We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
01/10/2017 02/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Senator Motor Inn

    2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    Are these the right dates for your stay?
    Select your travel dates to find the lowest prices.
    01/10/2017 02/10/2017
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    US$102US$105
    View Deal
    Traveller (38)
    Room & Suite (21)
    Dining (1)
    Portside Hotel - Heritage Collection
    262 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Motel Oasis
    198 reviews
    #2 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
    172 reviews
    #5 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Emerald Hotel
    276 reviews
    #13 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Overview
    • Excellent64%
    • Very good31%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “the river” (18 reviews)
    “upper floor” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Room Service
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Portside Hotel - Heritage Collection
    262 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Motel Oasis
    198 reviews
    #2 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
    172 reviews
    #5 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Emerald Hotel
    276 reviews
    #13 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Rooms
    1 Oct2 Oct
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 6 partner sites to see rooms from US$102.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Gisborne hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "c3c77ccf2ab94989b0f9dcc59f4ee32f", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1636164,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[102041437],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":1,"month":10,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":2,"month":10,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":102,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"c3c77ccf2ab94989b0f9dcc59f4ee32f","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":105,"lowestMetaPrice":102,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":105,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":105,"lowestMetaPrice":102,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":105,"hotelName":"Senator Motor Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImMzYzc3Y2NmMmFiOTQ5ODliMGY5ZGNjNTlmNGVlMzJmIiwiQUlLIjoiYmI0MmY1MDczOTgzNDIzZDkxNzljY2VjN2NkYTNmYjkifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "01/10/2017", "checkOut": "02/10/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$102", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"79195708":"TravelocityEWS","79194861":"Expedia","102041437":"TingoIB","51746620":"BookingCom","109377883":"HotelsCom2IB"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (186)
    There are newer reviews for Senator Motor Inn
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    11 - 15 of 185 reviews

    Reviewed 24 April 2017

    We stayed in Gisborne for 2 nights and. This was a good base and easy to find. The room was clean and comfortable and surprisingly quiet seeing it was right near a busy road. The only thing we found difficult was the parking situation we...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank Wendy N
    Response from smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor InnResponded 6 May 2017

    We have a park off street for every unit, so even in the busy period there is a park for each unit. So glad you enjoyed your stay

    Reviewed 17 April 2017

    Our stay at the Senator was to be for two nights but because of Cyclone Cook we ended up staying for four days - and had a wonderful time. Great location, great operators and great housekeeping staff. The Senator was a great springboard to checking...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank cboyle_154252
    Response from smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor InnResponded 6 May 2017

    It was lovely to have you both here with us, and great that your extended stay meant you were able to see more of our beautiful city.

    Reviewed 6 April 2017

    The room was slightly dated but had a good view of the harbour and was well placed for our restaurant reservation next door. The receptionist was very pleasant and helpful as we arrived early and left the car in the car park whilst we went...More

    Thank 503lesley
    Response from smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor InnResponded 7 April 2017

    Thank you for your response. Happy to have been of assistance

    Reviewed 5 April 2017

    Friendly helpful service. Good harbour view from upper floor. Very comfortable bed. Cleanliness excellent. Free wifi. Will return when next in Gisborne. Excellent location and fab restaurant very near. USSCo. (Flagship for breakfast), also next door.

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank judyrP6787SJ
    Response from smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor InnResponded 6 April 2017

    Thank you for staying. We are pleased you enjoyed our lovely views from your room. Look forward to your next visit

    Reviewed 3 April 2017

    Spent one night on my travels at the Senator. I arrived early and asked if I could leave my car there until check in (needed to get some lunch) and they offered me the opportunity to check in earlier which I was very grateful for,...More

    Thank Jeanne N
    Portside Hotel - Heritage Collection
    262 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Motel Oasis
    198 reviews
    #2 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
    172 reviews
    #5 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    Emerald Hotel
    276 reviews
    #13 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$107 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
    • #2 Business Hotel in Gisborne
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
    • #5 Family Hotel in Gisborne
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Orbitz so you can book your Senator Motor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Gisborne Region >
    • Gisborne
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (38)
    Room & Suite (21)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (18)
    Bathroom (3)
    Nearby
    Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel
    107 reviews
    1.10 km away
     
    Waikanae Beach Motel
    43 reviews
    1.05 km away
     
    Captain Cook Motor Lodge
    87 reviews
    .76 km away
     
    Emerald Hotel
    276 reviews
    .22 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    USSCo Bar & Bistro
    296 reviews
    .05 km away
    The Rivers Restaurant and Bar
    300 reviews
    .20 km away
    The Works
    141 reviews
    .34 km away
    Bookshop Cafe
    86 reviews
    .31 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Tairawhiti Museum
    97 reviews
    .65 km away
    Gisborne Wine Centre
    96 reviews
    .25 km away
    Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    41 reviews
    .66 km away
    Titirangi Domain
    11 reviews
    1.05 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Senator Motor Inn staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "Location walking distance to CBD and restaurants nearby."
    Read review
    "Upper floors give best view, stairs to get there."
    Read review
    "All rooms face the harbour, so all with great s"
    Read review
    "First floor"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing