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“Nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Teal Motor Lodge
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

We had a good sized room which was well away from the main road so it was quiet. All of the rooms seemed to be back from the road. It has a lovely pool and it is handy to town if you are a good walker. We found it to be about average-to-good for the price.

It is a nice spot so it would be good to see it refurbished.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Arrived around 5:30pm after a long day of driving from Tauranga and then visiting customers and potential customers around the district. Tired and in need of a smiling face. Got a nice, friendly low key reception from Stuart at the front desk. First thing I want when on the road and at the end of the day, is a bit of peace and quiet, and last thing I want when arriving is loads of banter.
Stuart recommended the Lone Star and a complimentary drink there.
Room is clean, well appointed, good size flat screen TV (very important), and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
252 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

The first impression of this motel is of the beautiful entrance with lovely flower beds. This makes the place appear well cared for and indeed it is. Everywhere there is evidence of attention to detail. Our apartment was very spacious, with lots of good natural light and all the equipment one could possibly want. It was spotlessly clean, had plenty of good hot water and very comfortable furniture. Very quiet, this motor lodge is clearly very well managed by friendly, knowledgeable and helpful hosts.
A good location, although just a little too far for walking to the city centre. Definitely to be recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Barbara V
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed a studio with kitchen. The room was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The bathroom was a good size and the water pressure was awesome!
The pool looked lovely and inviting - but was freezing! My advice would be to get solar heating to take the chill off.
The BBQ was available if we wanted it. The walk to the supermarket was close by and we walked into town several times.
The owners were helpful and pleasant.
There were plenty of towels and the room was serviced daily.
Highly reccommend!!!

Room Tip: We were in room 7. Right across from the pool and with the clothes line in view from the kitchen win...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Another stay at this great motel. As mentioned before, the cooked breakfast here is just awesome. Great way to start the day
Only negative on this stay was that the blinds were broken and I couldn't close shut properly

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Robert H
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

I have regularly stayed at the Teal Motel over the past 5 years while travelling on business.

Stuart has always been friendly, professional and attentive to my needs. The facilities in the rooms are always clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank John E
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Stay here on a regular basis for business. Host accommodation so this gives benefit of free nights with qualifying stays
The rooms are really great. Spacious with comfortable beds, couches etc. Bathrooms are excellent? The cooked breakfasts are some of the best that I've had. You'll enjoy the bacon

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert H
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Additional Information about Teal Motor Lodge

Property: Teal Motor Lodge
Address: 479 Gladstone Road | Te Hapara, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Teal Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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