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Colonial on Gladstone

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#19 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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Colonial on Gladstone is a 11 unit Motel, comprising 6 one bedroom units, one with a double spa bath and 5 studio units one with a spa bath. All ground floor units with free on site parking. Outdoor seating area for each unit.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Chel and Dion A wrote a review Jan 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
The list of omg moments were endless, were pretty cruisy but this was so wrong on many levels, from blood on the blinds and ceiling(extremely dirty in every way) broken door locks and no cooling whatsoever. (The neighbouring room was much cleaner but they shouldnt rent out a room in the state ours was in.)
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lodemark wrote a review Nov 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand29 contributions8 helpful votes
We have previously enjoyed staying here and found that the managers were very friendly and accomodating. How ever, after a LONG 7hour drive from Auckland we tried to check in at 1.45pm and were turned away as check in was 2 PM! New owners! Hmmmm not a good start so turned away we went for a DRIVE! To pass the time until we would be allowed to check in and rest after the long drive. Clean and tidy, BUT..... why have a fridg with an ice tray that is NEVER filled with water by the staff to have ice READY for clients staying??? Don't think we'll stay there anymore!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rabble1 wrote a review Aug 2018
Melbourne, Australia156 contributions7 helpful votes
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Nice little place to stay with very helpful staff & cozy rooms that offer great space & comfortable beds. location is perfect if you are wanting somewhere peaceful & quiet to rest after a drive around town.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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osinac wrote a review Feb 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom113 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights and our apartment had everything you needed. Beds were comfortable. Staff were very helpful and made you welcome. WiFi worked well and the property was in a good location for getting into Gisborne.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Elle_knz wrote a review Jan 2018
21 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights. The owners are so welcoming and will do everything to make your stay comfortable. They really do go above and beyond. They are currently renovating and the motel is looking very smart. I would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from janice b, Owner at Colonial on Gladstone
Responded 18 Jan 2018
Thank you very much, we were very happy to welcome you.
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Diane G wrote a review Jan 2018
Levin, New Zealand145 contributions38 helpful votes
This motel was so easy to find it was right there when you drove into town great. I wasn't very happy with the bathroom as it had no window ventilation and smelt by the end of a day when it had been shut up. The bed was good and the bits and pieces for eating (plates cups etc) were what was needed. One couldn't get the jug under the tap very easily and I put it in with a cup.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robyn V wrote a review Nov 2017
Waihi, New Zealand52 contributions6 helpful votes
This was quite a nice surprise for being so reasonably priced, especially compared with where we are tonight for same price. We wished we could stay longer. Very good value for money. Warm and sunny, and modern facilities. Everything was beyond expectation.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Nov 2017
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CosmicCowgirl wrote a review Oct 2017
Wellington, New Zealand108 contributions33 helpful votes
We were greeted with a friendly and helpful face and our room had been renovated well. Lovely new carpets throughout, modern kitchen unit with all amenities including a large electric frypan, microwave, hotplates and other standard appliances. Beds were lovely like it said on the sign 'the best beds in town' and all for $150 - 3 adults and one almost teenager. I was so pleased that it was luxurious and comfortable. We booked this last minute as family we were staying with couldn't accommodate us and we booked in for a second night once we saw the place. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place. A big thumbs up from me.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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NZKiwi_sunlover wrote a review Sept 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand409 contributions265 helpful votes
The Colonial on Gladstone was well located central to town - yet quiet, very warm and comfortable and well equipped for 4 of us & our 4 small dogs. Newly renovated & spacious (we had a family unit so 2 kids had a separate bedroom) and very accommodating hosts. Many thanks.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Luci2307 wrote a review May 2017
Middle Park, Australia89 contributions48 helpful votes
Warm welcome from the owner who kindly pointed out some good spots for drinks, coffee and dinner. My room was near the back which was nice and quiet - it actually overlooks a primary school which probably works well with the hours mismatch. Room was comfortable and clean. Bathroom was also. Good free internet. Parking onsite. Convenient location on a major road (but outside the busy part of town) means it's easy to find. Very reasonably priced. Good choice.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial on Gladstone
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial on Gladstone?
Nearby attractions include Tairawhiti Museum (2.8 km), Kaiti Hill (4.3 km), and Dome Cinema (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial on Gladstone?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Is parking available at Colonial on Gladstone?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial on Gladstone?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Portofino, and Tamarind.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial on Gladstone?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (8.9 km).
Is Colonial on Gladstone accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.