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 with delicious food. Barry is a fantastic cook and Ros made sure we had everything we needed. It was fun chatting with Barry while he cooked. He has lived an interesting life and shared lots of fun stories. The location is an easy walk into the main part of town. I highly recommend staying here if you have the opportunity.
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 sandwich for me, with the warning not to eat too much, as breakfast the next day would be large. And it was! Large and delicious. Barry is a fantastic cook; you will not leave the table hungry. It was great chatting with him during breakfast-- he's definitely lived a full life and has some interesting things to talk about. He gave me a tour of the area, access to his bicycles, and the following morning got up early with me to drive out to the beach and…
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 the bed to get out...no hanging space, very cramped. Bedding basic, not high quality linen as advertised. Price was $160 a night. Breakfast ..no choice....a plate heaped. Well cooked, however no niceties....and plonked on the table with a mug of pre made tea. Gisborne is this the average price for a B&B? Certainly put us off trying again. Disappointed.....but perhaps we were expecting more from the reviews here. Would not recommend.
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.
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.