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Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

This place is absolutely great. The owners, Rose and Barry gave their very best to make my stay perfect and it was. The room was very pretty, clean, and nicely decorated. It had all I needed and more (e.g. snacks). As mentioned before by others - the breakfast it just amazing. It's big, yummy and will keep you going for the whole day. It was also the first place where I got proper black coffee (European style black coffee and not filter coffee). In the morning, Berry helped me to plan my day and had plenty of suggestions for the area. Barry and Rose even invited me for their Sundaydinner. The dinner was absolutely perfect. I really enjoyed my time and their place and felt very comfortable.
Thanks Rose and Barry again for everything. you guys are true hospitality-rockstars.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2019

No problem it was lovely to meet and host you.

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Reviewed 25 February 2019

Barry and Ros were outstanding hosts. Barry's breakfasts were amazing - with fresh seafood both mornings, alongside a full cooked breakfast - we didn't need to eat again until dinner time! Barry went out of his way to recommend things for us to see and do, they took us out for dinner one night and Barry was going to take us snorkelling another day but the weather turned bad. It was also my birthday and they went out of their way to make it special and bought me a lovely bottle of wine. Thank you so much, we will be back!!

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019

Thanks for the review Jo really appreciate it

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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Surf City Lodge is really a special place, largely due to the incredibly welcoming owners, Barry and Ros. They made everything about our stay perfect. The house is gorgeous and the rooms are comfortable and welcoming. Barry is a fabulous cook who goes all out to make his guests welcome; his breakfast is legendary. He greeted us with cold beers when we arrived, told us all about the area, he and Ros joined us for dinner at a local favorite restaurant, and Barry even got up 5am to drive us to see the sunrise at the first place it occurs each day in the world. Kiwi hospitality at its best. I was disappointed we weren't staying for longer. I will definitely return to Surf City Lodge.

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Kathy H
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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Kathy - Thank you for your review. We had a wonderful time with you Liz Tony and Julie and agree that it was too short a visit. We hope to see you again soon. All the best for Christmas and the New Year

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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

A Galaxy of Stars rating for this delightful b & b and its even more wonderful warm and gracious hosts Barry & Ros. Between pick up & drop offs, tips for things to see & do, Barry was a magician in the kitchen. Scrumptious breakfast perfect for a vegetarian & lasted all day! Was also invited for a delicious dinner one night. That potato salad. Such manaakitanga! The house is charming full of heritage, large comfortable bedrooms, had a soak in the bath, beautiful grounds & a short walk to the marina, the town centre, & unbelievable beach. I highly recommend this home away from home!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I've stayed at Surf City Lodge every time of been to Gisborne over the last six years. Barry & Roz are great hosts and Barry the chef primo. My stay this week again was the highlight of my working trip away. No hesitation at all in recommending Surf City Lodge as the place to stay in Gizzy!

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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