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Harbour City Motor Inn

4.5 of 5 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this motel numerous times over the past ten years and have always found the staff very friendly and helpful, the units immaculate. The location is a plus being so near to the restaurants and water way so you can walk without having to bother about driving far.

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wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to stay. This was central to everything.you could walk down to the harbour or go up the road and on to Cameron St and off to the Mount. The rooms were we'll equipped & we had lots of towels. The staff were really helpful. We had them make a booking for us. I would definitely stay here again.... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It has been a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best quality motels we have stayed at and all for a reasonable price. Modern, tasteful decor, spa bath, comfy bed and nice touches including the latest magazines to relax with. Cleanliness is A plus. The central location made it easy for walking around the city. The staff were very pleasant. When visiting Tauranga again it... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We will share your comment with our team who always strives to give the best possible to our guests, We're looking forward to your next visit. More 

Munich, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Motel is nice located near the waterfront of Tauranga. Rooms are spacious, clean, have an AC and good TV channel slection. Even though have huge windows directly to the parking lot, the rooms are very quiet. Highly recommended.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you to take the time to write your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your trip around NZ. The weather has been really excellent this summer, a nice way to get away from the european winter... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Harbour City Motor Inn in Tauranga for 3 nights on a recent trip around NZ and would recommend it if you're looking for a simple place to stay somewhere central and convenient.The room we stayed in had a comfortable bed, a great bathroom and a small (but well equipped) kitchenette.The motel is right in the centre... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your trip around New Zealand. Have a great 2015. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Easy to book online and managed to get an early check in for no extra charge. Reception lady was lovely and very helpful. Room was lovely, clean and comfortable with some nice touches (decent bottle of milk instead of the terrible lil pod size ones). Bathroom was fantastic! Quiet for its location with very little street noise and so well... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It's always very rewarding when our guests enjoyed their stay as our team always strives to give the best possible for this to occur. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I booked this motel for a business trip with 2 other colleagues. We found the location to be excellent as it was only a short walk into The Strand for some excellent eateries. The rooms were clean and tidy and well appointed and the beds were very comfortable. We would highly recommend this motel to all visitors and businessmen travelling... More 

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Angela for your kind review. It's always a reward as we all work as a team to deliver the best possible to our guests. It was a pleasure to meet you and your team. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Ohope Beach, null, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We are retired motel owners so we are quite fussy where we stay, My friend and I stayed at the Harbour City Motels , the location is excellent, the units very comfortable, Standard of cleaning was very high. The owners are most helpful and make you feel so welcome.. We enjoyed our stay and recommend these motels. This is the... More 

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Thank you for your lovely feedback. Our cleaning team is always striving to deliver the best and we will share your comments with them. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Tauranga
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had a last minute, unexpected night in town and a friend recommended your place. Best customer service I have had since moving to Matakana Is in 2009. Room was lovely too, will highly recommend to others.

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I has been a pleasure to meet you and your family. We hope your son is better now. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nice comfortable motel in great central city location with very friendly and helpful owners. We stayed in an upstairs studio unit which was very clean and tidy with quality fittings etc. The only negatives we found were the lack of any curtains on the windows, only blinds, which we felt didn't quite provide enough privacy from the balcony walkway outside... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts. We are taking your suggestions on board as we are always looking at how to improve further. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Address: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#3 Family Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#8 Business Hotel in Tauranga

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