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Waverley Apartments
Ranked #3 of 13 Gisborne B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
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“Brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I can't recommend this place enough. We stayed in the upstairs penthouse apartment. It was the most awesome, unobstructed view of the beach you will get (no road in front of you, just grass, then beach). We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine and enjoying the view. Note that there is surfclub and beach parking area next to the apartment, so you will see some people about, but it also means you are 30 seconds away from the swimming zone.

Our hosts, Dennis and Dail, live in the unit downstairs, but the penthouse apartment has it a separate entry and is very private.

There was just the two of us staying in one bedroom, so we only had to pay $150 a night for this place, which was exceptionally reasonable. The place came with a fully equipped, modern kitchen and cooking appliances (including dishwasher...although we had some trouble getting the tablets/powder to work) and 1 litre of milk to get us started.

The apartment was beautifully furnished and we had free wi-fi (although signal strength was patchy in a few places in the house).

The shower/bathroom were great, and they provided beach towels for us to use. The bed was comfy (not the best bed we had on the trip, but it did the job). We were able to park our car in the garage, and have access to the laundry downstairs (no dryer, but there is an airer).

The apartment is also located next to the esplanade walking path, which takes you past the Captain Cook statue and through to the marina, where there are nice places to eat and drink.

Dennis and Dail were lovely hosts that were happy to share their knowledge about the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

What a great location, fabulous hosts, right on Waikanae beach and easy walk to Gisborne CBD and Wharf restaurants. ultra comfortable beds and always immaculate. breakfast ready when you want it and those added extras like turning on your electric blanket when you are out.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Bracknell
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Totally overwhelmed by the view from the penthouse apartment of the ocean on the doorstep.
Host very welcoming, and accommodating with extras in the fridge. Garage for car with washing machine available. Easy walk into centre of town, and beach right in front of the building. lovely latge apartment, clean and comfortable. Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Saturday farmers market excellent quality fruit and vegetables.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Highly recommended. Hosts amazing, extras such as full size shampoos, milk, bread etc a bonus. View great and kitchen amazing. Daily papers, extra towels, full garage for use. I accidentally booked one less night than required and Dail and Dennis kindly accomodated us in the B&B part of house. Cannot recommend enough, price is great too. Would definitely stay again. Beds are super comfy too!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Ever dreamed of absolute sea front, no overshadowing by high rise, a skip and a hop and you are in the ocean or spend a 5 minute walk and be in the Gisborne CBD then go no further. A modern spacious apartment well appointed, heaps of space and fantastic view up and down the coastline, always something to see. The hosts Dennis and Dail leave no stone unturned and make you feel so welcome. This is a standout.

Room Tip: Its the total top floor. Dail and Dennis also offer B&B suggest front room is best with beach v...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

The apartment is fantastic. It's modern, clean, spacious and has a stunning oceanview. Walk out the door straight on to the beach, or o the other way for a 5 minute walk into town. You really feel quite regal sipping a drink on the balcony in the sunshine while watching families on the beach below.
Dail and Dennis are friendly and will go out of their way to help you, with the personal touch.
All the mod cons, microwave, dishwasher, stove (full-size), fridge with water dispenser and icemaker, Sky TV, WiFi internet (no surcharge and it's quick), access to washing machine (again. no extra charge) you even get to park your car in the garage. There are boogie boards and a barbecue available for use.
Definitely my first choice for accommodation when I return to Gisborne.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

From the minute I walked through the front gate of their beach-side apartments, Dail & Dennis treated me like a long lost friend.
I stayed in the penthouse apartment for the two nights of November 30th & December 1st, 2010 and enjoyed every second. The view is amazing, the rooms are immaculate and Dail & Dennis are the perfect hosts.
I did not have a vehicle but Waverley is an easy walk from central Gisborne and with the beach at the front door there are great walks in both directions.
If you're going to Gisborne do not miss out on staying at Waverley.

Merv Hunt ........ Cambridge, New Zealand

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Waverley Apartments
Address: 287 Grey Street, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
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Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Gisborne
Number of rooms: 4

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