Senator Motor Inn

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New Zealand > North Island > Eastland > Gisborne > Gisborne Motels, Motor Lodges & Motor Inns
  • View of the Senator Motor Inn from across the Harbour
  • Train ferrying passengers travelling in front of the Senator Motor Inn
  • Senator Motor Inn - Gisborne
  • Senator Motor Inn - Gisborne
  • Living area of a one bedroom unit
  • Living area of a one bedroom unit
  • Studio unit
  • Kitchenette view
  • View of the Senator Motor Inn from across the Harbour
  • Train ferrying passengers travelling in front of the Senator Motor Inn
  • Senator Motor Inn - Gisborne
  • Senator Motor Inn - Gisborne
  • Living area of a one bedroom unit
  • Living area of a one bedroom unit
  • Studio unit
  • Kitchenette view

Senator Motor Inn is a stylish Harbourside accommodation situated in the heart of Gisborne. It has 16 units of various sizes to suit the needs of the travellers. Guests can choose from 16 luxury suites, studio and 1brm. All units overlook the inner harbour marina.

Gisborne is known as the Chardonnay capital of New Zealand. It is known for its strong Maori culture, a plethora of cafes and bistros, white-sand and surf beaches and internationally renowned wineries. It also boasts of being the first city in the world to see the sun each day.

Senator Motor Inn is situated on 2 Childers Road. 

Amenities

  • Access facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Drycleaning
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry/laundry service
  • Microwave
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sky TV
  • Work desk
  • Jasons verified

    Sunday, 28 December 2014
    "Great outlook, surprisingly quiet"

    Stayed Saturday & Sunday nights. Location has a fresh 'downtown' feel and a great outlook over the harbour. No restaurant but easy access to town centre and nearby cafes - e.g., the very busy 'PBC', which has a quaint grungy/retro vibe, and good food. Room was generously large, and clean. Road is directly outside, but surprisingly quiet. Friendly, helpful staff.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 29 December 2014

    Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay. I am glad you enjoyed our central location and harbour view.

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  • Jasons verified

    Monday, 24 November 2014
    "A night in Gisborne"

    Handy location near to Harbour and a short walk to beach. Big rooms and huge bathroom. Rating 3.5

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 24 November 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad you enjoyed our large rooms and central location

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014
    "Nice place to relax"

    Would stay again

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 1 September 2014

    Thank you Glen for taking time to give us a lovely review.

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  • Jasons verified

    Sunday, 2 March 2014
    "Feedback"

    Good location. Good room. Good value

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Sunday, 2 March 2014

    Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay

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  • Jasons verified

    Saturday, 1 March 2014
    "Would recommend"

    Wonderful location, a short walk to a number of restaurants. Large rooms, enjoyed our visit although only stayed the one night

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Sunday, 2 March 2014

    Glad you enjoyed our central location. Look forward to your next visit

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  • Jasons verified

    Saturday, 1 March 2014
    "Would recommend"

    Wonderful location, a short walk to a number of restaurants. Large rooms, enjoyed our visit although only stayed the one night

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • Jasons verified

    Thursday, 30 January 2014
    "Very Good"

    Hi, had a good time at the Senator motor inn, lovely room,very clean,very comfortable,very nice view over the quay and nice walks all round the area. The reception staff very nice as well as the other staff. all very nice.

    I give it 5.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Thursday, 30 January 2014

    It is always lovely for me and our staff to get good positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed the motel and our beautiful city.

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  • Jasons verified

    Monday, 20 January 2014
    "Spacious,clean & in a quiet location."

    I've stayed here a few times & have no complaints. Staff friendly,helpful & well maintain the rooms. Like the spaciousness of the rooms & the motel is located in a quiet location & handy to the main shopping area.

    Rating: 4.5

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    Thank you Mike, we and our staff pride ourselves on being helpful. We are glad you enjoyed your stay

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  • Jasons verified

    Thursday, 19 September 2013
    "Great location and room"

    The Senator Motor Inn was a very comfortable and enjoyable place to spend my time.

    The location was great, an easy walk into the town centre but in a quiet enough location not to suffer any traffic noise.

    There was also beautiful views of the river and river side parks.

    I would recommend the motel.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Thursday, 19 September 2013

    Thank you Matthew for your positive review. We are very lucky be close to town, beaches and cafe's, and still be a restful place to be.

