This is a lovely lodge in a great setting; the gardens are beautiful, and there is a walk down to the beach (for the very adventurous - it is a steep climb back up). You can always drive of course. They have a semi cave too with glow-worms if you want to venture out at night. The deck outside the restaurant is lovely, perfect for a summer's day. Some of the rooms have a deck outside, looking directly out to the sea; ask for one of those. We stayed there the first time, and the next time we were further back. Rooms are clean, but windows are hard to open! It was hot in our room. The service was very friendly, but they were short staffed for the morning breakfast - it took a long while to get the food, but there loads of apologies and smiles which helped immensely. Took my own hairdryer - didnt see one in the drawers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ...where the morning sun first meets the horizon...1960s Kiwiana - defining what it is to be Kiwi. Set on a 14 acre bluff, 250 meters above sea level, in historic and botanical protected -- unspoiled -- countryside. where peace and tranquility abound. Overlooking the beautiful Hicks Bay Waterways 40 rooms with 175 person total capacity. AMENITIES. Outdoor Swimming Pool. Bush walks. Restaurant -- 60 person seating capacity. Breakfast and Dinner prepared by Maori chef with freshly prepared sauces, vegetables - served homestyle. Shop and Bottle Store. Internet access, Payphone, and Guest laundry. Playground and Pool Table. Glowworm Grotto and Rock Fishing. East Cape Maritime Lighthouse accessible to the public, 35km.Located midway between Opotiki and Gisborne on the Pacific Coast Highway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hicks Bay Hotel Gisborne