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Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Huge rooms and close to the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2011

We just stayed one night here on our 1 month trip around NZ. The rooms where clean and HUGE. We had a 2 bedroom apartment and it was greatly sufficient for our family. Free internet. The motel was a 10 minute drive from town but the upside is that its just a 2 minute walk to the longest and most beautiful beach we seen in NZ. We took a 1.5 hour walk and still we did not reach an end..

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2011

This was one place I really liked on our recent trip to NZ. The lodge is just out of Gisborne about a 10 min drive max. The place is 2 mins from a great looking beach. When we arrived we were suitably impressed by the size of the room and everything inside. One down point is that the bathroom was a wet room which flooded everytime we used it, as the tiles had been placed on the floor wrong. The first night we tried the Mexican restaurant which had only just opened next door. The food was great, however when I went up to pay I noticed that above the bar where the glasses were being kept there was a fly on each glass which is no joke! I would definately recommend the Lodge. It was a bit close to the main road but we slept well and had some good surf. Would i stay again?? Yes!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

Had booked at this motel off the web site for a two night stay expecting a high standard of accommodation from the description and photos,but 'luxury'was a bit of a stretch really.
When we let ourselves into the unit we were overwhelmed by the strong odours of ethnic cooking and needed to open all the windows and doors to air the place out properly.We later realized this was probably futile as the unit was next to a mexican restaurant which was part of the complex.Same restaurant was operational until the wee hours and we subsequently didn`t get much sleep!
On the plus side the unit was spacious and reasonably clean.The managers were very welcoming and helpful,finding us offstreet parking for our boat,the beach lovely and the takeaways accross the road very good(we tried the pizza and fish-both excellent).

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2010

We stayed for one night at the weekend as we were visiting family who live at Wainui Beach.
We were given a warm welcome and were delighted with the accommodation. We had a well equipped kitchen,bedroom with extremely comfortable bed, roomy, well lit bathroom, comfortable lounge with Sky TV and DVD player private patio with table, chairs and umbrella (sadly it was raining so could not use!).
I would happily recommend Ocean Beach to anyone looking for a quite location by fabulous Wainui Beach. It would be suitable for a short or long stay as it was roomy and well equipped. The Wainui Store is just across the road and you can get normal provisions there as well as good value and flavoursome 'takeaways'.
oh, nearly forgot... Free WiFi internet access.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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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