Location rating score
"The pool is like a leisure centre one."
Janine - December 29, 2018
Great place, comfortable rooms, good facilities, nice people, awesome location.
Catia | December 29, 2017
So near to the beach and there were facilities that my 8 yo enjoyed e.g.
Jane | October 3, 2019
Amazing place, modern rooms, right by the beach, great for kids.
Kelly | July 10, 2018
Did the job and would stay again on a budget.
Gemma | August 13, 2017
Best facilities for groups of varying ages.
christine | May 1, 2018
Highly recommend especially with children.
Kelly | July 10, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Separate living room
|Value for money||8.0|
|Distance to city center||0.8 km|
"Would be happy to come back!"
December 29, 2017
"Highly recommended ."
December 29, 2018
"Location was ideal."
October 3, 2019
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is ideally situated in Gisborne; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel lies 0.8 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. Also within easy reach are Cidery, Odeon Multiplex Theatres, Tairawhiti Museum.
Simply put, all the services and amenities you have come to expect from TOP 10 Holiday Parks are right in the comfort of your own home. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, convenience store, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, sofa, separate living room, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including children's playground, tennis courts, table tennis, garden, water sports (non-motorized). Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Gisborne.
"Plenty of space for everyone."
May 1, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-14 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 15 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Great location and value for money”
My stay was very comfortable and ideal for my needs. The location could not have been better. The holiday park is walking distance to the beach and close enough to the town to be able to walk. The cabin was basic but clean and the staff very welcoming and helpful. It was good value for money however due to the style of accommodation and services provided I do not think it fits into the 4 star hotel category. That said, I would still recommend it as a good value for money place to stay
Dear Julie, Firstly, our sincerest apologies for the late response for completing the online review of your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. We are very proud of our little slice of paradise in Gisborne city being right on the beach, close to many restaurants and cafes and only a 10-15 minute walk to the CBD so thank you for acknowledging that fact. We are also very pleased that your stay was comfortable and that our team were very helpful, friendly and made you feel welcome throughout your stay. Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is 4 stars for Holiday Parks around NZ, not the Hotel industry which is quite different however, I can understand how that could be confusing. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we are really pleased that you will be recommending us to others. We hope you will visit again soon. Thank you
Great Experience ”
Very happy with everything and will use them whenever I am in Gisborne.
Dear Taherama, Firstly, our sincerest apologies for such a late response regarding your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park in Gisborne City. We are so pleased to see that you were happy with your stay here and that the team here were as friendly as ever. We want nothing more than our guests to have the ultimate Gizzy experience and where better to receive that than at our Holiday Park. We look forward to visiting again and please tell other friends and family about your experience. Thank you
One of the top 3 of our journey”
Laundry was easy to do. Position next to beach wonderful. Short walk to main shops. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Plenty of room. Good value for money. Lovely quality sheets. Newly painted.
Dear Mary, Please accept our sincerest apologies for such a delayed response to your online review of your stay at Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park back in March 2015. We are so very pleased with the 9.3 rating you gave us and the positive comments made toward our park and our team so thank you. Our team strive for excellence in customer service and it appears we did just that during your visit. Waikanae Beach is Gisborne cities own little slice of paradise which is only a 10 minute walk to the CBD and a 30 second walk to the beach front from your accommodation where you will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim and soak up the beautiful views from where you sit. Next time you visit, we have made even more improvements in the past couple of years and at the moment, we are building a swimming pool and creating a lot more fun activities for all the family to enjoy. We do hope you will visit us again and next time, bring more friends and family along with you. Thank y
Relaxing, quiet, comfortable motel and lots to do.”
Very good, more peaceful than expected, relaxing. Our young daughter found lots to do despite windy weather, and despite the park been busy it wasn't noisy.
Hi There, Firstly, Thank you so much for taking time to complete our online review. We humbly apologize for the very long delay in responding to your review. We are very happy that you had the most amazing time here with your family. The park is undergoing some major construction work at the moment with new installment of a jumping pillow including an inside swimming Pool. We do hope that on your next visit these are ready for your family to enjoy. Regards
The place was neat and tidy. So near to the beach and there were facilities that my 8 yo enjoyed e.g. Pool, jumping pillow. Location was ideal.
