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Calabasas, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Barry and Ros are wonderful hosts! I stayed in December for three nights with my parents. I had a large comfortable room inside the main house and my parents had the en-suite cabin beside the house. I had plenty of room to unpack and make myself at home. The bed is comfortable. The breakfast is huge! Our plates were heaped...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barry and Ros were fantastic hosts during the couple nights I stayed with them. They very kindly upgraded me to the Reef Point room, an en-suite cabin right beside the main house. Very cozy and relaxing; there were even snacks, coffee, and tea in the room! As I got in fairly late my first evening, Ros generously made up a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't stayed in a bed and breakfast for a few years, but had always had spacious rooms and quality rooms in previous b&b. Either prices have shot up or standards of expectations gone down. A prefab unit cramped space, minuscule en suite were a disappointment. This was the premium suite we were told! I have bruises from squeezing past...

Thank Maddy W
Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this review

Mad - While I am disappointed with your review I must comment that you did not have the decency to draw my attention to any of the problems you had. I would have remedied them immediately. Your breakfast ettiquette was a shocker and atrocious at the best. I have never seen anything like it in the nearly seven years I...

Yellowknife, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Spent one night at the lodge in the Raglan room - spacious, very comfortable firm bed, tv and dvd selection in room, beautifully decorated in a restored period home. Bathroom across the hall also lovingly turned out with clawfoot soaker tub. Owner Barry is very warm and looks forward to cooking the breakfast part for you. Just lovely.

1Thank Karen047047
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I stay with Barry and Ros on a regular basis for work. Great accommodation and best breakfast ever! I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Everything is always clean and tidy, it's handy to everything and the hosts are always friendly and welcoming.

1Thank afarrell011
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wonderful hospitality in a lodge that has been prepared and kept spotless with the utmost love and care. Barry and Ros are great hosts and make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive right up until you leave. I'm not one for breakfasts, but I have to say that this was a highlight for me - great food and...

1Thank Todd P
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

First if you book through Hotels.com or something similar/ ring or email Barry and Ross and let them know your estimated time of arrival! Next Gisborne is a great place and the best place to stay is here! We were upgraded! I did not realise how good the little summer house was!our hosts offered a digital tv and movies but...

1Thank Jan F
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here multiple times and will do every time i come back to gisborne. Barry and Roz make it a pleasure to come here. It's cheaper than any motel and it's just like a home away from home. The breakfast is better than any breakfast I've had staying away. Barry cooks a restaurant style big kiwi breakfast that always...

1Thank Bhollows
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is such a great place to stay, Barry and Ros are such wonderful hosts, make you feel welcome and their company is heartfelt. Had a great time some years ago and aiming to go back in December. His Cooking is better than master chef...his breakfast are awesome...I've come all the way from Switzerland just to see them and enjoy...

Thank David F
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We loved staying here. Our fantastic hosts Barry and Ros made us feel right at home and Barry cooked some amazing breakfasts that left us so full we didn't need any lunch. Each day's breakfast is different so make sure you stay more than one day. We stayed in the outside unit while our friends took the rooms upstairs. Very...

1Thank Bryce N

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Surf City Lodge

Address: 139 Rutene Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: RM487 - RM576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surf City Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Stay for breakfast, it is so worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles M7004LBdavidf, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Outside unit is very private”
 of 5 bubbles sues602016, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Its all good!!”
 of 5 bubbles Sophie666, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We chose the cabin room which has a private bathroom and fridge.”
 of 5 bubbles EleanorB264, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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