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Emerald Hotel
Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We responded to a B&B special the hotel happened to have on a website. Although there were only 2 of us we were allocated a huge 2 bedroom suite with large balcony and out door furniture. This looked over the attractive pool area. The rooms were modern and tastefully decorated. I think I had one of the best nights sleep in a hotel ever. It was a Saturday night but we did not hear any noise from either th hotel or the bar next door.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed one night room overlooking river - large deck area, good views, good pool and spa facilities, clean and tidy room. Downside is there is only one lift for hotel and to get to the rooms overlooking the river you have a very long walk down the corridors. Hotel on main street so walking distance to restaurants etc

Room Tip: River view pleasant but be prepared for quite a long walk around the corridors
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

A fairly basic hotel (furniture and reception area for example) but with nice rooms. Our double room was very large with a massive bathroom and second bedroom with twin beds. No amenities in the bathroom and the air-conditioning could have been better. But the bed was very comfortable and the hotel is very well situated for getting out and about round town. Free parking provided in secure adjacent building. The advertised 'free' internet was only for a limited amount of data but was sufficient for checking email, etc.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We spent two nights at the Emerald and enjoyed the peaceful retreat with no traffic noise right in the main business area of town. Staff very polite and helpful. The cooked breakfasts were nice - especially the Eggs Benedict

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Very modern & clean hotel. Computer to use in hotel foyer if you do not bring your own. Breakfast was not exciting, but edible. Rooms are lovely & the private locked car park is a welcome bonus. Statue of Captain Cook & one of young Nick the lookout who first spotted land.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

I was unlucky enough to stay on a weekend night and had the joy of being kept awake until gone 3 by the nightclub right next door. It was so loud I could name the songs! Then there are the drunk partiers shouting and screeching too.
My mum complained to the man on reception and was basically told that's how it is. No offer of help.
In the morning the female reception staff (who are lovely and do a great job, in fact they seem to do everything!) handled my complaint well and the duty manager was polite too. Understandably not their fault but as a known issue they should not put customers in that unpleasant situation.
The pool is nice and the spa upstairs was great. Breakfast pancakes were yummy and the waitress was lovely.
My scores are based on the fact we got a discount and complimentary breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Well like the other reviewers, I was amazed at the size of my room. It was like a spacious apartment, and the bathroom was equally spacious. Everything was tidy, new, and very top quality. I hear Germans built it...perhaps that explains the attention to functional quality...sort of a BMW/Mercedes smoothness to it all. The even provide a coffee-press and the coffe provided to use tasted great! The bed was very comfy, and I had a balcony/lanai that was very spacious with a wonderful patio table and four chairs overlooking the beautiful pool area. This lodging far surpassed the $130 per/night expectations. Really nice place...and right in the downtown centre...plenty of dining options nearby. I recommend highly...you will not be disappointed.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Emerald Hotel

Address: 13 Gladstone Road | PO Box 2143, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Gisborne
#7 Luxury Hotel in Gisborne
Price Range: $102 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Emerald Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of beautiful sunny Gisborne you'll find the very welcoming Emerald Hotel & Conference Centre. It's a hotel that offers all the benefits of boutique accommodation right in the midst of the city centre, and is the Gisborne's first fully-integrated hotel and conference facility. Spacious rooms overlook stunning vistas across the inner harbour through to the historic Kaiti Hill, to the surrounding hills, across beautiful rivers and, from the executive apartments, out to Young Nick's Head. It's the perfect place to host conferences, meetings, weddings and gatherings. As a full service hotel guests don't even need to leave the hotel for anything, although it is close to other cafes, restaurants, shops and city attractions. ... more   less 
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