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The Tauranga Motel on the Waterfront

1 Second Ave, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
Bob L Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

very quiet place to stay. Lovely modern room and great receptionist and customer Service. Only two points that were negative, the shower head is rather low and the lights are a bit dim although modern. Highly recommended.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had a lovely quiet room with lovely sea views. This was a room around the side of the building which was nice and safe. Loved my stay here. The bed was fabulous! like sleeping on a cloud. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly. I wouldnt hesitate to stay here again. The Nespresso coffee machine was a nice touch... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Came for a wedding and stayed here for two nights. Beautiful and clean accommodation. We had a nice view of the water even though we weren't technically in one of the waterfront suites. We had a good size fridge considering it is a hotel room and were able to keep drinks and snacks in there. I would definitely recommend this... More

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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband & I stayed three nights at this lovely hotel and could have stayed longer. The view from our ocean front room was spectacular! Highly recommend ocean front rooms, given the rooms have a full size wall window overlooking the beautiful ocean. Staff service was excellent...thank you Helen for making our stay one of the best in NZ :)

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Northern California
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21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This up to date two story family owned motel is right on the water in Tauranga within walking distance to a vibrant downtown area with lots of great restaurants. The room was ocean view and from the second story had a nice sideways view out to the bay. The ocean front room views must be awesome. The room, bath and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our welcome could not have been more hospitable or helpful. The receptionist should be giving seminars to others on how it should be done! We had a spacious ground floor suite overlooking the road which proved to be very quiet - it's at the end of a cul de sac. My initial concerns the motel might be noisy because it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a superb, large, comfortable room with a court area outside overlooking the river. Very friendly, helpful lady on arrival that actually took us to the room. Close to some lots of restaurants and the river front.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were booked in for two nights in summer, February very very hot..... I was so looking forward to having air conditioning. Imagine my dismay to find there was only a cluncky noisy fan!! I was scared it would come apart as it was not straight! Also we were on the ground floor, no privacy curtains...i.e open the curtains and... More

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New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
65 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Made the reservation by phone, and knew we were on to a good thing straight away by the super friendly and helpful receptionist. The ground floor waterfront unit was very clean, quiet, spacious, and well equipped. The complimentary orange juice was a nice touch. Very comfy outdoor furniture, and the view was amazing. And just a short walk to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed here for a night , the room was great, awesome view , staff were very helpful. Only issue I had was the privacy. .. The bathroom had a glass door and no lock. Other than that everything was great.

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Address: 1 Second Ave, Tauranga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Hotel Style
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga #8 Business Hotel in Tauranga #10 Family Hotel in Tauranga
Number of rooms
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