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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 #21 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great! Just modernise your showers, get an Italian espresso machine for the restaurant and training from a barista in Wellington (don't trust anyone who doesn't have tattoos!) and you'll be perfect. :-)

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Sydney
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, with not a lot of other accommodation options available. We had driven up from Gisborne, and had made the drive out to East Cape. By the time we got to this motel, we could not have driven much further, as the constant twisting and winding road had taken its toll! They market themselves as 1950's Kiwiana and that... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want to start out by saying that this is a great place to stay if you want to go see the East Cape Lighthouse. However, if you can avoid eating dinner there (having food that does not require a microwave or refrigerator) I would highly recommend it. The food was tasteless and was like they just microwaved frozen things for... More 

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scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel might not be the most luxurious place to stay, but the rooms are perfectly clean and comfortable, and the location is fabulous. The view from the room looking across the grounds to the ocean and bay below was an unexpected treat. Friendly and welcoming staff.

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Wairarapa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff. Basic facilities with very small bathroom. Thank you for the comfortable bed and great linen. Meal in the restaurant was average. A lovely place to break the journey with great views.

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Rotorua
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enjoyable stay. Staff were friendly. Nice views of the coast, a clean & tidy room with good basic facilities, the bed was comfortable & a good meal was had in the restaurant. We liked it & would stay again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A big group of us stayed at Hicks Bay Motel Lodge for 2 night and had heaps of fun. Ivett the Manager welcomed us all very warmly and made the experience wonderful for us all. Food was average, the rooms simple but beautifully clean and the linen was excellent. A great time had by one and all and a huge... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is an older property. We stayed in a 1 bedroom Ocean View room which was slightly more expensive than a 1 bedroom self catering - strangely they were both identical! The rooms were very clean and we appreciated the generosity of towels and other amenities. Easy to self-cater if that is required. Lovely grounds and plenty of room to... More 

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Te Puia Springs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Hicks bay motel is set in a magnificent location on the hill overlooking Hicks Bay to the historic wharf. The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean and the views are amazing The staff were helpful and the hotel includes a restaurant and a shop that sells alcohol.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Perfect place to break the trip around the cape. Wonderful location, basic accommodation, very friendly staff, spotless throughout, the lounge is a great place to strike up a conversation with other guests.

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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
#8 Business Hotel in Gisborne

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