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Surf City Lodge places you in the centre of Gisborne, within just a 15-minute stroll of Gisborne Harbour and Gisborne Wine Centre. Highlights at this B&B include free daily breakfast, free self parking and a free airport shuttle.

Washers/dryers, free WiFi and hairdryers are featured in all 4 rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Limited housekeeping is available.

The bed & breakfast's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Other amenities include a fitness centre, free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Gisborne B&B include Te Poho-o-Rawiri Meeting House and Tairawhiti Museum.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$75* Per night/room 29 Oct. - 30 Oct.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Surf City Lodge ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Guest reviews for Surf City Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Barry is a fantastic host and cooks the most AMAzING breakfast ! Thx for the ride to the airport too - much appreciated with all my bags !

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2019

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21 Jun. 2019 by Baz

No Problem -glad you enjoyed your stay

5 out of 5
Nice old building, very comfortable, fine breakfast and very good hosts

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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6 Mar. 2019 by Baz

Thanks for your review

5 out of 5

Great venue and great hosts

Thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation and interaction with the hosts

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2018

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7 Mar. 2018 by Baz

Thank you for your response

5 out of 5

Lovely wee place in Gisborne

Thank you Barry & Roz for a wonderful stay; I'll book again if I'm ever back in Gisborne. Beautiful place! Room was fantastic, everything was immaculate, bed very comfy, two bathrooms, Barry's Big Breakfast was top-notch and set me up for the day. Unbelievable value - well impressed :) Thank you again and best wishes!

Posted by , from Invercargill on 27 Nov. 2017

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30 Nov. 2017 by Baz

No problems Jamie hope you enjoyed the brews at Sunshine Brewery Hope to see you back

5 out of 5

Comfortable/ friendly and handy location

Thank you very much to Barry and Roz for making my stay very memorable. I throughly enjoyed my stay with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Breakfasts are cooked to perfection and enough to keep you sustained for the day. A must for when I'm back in Gisborne Cheers Mike

Posted by , from wellington on 12 Oct. 2017

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15 Nov. 2017 by Baz

You're welcome Mike

5 out of 5

Great place

Great place to stay. Barry cooks a awesome breakfast in the morning and both are very welcomeing and nice. Planning on going back there

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Very central, within walking distance of downtown.

Pros: Old style, comfortable and homely.
Barry is a wonderful host and cook. The visit is worth the price just to meet him and have one of his breakfasts.

Posted by , from Hamilton, NZ on 29 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place

Location: Nearer Wainui end of town, but easy walking to centre.
Wonderful breakfast, didn't need to eat anything else until evening. Friendly hosts.

Posted by , from Hutt Valley on 17 Apr. 2016

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21 Apr. 2016 by Bazza

Thank you Joy it was a pleasure having you stay with us - Barry and Ros Thomas Surf City Lodge

5 out of 5

Way Cool !

Barry & Ros are sensational hosts. Surf City Lodge is minutes walk from either the city centre or the various bars and eateries that surround the wonderfully picturesque harbour, Gisborne Wine Centre is well worth an afternoon visit. Waikanae and Midway beaches are 25-30 minutes walk away and Wainui is an easy 15 min drive. If you want the scoop on what to do for the day simply have a chat to Barry over his 'set you up for the day breakfast!'. Couldn't rate this place more highly-if in Gisborne this is where I'm gonna stay.

Posted by , from Balmain NSW on 7 Apr. 2016

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13 Apr. 2016 by Bazza

Thanks Ross hope everything's all good with you. Barry and Ros Surf City Lodge

5 out of 5


This Quality of hospitality is very rare. Just perfect! The special Breakfast is a experience of firstclass! I never had in a B&B a Breakfast like this. I come again.

Posted by , from Switzerland on 3 Feb. 2016

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20 Mar. 2016 by Barry - Owner/Chef

Thank you for your wonderful review

Property Features

Surf City Lodge offers its guests a fitness centre and complimentary bicycles. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Surf City Lodge. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available on request). Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Gisborne bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1920
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Gisborne (GIS) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Surf City Lodge offers 4 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. This Gisborne bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Cash Deposit Required

Hotel Names

  • Surf City Lodge Gisborne
  • Surf City Lodge
  • Surf City Gisborne
  • Surf City Lodge Gisborne
  • Surf City Lodge Bed & breakfast
  • Surf City Lodge Bed & breakfast Gisborne

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.