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Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel

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Ossett, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy to find and a very friendly greeting. The motel is as near to the beach as you can get. Lovely to lie in bed and hear the sound of the ocean. Very clean, two large bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, toilet and separate shower with lashings of hot water. Room cleaned impeccably every day with all towels etc changed...

Thank Thomas44_14
Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from 5 wonderful days at Whispering Sands where we had a great time. Very comfortable bed from which we could see and hear the sea. Well equipped with everything you could need, well serviced, and Judith & Peter were great hosts and so obliging with help and advice. We are sad to be back home and...

2Thank patty13traveller
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very clean, comfortable and spacious motel, situated next to the beach. Lovely views for sunset photos. Well equipped for self catering if you don't want to eat out. Close to the town centre, only a short walk to some good restaurants and bars near the harbour.

Thank jennyc152017
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We booked this not quite sure what type of room we were getting? Don't worry, the design of this motel, is excellent. All rooms have beach and sea views. First floor have balcony and better view. Layout of rooms is very clever, with walk through kitchen and bathroom, making the most of the space. Recommended

Thank carefree2017
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed in Unit 8, upstairs, with a balcony overlooking Poverty Bay and the boardwalk. Considering that this town is where New Zealand's history began (at least to some), the town is surprisingly quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed walking the boardwalk and relaxing after the hairpin turns of Hy. 2 (from Okotiki to Gisborne). The unit had everything we could...

Thank sophia818
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were not sure about the motel's location-proximity to the beach. The location could not have been much better - less than 30 seconds from the sandy beach. The boardwalk is right there too if you want to go for a stroll or jog. Lots of choices for food also within walking distance. Would stay here again and for longer.

1Thank Pio M
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel provides the very best location to enjoy easy access to the beach and close access to Gisborne shopping. The annual cricket match is a unique feature of the motel, and an example of the rare generosity provided by Judith and Peter in their hosting of the post game BBQ as well as game refreshments. The...

1Thank timmannix
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

From our arrival to departure we could not fault our hosts or the unit we stayed in. We were issued with a code for each device for free wifi, this was very efficient but better still we did not have to repeatedly log on. Brilliant! The unit was just great, a lovely room for us with a lovely view out...

Thank HappyCustomerXX
New Zealand
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent location ! No traffic between you and the beach just a walkway. Balconies for relaxing in the fresh sea air. We were four Golden Oldies with a pre-teen grandchild.She loved it, we loved it. She could play on the beach, walk on the walkway, and we could watch her from above when we needed rest. We had ample room...

1Thank Flutterbie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Having spent nearly 11 hours driving from Whakatane around the East Cape, we were looking forward to arriving at Whispering Sands. However we didn't get a particularly pleasant welcome as Booking.com had made a mess of our reservation and we had been expected the previous night. Luckily I had proof of the correct reservation but initially I was made to...

2Thank Sue D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel

Address: 22 Salisbury Road | Waikanae Beach, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: €94 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gisborne
#4 Family Hotel in Gisborne
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gisborne
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“I had a broken leg so ground floor was perfect, but would also like to try the upper floor. All rooms are sea-facing”
 of 5 bubbles patty13traveller, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms provide a better view and a private balcony. First floor is perfect for families with children.”
 of 5 bubbles sophia818, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms have great view of surf, ground floor rooms have direct access to head to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles timmannix, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the sea, but we preferred the upstairs rooms for a slightly better view.”
 of 5 bubbles Flutterbie, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles M2130HHbrians, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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