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Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Captain Cook Motor Lodge
Captain Cook Motor Lodge

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8.8

Excellent

1,525 reviews

1,525 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 280 m
Cidery 420 m
Police station 530 m
Irish Rover 580 m
Poverty Bay Club 620 m
Muirs Bookshop 700 m
Pak N Save Supermarket 720 m
Odeon Multiplex Theatres 730 m
Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana 770 m
Soho Bar 980 m

Captain Cook Motor Lodge

31 Awapuni Road, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand, 4010 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Gisborne part of Gisborne, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gisborne Airport. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in/out [express]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Bar

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Bar

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Captain Cook Motor Lodge

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Superior Studio
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Family Apartment
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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Economy (Standard)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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2 Bedroom Family Unit
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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Economic Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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1 Bedroom unit
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Air Conditioning Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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King Room with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
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Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Captain Cook Motor Lodge?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Captain Cook Motor Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Gisborne with private transportation, the motel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Captain Cook Motor Lodge?

Captain Cook Motor Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest airport to Captain Cook Motor Lodge?

The closest airport to Captain Cook Motor Lodge is Gisborne Airport, 3.3 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Captain Cook Motor Lodge?

Captain Cook Motor Lodge’s neighborhood is Gisborne which includes popular restaurants such as Captain Morgans, Robert Harris Cafe and Snackisfaction Cafe & Bar.

What are popular attractions near Captain Cook Motor Lodge?

Captain Cook Motor Lodge’s location in the Gisborne neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Gisborne Botanic Gardens.

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What people love about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "We found the hospitality very good very comfortable bed and the unit very clean, we would recommend them to anyone."

    Maxene

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    February 15, 2021

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Very helpful friendly reception."

    Bernadette

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    December 30, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Nice tidy unit."

    Alley

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    December 29, 2020

Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
1,525 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.9
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More about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

More about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

Captain Cook Motor Lodge

See more of Gisborne when you stay at Captain Cook Motor Lodge and experience all the benefits of a truly central location.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Captain Cook Motor Lodge. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi and car hire services provided by the motel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Gisborne. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the motel's free parking, right on-site.
The motel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the motel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Captain Cook Motor Lodge guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Captain Cook Motor Lodge include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The motel also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the motel. A night in at the motel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Recreational facilities at Captain Cook Motor Lodge are designed for escape and relaxation. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Gisborne.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Beach

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Breakfast in room

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeting
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
31 Awapuni Road, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand, 4010
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-14 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 15 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 36

Reviews of Captain Cook Motor Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
/
10
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.4
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service9.1
Value for money8.6
High score for Gisborne
Rating
9+ Exceptional (21)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (19)
All guests (66)
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10.0
Exceptional
BRYAN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Excellent in all respects”

Super-clean; great location; welcoming staff at reception and restaurant; very comfortable bed; hooks, shelves and power points in all the right places; full Sky TV channels; excellent shower; everything in perfect working order and condition; and lots of small touches that show the owners have thought carefully about the comfort of their guests (e.g. fresh milk, scissors to open packets, insect spray, etc). If all motels were like this one, travelling would be a breeze. A fantastic reminder of a standard of hospitality and comfort that was once commonplace across NZ at this (reasonable) price point but that is now (unfortunately) harder and harder to find. Top marks to Captain Cook!

Reviewed January 20, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Joli from Singapore
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

comfortable stay, friendly staff ”

rooms are clean, location was central and close to city centre and beaches, staff was very friendly and approachable

Wonderful experience, will come back again if returning to Gisborne

Reviewed January 07, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Our stay over at Captain Cook Motor Lodge,”

Although we only stayed overnight at the lodge, we couldn't have been made more welcome. The staff that attended to us were not only most helpful, but they were polite and efficient. The room we had was really comfy and clean, with all our needs catered for. An extremely pleasant experience.

Reviewed January 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
BRYAN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Best place to stay”

The only downside is a bit of night time traffic noise with big rigs heading to and from the nearby Port. The upside is a great location, big spacious rooms, super-clean and well cared for furnishings, kitchenette, endless carparking, onsite restaurant, 50+ channel Sky TV in all rooms, reliable Wifi, comfy beds, decent linen & towels, great hot water pressure, and all the little bits you might need in-room right down to a 300ml bottle of fresh milk. Proper Kiwi motel hospitality - just like they all used to be, but a rare find now. Swift and friendly check-in & checkout. Highly recommended.