Hi Jane, Thank you for your 10/10 rating of our TOP10 Holiday Park. Waikanae Beach is such a beautiful location and our Park caters especially for families and the like, so I am happy to hear your 8-year-old took advantage of all the facilities around our Park. Our purpose is to have these facilities to help entertain children/grandchildren but also to provide parents/grandparents with the option of joining in or just to relax while observing, equalling quality family time. Please come again to visit. Kind regards, Jess Customer Service Representative
Love the service and the venture the kids had a ro”
loved our stay was so great to be home and so close to town and the beaches will stay again . Beautiful place to stay thank you so much
Dear Bella, Firstly, our sincerest apologies for the very late reply to your online review of your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is Gisborne City. We are so pleased that you and your family had a great experience during your stay here. We are very fortunate to be in a top location right on the beach and only 10-15 minutes walk from our beautiful city. Next time you visit, you will notice the many upgrades we have done with our Holiday Park. We are in the process of putting in a new swimming pool, new jumping pillow, an outside games area and a new volley ball area for all our guests to enjoy. Please visit us again real soon and once again, thank you for your positive feedback and great rating.
relaxing beautifull location close to the beach ”
comfortable bed good kitchen facilities and lovely to walk to the beach and watch the sunset in the evenings
Dear Wendy, Thank you so much for taking time to complete our online review and for your TOP rankings. We humbly apologize for the delay in replying to your review. It is very heartwarming to hear that you've enjoyed your stay and found our facilities clean, tidy and to your liking. Even more pleased that you found the bedding comfortable as these are always hard to please everyone and yes the BEACH being just footsteps away, stunning views and beautiful sunsets. Let's just say we have our very own little Paradise here. We look forward to your next stay. Best Reagards
So close to town and the beach. Super clean. The pool is like a leisure centre one. Highly recommended .
Kia Ora Janine, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at our park. We are so lucky to be able to situated where we are and our guests are able to take in the amazing views of our beaches. Our team work hard to ensure our guests have the best experience here and our pool has been a very big hit with our guests. We hope to see you again in the near future, Kind regards, Grace - Customer Service Officer
Overall the holiday park was nice. Stayed in a family unit, dishes were damaged and needed an upgrade. Toilet right next to the kitchen and was not too pleasent! Kids enjoyed the jumping pillow. It was a shame that guests needed to hire equipment out eg. volleyball
Dear Rebecca, We are rather embarrassed about taking so long to replying to your completed online review of your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park back in December 2014. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the very delayed response. Since your visit, we have made many improvements and currently, we are building a swimming pool, a new jumping pillow, a new volley ball area, an outdoor draughts, chess and petanque area and all of the equipment will be free to guests to use. We open 352 days of the year from 8am to 9pm and Christmas Day is no exception. We are also very pleased you enjoyed our location as being a beach front Holiday Park definitely has its advantages and it is a definite draw card along with the surf, the sun and our friendly community. We do hope you visit us again so once again, thank you.
Amazing place, modern rooms, right by the beach, great for kids. close to town. highly recommend especially with children.
Hi Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to complete an online review of your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. We are especially pleased that you found our park amazing and our facilities modern and yes, we have heaps for the kids to enjoy. Next time you visit, our park will have more upgrades completed as we are building new apartments at the moment and the amenities will also be upgraded. We look forward to you visiting again. Thank you
What a great spot right on the beach lots of things for the kids to do nice walking paths good spot for breakfasts etc right across the road.
Dear Roger, Firstly, please accept our sincerest apologies for such a delayed response to your online review completed in October 2014. Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is Gisborne cities small slice of paradise and we are delighted that you got to enjoy our beautiful beach, our scenic views when strolling along our walkways and got to savour some of our local cuisine. We do hope you visit us again and again, thank you.
Great place, comfortable rooms, good facilities, nice people, awesome location. Would be happy to come back!
Hi Catia, We are super excited that you took the time to rate your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park a 10.0 and that we met all of your expectations so thank you. Our location is superb with it's beautiful scenic views and friendly hospitality. Thank you and we look forward to you returning.
