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“Not bad but out of town”

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Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not bad but out of town”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Good points: clean and spacious rooms. Staff friendly

Bad points: out of town and close to highway so it gets a bit noisy specially because of the big logging trucks. Restaurant closed. Overall no major complaints but slightly overpriced.

Stayed April 2014
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Being at the beach certainly has its advantages but being among the buzz of the city is not one of them. Still, 5 minutes isn't that far away so I hope you did get to spend time in town. Thank you again for your comments.
Kind regards
Ruth
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had the most amazing, comfortable stay here at Ocean Beach, we stayed for 5nights the staff were very friendly and helpful, from reception to room cleaning service.Our room was cleaned daily during our stay, we found this to be very professional in maintaining the quality of the rooms and providing this service to the guests during their stay.A very big thank you for exceeding your warm hospitality to us, keep up the fabulous work.

Room Tip: The 1bedroom are very spacious and has a friendly user kitchen facility.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Maalinz
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Reviewer
We very much enjoyed having you as our guest. Comments such as yours keep us striving to improve our service and commitment to you. Please do come and stay again and thank you so much for your lovely review.
Kind regards
Ruth
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Ocean Beach Motor Lodge is a pleasant and modern motel. It is located a five minute walk from the southern end of Wanui beach and to a small dairy-takeaway.
The rooms themselves are well maintained and clean. We had booked a one bedroom suite which provided sufficient privacy for our family of three. The suite is very spacious with a decently equipped kitchen. However, we found cooking and dining in was slightly uncomfortable as there was no dining table and we had to eat at the counter.
The back courtyard is pleasant enough and provides views of the surrounding hills. However, beyond the courtyard is Highway 35. We found it rather noisy around early evening and at sunrise – so if you are a light sleeper, you might want to take note this.
While the Ocean Lodge is a comfortable, pleasant hotel, I would hesitate to call it luxury accommodation. It does however represent excellent value for money and is a pleasant place to return to after a day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank T O
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your comments are very much appreciated. We strive to make you stay as enjoyable as possible. Lovely that you did get to use the courtyard, certainly nice when the sun is shining. Traffic noise is of course an issue in the evening and early morning with people coming to and fro to work or home. Do come and stay again in the summer when the beach is just such an advantage. Thank you again
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Ruth
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wainui is a beautiful area and the motor lodge is very well presented. The team are very friendly and accommodating as we arrived very late and checked out late but were still well accommodated. The rooms are very clean and functional and we were very happy with the cost related to the quality of the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Mana N
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Wow, a rating of five. Thank you so much. Your comments are very much appreciated. Our new management team is certainly putting their stamp on Ocean Beach. It is lovely to get such positive feedback from you as it keeps us striving to add the touches to ensure your stay is a pleasant as it can be. Thank you again very much.
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Ruth
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Porirua, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent accommodation that I would highly recommend to business travellers and family groups! My 2bdrm unit was very spacious, comfortable, and clean, with a great kitchen, nice private outdoor courtyard and free Wi-Fi. By car it's only 5mins away from central Gizzy, shopping, supermarkets, cafes & restaurants. The local dairy is just across the road and it's very close to the beach. Staff were extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly. Overall I had an awesome time staying here and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Teresa
Your comments were just lovely and very much appreciated. Your review is very valuable to us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thank you again.
Ruth
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Would definately return to stay here. Spacious, extremely well presented, friendly helpful people. Recommend to everyone wanting a restful trouble free few days. Close to beach, suggest fish n chips from Wainui beach store as a real treat. Mountain of food with enough chips to feed the gulls.

Room Tip: Be prepared for excellence
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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OceanBeachMotorLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Roger
We are so appreciative that you took the time to review us. It is pleasing to hear your positive comments. Thank you so very much and please do come again, perhaps in the summer when the beach can be enjoyed to the fullest. Thank you again.
Very Kind Regards
Ruth
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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
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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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