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Portside Hotel

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2 Reads Quay | PO Box 177, Gisborne, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent room. Great to have on a business trip. Plenty of room to work and relax. Very comfortable and cosy. Good to be able to have a washer and drier. Close to some good restaurants especially USSCo and others! And some nice walks around the waterfront. Just had a couple of issues re room but they were sorted out very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel all over NZ for work. I have stayed in many...ok places. Rarely in a really nice place, as that's part of the job. But for the price of an okay accomodation I have spent the week at the marvelous Portside Hotel in Gisborne. First of all, the location is perfect for me. I am only a 5 minute... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very delightful and good to go for a stroll on the beach or even a run through the city. It's close from the wharf and the pick-up point for the wine tour, which is advisable if you don't have a car to get around or if you drink a little over there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have stayed at this hotel a number of times. This time a top floor room facing the river or port. Good bed but no easy chair to sit in. Room had a kitchen which was not needed. Fast wifi and easy parking. Short walk to Gisbornes best (in my opinion) restaurant USSCo

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Fraser Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had not bothered to book anything before arriving in Gisborne and was be coming concerned as other places we had looked were just this side of habitable. We decided to have a look at this one before moving on to another town. We were pleasantly surprised being greeted in a nice warm manor and the suite we booked was huge... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have stayed here many times and have always had a Portside room no matter what room we booked. The fact that we are good customers doesn't seem to count as this time we were given an awful car park view room which totally changed our opinion of this hotel. Coupled with the first rude receptionist we have come across... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

we stayed here as a family for the weekend. the place has free wifi which is fast - and the front desk staff were all helpful. on our last day we checked out and left our suitcases at the concierge all day. they were really nice. the beds are as nice as those of my own at home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

View on level 2 of the carpark wasn't great but otherwise was a nice stay. New large bathroom, good amenities including washer/dryer, big kitchen. No proper desk area to work. Wifi worked well. Nice staff. Hotel needs to get better food options though, particularly as its a small town with limited options.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's a two level hotel with pool, plenty carparks, walking distance to CBD and beach, very clean facilities, helpful and friendly staff. Suitable for business and short visit. However there are no restaurant/bar and spa/sauna facilities. Good value for money though.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Met by helpful and friendly reception. Was offered the perfect room (balcony and sea/port views). Same price as anywhere else. The room itself was excellent. New, clean, spacious, modern, everything you could ever need. We had a really nice stay here and will always go back.

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