Awesome accomodation, right by the beach & close to town
Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking time to complete our online guest review. We deeply apologize for the very late response. So happy and glad that you find our facilities to your liking as these are always hard to please everyone. Thanks to our hard working ladies in the cleaning Department and the maintenance man that tops everything off :) We are currently undergoing some major changes here in the Park. We the Team and Management hope you will visit us again to see this for yourselves. Best regards
Could have been better. Cups and bench area were dirty, sugar spilt. Toilet had a bad leak or urine was coming out between the seat and bowl??? Found this in other rooms also. Room was cold, although there was a heater, there was only one power point so we couldnt plug anything else in, ie charger and jug. An extra blanket in wardrobe could have been an option. And the pillow was far too thin, felt like there was none. The location was awesome and so was the playground and pillow, the beach was wow!
Hi Kristin, Firstly, our sincerest apologies for the very late response to your online review regarding your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park in Gisborne City. Since you visited in May 2015, there have been many improvements made with all our accommodation facilities. We do appreciate your comments as feedback such as yours determines where the improvements are required so thank you. On the upside, we are located in a prime spot and the beach is WOW! With our beautiful scenery and weather, you can imagine how lucky we are to experience that on a daily basis and we are thrilled you got to experience that also. Once again, thank you and we do hope you visit again.
Great place for a group stay”
loved it. best facilities for groups of varying ages. plenty of space for everyone. absolute beautiful beachfront. highly recommended
Kia Ora Christine, Thank you much for your excellent review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Have an enjoyable and safe year.
No complaints from me it was an enjoyable stay. a little bit noisy in the morning due to the road being close to the units but it didn't last long
Tena koe Bruce, Firstly, we would like to THANK YOU for taking time to complete our online review. Secondly, apologize for the late duration in replying to your response on your stay here at the Waikanae Top10 Holiday Park. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay, find our facilities clean and tidy and had no problems during your stay. With regards to the road, yes they are a constant complaint from many of our guests that settle into that set of rooms, unfortunately we do not have any control over the logging trucks. Let's hope this will be a future working project (fingers crossed). We hope you will come for another visit as we undergoing some major changes. Best Regards
Very basic room”
Room only had kettle ( no running water) no fridge Shared facilities where OK but nothing special. Had to use prox card for everything including shared freezer Weather was terrible so may have influenced my comments Got wet every time you had to use bathroom.
Dear Richard, Thank you for completing the online review about your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. Secondly, we apologise that it's taken this long to send you a response. Next time you visit, may we suggest you check our website prior to booking so you know what you are getting if booking online or get the staff to explain this information to you at the time of arrival. This way, you may have had a more pleasurable experience during your stay. The prox cards are top priority for security purposes here at the park otherwise any person from the public could walk in and help themselves to anything which is not what we want for our guests. We do hope you visit again in future and if you do, please let us know of any concerns you may have at the time as our team will ensure to rectify these immediately. Thank you
Our stay was great! The location and cleanliness were better than expected. great shower!
Hi Merete, Firstly, our sincerest apologies for the very late response. Thank you so much for the top rating and for your positively wonderful feedback regarding your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park in Gisborne City. Our team work tirelessly to keep our park looking clean and tidy for our guests enjoyment. We are very fortunate to be located right on the beach which is a stones throw away from all our accommodation, close to many of our wonderful restaurants and cafes and only a 10-15 minute walk to our CBD. Thank you so much and we hope you do visit us again soon.
Nice and comfortable.not far from havelock city and hastings city
Dear Muhammad, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to complete the online review of your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. We are so pleased that you had a comfortable stay and it is very handy that Hastings/Havelock North is only a 3 hour drive from Gisborne City. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
Great location, lots of activities for kids, friendly atmosphere
Dear Leeanne, Please accept our sincerest apologies for the very delayed response to your online review about your stay at the Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park back in January 2015. You can imagine how thrilled we were to see that you gave us a "10" rating so thank you very much. The location of our Holiday Park is absolutely sublime with our magical weather, beautiful views and not to forget friendly people. We are also very pleased that your stay was comfortable and fun filled for you and all of the family. We are in the process of making some upgrades by adding a swimming pool, a new jumping pillow, a volley ball area and more fun outdoor activities for all of the family to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and remember to bring along more friends and family for a sun and fun filled vacation.