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139 Rutene Road, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Gisborne
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
107Reviews0Q+A18Room tips
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ani wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Couldn't have chosen a better place to stay - from welcome by Barry to comfort of room in beautiful house, huge breakfast to die for (didn't have to as it is included in tarriff), friendly chat with Barry and Roz (wonderful hosts) AND walking distance to town. Would definitely stay again if I can book early enough. Ka rawe tenei whare me nga tangata ko Barry, ko Roz.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Barry Thomas, Owner at Surf City Lodge
Responded Mar 1, 2020
It was a pleasure Ann.
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Fuzzy Logic wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
Barry is a great host. When you arrive everything is sorted. He even gives you little snacks and bottles of water. The house is lovely. The beds are 5-star hotel quality. And his breakfast is amazing!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Thanks for the review mate - Baz
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Liam J wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
This was something special! We needed room for a family of six and the three rooms we booked were lovely. What we hadn't expected was the exceptional service that came with it. The Christmas breakfast was out of this world and very very special. Barry and Roz even gave us a packed hangi lunch to help is on our journey home. Truly wonderful people. We are coming back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Thanks for the review mate it was a pleasure to host you and your family and we certainly will look forward to your return.
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Bill D wrote a review Apr 2019
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions5 helpful votes
It was an absolute pleasure to stay with Barry and Ros' at Surf City Lodge. Barry certainly is the Reigning Champion of breakfasts. The lodge is run as a lifestyle choice other than a money making machine, and I found this rather refreshing. Barry is a wealth of knowledge of all things Gisborne, haha, and most other subjects too. It was sad to leave... But will be back :) I recommend Surf City Lodge as your place to stay in Gisborne.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early.
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Response from Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge
Responded May 5, 2019
Bill we look forward to yours and Jennifers return and as promised will cook dinner this time for you. We enjoyed your stay and company all the best.
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Zoe P wrote a review Apr 2019
Bern, Switzerland41 contributions5 helpful votes
This place is absolutely great. The owners, Rose and Barry gave their very best to make my stay perfect and it was. The room was very pretty, clean, and nicely decorated. It had all I needed and more (e.g. snacks). As mentioned before by others - the breakfast it just amazing. It's big, yummy and will keep you going for the whole day. It was also the first place where I got proper black coffee (European style black coffee and not filter coffee). In the morning, Berry helped me to plan my day and had plenty of suggestions for the area. Barry and Rose even invited me for their Sundaydinner. The dinner was absolutely perfect. I really enjoyed my time and their place and felt very comfortable. Thanks Rose and Barry again for everything. you guys are true hospitality-rockstars.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge
Responded May 5, 2019
No problem it was lovely to meet and host you.
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$99 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandGisborne RegionGisborne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf City Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Surf City Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tairawhiti Museum (0.6 miles), Dome Cinema (0.6 miles), and Muirs Bookshop (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf City Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Surf City Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf City Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf City Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Marina Restaurant, USSCo Bar & Bistro, and The Rivers Restaurant and Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf City Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (7.9 miles).