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Hotel Description

At Senator Motor Inn you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Gisborne Harbour and Gisborne Wine Centre. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 16 rooms feature furnished balconies, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges and microwaves.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. Plus you'll find laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Gisborne motel include Tairawhiti Museum and Toihoukura School of Contemporary Art.


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$143* Per night/room 24 Oct. - 25 Oct.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Senator Motor Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Senator Motor Inn

Everyone (9) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Great location, spotless & immaculate, very comfortable, lovely staff

Posted by , from Waipu on 14 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location with awesome views of the harbour and sunrise.

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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23 May 2019 by Karen

Very glad you enjoyed your stay

5 out of 5
It was the nicest, best equipped motel type accommodation I've stayed in for a while.

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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27 Mar. 2019 by Karen

Thank you very much for your kind words.

4 out of 5
Liked location, the cleaniness and size of the rooms

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2019

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12 Mar. 2019 by Karen

Thank you

4 out of 5
Please was fine for a night's stay in Gisborne. Ground floor a bit close to the pavement on the road though.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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23 Jan. 2019 by Karen

Thanks for staying with us

5 out of 5

Spacious - close to the beach, the river, the CBD

Pros: Location, spacious, friendly
Close to the beach, the river, the CBD. We would stay there again.

Posted by , from Waipu on 28 Aug. 2018

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29 Aug. 2018 by Karen

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay

3 out of 5


It was okay room average close to town and food venues

Posted by , from Australia on 18 Mar. 2018

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20 Mar. 2018 by Karen

Glad you enjoyed our location

4 out of 5

Close to town, the beach and a cafe

Gisborne weather was great. The marina was directly opposite the motel providing great views. Canoeing, kayaking and Waka training were part of the buzz of outdoor activities happening on the river. We walked to the beach on the board walk which runs from the motel to the length of the beach to soak in the rays and go swimming. Great location!

Posted by , from Christchurch on 27 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jan. 2018 by Karen and Mark

Glad you enjoyed you stay in Gisborne

5 out of 5

Good position

Pros: See above.
Excellent value for money. Great position, close to the water, CBD, and restaurants. The room was spacious, immaculate, modern. A super comfortable bed!

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent Motor Inn close to amrnities and view

Pros: Situation, spaciousness and cleanliness.
Cons: The bed and we're need replacing.
Location: Walking the waterfront. Excellent Cafes close by.
The Motor Hotel is centrally located with stunning views of the inner harbour. Waka crews were practicing up and down outside our window. Staff were helpful and efficient.

Posted by , from Lake Rotoehu on 24 Mar. 2016

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About the Senator Motor Inn

Location 2 Childers rd, Gisborne, 4010

Property Features

As a guest of Senator Motor Inn, you'll find laundry facilities and dry cleaning/laundry services. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Gisborne motel.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Senator Motor Inn offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodation at this 3.5-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Gisborne motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 7 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8 AM-8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 13.50 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Senator Motor Inn Gisborne
  • Senator Motor Inn
  • Senator Motor Gisborne
  • Senator Motor
  • Senator Motor Inn Motel
  • Senator Motor Inn Gisborne
  • Senator Motor Inn Motel Gisborne

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.