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Academy Motor Inn

734 Cameron Rd | (cnr Cameron Rd & 15th Ave), Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Really cozy place with excellent service! I've stayed in this motel twice and I've never had a problem. It's clean and the staff are super friendly. I would highly recommend this motel to anyone who is looking for a nice place to stay with a great location. 10/10 !

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Congratulations on your new job and we are sure you will enjoy living in Tauranga. Good luck with the move. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely couple running the Motel. Really enjoyed our stay and their hospitality. The rooms were tidy and bed were comfortable. Parking was a bit tight but nothing to be concerned about. It was very handy to Tauranga town which meant it was easy to catch Taxi's too and from. Entry to the Motel from the main road can be a... More

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

We appreciate you posting a review of your stay - thanks. We make up for the difficulties by being great hosts and we are happy you appreciate it. Gladys & Kelvin More

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

05/14:Highly recommend! Friendly, easy to talk too,units clean and tidy .I forgot to put in review for 11/13 Highly recommend!Nothing would be a problem for the hosts and I am booked in for 10/14.Thank you.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stays with us. We are pleased you enjoy your experience here. We look forward to seeing you here in October for your brother's birthday. Gladys & Kelvin 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): $$
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Family Hotel in Tauranga #2 Best Value Hotel in Tauranga #4 Business Hotel in Tauranga #6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
Number of rooms
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