Places to Call Home in Gisborne

As a popular getaway spot, Gisborne has plenty of hotels and motels at every price point to choose from. Here are some of our recommendations for when you’re in town.

Portside Hotel

Located right on the water’s edge, this hotel offers both studios and self-contained apartments. Part of the “Heritage Hotel” chain, they offer all the comforts of home, along with rooms decorated with the works of local artists. They have a pool and a fitness centre, wifi and plenty of entertainment options. Their friendly staff are sure to make your stay a pleasant one.

Marina View Apartments

A popular choice for families, this waterside hotel offers one, two and three bedroom apartments for larger groups. Designed for the independent traveller who likes to prepare their own meals, their kitchens full of European appliances and leather lounge furniture ensure your stay will be comfortable.

Ocean Beach Motor Lodge

Especially for beach lovers, this family-friendly motel is just a couple of minutes’ walk to the sand and surf. Couples looking for a romantic getaway will appreciate their private Executive Spa Studio for two, and those travelling with families will find the home theatres installed in their larger rooms a great way to keep the kids entertained. In the warmer months, they have BBQ courtyards available for a fun dining experience.

White Heron Motor Lodge

A budget-friendly option with all the mod cons, the White Heron Motor Lodge is a family-run affair with plenty of homey touches. Their classic drive-up layout means you only have to do the minimum of unpacking – perfect for those on a driving holiday.

Pacific Harbour Motor Inn

Situated right in the middle of Gisborne’s busiest shopping and restaurant strip this motel is ideally located for those looking to explore the best of the local sights. Affordable, neat and tidy, this is a solid choice that won’t be too hard on your wallet.

They are just a few of the plethora of options available in Gisborne, whether you’re wanting to keep things cheap and cheerful or have a real taste for luxury, you are sure to find a great place to call home here.