Stayed there for one night recently. Rooms were refurbished nicely but bathroom/shower outdated and small. Skimpy on the extras ie facecloth. They use those disgusting lifelong milk pottles for your coffee/tea. Restaurant food not good - definitely not chef quality, very, very basic learner cook stuff. Most disappointing were the hosts. We felt an inconvenience. No people skills or pleasantries from these two - surly woman at reception as we paid an left!
Would not recommend - try elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Hicks Bay Hotel Gisborne
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ...where the morning sun first meets the horizon...1960s Kiwiana - defining what it is to be Kiwi. Set on a 14 acre bluff, 250 meters above sea level, in historic and botanical protected -- unspoiled -- countryside. where peace and tranquility abound. Overlooking the beautiful Hicks Bay Waterways 40 rooms with 175 person total capacity. AMENITIES. Outdoor Swimming Pool. Bush walks. Restaurant -- 60 person seating capacity. Breakfast and Dinner prepared by Maori chef with freshly prepared sauces, vegetables - served homestyle. Shop and Bottle Store. Internet access, Payphone, and Guest laundry. Playground and Pool Table. Glowworm Grotto and Rock Fishing. East Cape Maritime Lighthouse accessible to the public, 35km.Located midway between Opotiki and Gisborne on the Pacific Coast Highway. ... more less