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Waikanae Beach Motel

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Front of property – evening/night
1 Bedroom Suite | Terrace/patio
1 Bedroom Suite | Balcony
1 Bedroom Suite | View from room
One Bedroom Family Garden | Living area | 32-inch LCD TV with digital channels, TV

Overview of Waikanae Beach Motel

Waikanae Beach Motel

3.0 star property
Awapuni motel by sea

8.4/10 Very good

277 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
19 Salisbury Road, Gisborne, 4010

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Awapuni

Getting around

  • Gisborne (GIS) - 6 min drive


  • Captain Morgans - 3 min walk
  • Sunshine Brewery - 4 min walk
  • Sunshine Brewing Company - 4 min walk
  • Sofra Turkish Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Verve Cafe & Bar - 14 min walk

About this property

Waikanae Beach Motel

A great choice for a stay in Gisborne, Waikanae Beach Motel is only 2.5 mi (4 km) from the airport. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and beach.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dining table
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Waikanae Beach Motel Gisborne
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Frequently asked questions

Does Waikanae Beach Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waikanae Beach Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Waikanae Beach Motel?
As of 8 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Waikanae Beach Motel on 10 February 2023 start from NZ$176, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Waikanae Beach Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Waikanae Beach Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waikanae Beach Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Waikanae Beach Motel and nearby?
Waikanae Beach Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Waikanae Beach Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sunshine Brewery (4-min walk), Sunshine Brewing Company (4-min walk) and Sofra Turkish Cafe (13-min walk).
What's the area around Waikanae Beach Motel like?
Waikanae Beach Motel is in Awapuni, a short 6-minute drive from Gisborne (GIS) and 6 minutes' walk from Midway Beach. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Lovely receptionist. The room was cold, the aircon/heater didn't work. Only had a small heater which only heated half the room. Not enough towels, only had 2 for the family of 5 people that stayed the night. I paid $280 for a cold room with insufficient heating. Not much parking space either. Will not be staying here again.
Alice, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This appears to be a family owned and operated motel. I am very pleased that I could support a local family rather than a larger corporate institution. My stay was acceptable for the price and I have no concerns or complaints. An exceptional friendly check-in, stay and check-out experience. Thank you for allowing me to stay for the week.
Marco, 4-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Easy to stay, friendly owners, great location
Ken, 2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

kevin caleb, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

It was nice and tidy and not terribly expensive good staff etc..we felt disappointed it didnt have a seperate water facility that we could top the jug up from and get a glass of water and wash the dishes...without the need to use the bathroom sink for all these ..
Mark, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

So close to the stunning beach, and the staff were very friendly and helpful in recommending places to eat and visit.
Euan, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable rooms - close to town. Clean and tidy
Peter, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location and unit. Had everything we needed. The unit had it's own driveway away from everyone else on the other side of reception. Felt nice and secluded. Very quiet and comfy bed.
Helen, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nicola, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice quiet area, over the road to a boardwalk along an extensive beautiful beach and bay. Our 2 bedroom Unit was spacey, clean, had all the extras, great kitchen even plunger coffee. And the best part was the privacy of the Unit.
Megan, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review