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All reviews board walk upstairs unit metre walk ground floor the kitchen sound of the waves easy walk into town toilet and shower first floor recommend staying here a nice place to stay the location is perfect a lovely stay family unit port area enjoyed my stay full kitchen facilities
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to stay perfect for families,set up in rooms excellent everything you need privacy from kids with your own space, currently sitting her with bosco the hotel cat he’s come to chill with us and was up for cuddles in my bed this morning he’s awesome

Stayed: June 2018
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Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks for your great review, yes boscco is pretty special glad you enjoyed your stay
with us

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Don't judge the slightly dated appearance of this motel. The location is absolutely wonderful- beach and boardwalk are your frontage. Sleep to the sound of the waves, join the locals on the beacj in the early morning. We stayed in ground floor but I image second story would add amazing views. Inside the rooms are spotless, the kitchen is small but perfectly formed and brilliantly equipped, toilet and shower are separate. The shower is one of the best I have experienced anywhere for pressure. And biscuits with tea and ground coffee are just one of the many nice touches. We took advantage of close proximity to good restaurants and walked to dinner. Recommendations on check were perfect.

Room Tip: Ask for second story. Beach or carpark refers to front an back room. So for one or two sharing you will have a beach view.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Our car broke down on Valentine's Day evening so instead of a romantic dinner in Gisborne, my husband was taking the wheel off the car on the motel forecourt. The lovely manager not only lent us something to help fix the car, she also offered me the use of her own car so I could go and get us something to eat and also gave us a bottle of wine free of charge. Our Valentine's dinner was not what we had planned but sitting on the balcony later and drinking the wine certainly made it memorable. It was such a kind and thoughtful gesture and we can't thank her enough for all her help.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank kaytee8720
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Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your review, It is nice to get positive feedback,
And I was only to happy to make sure your Valentine's evening
was a happy one for you both.
Thanks again Judith

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

the room was very clean, spacious and had amazing views. management were so friendly and the room was so relaxing. we will definitely be staying again.
Not far from city center and a lot of places to eat

Room Tip: ocean view room is amazing
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank MichelleT4885
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was our 5th hotel of this trip.

Arrival 4/5. We had a very scenic 3 hour drive from Napier. Check in was efficient and friendly. Plenty of on site parking. We had room 3 on the ground floor, the last room available. All rooms have a sea view, but you can see more of the sea from the first floor rooms. It was nice to hear the waves. The Golden Princess cruise ship was anchored in the bay with passengers being shuttled to the port area. It all made for good watching.

Room 3/5. There were 2 bedrooms - a double and a twin, with a kitchen area and bathroom/toilet in the middle. It initially felt a strange layout, but we got used to it quickly. It had everything you could need for a short and pleasant stay, except aircon. Again we found it ok. The cool air passes through the room if you open a few windows and it kept reasonably cool, considering the mercury hit 31C. Not quite cool enough for us Brits perhaps. Barbara cooked us a nice steak meal in the kitchen. The patio was a nice place to sit and watch the world go by on the board walk, with the background symphony of the waves and then later to watch the sun go down. It’s a very relaxing place and I could feel my pulse rate dropping. Everywhere was well maintained and kept beautifully clean.

Bathroom 3/5. Separate toilet and shower with separate sink area opposite. Again a bit quirky, but all fine, but there was no apparent air extraction.

Location 5/5. You just can’t beat a direct sea view. Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants nearby. It’s a nice seaside town, famous for being Captain Cooks first sighting place. It’s an enviable seaside location.

Overall 4/5. A fab location and pleasant, if quirky, rooms make for a nice place to stay. All clean and tidy. Aircon and good extraction and it would be 5/5. We really enjoyed our one night stay here - would have liked to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank NeilandBarbara
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