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4.6 out of 5

"Stayed three nights, great location and setting. Clean and comfortable unit providing everything we needed. Enjoyed the old fashioned motel experie ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Gisborne awaits you at Teal Motor Lodge. Within a 30-minute stroll, you'll find Tairawhiti Museum and Gisborne Wine Centre. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 20 rooms, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers and free weekday newspapers. Room service is available and kitchens come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, so in-room dining is easy. Safes, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Other amenities include a kids' swimming pool and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Gisborne motel, you'll be 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Midway Beach and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Gisborne Harbour.

Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$131* Per night/room 19 Oct. - 20 Oct.

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Teal Motor Lodge ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Teal Motor Lodge

Everyone (13) Couples (6) Family (5)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great pool and BBQ area. Clean and tidy room. Car was really helpful.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
This is a very comfortable motel with plenty of room, comfortable furniture, up-to-date television, air conditioning and a very nice pool.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
Pool Ok but had leaves in it. Rooms reasonably comfortable and kitchenware good. Decor a little dated and musty smell. Bathroom renovation looked good but toilet didn't flush properly for first 3 days and shower flooded bath room a couple of times.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Clean and comfortable

Stayed three nights, great location and setting. Clean and comfortable unit providing everything we needed. Enjoyed the old fashioned motel experience of beds being made daily and felt a bit guilty but they tidied the kitchen for us as well after we had rushed out each morning leaving the breakfast dishes on the bench. Nice to be able to get a daily paper. Bathroom due for a bit of routine maintenance but very clean and functional. Personally would have appreciated a choice of pillows as found the ones there rather uncomfortable. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Thank you Teal Motor Lodge for a relaxing holiday.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Clean and well looked after hotel

Pros: The cleanliness and well planned room with all amenities such as TV, DVD player, aircon etc.
Cons: The internet has to be looked into as signal was very poor.
Location: The location is great, close to the town centre.
Wifi was poor especially in the room that I stayed. Despite the manager's help, I could not log in as the signal was very low on the first night. I managed to logged in the next day in the reception, but in the room, signal was very scarce. on the second night, despite no wifi, TV was down and could not watch a movie that was screening that night. Otherwise, the stay was comfortable.

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Comfortable motel. Good facilities. Lovely pool.

Great place to stay with a family. Beautifully landscaped, well-kept gardens. Lovely clean pool. Clean facilities, although it would be nice to vacuum under the beds occasionally.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 21 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Motor Lodge

Lone of the onlyn places we have stayed where I the description it says it has a kitchen and it actually does!!! Incredible salt water pool, amazing staff, great stay. Would definitely recommend to others.

Posted by on 13 Feb. 2016

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Property Features

Teal Motor Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool and a kid's pool. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at the family-friendly Teal Motor Lodge. Self parking is free. This 4-star Gisborne motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Airport: Gisborne (GIS) (3.8 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Teal Motor Lodge offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Teal Motor
  • Teal Motor Gisborne
  • Teal Motor Lodge
  • Teal Motor Lodge Gisborne
  • Teal Motor Lodge Motel
  • Teal Motor Lodge Gisborne
  • Teal Motor Lodge Motel Gisborne

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.