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“Good Apartment for Business Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quest Mount Maunganui

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Quest Mount Maunganui
424-428 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand   |  
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Apartment for Business Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I stayed at the Quest for 3 nights, the apartment had all the fixtures you would expect. Staff were friendly and helpful and I thought the location was ok. I found the car park set up a little confusing and the internet speed terrible for business, I ended up resorting to the good old roaming stick.

I would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed in Mt Maunganui for 1 Night in the 2 Bedroom Apartment.
The room was quite spacious and clean. Management was nice enough to give us free Wifi!

There were only a couple of things I would like to suggest to management.

Firstly the arrangements of the car parking. Reception showed us to our designated car spot and was very helpful and polite upon arrival. Once we came back to the apartments after heading out for the day, there was a vehicle in our designated spot. The owners of the car were at their vehicle and advised that they had also been designated the same spot as us. We went to reception and they advised us just to park anywhere, which we did and we moved the car. As we moved the car into another spot, we were approached by another guest of the hotel asking us to move our car and was very very rude. As you can imagine this was not a nice welcome to the hotel. I informed management about the above. I think the car park procedures need to be revised (maybe labelling all hotel guest parking would be sufficient as to display which is resident parking, and which is not, if that is the case) We also en-counted residents or staff moving mattresses and beds up and down the lifts at check out time, which was quite inconvenient.

Thicker blinds in the lounge room and bedroom would of been great as when the sun came in, it was very very hot and you felt you needed to put on a pair of sunglasses from the glare through the white blinds. A luggage rack in the apartment would of also been good, as there was no where to place your bag other then the floor.

Other then the above, the Quest was a comfortable stay and has lovely amenities.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Armidale, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great apt, worth the stay in Mount Maunganui. We were only there overnight, but reception was very helpful and we enjoyed our visit to the seaside. There are some great restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights: a couple with a child, in a 1 bedroom apartment. We thought that the room was a very good size for us all and definitely value for money. When we arrived, we were shown to our room by a young man who took the time to explain to us the features of the room and how to use them (the Sky TV, Phone and Air Con.) which was a nice touch.
We used the pool and spa pool which were clean and a good size and took advantage of the service to rent DVD's from reception.
We never had any problems with noise there and would definitely stay in The Quest again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I asked for an apartment with a view! Got an UNDERGROUND GARAGE!! From the time we entered the 'prison gate' and had to find our key to get in.....wanted to run out of there. The most DEPRESSING, MISERABLE PLACE I have ever stayed in. Only stayed one night.....and had booked for 5. Fortunately, I got a redund! NO VIEW. Shower recess stunk and full of mould!
Certainly would not recommend this place. Ended up finding a beautiful apartment right in the heart of Mt Maunganui....beautiful sea views, clean, and........only $245 per night! QUEST WANTED $265. Cannot even compare!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MikeScherer, Owner at Quest Mount Maunganui, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. I am very sad to hear you were disappointed with our property. I would like to take this opportunity to express my concerns so that no other readers are mis-informed about our property.

Quest Apartments New Zealand monitors 183 online feedback websites every month along with written and verbal guest feed back. We consider guest reviews to be very important to our business.

We received your booking through Wotif.com, with the extra comments section left blank, this is where you can add requirements such as rooms with views.
You say that you asked for an apartment with a view, but this requirement was not noted, therefore we could not have known this.
We have been in contact with Wotif to find out why this has happened, they informed me that on there system the extra comments section was left blank as well.
Neither I nor Wotif can figure out why this is blank as you have stated you asked for a view, we can only assume there must have been some other reason.

On the morning after your arrival when you brought your concerns to my attention of not having a view, the fact the office was closed on arrival and we were not on the beach as you had thought, we offered to resolve the issues for you.

We shuffled around a lot of bookings to free an apartment on our top floor with a view for your 5 day stay, but you declined this.

We do not have a 24 hour reception, our reception hours are clearly advertised and advised on all booking websites and promotional material. As you arrived outside of these times, the after hours procedure was put in place for you, where your key was left in the mail box right by the office gate.
We apologise if you feel these instructions were not clear enough.

Unfortunately we can not change the location of our complex but we do clearly state where we are located and wotif.com provide a map which shows our location very clearly with our listing.
As we could see you were very unhappy we offered to refund you in full, but you said you were happy to pay for your first nights accommodation, that’s a bit strange if things were as awful as you suggest.

In regards to the mould and cleanliness of the shower, myself and the Head Housekeeper have been to thoroughly inspect the bathroom as we agree it is unacceptable to have mould growing. We have been unable to locate the mould in the bathroom or any smell but still have had the shower thoroughly scrubbed to ensure there is no mould.

We are very please to hear you found accommodation more to your liking and we hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

All the Best.
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France
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, and as we arrived there was a major power cut for the area, despite this the staff were good humoured, friendly and helpful and after taking us to the room, came back later to reset all the electrics affected by the cut.
The apartment was spacious with modern furnishings very clean and had a comfortable bed, although a fair walk to the centre of town there was a supermarket and liquor store in easy reach for supplies.

The outdoor pool and spa are not heated so too cold to use but in good weather we went to the beach anyway. Good value if you are staying more than one night and a good base for exploring this stunning coastline.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We were very happy with our choice of the Quest Mount Maunganui. The service when we arrived was outstanding. The young gentleman,Sam, was extremely helpful in helping us get connected to the internet. The 1 bedroom apt was spacious and we loved sitting out on the peaceful balcony. It is a 10 min walk to the beginning of town but about 20 mins to the centre. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MikeScherer, Owner at Quest Mount Maunganui, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for you feedback.

we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Quest Mount Maunganui, it was wonderful having yo stay and we hope to accomodate you again in the future.

Best wishs for the New Year.
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Additional Information about Quest Mount Maunganui

Address: 424-428 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Mount Maunganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
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