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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two bedroom suite was spotless and very comfortable. Gillian-who runs the place with her husband was brilliant recommending places to see and an alternative route for our onward journey. Parking was easy right outside our door and we took advantage of the on site laundry facilities

Thank Tina K
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely clean and tidy motel and very quite considering it right on State Highway one certainly didn't hear the road noise from unit 9. Very clean, well equipped motel with everything that was needed. Very helpful friendly owners

Thank Whitebait2NZ
JackandGillian, Owner at Esplanade Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate positive feed back from our guests. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Gillian

Tuatapere, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as a family, with my son, dil and grand children. The two bedroom unit is very pleasant and comfortable, well equipped and warm, considering it's on the main road across from the rail track it was quiet and the trains didn't wake us during the night.

Thank MollyNZ43
Gisborne - East Coast
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The unit was clean, warm and very comfortable. The unit had cooking facilities if you need them, comfortable beds and spacious rooms. The hosts were wonderful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I would definitely recommend this motel.

Thank Annnz
JackandGillian, Owner at Esplanade Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write positive feed about our Motel. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Regards Gillian

Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Basic and a bit dated on the appearance front but meticulously clean, very friendly service, fantastic shower and comfortable bed. Couldn't get the wifi to connect, unfortunately. However, is a good honest Kiwi motel, would stay again.

Thank Alicia M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The room we stayed in was fabulous. Roomy and very functional for us 3 adults. The kitchen was well equiped with everything you need. We could have happily stayed a week or more. Our rooms were warm with an amazing heatpump to warm us all. Very cosy. The friendly greeting and conversation was a welcome at a very sad family...

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I am a wheelchair and the unit that I stayed in with my sister and my mum was great! easy access and great bathroom. I would have to say that getting cups and things out of the cupboards in the kitchen was not the easiest but the rest of the kitchen (Sink, Microwave, bench and even stove top) was all...

Thank Madeline W
JackandGillian, Owner at Esplanade Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Madeline. We are aware the crockery is a little high, but are happy to move this to the kitchen drawers if required. We have also shifted the bed over and removed a chair on an occasion when the guest was travelling alone. We do value feedback and hope you do come to stay again. Cheers Gillian

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We arrive quite late in the evening and the lady owner was so lovely and helpful. We book a family room as we had our daughter and granddaughter with us and it was very roomy for what we needed. It was very warm and the beds were so comfortable we didn't want to get up the next morning. Had had...

Thank Jsabreu
Waimate, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very friendly and helpful owners. Stayed with the same sports group as countrykids-2 for a recent tournament. The use of their van was completely unexpected but made getting to and from sports venue a breeze having 18 of us stay. The owners also let us return for showers in 3 of the rooms well after checkout time. We will be...

Thank rachscooter
JackandGillian, Owner at Esplanade Motels, responded to this review

We enjoy having teams to stay and like to be as helpful as possible. The use of the van, and allowing teams to come back for showers, are just small ways we can make life easier for teams. Our large unit with quantity cooking facilities, and an area for teams to gather, are also appreciated by many groups. Hopefully you...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful friendly and accommodating owners . Stayed with a group on a sports trip . Upgraded to lovely renovated unit . Discounted Group price offered to the team , plus the use of the owners van for transport . The owner couldn't have done more to make our stay great . Don't look anywhere else for a group booking this...

Thank countrykids-2
JackandGillian, Owner at Esplanade Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We enjoyed having the basketball teams to stay and hope they enjoyed the hospitality of Gore. Yes, we enjoy having teams to stay, especially as we have such a great facility in Unit 10. Hopefully they will return next year for the tournament. Cheers Gillian

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have one, two and three bedroom units. All units have kitchen facilities. Parking is available outside rooms and a large truck park is available off road. Our units are warm and, serviced daily. We are owner operated and enjoy taking care of our guests. Most of our rooms have been up-dated recently, with the addition of two brand new one bedroom units and another disability unit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esplanade Motels

Address: 35 Railway Esplanade, Gore 9710, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Gore
Price Range: £68 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“All the rooms are ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 70tinak, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This motel is just out of Gore's town but honestly hust a 3 min drive over the bridge and your in the heart of Gore.”
 of 5 bubbles 604andreaj, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wheelchair Friendly, Wheelchair accessible”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The back rooms are quite as they away from the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles Jsabreu, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Units 11 or 12”
 of 5 bubbles lindsayb732, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
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