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“Stay at Ocean Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Stay at Ocean Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great atmosphere. Cozy, modern, comfortable room. Friendly and helpful service. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge again, and would recommend anyone traveling to Gisborne should stay there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Simone F
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Hi Simone
Thank you for your review. We very much enjoyed having you both to stay. Hope your trip home was pleasant. We would love to have you back at any time.
Very kind regards
Ruth
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed one night and really enjoyed to stay here.
The owner is very friendly and kind and the room is so clean & comfortable!
Close to beach, so it is good to see sunrise!
When we visit Gisborne again, we would like to stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mitsu968
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. It is amazing to think we are the first in the world to see the sun and I am so pleased the weather stayed fine for you to enjoy the sunrise from the beach. Please do come back and stay. It was a pleasure to have you here.
Kind regards
Ruth
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great place to stay with a family. We had a two bedroom unit which was very spacious and well equipped. We were initially concerned about the close proximity to the main road but this proved to be a non-issue for us with everyone sleeping well. Disappointing the restaurant was closed but the store over the road did very good fish and chips and Pizza. A 2-3 minute walk to a beautiful beach. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank walts1
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. The restaurant is presently being renovated as a wedding reception and conference centre. It is just as well the pizza and fish and chips across the road are so fabulous. We would love to have you stay again.
Thanks again.
Ruth
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Freiburg i. Br.
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117 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Ocean Beach is not on the ocean beach.
But some rooms are very close to the highway so you enjoy the full benefit of cars and trucks passing during the night.
The restaurant is closed. Looks like permanently.
Rooms and beds are alright, actually quite nice.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank traex
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was certainly a busy time at the beach. I do hope you enjoyed the beautiful white sand and your trip home was a safe one. We would love to have you back at some time in the future.
Best regards
Ruth
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Launceston
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived on a rainy day to receive a very warm welcome from one of the owners. The one bedroom apartment was incredibly spacious, very clean and had all of the necessities for a comfortable stay. We were only there overnight but wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking at wonderful accommodation in Gisborne.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elisabeth W
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thank you for your positive comments. We like to ensure that all guests have a pleasant experience whatever the weather conditions. I am pleased you enjoyed our spacious units with the lovely courtyard. Also, our housekeeping staff consider guests to be important, by taking pride in maintaining their high standard of cleaning.

Regards
Olive
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Miranda, Australia
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117 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Although the accommodation was nice enough and had a very nice private courtyard, the restaurant and bar had been closed and as this motel is out of town this was once of the reasons we chose to stay here. The temporary manager had only started that week and she didn't know that it was closed when she arrived and had no idea why it wasn't open. She was very helpful though in recommending restaurants in Gisborne.

Room Tip: One the furthest away from the road - traffic noise from trucks at night is horrendous.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jill A
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
We appreciate your feedback Jill and thank you. There is a plan to replace glass doors/windows with double glazing, which should address the noise issue. Also, with the restaurant closed at present, we are also addressing that issue. Guests will be able to order in a scrumptious meal, to enjoy with a wine, either in their lovely spacious unit or out in their private courtyard. However, with only 5 mins drive to the city restaurants, that is an option also.

Kind regards
Olive & Ruth
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San Juan Capistrano, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Staff is above and beyond courteous! Most pleasant stay ever! The beach on one side of our room and a hill with a horse and sheep on the other side. New, spacious, spotless rooms... I'd recommend Ocean Hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ShoresWalker
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was lovely to learn that you compared our beaches to those in California. Hopefully we will see you again sometime in the future.
Olive and Ruth
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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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