an excellent base for this - close to the town, shops, walks and beach. Was warmly greeted each day by office and staff who happily answered my queries. Room was spacious and clean, with good kitchen facilities so I could dine in.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

So very glad you enjoyed our central location and our friendly team.

Kerikeri
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stayed at the Senator recently. PROS:We found the room spacious and tidy with a super outlook over the marina and a lovely comfortable bed. Room had a 32" TV with local and Sky network. CONS: A noisy little fridge that seemed to go continuously and the noise in the area on a Saturday night from surrounding bars/clubs continued until...

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. Our fridge has a separate plug that can be switched off if the needed. We are situated in the inner harbour and close to the city which can be associated with noise; not often but on occasion. For any problems at all contact reception and we will do our best to help. It is hard...

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the best motels we have stayed in on our travels around New Zealand. Excellent rooms and very spacious right on the harbor and close to the town. Staff very helpful and friendly. Would recommend. MERV.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us Merv. Glad you enjoyed Gisborne

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Comfortable accommodation, clean and excellent amenities. Close to restaurants for dinner and breakfast. Excellent facilities for making your own breakfast. My stay was for two night. Easy walk to the walkway and to the shopping facilities. Excellent location for a stay whilst visiting Gisbornes many attractions.

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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Look forward to your next visit.

Isle Of Man
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stayed here overnight before visiting the East Cape. The motel is in a pleasant central location close to shops and restaurants but on quiet riverside. We found the room clean spacious and very well equipped and the staff friendly and helpful. Overall very good value for money

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Thank you for staying with us.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stylish and comfortable motel accommodation in the heart of Gisborne - Senator Motor Inn offers this and more.Our modern harbour side motel is a two minute walk to Central Gisborne’s shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.Each of our spacious self contained suites has its own balcony with views over the bustling inner harbour marina. From here you can take a relaxing riverside stroll along the riverside walkway to the spectacular Waikanae and Midway beaches in one direction or along the riverside walkway alongside the rivers in the other direction.Senator Motor Inn offers top quality motel accommodation for the discerning business traveller or holiday maker during the week or for those special get away from it all weekends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Senator Motor Inn

Address: 2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $143 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Senator Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
#2 Business Hotel in Gisborne
#5 Family Hotel in Gisborne
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“An upstairs room would be better, as downstairs is quite public with a footpath right outside the windows which meant I had to keep the net curtains drawn for privacy. Also the lighting was very general and a bit bland so perhaps more specific lamps would help.”
826gillianh, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs for great view.”
JaneC667, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs had a lovely deck & view”
165gemmad, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hey! They all look equal, Second level could overlook better.”
alexandersZ6562IV, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room lighter and best view of the harbour”
jbh467, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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