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Ahi Kaa

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#11 of 27 Hotels in Gisborne
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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Clean and tidy with cotton sheets, continental breakfast great, hosts friendly and helpful. Few minutes walk to beach and plenty of restaurants in walking distance. Enjoyed the New Zealand themed decor

Thank gmex2016
Broadbeach, Australia
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64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We were only staying in Gisburn for one night and we certainly picked the right place to stay in. Our room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. My husband has mobility issues and this room catered perfectly for his needs. Recommend this motel very highly.

Thank Marian0611
Lund, Sweden
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88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

A very nice motel only minutes from the beach. Clean and well run by nice and helpful hosts. Hosts have made a conscious effort to make the property as energy efficient as possible. The rooms and ensuite are clean and well maintained. Free wifi, no A/C, but a very efficient ceiling fan. The negatives are that you really need your... More 

Thank Eva E
Gisborne, New Zealand
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We stayed at Ahi Kaa a few times now and it's just perfect for us. The accommodation is clean, nice bed, big bathroom with a walk-in shower and everything is there. With an eye for detail, the rooms are up to a high standard. The owners are friendly and the location is close to the waterfront.

Thank Autograph_Events
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Amongst the dozens of motel options in Gisborne, Ahi Kaa is the gem. Top location across from the beach and boardwalk, immaculate rooms, quality bed linen and thoughtful touches like Fair Trade coffee and tea. Hospitality is woven through the ethos of Ahi Kaa - I would absolutely stay again.

Thank CDG100
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We stayed as a group of over 20 motorcyclists when doing a long weekend ride. This motel has been refurbished recently and is very clean and modern. The service and owners were very good. Highly recommended. Just a short walk to the beach & a little longer walk into town.

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ahikaamotel, Owner at Ahi Kaa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review which has been recieved and appreciated. It was our pleasure to host your group. I hope the rest of your weekend went well. We look forward to your next visit. Katie and Les More 

Dargaville, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Very welcoming. Great room, very clean. So quiet, had a great sleep. Very good value, and a snuggly electric blanket to boot. The location was handy to the beach and the best fish and chips we've had in a long time (on the corner of the same street).

Thank runawayrascals
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Booked online with no hassle. Arrived at Ahi Kaa early in the morning well before check in and the staff still got us into our rooms right away. We stayed for 4 nights. The rooms are modern and really clean, sky tv, fast wifi, accommodating and friendly staff. I highly recommended the Agi Kaa to stay when in Gisborne.

Thank Peter S
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Came here for Easter and we were definitely impressed. Excellent location, 2 mins walking to beach. A very well set up establishment with lovely Maori arts decorations around the premise. The studio is roomy, perfect for a couple or a family with a small child. It is modern, tidy and clean. Bathroom is spotless also. A small fridge and utensils... More 

Thank Silvs777
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Long trip over to Gisborne via Hastings through some lovely scenery, but we made good time, arriving early afternoon. Welcomed by Katie warmly and shown our room. We decide to have a look at Gisborne. We walked to the sea close to the hotel and then along the beach and into Gisborne. A modern town by New Zealand standards but... More 

Thank GeordiefromSheffield

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Ahi Kaa

Address: 61 Salisbury Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $126 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ahi Kaa 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Our room (#1) had a sunny courtyard in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles FionaBL, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with patio...”
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“I was in Room 4 which opened onto a sun-drenched garden patio”
 of 5 bubbles CDG100, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“They're all quiet!”
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“Room no 5 is on the small side and sound proofing poor.”
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