Reviewed April 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nick from New Zealand
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Weekend away”

Service was excellent very helpful people,well located,clean.

Arrived late and rang the hotel to tell them no fuss ,very helpful and made it easy.wonderful place to stay,very well priced.

Reviewed December 28, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Carol from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Great break away”

Exceptionally helpful staff. Very clean and new appliances.. Great location for Waikanae beach and town. Rooms all on ground floor with little outside seating areas. Only negative....The bed was a bit tired. Would recommend a new mattress.

Reviewed January 08, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Jody from New Zealand
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Exceptional”

Very nice central place to stay. Quiet with lovely staff. Great value for money. Toilet flush kept sticking and water in toilet kept running if I didn't go back and give it a little tap. Also, the bathroom tap was noisy to move up or down for more pressure......little things which did not detract in any way from our stay. Lovely Hostess!

Reviewed April 09, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
aneta from New Zealand
Business traveler
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Top stay in Gisborne”

What an awesome hotel soooooooo clean. Can't fault the cleanliness at all 😊😊😊 Lovely friendly staff. Highly recommend

Reviewed November 06, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
BRIAN from New Zealand
Couple
Air Conditioning Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Perfect”

this motel would have to be the cleanest and most well presented accommodation that we have ever stayed at,the facillities were faultless as was the bed and the spa bath was something to die for,easy to find and close to town ,would most highly recommend

Reviewed July 18, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Whitney from New Zealand
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in March 2013

Veyr pleasant stay, right by the beach”

location, room, breakfast, service

Very friendly place with nice, tidy rooms and a great location a block from the beach and withing walking distance of town.

Reviewed March 08, 2013

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8.8
Excellent
PATRICK from New Zealand
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Easy to find and comfortable”

We found the staff friendly and the check-in & out process was quick and efficient. While the mattress might be a bit soft for some, we slept really well. The road noise was minimal and the air con was good.

Reviewed January 25, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Sue from New Zealand
Couple
2 Bedroom Family Unit
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Beautiful and clean, short walk to beach.”

We had my elderly mum with us. We all had our own private bedroom . Spacious and light. Beautiful and clean. Great value for money. Staff were very helpful.

Reviewed December 08, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Merehira from New Zealand
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Nice little one nighter”

Lovely property! Was a little disappointed with the lack of fans and aircon but we survived. Friendly locals and motel manager. Will recommend!

Reviewed February 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
sharon from New Zealand
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great place to stay”

Very friendly staff. Good sized room. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed December 18, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Sonya from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Studio
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

a great place to stay ”

location, price and convinience

Great. The only thing I didn't like was the pressure in the shower. Very strong and uncomfortable

Reviewed December 30, 2014

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7.2
Very good
michael from Australia
Couple
Economic Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

reasonable price but wouldn't recommend”

Noticed there were much bigger and better equipped units than the one we had. Coffee and tea making but no kitchenette. Had to walk quite a way for eating out - the restaurant at the motel was expensive for the run of the mill food on the menu. Bathroom was small as was the bed area. We should have paid more for a better unit.

Reviewed May 20, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Sheila from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy (Standard)
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Great welcome ”

Nice people. Large quiet room.

Reviewed March 20, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
bryan from New Zealand
Group
2 Bedroom Family Unit
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Really nice place”

Location, clean and tidy

really nice place, just a little expensive is only downfall

Reviewed March 05, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Denise from Australia
Family with young children
1 Bedroom unit
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Good location to beach”

Very tidy and well appointed for our 1 night stop over.

Reviewed December 14, 2016

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6.7
Good
Adrian from New Zealand
Business traveler
Economic Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Close to town and really well set out”

Great parking, comfortable rooms and good service

check-in was a breeze, parking even for a truck was easy and the rooms were warm and comfortable. room was small but serviced all the basic requirements.

Reviewed November 28, 2012

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