Have just joined Trip Advisor (june 2008) and was sorry to see the review of the theft at this hotel.However when we were there in Jan 2006 the motel was good value for money and we found the new owners (aged about 30?) very welcoming.
We would have no hesitation in staying there again ,assuming it is the same owners as in Jan 2006.
Gisborne is a lovely place to chill out.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking