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Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely spot right on the beach. Had room 14, 2 bedrooms ​upstairs. Great views not only from the balcony, but also the bedrooms. Had private staircase to the beach. Nice kitchen facility as well. Our top spot we stayed on our New Zealand trip.

Thank Kurt H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

we needed to stay an extra night in Gisborne due to the storm and couldn't have had to stay in a better spot. The owners are very welcoming and allowed us to check in early. the room was No.8, upstairs with a fantastic view of the beach. The room was really well equipped, good quality well stocked kitchen ware in...

Thank Limesemma
Hamilton NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable night in a roomy motel. Unlike some other noisy Gisborne motels this motel is quite. The only noise was the surf. Motel breakfast was also very good value. Look forward to my next stay at Whispering Sands.

Thank BuretaSki
Ossett, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very easy to find and a very friendly greeting. The motel is as near to the beach as you can get. Lovely to lie in bed and hear the sound of the ocean. Very clean, two large bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, toilet and separate shower with lashings of hot water. Room cleaned impeccably every day with all towels etc changed...

Thank Thomas44_14
Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We have just returned from 5 wonderful days at Whispering Sands where we had a great time. Very comfortable bed from which we could see and hear the sea. Well equipped with everything you could need, well serviced, and Judith & Peter were great hosts and so obliging with help and advice. We are sad to be back home and...

3Thank patty13traveller
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A very clean, comfortable and spacious motel, situated next to the beach. Lovely views for sunset photos. Well equipped for self catering if you don't want to eat out. Close to the town centre, only a short walk to some good restaurants and bars near the harbour.

Thank jennyc152017
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We booked this not quite sure what type of room we were getting? Don't worry, the design of this motel, is excellent. All rooms have beach and sea views. First floor have balcony and better view. Layout of rooms is very clever, with walk through kitchen and bathroom, making the most of the space. Recommended

Thank carefree2017
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed in Unit 8, upstairs, with a balcony overlooking Poverty Bay and the boardwalk. Considering that this town is where New Zealand's history began (at least to some), the town is surprisingly quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed walking the boardwalk and relaxing after the hairpin turns of Hy. 2 (from Okotiki to Gisborne). The unit had everything we could...

Thank sophia818
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were not sure about the motel's location-proximity to the beach. The location could not have been much better - less than 30 seconds from the sandy beach. The boardwalk is right there too if you want to go for a stroll or jog. Lots of choices for food also within walking distance. Would stay here again and for longer.

1Thank Pio M
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel provides the very best location to enjoy easy access to the beach and close access to Gisborne shopping. The annual cricket match is a unique feature of the motel, and an example of the rare generosity provided by Judith and Peter in their hosting of the post game BBQ as well as game refreshments. The...

1Thank timmannix

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel

Address: 22 Salisbury Road | Waikanae Beach, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: RM440 - RM563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
#4 Family Hotel in Gisborne
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
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“Upstairs for great views No.8+”
Limesemma, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I had a broken leg so ground floor was perfect, but would also like to try the upper floor. All rooms are sea-facing”
patty13traveller, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms provide a better view and a private balcony. First floor is perfect for families with children.”
sophia818, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms have great view of surf, ground floor rooms have direct access to head to the beach.”
timmannix, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the sea, but we preferred the upstairs rooms for a slightly better view.”
Flutterbie, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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