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Captain Cook Motor Lodge

31 Awapuni Road, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand, 4010 - See map
"We found the staff friendly and the check-in & out process was quick and efficient."
PATRICK - January 25, 2018
Exceptional cleanliness
9.3 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.3 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.9 facilities on premise
Excellent comfort
8.4 room quality and comfort
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

Value for money9.0
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Captain Cook Motor Lodge

8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
2 Bedroom Family Unit
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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Superior Studio
Superior Studio
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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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Two-Bedroom Family Apartment
Two-Bedroom Family Apartment
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 3 single bed...
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1 Bedroom unit
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
Air Conditioning Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Economic Twin
Economic Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Economy (Standard)
Economy (Standard)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Apartment - 2 Rooms
Apartment - 2 Rooms
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    Bed in dormitory ECONOMY
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      What people love about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Nice and tidy with great location"

        Nirmal

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        January 2, 2018

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Very nice central place to stay."

        Jody

        |

        April 9, 2017

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Very clean and new appliances."

        Carol

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        January 8, 2017

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      Overall rating:
      9.1
      Exceptional
      498 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.3
      Facilities
      8.9
      Location
      9.0
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      What travelers say they love:
      Friendly locals and motel manager.
      Merehira from New Zealand
      Couple
      More about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

      More about Captain Cook Motor Lodge

      For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Gisborne, Captain Cook Motor Lodge is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Cidery, Odeon Multiplex Theatres, Tairawhiti Museum.

      At Captain Cook Motor Lodge, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, laundromat, postal service, taxi service are just a few of the facilities that set Captain Cook Motor Lodge apart from other hotels in the city.

      Captain Cook Motor Lodge is home to 36 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, sofa, closet, internet access – wireless. The hotel's golf course (within 3 km), garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Gisborne, make Captain Cook Motor Lodge your home away from home.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      5 mentions
      Food & Dining
      1 mention
      Beach
      1 mention

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "An extremely pleasant experience."

      Michael

      |

      January 6, 2018

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      Restaurant
      Menu:Buffet

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      Reviews of Captain Cook Motor Lodge from real guests

      Overall rating
      9.1
      Exceptional
      From 498 reviews
      9.4Cleanliness
      9.4Service
      9.1Location
      Agoda Reviews (49)Booking.com Reviews (449)
      Rating via Agoda9.0
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      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.3
      Facilities8.9
      Location9.0
      Room comfort and quality8.4
      Service9.3
      Value for money9.0
      High score for Gisborne
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      9+ Exceptional (17)
      8-9 Excellent (4)
      7-8 Very Good (4)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (2)
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      Mar - May (9)
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      12
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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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