10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies
10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies

10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies

© Emerald Hotel

Hotels with Restaurants and Self-catering Accommodation in Gisborne

Food is a major consideration when picking a place to stay in Gisborne. While some of us might want to roll out of bed for a buffet breakfast or locally-roasted coffee, others might prefer to pick up produce from the farmers’ market and spruce up their own creations in self-catering accommodation. Find out the best places where you can do either/or (or both) in this list of the best accommodation in Gisborne for foodies.

For more tips on planning a foodie getaway, check out The Foodie Guide to Gisborne.

1. Emerald Hotel

Looking for a hotel with a restaurant in Gisborne? The Emerald Hotel’s on-site bistro serves impeccably-presented plates with the likes of braised New Zealand lamb shank to Thai green curry that’s worth a try at least once. What’s more, the fourth-floor suites are full apartments with kitchen facilities should you want to self-cater. Otherwise, the rest of the rooms are well-appointed with a range of layouts and amenities like a TV, free WiFi, an ensuite, hot drink-making facilities, etc. See more like this in the 5 Best Hotels in Gisborne.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Emerald Hotel

2. Cedar House

For a boutique stay that offers sumptuous breakfasts, check out Cedar House. Retreat to this characterful B&B set in a quiet residential suburb with just four guest rooms all decorated with elegance. Each morning you’ll be treated to a generous continental breakfast in the dining room, while hot drinks and complimentary refreshments are always available to keep you going throughout your stay. Top off the experience with an in-room massage and swim in the outside pool. See more like this in the 6 Best Luxury Accommodation in Gisborne.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Cedar House

3. Tatapouri Bay

A holiday park with a difference, Tatapouri Bay not only offers self-catering accommodation but has an on-site cafe set in a unique container building! Sip on locally-roasted coffee in between staying in either the log cabins, glamping tents, self-contained “Zen Cabins” or your tent/campervan. Other facilities on the beachfront premises include a Finnish sauna, spa pool and a communal kitchen and bathrooms. Check out more like this in our 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Gisborne.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Tatapouri Bay

4. Portside Hotel – Heritage Collection

Get the boutique hotel experience with the convenience of full self-catering facilities at the Portside Hotel by the Heritage Collection. Suites range from studios to two-bedroom suites, each boasting at least a kitchenette while others have full kitchen facilities including an oven. When you’re not basking in the ocean views from your suite’s windows or balcony, work off your meals at the on-site lap pool and keep in shape at the fitness centre.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Portside Hotel - Heritage Collection

5. Senator Motor Inn

Conveniently located by some of the city’s top cafes, restaurants and wine bars, as well as having self-catering facilities, the Senator Motor Inn is a good choice for foodies. The motel overlooks the Turanganui River and the Esplanade Marina, which you can enjoy from your private balcony. Units are super spacious, as are the ensuite bathrooms with easy-access showers. Either make your own meals in your private kitchen or walk to the nearby cafes for breakfast or the Gisborne Wine Centre just over the river for lunch and dinner.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Senator Motor Inn

6. Haurata High Country Retreat

Escape the hustle and bustle and retreat to the countryside at the Haurata High Country Retreat. Stay in either the well-appointed Farm House or the shabby chic Backpackers, each with spacious kitchens for a fully self-contained stay – just make sure you bring supplies as you’re a long way from the shops! Alternatively, guests can dine of quality farm cuisine, 80% of which comes from the farm you’re staying on.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Haurata High Country Retreat

7. ASURE Alfresco Motor Lodge

Another great go-to for self-catering accommodation in Gisborne, the ASURE Alfresco Motor Lodge. The small motel offers 14 ground-floor units with self-catering facilities, such as a stove, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and all the essential cooking utensils. There are a variety of studios available, from budget to spa studios, while the one- and two-bedroom units are ideal for groups and families.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© ASURE Alfresco Motor Lodge

8. Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

For affordable self-catering, check out the Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Not only do they do camping sites and cabins with shared kitchens for guests, but they also have multiple grades of self-catering facilities across their motel units to their modern apartments. What’s more, the complex has a covered heated swimming pool, a petanque course and a whole bunch of watersports hire equipment to make the most of Gisborne’s main beach. See more like this in the 7 Best Budget Accommodation in Gisborne.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

9. Tudor Park Motel

Not only do you get funky Tudor-inspired architecture and timber-lined chalet-style interiors, but you also get full self-catering accommodation including the elusive oven! The Tudor Park Motel offers a variety of unit layouts with free WiFi and parking right outside the door. Keep entertained with Smart TVs with Netflix and enjoy the extensive gardens surrounding the motel. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Gisborne.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© Tudor Park Motel

10. White Heron Motor Lodge

Finally, a super popular option close to the city centre and its eateries is the White Heron Motor Lodge. Boasting contemporary decor and furnishings and with most units having a king spa bath, it’s a place you can really pamper yourself. Each unit has a kitchenette to prepare basic meals, while the high-speed WiFi and TVs are there for any added entertainment you may need. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Motels in Gisborne.

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10 Best Accommodation in Gisborne for Foodies© White Heron Motor Lodge


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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