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Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Great Lodge - Excellent Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Only stayed for one night but was very impressed by the high standard of room and it's equipment, the reception desk was friendly and helpful, near to the beach with great views, main road nearby occasionally load but not enough to spoil the location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Hi Barry
Thank you very much for sharing your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Ocean Beach and wish you all the best with your future endeavors. It was a pleasure to chat with you and hopefully we might see you another time when you are back in NZ.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ocean Beach Motor Lodge has nice modern clean facilities with nice private courtyards to enjoy the afternoon sun. They provide free internet, which is another great draw card when you stay on your own, a great way to pass the time. The beach is just a short stroll away which makes it worth the drive to escape the city. The Wainui store has a great menu for takeaways and is delicious. Kate and Hamish are delightful to deal with and are always welcoming. This has been my choice of places to stay in the Gisborne area after staying at several in the past.

Room Tip: You will love your stay here!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Glen Z
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hi Glen
Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Beach. It is always a pleasure to have you stay and is good to know that you enjoy your time here with us. And yes we agree wholeheartedly, we are very lucky with both our beach and the great food across the road at Wainui Store.
Thanks again for taking the time to share. We look forward to seeing you again soon, it's always nice to catch up with you.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent two nights here recently in a spa studio and were so happy when we walked into our room! It was so nice - had a great two person spa bath in the room (which my husband loved as he could lounge in there while watching his sports on the tv) and a nice private little courtyard with outdoor furniture which we were lucky enough to enjoy some sun in.

We would have been happy enough with the room considering what we were paying but it got even better when we got our complimentary bottle of wine and cheese board! We knew we were getting it because we had seen it as a special on tripadvisor and had mentioned it when we booked, but we weren't really expecting much considering it was free, but it was so impressive!

I can't say enough about Kate and Hamish. They are so lovely and went well above what could be expected when we had very unfortunate car problems on the morning of our departure. Hamish spent more than an hour with my husband under the hood of the car trying to help but in the end we had to get it towed, not a very relaxing end to our stay, but made that much more bearable by not being pressured to checkout in a hurry, and Kate then dropped us into town to wait while the car was fixed.

I read tripadvisor reviews to help in selecting accommodation/restaurants but I had never been moved to write a review before but definitely wanted to share how happy we were with our stay and a super big thank you to Kate and Hamish!

Lisa & Rob
Titirangi

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa C
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hi Lisa and Rob
Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Beach. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. It was our pleasure to have you as guests and to offer you the wine and cheese board - your appreciation made the pleasure all ours :)
We were just pleased you were able to have your car fixed and get on your way without too much trouble.
Thanks once again for your kind comments and taking the time to share your experience.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

The units are huge and very well presented. Our golf team ranked them right up with the best they have stayed in. The studio units have a drainage problem in the bathrooms as the watert does not flow away but evrything else was super and the staff very helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the East are large enough for a family of 4.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank fridge24
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Fridge24
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you and the rest of the team enjoyed your stay with us. You will be pleased to know the drainage issue in the studio you mentioned, is being addressed forthwith, so the next time you stay that won't be an issue.
Thanks again, and we look forward to catching up with the team next time!
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Piha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great place to stay. 30seconds walk to the beach. The staff are great and always remember me when u come to stay.
The rooms are modern and clean, rooms all have a big flat screen TV to watch the Warriors. The spa baths are great.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Jamie P
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Jamie
Thank you very much for your great review. We are very happy you appreciate all that we have to offer here at Ocean Beach. It is a pleasure to see you each time, and we look forward to the next!
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Piha, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were very plesently suprised, most places are not as good as their internet site depicts but Ocean Beach was great. It was a lovely spacious room, an easy booking and a no fuss check in and out. Highly recommend for short or long term stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lani H
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Lani H
Thank your for your great review of Ocean Beach. We are glad you were pleasantly surprised that our website lived up to expectations, and we do hope to see you again sometime.
Thanks again!
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Pahiatua, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

I found the owners very friendly and helpful. The rooms were well cleaned, well stocked, quiet and comfortable. Not far from the beach which I loved. Beautiful place to stay, exceeded my expectations. Have recommended to family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Amy M
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Amy
Thank you for your time in reviewing Ocean Beach. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room to your satisfaction. It was nice to chat with you both and we hope to see you again next time you are in Gisborne. Thank you very much for your recommendations to friends and family also.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Property: Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Address: 7 Oneroa Road | Wainui Beach, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Beach Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at beautiful Wainui Beach on the scenic East Coast, Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, the perfect place to start your holiday. Fifteen superbly appointed one and two bedroom apartment-style suites and studios, some with spa. Enjoy a walk along the beach with the gentle breaking of the waves in summer and the ever changing drama of the ocean in winter. First city in the world to see the sun rise. Private tropical courtyard. Cooked or Continental breakfast delivered to your room. ... more   less 
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