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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Fabulous Waikanae beach front location for a family catch up. Fresh decor, very helpful staff, and relaxed warm welcome. Handy kitchen and bbq facilities, but also great proximity to restaurants. Loved the beach and boardwalks right in front.

Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

We had an upstairs room - great view with a small balcony you can sit on to enjoy it.
The layout is a bit unusual, but probably quite a clever use of space. The motel is right on the beach, there is a walkway next to it which is constantly used by walkers (a lot with dogs) and cyclists. Even though it was very busy there was no problem with noise. All in all we had an enjoyable stay and would happily recommend and stay again if we were on Gisborne.

Date of stay: September 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2022

This is our third trip to Whispering Sands, we love it. This time we bought two sets of friends and they loved it to. The motel is spotless, right on the beach, the best hosts, and easy walking distance to town. Honestly so relaxing.

Room tip: Best location
Date of stay: January 2022
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Judith A Martin, Other at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2022

Thankyou so much for the lovely review. Wish you well for the coming year.

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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Dropped into Gisborne on a road trip around the North Island. Blew a tyre inbound so had to extend my stay here to two nights - very glad I did.

Room had been recently renovated. Bright and airy very nicely appointed. Bookmarked at both ends with floor to ceiling windows and ranchslider. One end looks out over balcony to unobstructed view to boardwalk & beach.

Clever design - bedroom on entry then access to lounge and balcony through bathroom on the left or kitchen on right.

Oven, hot plates, microwave and fridge - all new.

Short & pleasant walk into town and beach & boardwalk just outside

Judith at front desk was very accommodating - on hearing I was without a vehicle - even offered me her car to get dinner on first night after a long day!

This place is great - highly recommended

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Excellent room with a very recent upgrade. The new finishers are trendy and fresh. This is the best motel we stayed in during our East Coast road trip.
We took a ground floor room , the fist floor rooms have a better Seaview but the balcony’s are not big.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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