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Durham Motor Inn

Cnr Cameron Rd and Harington Street, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
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#34 of 58 Hotels in Tauranga
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars NEW

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some of the reviews on this placel, was thinking I may have made a mistake booking it. Well I'm glad to say we were really happy with our one night stay that we decided to book in another night and luckily we were able to get the same room as it was a holiday weekend. A very friendly... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fortunately only one night here as the rooms were noisy and shabby, the pool was tiny and had hanks of hair floating in it, and the woman on reception carried on talking on the phone and ignored us as we waited to check in . Beds uncomfortable and towels for two when there were four of us. Really need air... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We also had a bad experience with loud & noisy neighbours. We complained to reception several times who said it was just until the group went out, which they did a few hours later only to return at 2am twice as noisy. We were made to feel like we were just moaning & being unreasonable however a large group with... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed on a Friday night. The room was modern neat and tidy but the walls are very thin. We had some thoughtless neighbors who partyed all night. Reception closed at 9pm so we felt powerless to do anything. Good location and walking distance to pubs clubs and restaurants. I would have rated it higher if not for the sleepless... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Step into unit not for wheel chairs, bar in toilet very small and loose very low toilet, dripping shower therefore water on floor in bathroom and as others have said unit very old and tired looking not worth the money.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stayed with a friend for a work do, so handy to the pubs, water front etc. Spacious room and bathroom, all you need for staying one night really, staff were friendly and very helpful with directions etc, bed was comfy, would stay there again if was heading to the pubs/restaurants etc as just a quick walk down the road, which... More 

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Wairarapa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Location was good, handy to city, restaurants and motorway to Mt Maunganui and Whakatane. Staff were very helpful but room was old and tired with very uncomfortable lounge chairs, a dripping tap and a noisy fridge. Booked in for two nights but won't go back again.

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Auckland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We booked this motel for 9 ladies and were very disappointed. We expected 4 star and would only rate it 2 star. It was very tired with patched carpets and badly needed a paint. The units were not cleaned well as our fridge and cupboards doors were dirty and behind the doors had never been cleaned! The only good thing... More 

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Runaway Bay, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a little gem, great location across from a beautiful park, away from the buzzing centre and yet close enough to walk to all the eateries and waterfront. Nothing was too much trouble and owners were available at any time to answer any queries we had. Would definitely stay again and would recommend it to anyone.

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Address: Cnr Cameron Rd and Harington Street, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Durham Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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