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61 Salisbury Road, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#11 of 26 hotels in Gisborne

Looking for a place to stay in Gisborne? Then look no further than Ahi Kaa, a motel that brings the best of Gisborne to your doorstep.

The rooms offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Ahi Kaa features baggage storage and newspaper. In addition, as a valued Ahi Kaa guest, you can enjoy barbeque facilities that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Gisborne, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Ahi Kaa, including Sofra Turkish Cafe (0.7 mi), Tamarind (1.2 mi), and The Rivers Restaurant and Bar (0.9 mi).

Best of all, Ahi Kaa makes it easy to experience some great Gisborne attractions like Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial, which is a popular historic site.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ahi Kaa as you experience everything Gisborne has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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gkhmross wrote a review Sep 2020
Napier, New Zealand18 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a group booking with different configurations and Katie was so accommodating. The rooms were perfect for our stay and served our needs. A beautifully clean motel and wonderful hosts. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Double glazed windows kept the noise level down.
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Barry H wrote a review Feb 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom637 contributions228 helpful votes
We were pleased with this motel even though it was not our first choice (already booked!). The rooms are spacious and pretty modern with good ameneties. Each room has a garden area with seating. The beach is literally across the street and it is about 20 minutes to walk into town. Not a lot of information provided when we booked in but, we managed to find stuff online or in the information folder in the rooms. One downside is that a few workers were obviously staying over and had rather noisy early starts.
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Date of stay: February 2020
JennR wrote a review Jan 2020
Portarlington, Australia42 contributions17 helpful votes
Lovely motel, great location, super friendly hosts, really spacious room which was super clean & recently tastefully refurbished (room 1) and fabulously comfortable bed. We definitely recommend a stopover here. 10/10
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sean M wrote a review Nov 2019
Darlington Point, Australia22 contributions7 helpful votes
Super friendly reception, clean room, handy location. Was impressed by their desire to lessen their carbon footprint by recycling initiatives. The only downside was the parking was a bit tight for a large SUV. Definetly stay there again as a first choice.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Ground floor accommodation
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Chris H wrote a review Sep 2019
England, United Kingdom63 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights - really excellent and clean motel, with friendly owners. It's a bit of a walk into Gisborne centre, but there is really easy access to the beach. WiFi was fine and fast, and the refill of ground coffee was very much appreciated! Recommended 👍
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
BorisTheMudcrab wrote a review Sep 2019
Wollongong, Australia116 contributions55 helpful votes
The Ahi Kaa is a great little Motor Inn/Hotel. The Proprietor is friendly who loves a yarn and was happy to answer questions regarding the area. The rooms were light, bright & roomy with a clean modern feel. The hotel is located in a reasonably quiet street and a great ocean boardwalk is located across the road. It is a 15/20 minute flat walk to town. There is a nice restaurant above a nearby Surf Club only a few minutes walk away. The hotel was reasonably priced and you well worth considering if passing through Gisborne
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Date of stay: September 2019
mortein wrote a review Feb 2019
Rolleston, New Zealand174 contributions31 helpful votes
We had not booked in advance but luckily got 3 nights at the last minute. This place is extremely clean & the manager is most accommodating & very friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. The bed is very comfortable and wifi is great.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
RippeyCambNZ wrote a review Feb 2019
Cambridge, New Zealand105 contributions70 helpful votes
Had 2 nights in this motel. Scored 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and friendly owners, staff and pet cat. Very good wireless internet at no extra charge. Beach 1 mins walk across the road, good for swimming or walks. Town 3 min drive away or a good walk for shops and eating places.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jade_Victoria_NZ wrote a review Jan 2019
165 contributions25 helpful votes
We booked the 3 rooms converted in the house & they are spacious with large bathrooms. Clean & tidy. Easily found once into Gisborne. Kind people managing the place makes it easy to check in and out. across the road from the beach. Near by board walk for exercise.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Danica wrote a review Jan 2019
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We stayed here 3 nights, the room was a good size, lovely and clean, and the bed was super comfortable! The best thing about this place were the owners though, they were so friendly and welcoming, and we felt really at home. I would definitely recommend this place, and will stay there again!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$123 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ahi Kaa
Which popular attractions are close to Ahi Kaa?
Nearby attractions include Dome Cinema (0.7 miles), Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf (0.4 miles), and Smash Palace (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ahi Kaa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Ahi Kaa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ahi Kaa?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ahi Kaa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ahi Kaa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Sofra Turkish Cafe, and The Dome Cinema & Bar.
Does Ahi Kaa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ahi Kaa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ahi Kaa have airport transportation?
Yes, Ahi Kaa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ahi Kaa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Gisborne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ahi Kaa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ahi Kaa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (7.0 miles).