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Captain Cook Motor Lodge

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Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only stayed one night but was delighted with the friendliness of the staff, the standard of the room and the proximity to the CBD. was in Gisborne on business so booked one of the cheapest rooms only to find that it exceeded my expectations - very warm, comfortable, very clean and adequately stocked. I particularly valued the restaurant being... More 

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CaptainCML, Front Office Manager at Captain Cook Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Look forward to your return. More 

Akbuk, Turkey
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the motor inn is just outside the small centre of the town and was easily identified. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Our room was small but very well equipped and very clean. The bed was marvelously comfortable and the linens spotless cotton. The bathroom was en suit, small but again well appointed a small fridge and table with two chairs... More 

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CaptainCML, Owner at Captain Cook Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Best wishes Annette More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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142 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Captain Cook is quiet, friendly, well located, clean and very reasonably priced. The new owners welcomed me and looked after me. I walked into town for dinner which helped stretch my legs after a long drive, but I could have eaten in the motel restaurant. A good place to stay when in Gizzy.

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CaptainCML, General Manager at Captain Cook Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you David for taking time to comment on Captain Cook Motor Lodge. As new owners it is always helpful to get positive feedback. Annette More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We only stayed one night but found the room to be clean and warm. Bed was very comfortable. We booked an economy queen room but would suggest a bigger one if staying longer. Ideally situated for an early morning start if travelling further up the coast as we were. Being right on SH 35 may make this place a little... More 

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My wife and I checked into this motel at 2.00pm and a separate communal kitchen facilities were offered to us to make drinks and meals. We took advantage of the nearby coastal walks and other sites associated with Captain Cook's landing on the NZ soil on 09-10-1769.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Not that great. Yes close to the beach but closer to industrial area. Noisy un the early morning. Units are ok but lack any style and were light on toileteries etc. I was surprised it was a 4 star facility. The tv/ sky was excellent. We would not go there again.

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Sudarg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night whilst satisfying a childhood ambition to visit this place who I I'd always associated with Robin Hood. Unfortunately wrong spelling, should have been in North Yorkshire !!! Never mind a really comfortable stay in temperatures of 30deg+. The a/c was a boon. Bed very good and all furnishings and decor in excellent condition. Opening comment refers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Hosts, Gary and Karen along with Jim and Joan were very friendly and accommodating...great customer service...my room (Superior Studio) and it's facilities was very clean, tidy spacious, well set out and well serviced. I loved the back door backing on to the little back yard that when left open allowed for a sense of openness and nice fresh air into... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great initial phone service, surpassed when my son and I came to check in, great room at a great price. Fabulous meal at the restaurant with special attention given to make sure my son felt included. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone coming to Gisborne

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Excellent accommodation; well-appointed, with plenty of room in the executive suite; Lovely, quiet place - despite it being opposite a camping ground and despite our being there over New Year! Very helpful, friendly manager. He was very willing to provide extra cutlery, crockery & seating when we had visitors for dinner. We have stayed here several times and would happily... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

Address: 31 Awapuni Road | Waikanae Beach, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: £64 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain Cook Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Gisborne
#9 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
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“All rooms seem to have the same outlook and all are ground level”
 of 5 bubbles 2kiwis_11, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“most of all of the rooms were based around the carpark so no difference could be observed.”
 of 5 bubbles 516pamelac, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles annabK2035MQ, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ours was a superior studio for 2 we found this a good size”
 of 5 bubbles alanj339, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“This hotel is well used by the long haul truckers as there is plenty of on street parking. There was a certain amount of noise surrounding this, as truckers arrived and left to meet their schedules. Try for a room further down to the corner units.”
 of 5 bubbles 17KAG, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
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