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Blue Wave Motel

209 Valley Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand (Formerly Links Motel)
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Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Mount Maunganui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
Ramonenz Auckland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Auckland, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Staff was very friendly and gave helpful information about important activities and locations (supermarket, dairy, beach, mountain climb). Was traveling in a group of 4 friends and we all had separate beds. The room was spacious and everything was clean. Free wifi was a bonus. The place had a great atmosphere, was a short walk to the beach which is... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Close to the beach and very clean, tidy and spacious. Friendly staff. Excellent stay thanks, with all the comforts of home plus sky tv. Need to drive into town really or like walking, but it was worth it for an affordable motel with such high standards.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

It's an older motel and so some of the fittings are not the most modern BUT they all worked and it was well decorated and very clean. Being an older type, the walls are solid and we heard no noise from our neighbours. Also, our experience is that the older motels are larger and this was true of the Blue... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Enjoyed our time for 3 nights at this nice motel. Great location and everything you need for a few nights. Service was friendly and on a quiet street. Was a 2 mins walk to the beach which we loved!! Villa had plenty of space also which is great for now a days.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I'm a bit surprised at the (high) ratings for this Motel, as it is a pretty 'basic' and no frills. However having said that, if you don't want or need luxury and don't mind staying in a Motel that was probably built in the 60's or 70's, it is very well looked after and is very well cleaned. In walking... More

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Warkworth, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Mount Maunganui is a beautiful place and this motel is a short walk from the beach. The price was great and the villa we stayed in (villa 2) was very spacious. It had a separate bedroom with a double and a single bed in it and in the lounge it had another double and a single bed. Worked great for... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed here as a family of three in a one bedroom villa. The unit was spacious with two beds and a nice size sofa in the living area and two double beds in the bedroom. The kitchen was large and well-equipped. The bathroom had a standup shower. We used the heater at night and it worked well. Television reception... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The unit had everything we needed and it was reasonable price for the 4 of us. Free Wi-Fi, separate room for us and the kids, enough room for the whole family. A pleasant and clean place to stay and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. We highly recommend! It was also close to the beach and other local attractions.

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Address: 209 Valley Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand (Formerly Links Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
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Blue Wave Motel offers spacious ground floor villas in a quiet central Mt Maunganui location. Free WiFi, full cooking facilities, parking in front of each villas. 2 minutes stroll to patrolled surf beach. Close to shopping centre, BayPark, golf courses and all the excitement Mt Maunganui has to offer. ... more   less 
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