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“Amazingly spacious and comfortable rooms!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   7 Oneroa Road | Wainui Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Taupo, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Amazingly spacious and comfortable rooms!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were in town for a family friend's 60th birthday and the organised the accommodation for all the guests to stay here at the Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, and what an amazing place to stay. The rooms were huge, plenty of space, great outdoor indoor flow, so fantastic, would come here all the time... And great value for money!! Awesome stay thank you.. Very friendly managers with a great can do attitude, just a shame the restaurant was no longer open...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Hi Erin
Thank you so much for your great review of Ocean Beach. We are very pleased you enjoyed the spaciousness and comfort of our rooms. It was a pleasure to host your group over the weekend, we were happy to see you making use of the shared courtyard to catch up with one another, it was great!
Thanks once again for your kind comments and we hope to see you again sometime at Ocean Beach.
Kind regards
Hamish & Kate
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Tokoroa, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Booked the 2 bedroom apartment, really clean and modern and lots of space for a family of 4. Good kitchen and nice courtyard to sit in. Close to local shop and a short walk to beach. Only small problem was the outside light was very bright and the children found it annoying when trying to get to sleep, though it did go off later in the night.




  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Hi Suzanne
Thank you very much for your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed all that we have to offer at Ocean Beach. Thank you for your comments regarding the outdoor lighting affecting the children's bedroom. Our lights are timed to turn off just after 9.30pm, to give guests a chance to return from an evening out and get safely to their rooms. We do appreciate this can be late for children however, and we will look into the blind situation of this particular bedroom and see what may be able to be done to prevent light shining in.
Thank you once again for taking the time to share your experience with others and the helpful critique, it is appreciated.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Palmerston North
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very well set out unit equipped with everything we needed - we were pleasantly surprised. Well maintained and excellent service. Staff very friendly and helpful. Quiet location/room with private courtyard and outdoor furniture. Very reasonable price considering the quality of the facilities and service.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Hi Julie
Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Beach. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to your liking. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again sometime.
Kind regards
Hamish & Kate
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Te Puke, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed here recently when attending a friends 40th birthday party. Loved our large apartment, we had group of friends back the morning after for a big breakfast on the bbq and the owners were great about it - helping get things set up. Had'nt been to Gisborne before but we are now keen to return, can't think of a better place to soak up some summer sunshine. Beautiful beach across the road.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Hi Ange
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here so much and are looking forward to returning. It was a pleasure to see you and your group relaxing and having a happy time around the BBQ, we love being able to help provide enjoyment like that in any small way we can.
So, thank you once again, for sharing your experience at Ocean Beach with others. We look forward very much to hosting you again.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I enjoyed my stay have stayed a number of times and would definatly stay again. I haven't got anything else to say except that the people who organized this simple survey which I took some of my valuable time to complete should make it more user friendly

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hi Paul
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy your stays at Ocean Beach, we enjoy having you as a guest. We understand setting up an account with TA does take a few minutes to complete initially, so thank you very much for taking the time to do that so you could review us. The good news is, now that you have a at profile set up, you can review lots of other accommodation providers, restaurants etc very quickly and easily. As well as use to see what other travelers are recommending. TA is a valuable tool for both businesses and travelers alike, so good luck with it Paul! :)
Look forward to seeing you next time.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I travel for business to Gisborne on a regular basis and tried several other accommodation options before I found Ocean Beach Motor Lodge. I would happily recommend Ocean Beach Motor Lodge to anyone looking for great, friendly accommodation in Gisborne.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hi Nikki
Thanks so much for your review of Ocean Beach. We love having you to stay and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others here.
Thanks again and see you soon.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Little Rock, Arkansas, Usa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

the room was perfect ... aesthetically pleasing, a private outdoor space, welcoming, impeccably clean and the management was helpful, kind and generous. If you reserve on their website, you get a bottle of local wine and a generous cheese and fruit board. Good value for the money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Hi Sandra
Thank you very much for a wonderful review. It is most pleasing for us to hear you enjoyed what we have to offer here at Ocean Beach. We certainly enjoyed having you as a guest and it was so nice to see you experiencing our culture and packing so much into your short stay! We hope to see both you and your partner next time and hopefully for long enough to get you out on a waka!
Thanks again!
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Address: 7 Oneroa Road | Wainui Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Beach Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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