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Surf City Lodge

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139 Rutene Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

About as good as it gets. Great rooms and a self contained unit out the back. Barry and Roz are terrific hosts and really pay attention to giving excellence. Barry is a whiz in the kitchen as well. Clean, comfortable and an easy walk to the City. Good prices and a three course meal is also available if required in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great accommodation to stay. Barry and his wife are very welcoming. We had the best breakfast here. The house looks beautiful and has a perfect location. The accommodation is very personal and has room for just a few people, liked that! Recommend it to everyone!

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Ardmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Barry picked us up at the airport and gave us a tour around town right away. A Very welcoming start to our New Zealand vacation. The detached room we had gave us great privacy and touring around his garden enjoying the fijioa trees was the icing on the cake. So we thought. When breakfast arrived, we did not realize it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved staying here. Barry and Ros were welcoming, accommodating and warm -- they made their home my home, and with home so far away on Easter it was a real treat to stay with them. Be prepared for AMAZING food. Barry genuinely loves cooking for his guests and it shows. Ros is such a lovely host, making sure I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed 3 nights in the Private Cabin. Wonderfully decorated, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners were extremely welcoming, the main house is immaculate and has been looked after very well. My primary purpose for visiting was surfing. The owner gave me some great information on where to go for various swell and wind conditions. The breakfast is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've been travelling in New Zealand for 4 months staying in hostels but decided to treat myself for my stay in Gisborne over Christmas and New Year by staying here. I'm so glad I chose this place as it felt like a home away from home. Barry and Ros really go out if their way to make sure your stay... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are going to Gisborne this is definitely the place to stay. The house is beautiful, clean and comfortable, the service is just excellent, and Barry and Ros (the owners) are amazing. We stayed there on new year's eve, and, apart from the great and huge breakfast, we got to have a barbecue and drinks with them, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a fantastic place to stay. Barry and Ros were so welcoming and when I arrived Barry brought me on a tour of Gisborne and made some recommendations.....get him to show you where the wine centre is! I stayed in the Raglan room and it was so spacious and beautifully decorated and you will definitely sleep well in the comfy... More 

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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you at Surf City Lodge. Enjoy the rest of your trip. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a great time stay with Barry and Ros. Lovely rooms and pretty bathroom, free wifi.Barry and Ros invited us to join them for dinner at local fish club. Barry took us to the best spot to watch the sunrise at 5am, big appreciated. Before a huge and delicious breakfast Berry also offer us to show us around Gisborne... More 

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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Wen. We enjoyed your company and liked the sunrise photos. More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After travelling from Rotorua and arriving at the Surf City Lodge at 11.30pm, we were met by Barry who dispite the late hour still had a smile on his face. My partner and I found the lodge to be a warm, comfortable, beautifully and lovingly restored home with lots of original features. Barry, our host made our stay in Gisbourne... More 

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