Have stayed here before for work but not as a holiday maker. This is quite an upmarket hotel for its location in Gisborne. Check in was prompt and we were advised that we had been upgraded to a premium room. Although the room was on the third floor the view was out over at the logging wharf not what we would call a premium view! Maybe 2-3 rooms along would have had a great view towards Young Nicks Head. The rooms and balconies on the west side were cloaked in afternoon sun whereas our east facing room mid afternoon was chilly and quite dark without the lights on. Even in the morning the sun could not seem to reach in under the balcony roof. The room had a full kitchen which reduced the bedroom space and there would have been an opportunity to have some comfortable chairs instead of so much kitchen. The mix of slate floor in the kitchen area with carpet is a trap for stubbed toes at night when visiting the bathroom in the dark! The TV was tiny and located in a small cabinet. We could not get sky sports on the TV which was disappointing when there was a rugby game we had hoped to see. However, the internet access was the easiest to use of our entire holiday. Overall quite good value for money and a handy location to the main street.
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