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  • Jasons verified

    Monday, 22 July 2013
    "very pleasant,modern,clean,with a great view"

    as above

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 22 July 2013

    Thank you for your kind words. So happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Karen Kingsbeer

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  • Jasons verified

    Thursday, 27 June 2013
    "I would stay again"

    An very nice place to stay, walk to CBD in minutes, good views across to inner harbour, quiet, very little noise, friendly service, rooms with all amenities. Only downside was the sofa was terrible to sit on and room would be enhanced by the addition of a couple of arm chairs. But a very good place to stay.I would rate it 4+.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Thursday, 27 June 2013

    Thank you Graeme for you kind words, we will take on board your comment about the sofa. Look forward to having you and your family stay with us again. Regards Karen

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 5 June 2013
    "Very Nice"

    Really enjoyed our stay. Very clean. Good facilities and friendly hosts. Good value for money and very handy to town.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Wednesday, 5 June 2013

    Thank you for your positive comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have a great team at the Senator Motor Inn and look forward to you staying with us again.:-)

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  • Jasons verified

    Monday, 22 April 2013
    "Very good accommodation."

    Clean, tidy, very nice people....would definately stay again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 20 April 2013
    "value for money"

    good price, clean and good size room, plus friendly staff

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • Jasons verified

    Friday, 5 April 2013
    "great place to stay"

    excellent all round; nice clean room, really nice people. highly recommended

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Friday, 5 April 2013

    Thank you for your positive comments and recommendation. It is always a pleasure to host equally nice people. Regards Olive Lewis Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Monday, 18 March 2013
    "Senator elected"

    The location is excellent and the studio apartment we had was exceptionally spacious. The outlook, towards the river and marina, is great.

    We had no problem but parking on the property might be short if the motel was fully booked.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 18 March 2013

    We appreciate your comments, thank you. Parking can definitely become a problem if guests park too far apart. Fair comment, so perhaps we need to look at painting individual parks. Regards Olive Lewis Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Tuesday, 12 March 2013
    "great location and views"

    Very nicely furnished, though two set backs, no cooking facilities and no lift.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 12 March 2013

    Thank you for your positive rating. Sorry that our kitchenette was not enough for you. We do have microwave ovens and offer an element and cooking pots or electric frypan for cooking if guests request it. Having no lift, we do offer to carry bags for guests if needed, otherwise downstairs units are available and also overlook the inner harbour marina. Regards Olive Lewis Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Tuesday, 26 February 2013
    "Great place to stay"

    I would recommend this property - it was lovely and the hosts were really friendly and helpful.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Thank you for your recommendation regarding our property. We are pleased you were not let down and that you enjoyed your time with us. Regards Olive Lewis Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Tuesday, 19 February 2013
    "A good venue to stay"

    Very good standard of room, with excellent outlook over harbour. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 19 February 2013

    Pleased you found our motel and service accommodating and up to standard. We believe a guest deserves the best service so that they feel they have had a good experience. Thank you for your comments. Regards Olive Lewis Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 6 February 2013
    "Gisborne Highlight"

    We stayed three nights, should have stayed longer, it was so enjoyable.

    Lovely unit with great views of inner harbour. Will be back next year, for longer this time.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 19 February 2013

    Thank you and pleased that you found your stay in our motel enjoyable. You will be very welcomed next year. Regards Olive Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    "Senator Motor Inn"

    A very enjoyable place to stay; nice room with a great outlook.

    Good value for the the room price

    A good location with walking distance to town, restraurants and to Waikane Beach with walkways close by

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • Jasons verified

    Thursday, 25 October 2012
    "Stay for Gisborne Wine and Food festival"

    My friends and I came to stay at the Senator Motor Inn for our trip to Gisborne Wine and Food festival. The accomodation was close to bus pick up and drop off point which meant it was the perfect location. The room was tidy and clean with all necessities provided.

    We were really happy with the room and bathroom.

    Also really friendly service when checked in and out.

    Would recommend.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 10 October 2012
    "Recommended"

    The unit was the largest and roomiest we have found anywhere. The location is also fairly quiet during the night with little traffic noise. There is an excellent licensed restaurant within one block. Excellent!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 14 September 2012
    "Happy time"

    Wonderful , lovely ,clean and cozy room with great views!

    My staying in Senator MI was so comfortable that I will recommend it to all my friends.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 10 September 2012
    "One night stay"

    Modern, nice and clean and tidy. Beautiful views and centrally located.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 31 August 2012
    "Senator Motor Inn"

    Good accommodation, tidy, roomy and clean. Friendly staff. Great location.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Friday, 31 August 2012

    Thank you for your positive comments. It was a pleasure hosting you. Olive Lewis Manager.

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  • Jasons verified

    Friday, 20 July 2012
    "Weird review"

    Sadly, an oversight meant my booking could not be honoured but Senator owners were great and arranged an alternate booking for me locally which was everyhting I expected.

    It's all about the service I reckon. Senator deliver that by the ton....it's how businesses handle hassles that defines them.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 25 June 2012
    "Great place to stay"

    Good quality room with excellent outlook from upper floor. Very well priced. Great customer service following up on over payment mistake by customer.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Pleased that we were able to sort your overpayment for you. Thanks.

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 23 May 2012
    "conveniant stay"

    fantastic place to stay so handy to town restaurants and awesome views of the boats in the harbour

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 24 April 2012
    "Couldn't fault the Senator."

