This is the best place to stay in Gisborne; it's on the Waikanae ('city') beach although not in the centre of Gisborne which could be a problem for anyone without a car. The Whispering Sands Motel is almost iconic - very simple, stylish and well-equipped motel units - and, at peak periods, booked out from one year to another. The owners, Judith & Peter, are helpful and charming; even the cleaning team is terrific! I stay here most years, and the kitchen is sufficiently well-equipped for some reasonably serious holiday-style cooking.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking