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Emerald Hotel

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Executive Suite, River View | View from room
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Balcony

Overview of Emerald Hotel

Emerald Hotel

4.5 star property
Luxury Gisborne hotel with restaurant, connected to the convention centre
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

571 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
13 Gladstone Road,Gisborne 4040, Gisborne, 4040
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Gisborne

Getting around

  • Gisborne (GIS) - 7 min drive


  • Morrell's Artisan Bakery - 17 min walk
  • Ballance Street Bistro & Bar - 2 min drive
  • Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • McDonald's - 6 min walk
  • Smash Palace - 3 min drive

About this property

Emerald Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Gisborne, Emerald Hotel is only 3.1 mi (5 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Nick's Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a hot tub. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and central location.


Afrikaans, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 49 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Nick's Bistro – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 22.00 for adults and NZD 15.00 for children
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from November to March

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Emerald Gisborne
Emerald Quality Hotel Gisborne
Quality Emerald Gisborne
Quality Hotel Emerald
Quality Hotel Emerald Gisborne
Quality Hotel Gisborne
Emerald Hotel Gisborne
Emerald Hotel Hotel
Emerald Hotel Gisborne
Emerald Hotel Hotel Gisborne

Frequently asked questions

Does Emerald Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Emerald Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Emerald Hotel?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Emerald Hotel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Emerald Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Emerald Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Emerald Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Emerald Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, kayaking and sailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Emerald Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Nick's Bistro.
What's the area around Emerald Hotel like?
Emerald Hotel is a short 7-minute drive from Gisborne (GIS) and 8 minutes' walk from Tairawhiti Museum. Travellers recommend the hotel for its central location.



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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

The staff were rude the hallways reception and rooms are very run down and dirty the pool is filthy and un kept would not recommend to anyone
Yvonne, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location. Unfortunately, quite run down.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Close to town and pool although needing work was good for the hot days we had
Ngarangi, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

We had no room key as the machine was broken. Had to use staff master to get into car park and room. Staff were fantastic and helpful. But had to follow us around to let in. We had a key and then the next morning after leaving, room was cleaned and then on our return did not work again! so had staff to let us in, not there fault but felt like prisoners in the hotel and inconvenience to them. Put a real dampner on our trip away and felt we should have received compensation!!!
Stella, 2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Good meets bad
Suite booked was quite large so nice there,had a river view, Room was well presented but carpets dirty/stained. says in description up to 2 under 12 stay free using existing bedding, but we were charged -almost $50 for an extra quest we didn’t have. Unless you want to eat out every night there are no cooking facilities, pool looked well used and could do with some updates, Hallways are large but boring, no character. Dark and gloomy on a night with the low level lighting. Stairwells well lit but again all ver plain and hospital like. Asked for a cot in booking but was not confirmed or queried so communication was poor.
M J, 2-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Not as advertised - no options for meals as the cafe had been closed. No plates / bowls in room to allow self catering. The lifts were broken, the hotel needs a renovation and good clean.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

In it's time this would have been a beautiful hotel. Sadly, it is not so any more. The receptionist at check in was lovely but the place was clearly understaffed as there was only her on and there were several people waiting to check in. Our room although had a nice view, had no toilet paper. We also went to get milk later on and reception was empty. We went to go and have a swim in the so called heated pool, it was freezing. The adjacent spa not much warmer. The elevator was also out of action making it really difficult as a guest having to walk down several flights of steps and checking out was hard as we had to walk our bags down stairs to the car park. When we checked out reception was empty and we had to write our names on a piece of paper. Again, I would expect more. Shame that the place has been neglected as its heritage is beautiful.
Stephanie, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The facilities were clean and the pool was lots of fun. Great parking facilities. It was extremely frustrating as in booking this stay, I entered three adults and selected the first option made available to me. Now, this is my fault as I should have read more carefully but, and I think this is the fault of expedia, that it would give me an option to rent a room with one bed for three adults. Like why allow that to come up in the search results - a clear flaw that expedia needs to address. I was also annoyed that we were asked to pay a bond upon arrival which was not clearly (or at all - I couldn't see it) aforementioned on Expedia's website. We also did not receive a 'pool view' room which is what we booked. Finally, our sink plug was blocked upon arrival to the room and staff did not help us. I understand they were busy but it was very frustrating as it was the only tap in the room meaning it was difficult to wash hands and get drinking water. Overall, not great.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

bruce, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Room was accommodating for my family
Verified Expedia guest review