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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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Auckland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We arrived after sunset and were confused by the lack of signage displaying the lodge's name at the turn off . Nearly turned around and went back. Couldn't confirm it was the right place until we went into the office! Apart from that, the accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable and the views amazing.

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Thank you for three stars it reminds us that our staff is working consistent. They deserve the credit. More

Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The glow worm cave was neat and the view from the room is very special. However, the entire room had one tiny window that opened a few cm and the room was so musty that my pregnant wife felt like vomiting the whole time. In the middle of summer, it was so hot. The only device was a tiny heater... More

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

Thank you for your review. Devastated to learn about your experience. I am lost for words to comment on the meal. We have never purchased a pre made frozen meal ever. All the best to you and your family. More

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Hicks Bay Motel Lodge was as advertised, 60's style and that is exactly what we got. The views were stunning, the food while a bit limited for choice was excellent as was the service. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Unit was clean and well laid out. We travelled with my 91 year old mother in law who has limited... More

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

Over the moon with your four stars!! Much appreciated. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great location but that is the only thing good about it.They know they are the only place of any sort to stay around the East Cape road and think they can command the exorbitant prices for the very outdated and musty smelling units full of dust. We had a 2 bedroom unit as we were 2 couples travelling together. This... More

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

There are several other choices in accommodation. Refer to the Gisborne site online. One is never limited to stay here -- thanks for the two STARS!! More

Te Awamutu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

18 of us stayed with you on our annual cycling tour. All old blokes and we had a great trip. The roast pork dinner you did for us was brilliant. The Breakfast and the cut lunch you provided was also excellent. Thank you for looking after us so well. Regards Howard Ashmore Last of the Summer Wine, Cycling Tour

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Keep it rolling guys -- you were great guests. More

Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We travelled from Whakatane to Gisborne in March 2013 and The Hicks Bay motel was a good option for an overnight stay. Yes, the room decor was very old and dated, but the beds were comfortable, the shower was good and the kitchen was well equipped. We had no problem cooking our evening meal there. The Wifi only worked in... More

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

Thank you for your review. There is no light pollution here so the colors of the sea can be extra special and vibrant. Kind regards More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The accommodation is comfortable and has character from its era. It is overpriced but has no competition to make it charge realistically. It was interesting to read the threat to charge if the dishes were not washed - not very good PR and one would think the excessive prices would cover washing the dishes. The restaurant and bar were very... More

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

Thanks for three!! You made our day!! More

Whakatane NZ
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stay often and also bring groups, myself and my friends love it here, and no one has a problem with the old style rooms, a lot of isolated places in NZ are still like this and its great. Wonderful helpful staff and owners an all one requires to have a pleasant stay in the rooms, great views and amazing... More

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

Keep them coming -- the more reviews the more excitement for our future guests. Thank you for FOUR star! More

Levin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Sad to see complaints about your motel being out of date when you advertise it as 1960s style!! Yes perhaps accommodation and meals/drinks a little pricey for what they are, but then we realise that you are isolated so there must be associated costs with this. We enjoyed our meal. We found your motel quite acceptable - would prefer white... More

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

Our ability to please everyone has been exposed. Thank you for the three stars! More

Marlborough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Room was comfortable with everything we needed. Good shower. Not able to open windows the only downside. Dined in the restaurant, staff friendly and meal fine for such an isolated spot. Outstanding views from the room. Not 5star but would recommend it as a place to stay.

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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

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