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Surf City Lodge
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Had a great stay with Barry and Ros. We were treated just like one of the family.
Had a wonderful stay and Barry even invited us down to his Fishing Club for Dinner.
The man is a marvel in the kitchen, so be prepared to add a couple of pounds, but good ones...
Will definitely be back to stay again next time in Gizzy

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Barry & Ros' warm hospitality is an awesome experience not to mention the big breakfast that'll keep you going for the day. They had me invited on a dinner which was again another very pleasant experience w/c I appreciated a lot. Location is just perfect from the port I was working on. Now I know where to stay when I am in Gisborne. Highly recommendable.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Barry is an excellent Host, goes the extra mile in serving excellent meals.
We had pan fried fresh fish in a cream caper sauce for breakfast one morning, and scrambled eggs with spinach the other morning we stayed.
Top Notch.
Room was clean and tidy.
Peter Clark.

Room Tip: Sleepout was great.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank fipete
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Excellent food and VERY reasonably priced, I may add. Stayed out in the Reef room and very comfortable and quiet. They don't call this place a bed and breakfast for nothing. Big Breakfast was better than other places I stayed that offered breakfast. Great atmosphere, loved seeing the cat that looked just like mine, made the trip. Barry and Ros made my stay more than enjoyable, it was the BEST. Looking forward to staying again!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank EdwardHunt
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Barry and Ros run a fantastic business which is affordable and well worth the money spent. I felt that I got much more the cost of my stay. Breakfast was fantastic and could keep you satisfied for much of the day. Service was friendly and professional. The hosts go out of their way to assist and serve you. Will I go there again? Absolutely. In the few days that I stayed there, Barry and Ros became like family and made it hard and sad to leave when Our holiday came to an end. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast Lodge and I garentee you will not leave disappointed

Room Tip: Any room will do, they are all awesome and well worth the stay
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RobbyPinfold
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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Hi Rob - We hope you received your razor back in good condition and look forward to your next 'fishing' visit, regards to Linda - Barry and Ros

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Pleasant company, wonderful food and a comfy room makes working away from home worthwhile. Business means I travel alot and always look forward to staying with Barry and Ros. The friendly atmosphere, pristine and tidy rooms, plus Barrys superb cooking skills have spoilt me from wanting to stay anywhere else. Havn't found anywhere else in the country that compares.
Cheers guys

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank karl065
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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Always enjoy your company Karl, hope to see you again soon - Barry and Ros

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stu Smith
The hospitality that barry and Ros provided was outstanding. the friendly and personalized service was unsurpassed. The evening meals (3 course) are of top level restaurant quality and the breakfasts would beat any big brekkie I,ve had anywhere. Certainly didn,t need lunch that day. I particularly enjoyed the chats with Barry while enjoying his complimentary home brew.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Raglan room, very comfy.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Bazza026, Owner at Surf City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Loved having you here Stu, looking forward to a return visit - Barry and Ros

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Additional Information about Surf City Lodge

Address: 139 Rutene Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
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Ranked #2 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Gisborne
Price Range: £81 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surf City Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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