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Portside Hotel

2 Reads Quay | PO Box 177, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a round trip planned around the East Cape, this modern apartment hotel was a good choice as a base location. Our agent had booked a ‘deluxe room’, which on arrival we found was the standard room. It was a narrow, cramped box overlooking the car park, and two nights in this was not what we wanted. The receptionist was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portside Hotel is aptly named. Next to Gisborne harbour. Our two bedroom apartment had great views of the sea, harbour and town. The rooms are surprisingly quiet as the hotel is across the water from a working port. It turned out to be quite fascinating to watch. The bedrooms are equipped with comfortable bedding, a range of pillows and... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with the reception at this hotel. On arrival we checked what the rate per night was. We were tempted to book through Trivago as they quote $142 per night. We told the receptionist this and she went to check at an office then confirmed that we would pay $142 per night. It was not until we... More 

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Cheshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very modern apartment hotel. Excellent reception, lounge and pool area. Although we had a very good stay, would like to think that should we return the furniture may have been updated. It is rather shabby and old fashioned not in keeping with the public areas of the hotel. The property is clean and the views over the river and... More 

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Otago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful value for money. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was on the second floor. It was spacious, clean and had a great view of the harbour. The location was excellent and we were able to cook a roast meal for ourselves as well as utalise the washer and dryer in the apartment. Staff were very friendly and... More 

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Sussex
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22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent facilities, with full laundry (washing machine and drier) in the room together with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area with balcony (overlooking car park) and sofa and table within the lounge/kitchen and two chairs and table on the balcony. Good wifi and air conditioning. The Receptionist, who booked us in, certainly needed some Customer Relations training - even a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Good location. Rooms are clean and bright and spacious with a good layout. Staff were very helpful. Well laid out kitchen and were able to prepare meals easily. Close to restaurants and 10 minute walk to shops. Enjoyed our stay. Pool was chilly. Overall a very good feel to the hotel.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very happy with our decision to stay here for two nights on our trip around the East Cape. We had a one bedroom and interconnecting studio for the children. The decor and fittings were fantastic and really comfortable. The big corner bath was fantastic. We really enjoyed the pool and watching the activities on the boats. It's not a view... More 

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Whakatane,New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

In the past we have stayed at a nice motel nearby but when the Portside Hotel was built we were attracted to it.This time we stayed in a studio unit which was well equipped except that there were no comfortable easy chairs although there was room for them. We looked at a one bedroom apartment the following day and were... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Decided to overnight in Gisborne. Picked the Portside because of the close location. Very pleasant room, view of the Carpark initially, but the air conditioning packed a sad and I was moved to a room with a view of the river and pool. Comfy Bed, good sized telly and friendly service. Would definitely stay again. Probably more on the expensive... More 

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