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Portside Hotel

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#4 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Gisborne, Portside Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its trendy environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Portside Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Gisborne. Portside Hotel is a trendy hotel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Gisborne. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. For those interested in checking out Oneroa cycleway/ walkway (2.6 mi) while visiting Gisborne, Portside Hotel is a short distance away. While in Gisborne, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Portside Hotel, including Sofra Turkish Cafe (0.5 mi), The Rivers Restaurant and Bar (0.3 mi), and PBC (0.2 mi). Best of all, Portside Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Gisborne attractions like Tairawhiti Museum (0.5 mi) and Titirangi Domain (0.5 mi), which are a short distance away. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Portside Hotel is sure to make your visit to Gisborne one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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3Bubs3 wrote a review Nov 2023
Blenheim, New Zealand93 contributions28 helpful votes
I had a lovely stay here. Clean and light with all the basic amenities you could need for a few nights on business. The bed was super comfortable and the staff were efficient and friendly. Even the guests I met were great to chat to, and the location is really convenient. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jodz04 wrote a review Jan 2023
Adelaide, Australia269 contributions98 helpful votes
We stayed for a couple of nights in a premium one bedroom apartment which overlooked the port. The room was spacious, very clean and had all the amenities we required including a washing machine and dryer. The kitchen came in handy for light meal preparation. A great location, we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Tony P wrote a review Jan 2023
Norwich, United Kingdom276 contributions134 helpful votes
A very comfortable hotel with great staff. The room had cooking facilities which was excellent as there is no restaurant. Good laundry (free) facilities too which we used. Didn’t get to the cardio room though. Easy walking distance to the town centre and a selection of eateries. Car park is small and returning later in the evening was challenging Breakfast is poor and better to go out or do your own
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KeepDiscovering wrote a review Jan 2023
Wellington, New Zealand349 contributions139 helpful votes
I stayed at this property for one night while travelling en route. I stayed at one of the more basic room types with a view towards the river. I arrived at night in winter and found the bright, well-appointed hotel car park and lobby very assuring. The room was relatively small but decently furnished and properly maintained. The staff at the front desk was pleasant and efficient to deal with, and they gave good recommendations on local dining options available during that long weekend. I will consider staying at the property again if I visit Gisborne in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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WilkinsonFamily893 wrote a review Jul 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here in an apartment booked privately and not through Heritage. We loved it. V quiet and we had a view out onto the port and river which was fun watching the fishing boats coming and going. Room was very nicely appointed with everything you could want including Netflix. Close to town and on the coastal walkway down to the beach. Great place and recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen B wrote a review Mar 2022
Flat Bush, New Zealand60 contributions5 helpful votes
A great hotel in a great location. It was not cheap per night, room was large, and very comfortable, especially the bed but sadly not on the harbour side. It was just perfect as we had been travelling for a few days, and to discover the one bedroom apartment type room had a washing machine and dryer, a full kitchen with a full fridge, dish draw dishwasher, it was a pleasant surprise. The only fault was the shower was over a spa bath, so not easy to get in and out of. The housekeeping people were so lovely and very, very helpful, however the reception staff were not so helpful, given they have front of house roles they need to up their game to be considerably more friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Turner wrote a review Feb 2022
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
The shower needs to be replaced immediately it’s very old school. A big step to get in with no safety rail for support and the lever to change the water was stuck. The TV was tiny and looked silly on a huge wall. The decor was dated - I expected better for the price I paid.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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goldylocksNz wrote a review Jan 2022
NZ70 contributions36 helpful votes
In a word, meh. Clean, sure, and lovely pool, great location, but you pay top dollar here and get nothing special for your money. They should take a few bucks and a couple of days, watch Motel Makeover and try to find some inspiration to make this place special. The front desk staff made themselves weirdly scarce and the lobby smells like ciggies and disinfectant… what a first impression. If they’re aiming for apathetic as to whether guests have a good time or stay again, they’ve hit that mark. Perplexing in the current climate-door must be wide open for a competitor. Stay down the road at Tatapouri Bay instead for WOW factor.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Honestly, if you can get in at Tatapouri Bay just stay there!
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Lynda B wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1213 contributions121 helpful votes
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We stayed here for two nights while on a roadtrip in late June. We have stayed here previously. It is not a cheap place to stay but the rooms are roomy and nice. We were in room 113 on the ground floor, a one bedroom Premium suite. We had a separate bedroom, a large bathroom, a full kitchen (including a full sized oven, full sized fridge/freezer, and a dish drawer) and a large dining room/lounge. There are large windows/glass sliding doors overlooking the lawn and the river/port. Lots of birdlife flying around the lawns and gardens. Would I stay here again? Possibly. I was disappointed that our bedroom didn’t have a tv in it, though you could see the fixings where one had been. I’d probably look to get a deal rather than pay full price. Compared to other accommodation we stayed in during our road trip, it was pretty expensive. Hence my overall rating of "average".
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trek219898 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
We spent 2 nights here. Won't return. The rate for the room was more expensive than the Hilton in Taupo. Any other comparison to the Hilton ends at this point. The room was on the Port Side of the building and faced South. So no sun in the room at all, The port runs 24*7 so no possibility of sleeping with doors or windows open as the port was loading logs all night. Dishwasher and bathroom extractor fan did not work. Service was extremely poor. We politely asked if there were better rooms available, we were told - :"If you had wanted a better room, you should have paid more" If they had bother to offer us a better room I probably would have paid more - But the offer was never made. Someone walked into the building with muddy boots, A sign was placed at the door "Please remove your muddy boots" but the mud stains on the carpet were still there 2 days later when we left. The only upside is there is a fantastic boardwalk straight in front of the hotel that loops all along the bay waterfront. Shame that no one in the hotel told us about it. Very expensive, slack service, poor quality rooms, old furniture. Not returning
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Portside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dome Cinema (0.3 km), Captain Cook Statue (0.3 km), and Gisborne War Memorial (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Portside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Portside Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Portside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Portside Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include USSCo Bar & Bistro, The Rivers Restaurant and Bar, and The Works.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Portside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Portside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Portside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Portside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (12.1 km).