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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very friendly and enthusiastic greeting from the lady on reception when we arrived on a very wet Sunday afternoon with no booking. No need to worry though as there didn't seem to be any others staying. Our room was a blast from the past, very basic but clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a couple of games of... More

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice clean room we had an awesome view, a lovely young Mexican lady was so helpful and friendly with a smile every time we saw her. We ate in the restaurant every night and we left every night happily full and satisfied (good meals).

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Parksville, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is really the only game in town, but it is a classic New Zealand motel with 1960s charm, and close to everything in Hicks Bay (which is nothing). It is perched out towards the end of East Cape on a road that even most New Zealanders have not driven. If you are looking for luxury or nightlife, Hick's... More

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Cromwell, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hicks Bay Motel rooms are tidy, clean and well maintained. This property has very friendly staff who look after our groups well. The highlight is the wonderful location - you cant beat it for a laid back trip

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived the TV would not work,the shower water tap gave either very hot water or Ivey cold water. The bed had been made with the electric blanket on the wrong end of the bed. The evening meal was OK but breakfast was terrible.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hicks Bay for one night in July 2014. It was a great place to stay. Good location and friendly staff. The restaurant was perfectly adequate - not fancy food but we did not have 5 star expectations. Would recommend staying there

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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Although the whole site was very dated the meals, accommodation and service was of an average standard. If anyone else is considering doing a 2 day motorcycle ride around the east coast this is the perfect place for an overnight stop so long as you are not looking for luxurious top end accommodation. Even though the prices seem high for... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Hicks Bay. The motel unit was comfortable and clean. It afforded a great view of the Bay. The restaurant was great with a good menu catering for all tastes. The staff were very helpful both in reception and the restraurant

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stayed overnight in a small party of people. Our room was spartan, but comfortable. No phone or Internet, no light over the mirror to see yourself if it's dark, no shampoo, no bulb in the outside light. All basic things you expect when paying $110 -$130 compared with accomodation around the country. The entry to the motel is tired and... More

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Patahi, Manager at Hicks Bay Motel Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this detailed review. I am so sorry you were unhappy. If only you would have informed my staff we could have made you another meal and fixed your problem. It is unfortunate that Ivett enquired three times and you didn't mention anything. We are not able to discount our room because we... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

quiet clean room great views enjoyable breakfast & dinner good staff we walked down to see the glow worms we only stayed one night we would have stayed longer very good views getting there along the coast .

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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): $
Also Known As:
Hicks Bay Hotel Gisborne

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