Barry is a great host. When you arrive everything is sorted. He even gives you little snacks and bottles of water. The house is lovely. The beds are 5-star hotel quality. And his breakfast is amazing!More
Barry is a great host. When you arrive everything is sorted. He even gives you little snacks and bottles of water. The house is lovely. The beds are 5-star hotel quality. And his breakfast is amazing!MoreShow less
Thanks for the review mate - Baz
This was something special! We needed room for a family of six and the three rooms we booked were lovely. What we hadn't expected was the exceptional service that came with it. The Christmas breakfast was out of this world and very very special. Barry and Roz even gave us a packed hangi lunch to help is on our journey home. Truly wonderful people. We are coming back!
Thanks for the review mate it was a pleasure to host you and your family and we certainly will look forward to your return.
It was an absolute pleasure to stay with Barry and Ros' at Surf City Lodge. Barry certainly is the Reigning Champion of breakfasts. The lodge is run as a lifestyle choice other than a money making machine, and I found this rather refreshing. Barry is a wealth of knowledge of all things Gisborne, haha, and most other subjects too. It was sad to leave... But will be back :) I recommend Surf City Lodge as your place to stay in Gisborne.
Bill we look forward to yours and Jennifers return and as promised will cook dinner this time for you. We enjoyed your stay and company all the best.
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.
No problem it was lovely to meet and host you.
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!!
Thanks for the review Jo really appreciate it
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.
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