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Hicks Bay Motel Lodge

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5198 Te Araroa Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Hicks Bay Motel Lodge
Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst this property has been around awhile it has been maintained to a good standard and our room was freshly painted and comfortable. We had dinner in the restaurant which had a basic menu but the food was tasty and plenty of it. There is a nice walking track down through the bush covered cliff to the lovely Onepoto Bay.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although our night at this hotel was probably the least enjoyable of our three weeks in New Zealand, some of this was down to personal preference rather than the hotel itself. The hotel owner and restaurant staff were very friendly, but in truth we felt that the restaurant prices were slightly too high for the level of food and service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing view over the bay and really friendly staff Pros: - good views - restaurant on site - wifi (although can only use in dining area) - tidy room - tea making facilities in room - fridge in room - TV - towels provided - large room with a double and a single bed Things to know: - dated but... More 

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143 reviews 143 reviews
78 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes a great location with fantastic views though not all the cabins have good views. The rooms are dated but more than adequate being clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and we had an enjoyable stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is one of very few on the East Cape road and is in an amazing location looking out over the bay. The rooms are perfectly adequate for a short stop over and the restaurant is also good. Be aware that the restaurant is only open at set times 6-8 I think and there is nowhere else to eat!The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel is modest, with very clean rooms. The location is amazing. It sits on top of a bluff overlooking a beautiful bay. There is a path to walk (steeply) down to an amazing, sandy beach. They serve dinner in the restaurant. The food, like the place, was simple but very good. Don't miss the Glow Worm Grotto - it... More 

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Hicks Bay Motel a great place to stay. Situated on the hill surrounded by native trees with a great view of the bay,the country atmosphere took us away from the city life. We found the owners an awesome couple and their staff very friendly and helpful. Our unit was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the cleanliness of... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
105 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions are of old buildings looking very dated. But they are well painted and maintained, and the bedding & furnishings were fresh and new looking. There is no balcony, but the view of the bay from the room is superb. The ensuite toilet and shower is very basic but clean and working OK. The evening meal and breakfast were... More 

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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite its needing a complete rebuild, we loved it! Quirky, charming and dated, the place reminded us of an old British holiday camp - 'hi-di-hi'! We were doing a road trip along the North Island's Pacific Coast and Hicks Bay is one of very few stopping points between Whakatane and Gisborne, so the motel has a pretty captive market. We... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6th accommodation of 19. Lovely location with great views. We arrived just in time to eat in the restaurant. Good job as we hadn't seen anywhere else to eat. We had a lovely meal. The rooms are a little dated but they were clean. Didn't like the look of the shower, only there one night so chose not to use... More 

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Address: 5198 Te Araroa Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Hicks Bay Hotel Gisborne
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne

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