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Hicks Bay Motel Lodge

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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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1Thank taranaki992016
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Whatever you do , plan your East Cape journey of the North Island of New Zealand carefully . I'm a very keen motorcyclist and have ridden extensively throughout my country many many times , the east cape being one of them. Recently my partner and I rode from Hastings on route to Tauranga (our home) and I'd planned the East...

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4Thank gambo256
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is the 2nd time staying at this Motel and unfortunately nothing has changed since the last visit 1 year ago.Very dated and not very well maintained. Unit for 5 people,1 toilet roll, 4 towels, not enough utensils/crockery for 5. 4 chairs, yet found a stool to make the 5th seat, however, this stool was holding the back of the...

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3Thank fi_joa25
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Dated and needs lots of work. Had to wait until after 3.30 for room to be ready. Very basic but adequate for short stay over. Restaurant food ok but overpriced. Lots of flies and mosquitoes but no fly spray provided. Staff friendly and pleasant.

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1Thank joannemaree
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Served a purpose. Felt it was a little over priced for what was on offer. But they did allow us to keep the dog. I rang and checked and got the OK but when I called to confirm. They were unaware, but agreed for her to stay. Front desk staff while OK, were a little remote and not very forthcoming....

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Thank Cairy T
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had been tenting in the days prior and this time we wanted a proper bed.. nice, affordable and quiet. My only complaint was the weather. A nice short walk or drive to the beach and historic wharf gave you a stretch of the legs.

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Thank Y3253JTmarkf
Palmerston North
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is an old fashioned motel that (in our case) seemed to be maintained to a basic tidy standard, without much amenities. The bathroom is probably the worst part with a dark shower with only a curtain, a plain sink with little space or light, and only soap - no shampoo or body wash. The main part of the room...

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Thank RonLaw
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our rooms view was blocked by a tree. Room was hot and we could hear the rooms each side of us. Rooms very dated. The vegetation would have impacted on all of the motel rooms views. Restaurant was over priced. Staff were friendly and polite.

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Thank Jane G
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The East Cape is a different world where very few businesses are equivalent to places that enjoy more population and visitors. We checked out the few accommodation options available and chose this motel. They have done a great job refurbishing the 1960's units. The place was clean and the beds comfortable. Our unit was small in the bathroom area and...

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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
Services
  • 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: RM430 - RM500 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
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“Motel rooms close to the glowworm grotto seem to be quietest”
 of 5 bubbles 290grantn, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stop here.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles nzmarkb, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“units closest to the sea have outside decks and views”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get one of the front units with best sea views”
 of 5 bubbles jamesk631, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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