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“Great beach spot, beautiful rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Te Puke, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great beach spot, beautiful rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed here recently when attending a friends 40th birthday party. Loved our large apartment, we had group of friends back the morning after for a big breakfast on the bbq and the owners were great about it - helping get things set up. Had'nt been to Gisborne before but we are now keen to return, can't think of a better place to soak up some summer sunshine. Beautiful beach across the road.

Room Tip: We shared a two bedroom with another couple - plenty of room, great kitchen, can't remember the...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ange M
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Hi Ange
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here so much and are looking forward to returning. It was a pleasure to see you and your group relaxing and having a happy time around the BBQ, we love being able to help provide enjoyment like that in any small way we can.
So, thank you once again, for sharing your experience at Ocean Beach with others. We look forward very much to hosting you again.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

I enjoyed my stay have stayed a number of times and would definatly stay again. I haven't got anything else to say except that the people who organized this simple survey which I took some of my valuable time to complete should make it more user friendly

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul S
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hi Paul
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy your stays at Ocean Beach, we enjoy having you as a guest. We understand setting up an account with TA does take a few minutes to complete initially, so thank you very much for taking the time to do that so you could review us. The good news is, now that you have a at profile set up, you can review lots of other accommodation providers, restaurants etc very quickly and easily. As well as use to see what other travelers are recommending. TA is a valuable tool for both businesses and travelers alike, so good luck with it Paul! :)
Look forward to seeing you next time.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

I travel for business to Gisborne on a regular basis and tried several other accommodation options before I found Ocean Beach Motor Lodge. I would happily recommend Ocean Beach Motor Lodge to anyone looking for great, friendly accommodation in Gisborne.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nikki A
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hi Nikki
Thanks so much for your review of Ocean Beach. We love having you to stay and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others here.
Thanks again and see you soon.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Little Rock, Arkansas, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

the room was perfect ... aesthetically pleasing, a private outdoor space, welcoming, impeccably clean and the management was helpful, kind and generous. If you reserve on their website, you get a bottle of local wine and a generous cheese and fruit board. Good value for the money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandra M
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Hi Sandra
Thank you very much for a wonderful review. It is most pleasing for us to hear you enjoyed what we have to offer here at Ocean Beach. We certainly enjoyed having you as a guest and it was so nice to see you experiencing our culture and packing so much into your short stay! We hope to see both you and your partner next time and hopefully for long enough to get you out on a waka!
Thanks again!
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a lovely Mediterranean-themed mini resort that's more than a motel, with self contained accommodation that allows you to cook your own meals and save.

The prices are very reasonable for couples and families as well as business travelers (with free WiFi too) and the location is ideal, only 8km from Gisborne with a beautiful beach across the road.

The neighborhood provides a real beachy atmosphere with surfers and artists everywhere nearby to add quality to the surroundings.

The apartments are apparently the biggest in Gisborne and tastefully designed with courtyards to relax on at the rear.

The owner Sandra is a really nice lady and the managers are very professional with obviously years of experience in keeping people happy.

Thanks to all for a wonderful place in a wonderful location on one of NZ's best beaches.

Room Tip: There's a choice between al fresco and balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alanbeard
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Alan Beard
Thank you very much for your wonderful and detailed review of Ocean Beach. It is helpful for us to know the things that different guests appreciate about what we have to offer so thank you for taking the time in sharing these points.
You are correct in saying we have the largest units, something that is often made use of by families or even couples sharing and of course our large and fully equipped kitchens are very useful for families or longer stays.
Thanks once again.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

This motel is clean and tidy with modern decor. well equiped kichen in the one bedroom option. the owners are fantastic to deal with, very accommodating. Its a fantastic location right by the beach, but still very handy to town. Really enjoy staying here its my regular!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele F
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hi Michele
Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Beach. It is great to know you enjoy your stays with us, and we do appreciate you being a regular! Thanks for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
Hamish and Kate
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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a wonderful experience with excellent customer service. We loved that the heater had even been put on for us prior to our arrival. Everything was clean and modern and close to everything you could need:) We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: stay in a beautiful room with a spa bath
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heather S
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Travel-Bunny272, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Hi Heather
Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Beach. It is most satisfying for us to hear from happy guests and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
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 #5 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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