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Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   2 Fifteenth Avenue (Corner of 15th Avenue and Turret Road) | & Turrett rds.), Tauranga, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our booking at Bennetts was last minute after an accomodation mix up. The motel was incredible as John arranged rooms for the 14 of us (2 adults and 12 high school volleyballers). The units were clean and well maintained. The pool was a big hit and the private thermal pool behind our unit was so relaxing. However the highlight of... More

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

A thousand thanks for such an outstanding review, having guests such as yourselves really makes our job pretty easy and most enjoyable. As our complex continues it's refurbishment, ovens will be going into certain units for teams use, making catering too teams that much easier. We'd love to host you again in the future. Again many thanks Julie & have... More

Morrinsville, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The unit was very clean but not very comfortable. No couch only 2 tub chairs which after a while were no good in which to relax. The hot tub still had sand in from previous occupants, never the less was lovely in which to soak. The bed had seen better days, one person turning over disturbed the other. Some of... More

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, As the manager I'm most distraught you stay wasn't a 100% but I would like to address your points, our thermal pools are drained after each guest leaves us, the sand you referred too is from our bore pump & is very fine almost like powder & hopefully does not affect our 'hot pool' experience. The tub chairs... More

Auckland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We loved the private thermal hot tub. It was nice and relaxing after a very busy day. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The unit was clean and tidy. Bennetts Thermal Pools Motor Inn was in a great central location. Close to the City

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for your glowing review as we've just re-fibre glassed all our private hot pools to get them 'up to scratch' and are in the process of repainting all the little courtyards in which they sit. Love to see you upon your next stay-over in Tauranga. Kind Regards John More

London
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had 3 nights stay at this motel in order to attend a family reunion, which the informal day on Saturday was to be a BBQ around the pool area, till the rain and wind arrived. Our hosts did everything possible to make the event a success giving us access to their conference room and being very tolerant of the noise... More

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi I must apologise for the weather I feel terrible for Jill the organizer but I think at the end of the day everyone enjoyed themselves, thanks for the kind review. Kind regards John More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

For the price this place is very good _ mineral pools are basic but good. Swimming pool is really good. Very friendly staff and nothing is too much trouble for them. Beds are comfortable and road noise is bearable.

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks kindly for taking the time to review us, we'd love you to come back & see our private hot pools now as we've just completed their refurbishment & they are now fantastic to chill out in & relax. Kind Regards John More

Auckland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Has been many years since I have stayed here and the private courtyard pool is still as amazing as ever. Unit very clean and yes maybe a little dated but we love clean. Bed was so comfortable. Only downside we couldnt find the breakfast menus but we will be back too soak our aches away again.

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi there folks, I'm awfully sorry you were unable to locate our breakfast menu, they are to be found in the blue folder which should always be on the table of each unit, we also have them available on the front reception desk. On the flip side thanks so much for your comments on our clean units and are great... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Just wanted to send a quick email to say how much we liked the room and the pool. It was the best accommodation we had on our New Zealand holiday. Thanks for your hospitality. The split level room was great with kids.

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, I hope you enjoyed our thermal hot pools & look forward to seeing you again upon your next trip to Tauranga. Thanks again. Regards John More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had seen great reviews so pre booked a thermal family unit for a family of five. Due to Hotels.com application booking error we got a normal family unit instead. John, the owner, went to great lengths to explain and accommodate us anyway, which was greatly appreciated. The room we were given (unit #6) was directly on the street next... More

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Once again I apologize on behalf of Hotels.com, the same thing happened again last night. I always suggest guests book directly with the motels especially in very busy times, speaking with a human can certainly eliminate errors such as these. As you were aware # 6 was our last available room that night, we do try and avoid... More

Westerlo, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The bennetts was very welcoming. The room was clean with a great thermal spa to relax in. The manager was so friendly, as we couldnt reach by foot a shop with beer he kindly offered us two of his own nz beers (macs gold) . Great facilities including nice pool and close to see and mount. We would definately recommend... More

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks guys for your kind words, it was absolutely my pleasure to shout you a beer. When your back home enjoying a cold one, spare us a thought as we battle through a busy summer season. Once again many thanks and I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards John More

Wellington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Fabulous stay - our unit was well back from the road so no traffic noise, loved the private thermal spa outside the bedroom. As we were in Taurange competing in a sporting event the hot spa really helped ease the aching body. The new owners have plans for upgrading however the units were comfortable, clean and tidy. Bennetts is in... More

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BennettsManagement, Owner at Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you upon your next visit to Tauranga. Kind Regards John More

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Address: 2 Fifteenth Avenue (Corner of 15th Avenue and Turret Road) | & Turrett rds.), Tauranga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bennett's Thermal Pools Motor Inn 3*
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Amenities

Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Tauranga #12 Business Hotel in Tauranga #15 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Thermal pools Motor Inn where you can soak away your days travel in a 'private hot mineral pool', located right outside your bedroom door in your own private courtyard.Enjoy a stroll along the beach (across the road) or lounge around our large thermally heated pool.We are very centrally located for sports venues and 5 to 10 minutes drive away from downtown tauranga and the wonderfull Mount Maunganui surf beach. ... more   less 
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