Senator Motor Inn
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Senator Motor Inn

2 Childers Road, Gisborne, 4040, New Zealand
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With a stay at Senator Motor Inn in Gisborne, you'll be near the beach, just a 2-minute walk from Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana and 7 minutes by foot from Longbush Wines. This motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Captain Cook Statue and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Gisborne Harbour.Show More
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4.5/5Great·Cleanliness: 4.5
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Private ParkingFreeLuggage StorageWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
All Amenities
Airport: Gisborne Airport
(4.9 km)
Landmarks: Odeon Multiplex
Landmarks: War Memorial Theatre


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Services & Amenities



1 Queen bed
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Sea View
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One-Bedroom Apartment

One-Bedroom Apartment

1 Single bed and 1 Queen bed
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Sea View
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Guest Reviews(37)

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  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Amenities4.4
  • Location4.5
  • Service4.4
January 15, 2023
Good location
Guest User
January 10, 2024
The Senator is in a great central location – if visiting you can walk to all the restaurants and to town. The owners were friendly and helpful, and it was so so clean. We loved it. The rooms upstairs are the best – great balconies with good views. Large room, good comfortable beds and great rooms. We had a look at these and would recommend them. Sadly, they have stairs to get to them and showers over the baths which I can’t do so I had the adapted room downstairs. A queen bed but still a large room and the shower and bathroom was one of he best set up ones I have seen – the shower rail actually came down low enough for the person seated to use and a separate holder for the shower so it could be low enough – amazing how many places don’t do this – it was excellent. And the water stayed in the shower area, so the floor was not slippery – another issue others don’t think about. Everything was so clean – the shower curtain was spotless and wide enough to stay away from the person in the shower but keep the rest of the large bathroom dry. Small things that matter if you are unsteady on your feet. Well done, Senator. Cleaning was offered every day and friendly – although we didn’t use it some days as lazy days still in the room – but even if we didn’t want a full clean, they would offer to replenish our tea bags etc and changed towels etc if we wanted. Cleaning obviously a strength in this motel. Location was great – for new year’s eve we could sit in our room and watch the fireworks. There was a small outside patio – but as this was virtually on the street, we didn’t tend to use it much – but sat inside with our doors open watching the world go by. The street was mostly quiet so usually not an issue with noise. I was worried about having a room at street level like this, but it felt safe and was good to see what was happening. Just a couple of nights were noisy with a few people– but that was not for long. Café next door and Restaurants are so close – walkable for me on crutches and when I took the wheelchair. Means we could all enjoy a drink when we went out. There is a washing machine and dryer for use and the air conditioning was very effective. Only negative is the shower water pressure was a little weak. I would recommend the motel – especially of you get the upstairs rooms.
November 12, 2023
Very grateful to the lovely receptionist who allowed us to check in early and check out an hour late. The room was clean and tidy, well presented, very comfortable and warm. I would definitely consider staying here again.
October 23, 2023
One of the best Inns we’ve stayed in. Lovely room, great view and everything needed was supplied.
November 29, 2023
Very handy to town. Nice having a few of the port. Hosts were very helpful.
August 7, 2023
The Senator is a nice hotel on the Waterfront in Gisborne. It is walkable to the central business district. We enjoyed our stay there, and found the people who own it to be very hospitable and willing to assist.
June 10, 2023
Nice, tidy & practical apartment, easy off street parking, good views, & very affordable.. highly recommend
July 23, 2023
Excellent stay. Ticked every box. We had a short stay but it was pleasant
June 6, 2023
Had a lovely stay. Rooms are very spacious and the owner was helpful and lovely

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–20:00
Check-out: 08:00–10:00

Front desk hours: [Mon-Fri]07:00–21:00, [Sat-Sun]08:00–20:00

To check-in, contact the property in advance

Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this hotel.

Cots and Extra Beds
For all room types, cots and extra beds cannot be added.

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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Number of Rooms: 16
With a stay at Senator Motor Inn in Gisborne, you'll be near the beach, just a 2-minute walk from Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana and 7 minutes by foot from Longbush Wines. This motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Captain Cook Statue and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Gisborne Harbour.

This motel offers designated smoking areas.

Continental breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 16 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and cribs/infant beds (complimentary) can be requested.

Services & Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Senator Motor Inn?

Prices at Senator Motor Inn are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to Senator Motor Inn?

The closest airport is Gisborne Airport. It is 4.9 km from the hotel and approximately a 10minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Senator Motor Inn?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 10:00.

Does Senator Motor Inn provide airport transfer services?

No, the Senator Motor Inn doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Senator Motor Inn have?

Senator Motor Inn has the following amenities and services: Parking, Luggage Storage.

Does Senator Motor Inn have a swimming pool?

No, Senator Motor Inn doesn't have a pool.

Does Senator Motor Inn have fitness amenities?

No, Senator Motor Inn doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Senator Motor Inn provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Senator Motor Inn have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Senator Motor Inn has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Senator Motor Inn provide breakfast?

Yes, Senator Motor Inn provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportGisborne Airport
Distance to Airport4.92KM
Average Price FromNZD241
Hotel Star Rating4