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Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne

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31 Awapuni Rd, Waikanae BeachGisborne4010New Zealand

4-star motel in Gisborne with restaurant, conference center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Beautiful beach
Good internet service
Delicious food
Great room
88See all 88 reviews
From 97 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne

from $75
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment
  • King Spa Unit
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Economy Queen Room
  • Superior Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Economy Twin Room

What’s around Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne


  • Midway Beach - 11 min walk
  • Toihoukura School of Contemporary Art - 17 min walk
  • Gisborne Harbour - 19 min walk
  • Gisborne Wine Centre - 20 min walk
  • Sunshine Brewery - 20 min walk
  • Tairawhiti Museum - 20 min walk
  • Te Poho-o-Rawiri Meeting House - 30 min walk
  • Kaiti Hill - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Gisborne (GIS) - 7 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 2004

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Navigator - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne’s small print

Also known as

  • Captain Cook Motor
  • Captain Cook Motor Gisborne
  • Captain Cook Motor Lodge
  • Captain Cook Motor Lodge Gisborne


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 88 reviews

Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne
Super clean, convenient, friendly and outstanding service. Exceeded expectations in every way...and all a 5mins stroll to the beach!
Greg, nz4 night trip
Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne
Very Good8.0
Handy location
Good clean place and comfortable. Only downside was we had a unit around the back and the only view was a fence (however we were put here as its the quiet side). Very good location as only a short walk to the shops, beach etc.
james, gb1 night trip
Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne
Very Good8.0
Priced well and central
right amount of powerpoints. Warm unit. Good location. friendly helpful staff. economy unit is small though and the bathroom though adequate has nowhere to put stuff except in the little open cupboard that had towels in it.
Jane, nz1 night trip
Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne
Very Good8.0
Good clean central motel
Nice clean motel lovely friendly staff had a room around the back nice and quite. close to beach and town
Wayne, au2 night trip
Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne
Very Good8.0
Perfect spot, great motel.
Great check in, was happy to be upgraded to a bigger room. Comfy bed. Great location for what we wanted to do.
Sue, nz2 night trip

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Captain Cook Motor Lodge, Gisborne

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