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Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The hosts are excellent, the rooms very very clean and have been updated recently. The bed was so comfortable. The only thing that spoilt the whole unit and this is not a complaint, the shower over the bath was very difficult for me to get in and out of.

Thank PamInnes-SteveBryant
janice b, Owner at Colonial on Gladstone, responded to this review

Thank you very much :)

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place if your just needing a bed. Was a very clean and tidy studio unit. Was just there to lay our heads. Would stay there again if ever we needed a place to sleep. Great heating on a wet horrible day.

1Thank Sherryl N
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Top marks to the owners of this establishment, who have taken over the reins after a number of years with managers in place. The refurbishment process is well under way with tasteful redecoration and very comfortable beds. Cleanliness was excellent and facilities were all one could ask for. The owners were very accommodating, changing our dates at short notice due...

1Thank Murray L
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very clean room with wonderfully comfortable bed. Spotless cleanliness and very pleasant hosts and all the kitchen equipment you need - what more could you want. On the main road but very quiet. Didn't have breakfast but it was available at a very good price.

2Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stayed over for one night, 8 Feb 16, Advertised the most comfortable beds in Gisborne, I would say probably in New Zealand. Spotless accommodation, smelt like a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended.

2Thank Major49
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Our 1st stay here was good ~ We would return again. We stayed in Room 9. The Bed & Pillows were very very comfortable. The room was spotlessly clean and well appointed with Tea, Coffee and Milk, 32" wall mounted Flast Sceen TV and a table and 2 x chairs. The room was SO quiet and also warm while outside...

1Thank Jon M
Whitianga, NZ
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We had business in Gibourne and stayed at this lovely motel again...really nice, clean and roomy units. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The beds are extremely comfortable with lovely white cotton sheets ...beautiful white towels and even face wipes in the bathroom for removing face makeup instead of the White face cloths . Will definetly stay here on...

1Thank WhitiJill
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Three of us took a unit for $140 stayed here on a Saturday night before heading to East Cape. The motel is nice except no microwave in the unit BUT its neighbor is a partyer. Sterio music went on all night and morning till 2am plus again 7am! Very very shocked. The manager lives on site upstairs, I went and...

Thank SereneNZ
janice b, Owner at Colonial on Gladstone, responded to this review

We have indeed had trouble with our neighbours who have had their music extremely loud and the base on high which is very invasive. The guest seems to have mis-understood our response to her query as we had already rung the Council Noise Control Service and there was little 'else' we could do. None of this helps those guests who...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We stayed here for a one night stop over after driving East Cape. It was an average unit. The mangers were friendly, but the unit was dated and had a bit of a funky smell to it. One of our single beds turned out to be a cot (that had not been mentioned upon booking). The bars of the cot...

Thank Rhea848
janice b, Owner at Colonial on Gladstone, responded to this review

It is disappointing to us as operators of this Motel that the first we hear of a problem is on Trip Advisor which obviously have a long term effect on our business. We took over the Motel late last year when it was in a very rundown state and have been upgrading the units and their contents as soon as...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We happened upon this motel by chance and were so impressed we came back for a second night. The owners are making huge efforts to make their guests comfortable, to the extent of helping me to wash my laundry. They allowed a late checkout and the free continental breakfast is massively convenient. The room was fresh and clean with everything...

1Thank Dongbird

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colonial on Gladstone is a 11 unit Motel, comprising 6 one bedroom units, one with a double spa bath and 5 studio units one with a spa bath. All ground floor units with free on site parking. Outdoor seating area for each unit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial on Gladstone

Address: 715 Gladstone Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: €66 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial on Gladstone 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Street noise was not a problem, but the further back in the property you go, the less noise there would be from other guests' vehicles.”
 of 5 bubbles MurrayL831, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rear rooms will be the quietest ( away form the main road in to Gisborne )”
 of 5 bubbles DiscardA, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
“go for the $89 special!”
 of 5 bubbles scottyB124, 8 May 2013 | Read review
“Inspect before committing yourself. Would be vastly improved by renovation.”
 of 5 bubbles delphiniumnewzealand, 26 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Chose a one bedroom unit. Very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles Keith_Liz93, 25 Feb 2012 | Read review
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