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137 Riverside Road | Whataupoko, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Thistles
Ranked #9 of 15 Gisborne B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Beautiful modern accommodation, great hosts,hearty homemade fare for breakfast. Enjoyed the whole stay. We will return.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Thistles is a wonderful place, with wonderful hosts. Barry and Lesley were full of fantastic, friendly conversation, and a wealth of knowledge about the area. Freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast was DELICIOUS!! A super comfortable bed, and the perfect measure of privacy and cheerful company, We'd definitely stay here again, thank you so much :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Judith and I had an extremely comfortable stay at Thistles during our recent stay in NZ to watch some of the Rugby world cup ,Barry and Lesley are excellent hosts and supporters of Norwich City will get an outstanding welcome !! Highly recommended .

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We loved Thistles, it is a nice place to stay in, very quiet residential area and easy access to city center. we got the opportunity to choose from two rooms and we went for one with the view, modern bathroom with spa. And the breakfast was good, tasted all the homemade jams& biscuits.We had to come late one night because... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

My husband and I had a perfect 2 night stay at Thistles. Our hosts Barry and Lesley were friendly, helpful, and made us feel very welcome. The house was in a quiet location close to the centre of Gisborne. We had a pick of two rooms, and chose the double room overlooking the decked area, which was extremely comfortable, modern,... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Thistles was such a lovely place to stay over three days during our stop over in Gisborne. Barrie and Lesley were so very welcoming and made us feel like we were a home away from home. The room was comfortable and just as it needed to be, with bathrooms modern and clean. We ate beautifully prepared fresh breakfasts out on... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Thistles is a great place to stay! Barrie and Lesley were very welcoming and a lot of fun. The rooms were fantastic, lovely and clean. The spa bath was a nice addition to an already large bathroom (great shower as well). We enjoyed breakfast on the large deck every morning. Thistles also has WIFI which came in handy and was... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Very friendly and welcoming. We were there less than 24 hours for a quick stopover on the way to the airport with no expectation of having time to get to know the place and enjoy the area but Barrie was so helpful that we managed to take in some local history and knowledge, visit some landmarks, enjoy a fabulous meal... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

A beautiful home set on a quiet street. The bedroom and bathroom are first class, clean and very modern. Breakfast was well done with homemade jams and great bacon. Barrie and Lesley were fantastic hosts and ensured we saw the historical sites around town. They also helped us find the best restaurants and even suggested the right wines. A great... More 

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Address: 137 Riverside Road | Whataupoko, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2

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