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Harbour City Motor Inn

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50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had decided that we wanted a few days in Tauranga. This seemed to be a good spot when we booked it and it proved to be even better. Friendly management, excellent room with cooking facilities and fridge, morning paper (n.z. Herald - most welcome) free wifi (also most welcome!) The real bonus was the location - right in the... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fantastic location, easy walking distance to shops and beautiful views! Great sized room, clean and quiet. Would loved to have stayed longer, only one night, highly recommend to all!! Thanks so much, will definitely be back!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell about us. Your feedback is important to us. Our team is always striving to give our guests the best experience, and it's awesome to hear that our efforts are appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Only stopped one night but really enjoyed our stay. Great location for the restaurants, bars & shops. Very helpful and friendly owners, Pascal and Rodney.Nice clean and spacious unit. Would recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about Harbour City. It has been a pleasure to meet you and we hope you enjoyed your trip in NZ. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stayed at this motel for four weeks for work and I have to say it is one of the most friendliest, cleanest motels I have stayed in! The rooms are a generous size, with large beds and large TVs. There is full Sky channels, always a plus. There is also good WIFI. My room had a spa bath, I... More 

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

Thank Serena for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you both and we will share your comments with our staff. We hope you found a house to settle in Tauranga. More 

Auckland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We just stayed the one night but wanted to note that our stay was excellent, lovely friendly hosts, plunger coffee, free wifi, mags to read plus the room was spotless plus loads of towels and even makeup remover wipes. Walking distance to lots of restaurants and bars. We will be back!

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Thank you to take the time to write about us. It has been a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

New York NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place was exactly what we were looking for. Affordable, clean, and located a block from the Strand, where all the restaurants and bars are. We stayed only one night but would have stayed longer if we'd had time. A special thank you to the lovely woman with the French(I think?) accent who was at the front desk (I can't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed your trip. If only you would have talked to me about the WiFi, I could have help you as well to connect. Your guess was right, I am French... Well done. More 

Worthing UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
78 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for only one night - just wished we had more time. Everything about Harbour city was great, from the warm and friendly check in to the really comfortable room. The weather wasn't too good on the day we stayed so it was an ideal opportunity to put our feet up and just watch TV!

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It has been a pleasure to meet you and hope you enjoyed the ride around NZ. More 

Auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. It's always a pleasure to welcome our returning guests and look forward to seeing you again. More 

wellington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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 January 11, 2015

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

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 

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