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Blue Wave Motel

209 Valley Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand (Formerly Links Motel)
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Moscow, Russia
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is 5 minutes walk from the beach, it has a private entrance, a very spacious unit, 4 sleeping places (one double in the bedroom, two singles in the living), a kitchen and a bathroom. There was also a patio, but there was something with the lock, we could not open the door. Parking and wi-fi. There is also... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a nice motel close to the beach and supermarkets while being far enough from the busy tourist center. Awesome place to just relax and enjoy life. The staff was polite and very friendly. I stayed long enough to make some friends there, hope I can come back some day !

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A very clean and tidy place. It is plain & basic but they have put in effort to make it nice by decorating with artwork and plants outside. A comfortable stay with friendly and helpful staff. Only thing was slightly noisy neighbours through wall but it was after 7am so not so bad. Great value for money. Thanks for a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here one night and absolutely loved our stay. Mike was really friendly and helpful and the room was great. The kitchen is well equipped, the bed comfy and the street quiet. Fantastic value for money, i can not recommend this motel enough!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Decided on this motel for my recovery from Double knee total replacement surgery after lengthy research of motels in the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui area. Stayed from 25 July until 3 August 2015 & I have to say that the facilities were perfect, unit 7 with a walk in shower in decent sized bathroom, the extra bedroom, kitchen facilities and additional bed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 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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274 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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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