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Hicks Bay Motel Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stayed in one of the motel units - they're dated and need some maintenance - but they're clean and tidy - and quiet. The unit had two bedrooms for the four of us and a small living area/kitchen. We had our own food so didn't check out what was on offer at the dining area. There was a small...

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Thank Grant N
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wow! Who knew that there was a purposely built accommodation in Hicks bay with over 40 rooms! There are family rooms, bunk rooms, ensuite,... something for everybody plus a bottle store, bar and restaurant.

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Thank Robin_Laura
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We booked into the Hicks Bay Motel Lodge with reasonably high expectations but the rooms date back to the 60's, basic but clean. The food was also basic but tasty. Not quite what we had hoped for but its all there is in the area.

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1Thank 155richard81
Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to tour round the northern coast and East Cape so this place is one of the few places where a stopover is possible. Our expectations before arrival were low so we basically got what we expected. Service at reception, bar and restaurant was in one gear - slow; no hurry, no problem. Booking in was painful as there...

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1Thank Steve6244
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We organise motorcycle rides for our friends a clients and this month chose Hicks Bay to be our destination for the 2nd night of our 3 day 1200 km plus ride. Despite a lot of rain and 560km ridden we arrived finally at about 6pm. Ot was a little difficult booking in with a bit of a language/understanding barrier with...

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1Thank nikkiv74
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Having read some earlier reviews I wondered what I'd let myself in for! In fact it was fine, check my photos. Check in was straightforward and clear directions given to my room which was clean, spacious with great view. (Queen bayview booked). Toiletries were provided and adequate towels. The shower/loo is dated and poorly lit but ok. Having a fridge...

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Thank Supergranbee
Northwich
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Motel rooms are very dated but clean and the beds comfortable. The meal in the restaurant was let down by very poor service. We ordered garlic bread for a starter and a steak for myself, salmon for my wife. The main courses arrived after about 30 minutes, but no garlic bread. After the meal we were told "Your garlic bread...

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Thank 926PaulT
New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed 1 night in a cabin, with kitchenette, during our East Cape road trip. We chose this place to break up the journey from Whakatane to Gisborne. This place is VERY tired with very old furniture, fittings & decor. No wifi included in the accommodation cost. We wont stay here again.

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2Thank 165gemmad
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We booked this motel as touring east cape and could not find any other motels at top of the cape. The description was very correct however they seem to make a play on its kiwiana description.The motel was clean however could really do with a spruce up and a repaint. We were lucky the night was cool as only one...

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2Thank nzmarkb
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a old school charm to it that is quirky but could do with some updating. Lovely view across Hicks bay but vegetation could do with a trim to make more of the view for the rooms. Our room was clean and tidy but quite dated, window was stuck closed so quite hot at night. Loved the glow...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
...where the morning sun first meets the horizon...1960s Kiwiana - defining what it is to be Kiwi. Set on a 14 acre bluff, 250 meters above sea level, in historic and botanical protected -- unspoiled -- countryside. where peace and tranquility abound. Overlooking the beautiful Hicks Bay Waterways 40 rooms with 175 person total capacity. AMENITIES. Outdoor Swimming Pool. Bush walks. Restaurant -- 60 person seating capacity. Breakfast and Dinner prepared by Maori chef with freshly prepared sauces, vegetables - served homestyle. Shop and Bottle Store. Internet access, Payphone, and Guest laundry. Playground and Pool Table. Glowworm Grotto and Rock Fishing. East Cape Maritime Lighthouse accessible to the public, 35km.Located midway between Opotiki and Gisborne on the Pacific Coast Highway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hicks Bay Motel Lodge

Address: 5198 Te Araroa Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $131 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hicks Bay Motel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Hicks Bay Hotel Gisborne
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
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“Ask for a room farthest from the road to reduce noise.”
WisconsinMadison, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Motel rooms close to the glowworm grotto seem to be quietest”
290grantn, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stop here.”
155richard81, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“great view but choose one with its own kitchen and take your own food rather rather eat in the restuarant”
nzmarkb, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“units closest to the sea have outside decks and views”
, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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