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Surf City Lodge

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay in Gisborne, very generous host who provided a banquet for breakfast and delivered me to the airport, very comfortable rooms, walking distance to town with offer of a bike which suited me.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Lovely old house with tonnes of character,very welcoming host,Barry can cook up an amazing breakfast,dinner and dessert, room was comfortable tidy and clean,location is in easy walking distance to main shops a great plus Lots of local knowledge on hand and i was lucky enough to have Barry show me around local surf spots including some of his favorites,also kindly... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We stayed one night but other members of my family have stayed for longer and when we arrived several were already there this time as well. We were originally booked into the cabin but eventually stayed in the house and having all the family together in one area was lovely.The owner Barry was very hospitable and went the extra mile... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My grandmother, Mother and myself stayed for two nights and we couldn't of wished for better. Barry ensured we felt welcome and at home as well as taking the time to talk and recommend some must see beautiful sights. The food was top class and very professional. I would stay here for the food alone! Good central location and plenty... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Would highly recommend this place to stay to anyone visiting Gisborne! Great hospitality from hosts Barry and Ros, complimented with an absolutely incredible breaky for your desirable time in the morning. Room was very cosy and warm, with good bathroom facilities. To anyone visiting the area, be sure to stop at Surf City Lodge for an exceptional stay.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Barry immediately made us so welcome on our arrival. Whilst we were a little disappointed not to be staying in the main house (which is a great 1920s building) the garden room was very clean and comfortable and a complimentary beer, as well as tea and coffee was a lovely touch. The breakfast was nothing short of superb. My partner... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I visited Gisborne to look at houses and decided to stay at Surf City Lodge as it was central and on ringing to book I was unable to get the night I wanted. Barry was so helpful and pleasant that I changed my appointments and was so pleased I did. The food was great, the advice and help most acceptable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We had originally booked a room inside the quaint wooden villa but where "upgraded" to an external prefab unit soon after arrival. Despite being cold there was no provision for heating the room and there were no bedside lights or microwave. The house was beautiful and the host went to a lot of trouble to produce delicious breakfasts for both... More 

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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to forward a review of your stay with us. I have to mention that if you had looked in the cupboards of the room you would have found a room fan heater if you were cold. I must also mention that I was quite disappointed with the state of the room on your departure... More 

Traralgon, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I'm actually blown away by the hospitality found at Surf City Lodge and I only stayed the night! The room I stayed in had everything I could possibly have needed with extra little touches and the magnificent breakfast cooked by Chef Barry was over and beyond (those croissants.......!!). There is a reason why this B & B is so highly... More 

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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words - We look forward to your return - Barry and Ros Thomas More 

Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Absolutely, hands down, no questions asked, the BEST. Barry and Ros are the hosts with the most. They heard it before but I will say it again, you will never stay in such a warm, welcoming, comfortable, gracious, classy home. There just isn't anything quite like this. I have to say an gigantic thank thank thank you to Barry and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Surf City Lodge

Address: 139 Rutene Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $59 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surf City Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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