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“3 night stay”
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Esplanade Motels
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Gore
Hamilton
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“3 night stay”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The rooms were very spacious & we were impressed with the cleanliness. They had all the necessary things & in good order. Shower pressure was OK but the doors were a bit wonky. Kitchen was good & there were plenty of plates etc. My partner & I have stayed in a lot of hotels/motels & it is always nice when they swoop in while you are out & you come back to the place looking sparkling. In this visit dishes were left & beds were not made well & our oil heater - which we were told we could leave on was turned off. Obviously when you pay to stay elsewhere than your home it is nice to have these things done - allows you to be in holiday mode :-) The double bed i had was incredibly uncomfortable so i had 3 pretty much sleepless nights. I'm just glad they had electric blankets. The wall heater thing was more for decorative effect & the oil heater was tiny & never produced enough heat to even warm the bedroom my kids were in. Overall happy with the place but it is coming up winter so definitely look into more effective heating. The guest laundry was great & the lady at reception was nice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Feilding, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

What a neat place to stay and such warm and caring hosts. Due to a sudden and serious illness with one of our party our lives were turned upside down. Thanks to Gilliam and Jack for taking care of their partner till we could get someone there to be with her.
Our hosts were very welcoming and the motel was very comfortable to stay and the staff were lovely folks too. Would come back and stay anytime.
Thank you for your kindness.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Olds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We enjoyed this spacious 2 bedroom motel with our family as it was very clean, well equipped, easy parking right in front of your room, heaters in the room and comfortable bed. The staff was friendly and helpful in suggesting a resturaunt and our room was around back of the motel off the street and so it was very quiet.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Was glad to arrive to this motel & see it had full cooking facilities. Something many motels are missing these days. Nice to have a separate bedroom from kitchen as well.

Room was clean & tidy the hosts were very nice too.

Only downfall is the room was a bit noisy being right beside the main road & railway line. A room towards the back of the units would have been fine though.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2014

In December 2013 I travelled with my Mother-in-Law from London to visit my son who is working on a farm outside Gore on a gap year. As we were unable to stay with him, we wanted a cosy home from home situation and we found exactly that at the Esplanade Motel just outside Gore. The accommodation was of the highest standard, and the warmth and generosity afforded to us by the owners during our trip will stay in our memories for a very long time….! Jenny from London

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

On main road out of Gore towards Dunedin so not difficult to find. Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Takes 10 minutes to walk down the road to the river bridge next to the centre, a bit longer along the pleasant riverside path. Very spacious two bedroom unit allocated, despite only travelling as a couple, so it felt like a flat, with a sitting room with sofa and armchairs, kitchen, shower room etc. Well equipped in many ways apart from some small niggles, eg no tissues. Also at home we never use central overhead lights and this unit had no lamps, which made the lighting very flat and not at all homely. However the fire was lovely with imitation coals and flames. Wifi available, 200MB free but signal variable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We recently attended a wedding in Gore and family members were staying at Esplanade Motels. We were travelling in a campervan and the owners allowed us to park at the motel and use the facilities of a family members unit. We were very fortunate to be supplied fresh towels each day and we were charged a very modest fee for parking. We did some washing one day (from the unit) and were amazed to come home to find it hanging on the line (as we had run out of time to do so). Fantastic southern hospitality! Highly recommend as units were immaculately clean and serviced daily. Owners went above and beyond.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Esplanade Motels
Address: 35 Railway Esplanade, Gore 9710, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Gore
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Gore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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