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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
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Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Barry H wrote a review Feb 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom577 contributions158 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, Australia34 contributions12 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 contributions4 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 Kingdom64 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, Australia114 contributions57 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
$94 - $106 (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 Visitor Information Centre (0.4 miles), and Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf (0.4 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.
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).
Is Ahi Kaa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.