    Friendly reception, hassle free booking in. Room area more than adequate, bathroom excellent. Great view and balcony. Plenty of room and well specified. Was a wee bit noisy with my room being right on corner almost but didn't cause me to lose any sleeep really. Most CBD locations will have some noise on a Fridfay night sataurday morning with the odd reveller heading home. I highly recommend the Senator and would have no hesitation staying there again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 28 November 2011
    "Senator hotel experience"

    Really enjoyed my time at the senator, the rooms were awesome. Service was also excellent, cleaners did a good job while we were out of our rooms. The only complaint i have was the cleaners leaving the door to the deck and the windows open after they finished cleaning the rooms. Rating 4/5

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 29 November 2011

    We value guest feedback as it helps to improve ongoing excellence in the service we provide, so thank you for your comments. Also apologies from managment for the upstairs balcony sliding door being left open and have spoken with the staff member concerned. Our housekeepers work to a high standard, which includes cleaning according to the situation/s ie sight, touch or smell. She explained that the unit had an unpleasant odour on entering with a large amount of dirty dishes left on bench each day, and needed to open the balcony doors for fresh air to enter the room. Many guests in the upstairs units leave their sliding doors open for fresh air as they know they are safe to do so. She acknowledges she obviously forgot to close the balcony doors when finished servicing for that particular day, sincerely apologises for that, and will ensure it does not happen again. As for the windows, they are opened up, except when cold or wet. This allows for air flow and helps to keep room fresh. Like many motels, all our windows are securely and permanently fastened with 'restrictor stays' making them safe enough to be left open to a maximum of 12 cm. I appreciate being able to respond to this review. Olive Lewis Manager

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 21 September 2011
    "Exceeded Expectations"

    Great location - walking distance to town centre

    Very clean and well presented, management were very helpful to individual needs

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 28 November 2011

    I appreciate your comments and am very pleased that we were able to offer you a positive experience. Thank you very much. Management

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  • Jasons verified

    Wednesday, 31 August 2011
    "Comfortable and suited all our needs"

    Was just for one night but suited us admirably and was close to town and the picturesque wharf activities. Would have liked to have had the time to enjoy the morning sun on the balcony but had other commitments

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 5 August 2011
    "Senator Motor Inn"

    The Senator was great, lovely spacious unit, very clean, gorgeous view and the staff were extremely helpful.

    Unfortunately they did not receive my booking through this site (Jasons) and were not expecting me.

    Fortunately, they were amazing and found me a unit without any fuss (the 2nd to last available) and charged me less than this site quoted!

    I would definitely stay at the Senator again. 5*

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Sunday, 19 June 2011
    "Top service"

    Im on the road offten with my job. this was my frist time staying at the Senator Motor Inn. was so impressed. That im now makeing this my frist choice when staying in Gisborne. Going to make a monthly standed booking! Top service

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 2 May 2011
    "excellent stay"

    Great accom, clean, tidy, well laid out with a great view

    thxs v much

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 4 April 2011
    "Senator Brief Review"

    The Senator is adequate without being in any way outstanding. Its position on the inner harbour is probably its best feature and there is minimal traffic noise. The furniture is somewhat "dated" and would benefit from a refit. I consider $165/night to be too high for what was provided.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 7 March 2011
    "very warm welcome"

    Senator Motor Inn is a fine motel in the town Gisborne. The welcome was very nice. The room we had was on the groundfloor and there was a veranda to sit with chairs and a table. The bathroom was fine and clean. We stayed here only one night but is was for us a perfect stay.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 24 February 2011
    "Senator Motor Inn, Gisborne"

    We found the Senator Motor Inn to be clean, and in a good location. Rooms were furnished to a high standard, and the unit overlooks the marina adjacent to the port.

    Price was competitive, and we would stay there again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 21 February 2011
    "Refreshingly Superb"

    While nightlife in Gisborne on a Tuesday was almost nonexistent, the beach and hill scenery was perfect for an evening jog, and the Senator was a brilliant place to base ourselves. Modern, clean, well-equipped, spacious, friendly staff, harbour views, off-street parking, and a reasonable price. As restaurants seemed to require getting in before 8, we ended up eating takeaway on the balcony, and the kitchenette had everything we needed to serve up a feast.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 6 January 2011
    "Great Place to Stay."

    I would recommend the Senator Motor Inn. Room overlooking river and harbour was a delight, so relaxing after a long journey. Staff were so helpful and met all our requirements. If you are looking for a place to enjoy then I would suggest you make a booking at the Senator Motor Inn.

    Excellent rating.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 29 November 2010
    "Accomodation Review"

    The facilities are very good and modern. Excellent layout and space. The location is probably the best in Gisborne overlooking the marina with lots of activity to keep you occupied. The owners provide an excellent service and make the effort to ensure your stay is memorable.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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Senator Motor Inn
2 Childers Road
Gisborne
New Zealand
4010
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