We had seen this place when it was newly built and we always intended to stay there one day so we spent five nights in a 3rd floor apartment with a harbour view. Loved the kitchen and bathroom, thought the lounge and bedroom furniture starting to look a little tired but it was comfortable and relaxing and, despite the logging operations across the way, very peaceful.
However the TV was rubbish, no Sky despite the Sky magazine being displayed on the table and reception advising me it would be sorted - never was. But the really annoying part of our stay was that four times staff walked in on us, three times when we had the "privacy please" sign on our door handle. The excuse " oh we thought you had checked out or we did not know anyone was in this room". Reception assured me that our bookings clearly stated the day we were to leave. Come on Portside that is not good enough!
However we did enjoy eating our breakfast on the little deck and the location was perfect, we walked to most local restaurants, shops etc.
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- Also Known As:
- Portside Hotel Gisborne