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White Heron Motor Lodge
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Christchurch, NZ.
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
Reviewed 27 January 2010

This is a great motel for a family. I stayed there for one night only with my 9 and 14 year olds. Roomy accommodation, use of swim pool at (expensive for what it is) motel ($175 vs $140) across the road. The hosts are very pleasant people and the accommodation excellent. Many thanks.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2008

I frequently travel around the North Island of NZ once a month with work. So I've got to know Gisborne reasonably well over the years.

I came across the White Heron (as my usual hotel was fully booked) on the website as they still had rooms available and also offered room packages that included free unlimited Wi-fi broadband. Otherwise it would be NZ$7 for an hour or NZ$15 unlimited till 10am next morning.
They also offered free guest laundry, a morning paper and includes a car park. Often used by the traveling sales reps by the looks of their cars.

The motel is situated on Gladstone Road (main road of the town center), just south of the city center.

I drove into town for my meal, but it could easily be walked in 15 minutes if required.

The motel is nothing fancy, showing signs of age with dated interiors etc. Apart from this, the room was tidy and clean.

As a note, the mini bar fridge in this studio room is located near the bed, so if you're a light sleeper then this could be annoying while trying to sleep with the motor clicking on and off. Didn't seem to bother me too much thou'.

The room was quiet, but I wouldn't want to be on the front rooms near the main road as traffic noise could effect these, especially if you're staying on a Friday or Saturday night.

The people were friendly and were willing to help in anyway.

I've always found Gisborne to be a great town to visit, a good base before you head either up the scenic coast or down to Napier.

  • Liked — Wi Fi broadband access
  • Disliked — Outdated rooms
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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Property: White Heron Motor Lodge
Address: 474 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — White Heron Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Heron Motor Lodge is now under "New Management" since October 2016 with your new friendly hosts being Maxine & Wayne Cherry. We are proud to boast that the refurbishment of our motel is to a superior quality offering spacious accommodation that we are sure you will enjoy during your stay. The modernised accommodation units have new carpet, drapes, furniture and fittings throughout. The complex offers offstreet parking directly in front of your unit for easy convenience. There is a guest laundry and FREE high speed wireless internet access to all guest units. There is a grassed play area for children featuring an oval Springfree trampoline. The motel suites are serviced daily and are designated non-smoking. The motel offers 24 units being a mixture of studio, accessible, one bedroom, one bedroom with separate lounge and two bedroom with separate lounge. Most of these units offer a king sized spa bath. All units have air-conditioning, King or Super King beds with fast heating electric blankets, 50 inch flat screen TVs in lounge area and 43" flat screen TVs in all bedrooms. There is Premium Sky TV channels and DVD players available upon request. The kitchenettes have a fridge, microwave, twin hotplates, electric frypan, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities. Most of our units offer king sized spa baths. It is the ideal situation for those travelling for business or leisure due to the spacious room sizes and handily located position. ... more   less 
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