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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome little place on the edge of town. We were greeted in a warm and friendly manner with milk, OJ and beer! They upgraded our room free also. Tv was great with many channels. We had everything we needed in the unit and more. Just be aware the road is nearby (and noisy) for all motels on this road and...

Thank richardharding
Vergennes, Vermont
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We were thinking this was a bed and breakfast but were disappointed. The room was fantastic but there was not the homey feeling we were hoping for. We were greeted by a young man who briefly showed us our room and gave us minimal information about the facility. It certainly was not a warm welcome. It is a lovely old...

1Thank Sue D
Te Awanga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We booked the entire house with a group group of friends for 4 nights. It was amazing as the rooms are huge and the place was spotlessly clean. As we had rented the whole house the manager was not on site but responded quickly to our inquiries regarding the pool. The house is beautiful and was excellent for the 10...

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Just discovered this treasure last night. Arrived on spec tired and stressed after dark and settled into the beautiful Nikau room. Warm quiet. Decor very tasteful with lovely fabrics and native timbers. Huge relaxing spa bath in large well appointed en suite. Only guest and needs minimal but breakfast available and lovely breakfast room. I will be coming here often....

1Thank Daphne C
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Gisborne is a bit out of the way, even by New Zealand standards and a lot of the accommodation options don’t look all that exciting. So why not try an older period guest house close to the centre of the City. Gisborne is the smallest city in New Zealand, so being close to the CBD is not a big deal....

2Thank Constant T
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I was aware when I booked that there are several opinions on tripadvisor who say the manager is impossible to deal with-however I still booked as the pictures looked lovely . Am so glad I did! First of all it is an amazing house, old, GRAND STYLE villa, refurbished and decorated with love!. Rooms are spacious with excellent facilities. I...

2Thank estellejulie
Corry, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed one night at this beautiful boutique hotel. What a beautiful place, our room was huge and nicely furnished, shared bathroom but there was no one else staying upstairs so this was no problem. Breakfast provided took into account my husbands allergies and was generous. Only complaint was poor welcoming and no explanation of what we were able to...

1Thank DonnaMJ6643EE
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Beautiful house, welcoming host, very nice stay. We stayed only for a night but its one of those places You feel at home and wanted to stay longer. I had a chance to see all the rooms, and each one of them has a great attention to details with its own character.

Thank agnielu
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2013

First the positives: good location about 10 minutes walk from most places. Room a good size and clean. Free parking and wi-fi. Now for the downside: if the owner is James (I think that was his name ) then he has never been on any type of customer service course in his life. In fact he had certificates on display...

2Thank timjoe333
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Cedar House in Gisborne is one of the best places we've stayed. Great comfort and luxury, but at a standard motel price. The room we had this time had a large ensuite with spa bath and from the top floor looked out over the river. Being so close to the centre of town meant we could walk around without driving....

Thank BSoljan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A perfect place to spend time exploring gisborne and surrounds or taking a break and relaxing in luxurious surroundings.​Cedar House is a two-storeyed, Edwardian mansion originally built in 1909 for the prominent Muir family of Gisborne. Her colourful history includes periods of use as a private school for girls, an exclusive hotel and restaurant, before being transformed into Gisborne's leading bed and breakfast inn.Located within walking distance to restaurants, harbour, museum, galleries and the stunning beach, this historic character home provides an atmosphere for leisure travellers as well as providing corporate groups with quiet surroundings to stimulate those creative minds. With 6 rooms and the self contained Pool House, Cedar House has a range of accommodation options to suit​ featuring elegant décor and superb 5-star facilities. Private bathrooms provide a hair dryer, a spa/jetted tub and a shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cedar House

Address: 4 Clifford Street, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: ₹ 5,763 - ₹ 9,557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cedar House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Remu room was good, but did not have an ensuite. some rooms did have ensuites and need to check this if needed.”
 of 5 bubbles Drajak, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“all rooms are special -kauri room has access to pool directly”
 of 5 bubbles estellejulie, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Stay in another hotel or B&B”
 of 5 bubbles timjoe333, 12 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The Nikau room is worth the little extra ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles BSoljan, 12 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the room upstairs with the river view”
 of 5 bubbles malcsaville, 27 Oct 2012 | Read review
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