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Blue Wave Motel

209 Valley Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand (Formerly Links Motel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Price was great was staying in peak season. Front desk guy was always very friendly and helpful. Location is great - the beach is just across the road. Actual Mount is a bit further out so gotta drive there, which was never an issue as we didn't really wanna be where all hustle and bustle is. There is a dairy... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Although traveling solo, I was fortunate to be given an apartment sized room complete with a well equipped kitchenette, I was able to spread out, re-pack my luggage and re-group. The room was hot from the afternoon sun but it was a short walk to the beach via a public path to cool off and have a swim. There's a... More 

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stayed here 1 night and very pleased with our last minute decision as it was good value. Parking outside the unit which is situated in a quiet neighbourhood. Very spacious, clean unit and the service was excellent.

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minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

But......super dated! Tired tired kitchen. Everything in it was OLD. Might want to improve on this a bit. Old bed, flat pillows, clean enough but nothing cozy or wanted to keep you there longer. Easy distance to beach, hill (NOT mountain!), and quaint downtown. I would not come here again. Needs work.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stayed for three nights, very dated room probably 60's ,really does need updating. Not a bad location, close to beach, bit of a walk to the Mount, but hey if your on holiday...nice walk! Unit was clean enough, but had to point out door slider was faulty ,didn't get fixed until third day and room didn't get serviced on second... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed in the motel over the Auckland Anniversary weekend (Jan 2015) - clean & spacious units, well run motel - highly recommend! Within short walk to the beach, resonable rate. Very helpfull manager.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Good basic motel units, clean, comfortable and adequately furnished without being flash. Great location - away from the noisy main drag but only three minutes walk to a beautiful beach. Shopping malls and Mt Maunganui only 10 minutes away by car. Friendly, helpful staff, Free Wi-Fi is great for the kids and also free use of surfboards, wetsuits and boogie... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The staff was very friendly and informative with great recommendations for restaurants and things to do (like climb Mt Maunganui)…we loved how laid back everything was. The room was clean and quite standard. We had to rotate the bed slightly to get the bedroom door closed (no big deal, but worth mentioning) and the internet only worked near the tv.... More 

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Auckland
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Booked in for one night ....had to change the amount of people staying a few days before ....no problem. Just a small drive from the main town so nice and quite at night ...checked in friendly host ...a couple of extra friends decided to stay the night no problem. Overall a great little place to stay clean and tidy friendly... More 

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Auckland
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The room is spacious for 5 adults and 1 child. The place is quite dated but its very clean and tidy. The location is just a walking distance from the beach. They are very informative regarding dining out, no need to ask them as everything is written down in the guest folder.

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