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Academy Motor Inn

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   734 Cameron Rd | (cnr Cameron Rd & 15th Ave), Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very happy with our stay. Owners were very helpful and courteous - and very kind - providing a easily accessible carpark for my eldery grandparents when visiting us. The value for money was spot on. Free wifi was great. Great varied layouts available to suit families - we had the luxury of choosing a unit that was the perfect set... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We rang to book a room, the owner/manager was very friendly and extremely helpful,as I explained we wouldn't be arriving til at least 10pm,when its usually 9the office shuts . she was happy to stay up for us,when we arrived she had pulled the curtains and had lights on. Very welcoming to walk into! Very tidy and comfortable. We have... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Majestics marching team stayed there 5 of our team stayed there, we loved the accommodation thanks for a wonderful stay, the linen was superb and clean, the showers were the best. I recommend your motel

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having your team members stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your rooms and your stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us when you are next in Tauranga. We can now offer reward points towards a free night's accommodation or Fly Buys now that... More

Cambridge, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed here the other night whilst visiting family in Tauranga. The room was spotless, the bed comfy and the hosts, Gladys and Kelvin, were most helpful with nothing being a problem.Ordered the full cooked breakfast, and was a good size feed for big eaters and cooked beautifully.

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for. We apologise for the delay in responding but we have been undergoing a change to become COMFORT INN Academy which will have benefits for all of our guests. Kelvin is always getting praise for his lovely breakfasts. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Gladys &... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Highly recommend staying here - Gladys was unbelievably helpful, I travelled with my mother who had forgotten her walking stick, and Gladys supplied her with one while we stayed. We were upgraded FOC, the rooms were well appointed, spotlessly clean and well presented. Highly recommend staying here as close to all amenities and easy to find. Could not fault our... More

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was fortunate I had my dad's walking stick (the only possession I have in memory of him) and knew your mother would look after it. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you stay again in the future. Gladys & Kelvin More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've been staying at the Academy for 17 years in my current job as a Territory Manager. I've a had four motel owner teams. The last ones were a bit to be desired, disorganise, reception smelt of smoke and they seemed to loose my bookings. It was a relief after staying here with Gladys & her husband that I thought... More

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review for us. It is lovely to know of a regular rep who has come back to Academy after experiencing a not so wonderful host prior to us. The TLC we are providing to the building and the rooms is appreciated by our guests. There is a major change happening next month - it will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We loved our stay at Academy, however sadly brief. Gladys was an absolute gem, and went WAY above and beyond the call of duty to be so helpful. The rooms were very well appointed, and the cleanliness is to a very high standard ! Rooms have everything you could need for a great stay in beautiful Tauranga. Thank you so... More

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Gladco, Manager at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting a review for us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ and caught up with more family and friends. It was no problem to be able to send you home with your laundering done after being travelling for a while. It was lovely to meet you both and look forward to... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is good to see Kelvin & Gladys steadily working away to restoring the Academy to better than it ever was. I had a nice new comfortable bed to sleep on with new linen. Very nice. Over the years of business travelling I have learned that the cleanliness of the iron in the room says alot about the general standards... More

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have a great team of cleaners so it is good to know they are appreciated, not only by us, but also by our guests. Yes, we are progressively making improvements to get the motel back to it's former condition. We have only had the motel since March 2013 so... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoyed our stay , nice clean motel with good facilities. Good having TV in bedroom as well as bottom floor. Only suggestion would be good to have full SKY coverage. Nice friendly Staff. Thank you for the good service.

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review. We realise the important things guests look for are a good sleep and a good shower - we are pleased you enjoyed your bed. We are looking at getting more sky channels in the future. We enquired about the 50+ channels but sky couldn't guarantee it would work in all of the units. We look... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very clean and tidy, quiet rooms, well serviced and well managed motel. Helpful friendly staff. Highly recommended to others. The kitchen appeared to be well equipped, (although we dined out for all our meals) with perculator coffee too (not just instant) :-)

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Gladco, Owner at Academy Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are pleased you appreciated the effort and pride our housekeeping staff put into their work. We find that most people use their own devices as alarm clocks but are looking at putting docking station alarm clock radios in the units at some time. We look forward... More

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Address: 734 Cameron Rd | (cnr Cameron Rd & 15th Ave), Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Academy Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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