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Academy Motor Inn

2.5 of 5 734 Cameron Rd | (cnr Cameron Rd & 15th Ave), Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are super friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious and immaculately clean. There was everything we needed. The shower was super relaxing with high pressure and the beds were by far the comfiest we experienced on our 2 week Nz trip. It was a great stay and I'd definately be back again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ. Gladys & Kelvin More

Levin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed one night. Very comfortable unit. Clean, and had everything we needed. Arrived back late evening and found curtains pulled and lights on, making for a warm welcome. Cooked breakfast was delicious. Hosts very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again and will recommend it to others as well. Thanks for everything. Anne, Kevin and Geoff.

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

Thank you for posting such a lovely review of your brief stay. We hope the calves weren't still waiting for their breakfast. It was lovely to meet you and look forward to having you stay with us when you are back in Tauranga. Gladys & Kelvin More

Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at our motel. We actually have 12 different room configurations to suit most guests requirements. We look forward to having you stay again when next you are visiting your grandparents in Tauranga. Gladys & Kelvin More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay. We appreciate the lovely comments and that you are keen to always stay with us when you come to Tauranga. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gladys & Kelvin More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

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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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