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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location ! No traffic between you and the beach just a walkway. Balconies for relaxing in the fresh sea air. We were four Golden Oldies with a pre-teen grandchild.She loved it, we loved it. She could play on the beach, walk on the walkway, and we could watch her from above when we needed rest. We had ample room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent nearly 11 hours driving from Whakatane around the East Cape, we were looking forward to arriving at Whispering Sands. However we didn't get a particularly pleasant welcome as Booking.com had made a mess of our reservation and we had been expected the previous night. Luckily I had proof of the correct reservation but initially I was made to...

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2Thank Sue D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A comfortable room, a very friendly reception, and a short walk down the beach to an excellent restaurant, I do not know what more to say, other than if I ever stay in Gisborne again I would likely stay there again

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1Thank Brian S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautifully compact modern upstairs apartment, immaculately cared for. The owners and staff were all helpful, pleasant and well-informed. We enjoyed four nights there, were able to store our bikes (hired from Gisborne Cycle Company) safely, and were 20 metres from the esplanade cycleway. Good off-street parking too. Excellent all round!

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1Thank Charmaine2491
Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review glad you had a great stay, and enjoyed your bike riding. Maybe we will see you again. Thanks again

Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Modern, well kept, extremely clean and very well equipped, comfortable motel apartments overlooking a beautiful bay. Watching the sun go down from the boardwalk or the balcony is a must. A very convenient spot right in front of the beach with its own car park and only a shot fish stroll into the town.

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1Thank Carole W
Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review glad you enjoyed your stay with us, those sunsets are pretty amazing hope we may see you again

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was a modest little hotel on the beach. Very clean, easy access, close to downtown, and a very nice boardwalk and sidewalk that stretches to an important historical marker, (The Captain Cook statue located in the first landing of Captain Cook in New Zealand). Very nice town for strolling, and decompressing. There is not much to decompress from in...

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Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review glad you enjyoyed Whisperingsands Beachfront Motel and Gisborne we appreciate your review

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable and spacious room and so very very quiet! Just what we needed after a long day on the road. Good location opposite the beach and we had a lovely meal at a the local Chartered club. We would have happily stay longer if we could have.

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Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review glad you had a great rest at the Whisperingsands beachfront Motel and felt refreshed

Te Awanga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Right on the beach, great view out to sea from the first floor, room has a balcony. The unit was spotlessly clean. The proprietor very friendly, welcoming, helpful. Close to town. Can't fault this place. Tino pai.

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Te Puia Springs
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Whispering Sands on a one night trip to Gisborne. We usually stay at a different hotel but thought we needed a change. We are so glad we did. This hotel is right on the beach with a view out into poverty bay and Young Nicks head. This hotel is not right in the heart of...

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1Thank Dan R
Clackamas County, Oregon
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This hotel is right on the beach, with the esplanade boardwalk right out your door. Management is super friendly and helpful. We took the 2-bedroom unit that had 2 nice queen beds and a set of bunk beds. The living room had comfortable new furniture, and the kitchenette was well stocked. Internet was fuss-free and strong. You can sit out...

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Judith A M, Owner at Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for you great review so glad you enjoyed your stay with us

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel

Address: 22 Salisbury Road | Waikanae Beach, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: £85 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
#4 Family Hotel in Gisborne
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms face the sea, but we preferred the upstairs rooms for a slightly better view.”
 of 5 bubbles Flutterbie, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles M2130HHbrians, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs apartments have wonderful views, but downstairs good too.”
 of 5 bubbles Charmaine2491, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best view from the upper storey apartments”
 of 5 bubbles carolew949, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“First floor, best views”
 of 5 bubbles jamesk631, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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