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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I enjoyed staying at Ocean Beach very much. The rooms are large, good layout,I liked the nice artwork in my room. Walking distance to the beach and surf beaks. Best spot to stay for your holiday if your visiting Gisborne/Wainui.

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

That was so nice of you Brooklyn. We enjoy having you here as well. Come back soon while the surf is good and the weather is beautiful. Thanks so much for taking the time. Best regards Ruth

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I stay at ocean beach as its peacefull, beach 2minutes walk, the rooms are spacious and clean, the staff are always friendly and willing to assist, the owners are very lovely people, I have stayed several times now, I almost call them mum and dad, they make my stay comfortable just like home. I would highly recommend to anyone, well...

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kingchris Thank you sincerely. I must say we have missed your happy face out here at Ocean Beach. Your kind words are much appreciated and I have passed your comments on to the girls. We are looking forward to having you back to stay in the near future. Best regards and thanks again. Ruth & Peter

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A short walk takes you to beautiful Wanui beach. Very helpful staff and comfortable rooms with great facilities. Although near the road the bedroom was quiet. Would stay again. The palms and ambience made us christen it the Motel California - you can check out anytime but you may not want to leave.

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The weather, sun and sea certainly make one feel they are in California. Glad you enjoyed the tropical ambiance. Hopefully you will return. Best regards Ruth and Peter

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The motel is in Wainui Beach, a few km out of Gisborne. It is close to the beach (a 5 minute walk) and has a convenient takeaway just across the road! The rooms are really big, well-appointed, and clean, quite luxurious indeed. Some have a little yard area to sit out, whilst others look out on the central courtyard and...

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you John M. Luxurious is a word we hear often. It is so appreciated to have your wonderful feedback. Potential guests enjoy reading our reviews and your comments make it all worthwhile. It was lovely to have you stay and we will welcome you back next time you are in Gisborne. Best regards and again, thank you. Ruth

Mill Bay, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We first stayed at the Ocean Beach Motor Lodge in 2014. In March of 2016 we returned with two Canadian friends on a whirlwind tour of Gisborne and the East Coast. I am pleased to report that my first review stands in every way, there has been no slippage in standards whatsoever. We arrived a little late but were warmly...

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello 123Phil Your repeat visit helps confirm that we are doing everything right. Excellence is what we strive to give you, our very valued guests. It was lovely to meet you both again and to welcome your Canadian friends. I enjoyed the pronunciation lesson and I am sure your friends happily took away a little of our East Coast culture....

Bungay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming, room was large enough and spotlessly clean. Helpful people, a short drive out of town though. Small deck out the back of our room, with parasol and garden furniture. Not sure about the hot tub in the bedroom, but no problem. Local shop will deliver pizza or fish and chips.

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give such a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the patio, the weather was certainly conducive with being outside. 32 degrees was almost too hot. The beach was a welcome respite. Just for future times, the spa has a flat button to push to operate it. Thank you again and hopefully you will be...

sussex
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We received a very friendly and helpful welcome and were delighted with both our room and its courtyard. The room was spacious, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location is handy too, only 200 metres or so from a lovely quiet beach and an easy drive into Gisborne Good laundry facilities too. The only downside of our end room...

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you sincerely for taking the time to review us here at Ocean Beach. Our whole purpose is to ensure that your stay is of the best quality. Yes, the beach is so beautiful - paradise with this lovely weather. Hopefully you experienced the amazing sunrise. Come again and stay, you will be welcomed. Ruth

Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. Ruth was very helpful with info and things to do in the area, beach very close, room was a lot more modern on the inside than expecting which was nice, very clean, comfy bed, very spacious including the bathroom with great shower, nice patio area. A lot of the nearby eating areas we tried at...

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you sincerely for your review. Your explicit description helps future guests make a decision when choosing their accommodation. It is so nice that you mentioned the new carpet and furniture in our suites. I hope your journey home was enjoyable. Do come stay again - we loved having you stay. Best regards Ruth

Binningup, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This well set up motor lodge is only a short walk from the long Wainui beach, although only a short drive from the centre of Gisborne. Our room was very comfortable and had everything required for self catering for a short stay.The owners were friendly and helpful. Check out their bonsai!

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Peter Thank you so much for your review. We certainly enjoyed having you stay. So pleased you enjoyed the bonsai collection. Do come again soon. Best regards Ruth

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Late in afternoon and first decent motel for a long while (Travelled around East Cape ) A pleasant surprise about 5 mins from Gisborne and some take away Chinese and a bottle of wine. Clean and spacious with a private outside area close to the beach

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OceanBeachMotorLodge, General Manager at Ocean Beach Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Yes, it's always so nice after the trip around the East Cape to be able to sit out in the courtyard and enjoy a nice bottle of wine. It was lovely to meet you and I thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Come back soon. Best regards Ruth

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Ocean Beach Motor Lodge

Address: 7 Oneroa Road | Wainui Beach, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $139 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Beach Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
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“This hotel is a "fair" drive into the city center...do not know if #15 is actually the best room, but if it is...look elsewhere!!”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasS301, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are on the main road but bedrooms are in a separate room at the carpark end. Not a distraction. Huge living room/kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles 842brucec, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms with the spa baths are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles idbell, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. While near to SH35 the courtyards block most of the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 808davidh, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Spa Room is the best”
 of 5 bubbles sunnysunshinechen, 20 May 2016 | Read review
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