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“Good value - close to Mt Manganui” 3 of 5 stars
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Gateway Motor Inn
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   593 Maunganui Raod | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #29 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
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“Good value - close to Mt Manganui”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Needed a place to stay close to Mt Manganui. This was a nice budget motel. Was clean and a good value. Heard the trains a few times, but didn't hear the road, although it was in front of the property.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

The location might not appeal, as its close to a busy road and rail line, but the rooms at the back of the site are well shielded from any noise, and once inside you wouldn't realise they were there.

Its location also makes it convenient for getting everywhere - its about a 5 minute drive to town (the mount), the airport or the beach.

I booked the one bedrom unit with a spa bath. The rooms are well sized, the bath and shower excellent and the bed incredibly comfortable. The free wireless Internet is great.

The only shortcoming is the kitchen area. There's a fridge, kettle and microwave, however whilst a cookpot and toaster are supplied there's nowhere to put them other than on the draining board. Its great for preparing snacks but a little more worktop space would be a big improvement. This is the only thing that stopped me rating it as excellent.

I had a late afternoon flight, and although my room was booked and I had to be out for the cleaners they moved me to an empty unit. As the weather wasn't very good that day it was much appreciated, especially as it was offered free of charge.

This is a place that I would happily stay at again if I'm lucky enough to be back in the area again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

Stayed here for one night last week, manager was friendly as was Toby the Dog, who you are not allowed to feed by the way! Stay was good, although the bed was pretty poor/ lumpy with the roll together thing happening. Otherwise would recommend.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gateway Motor Inn

Address: 593 Maunganui Raod | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motor Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the main road to Mount Maunganui, Gateway Motor Inn is handily situated close to Baypark Stadium, Bayfair Shopping Centre, Tauranga Airport. It is also convenient to 5 golf courses within 10 minutes, the RSA, Cosmopolitan Club, surf beaches and Baywave Aquatic Centre. Gateway has 17 modern units (8 with spa bath) with separate showers, 12 units with kitchenette, microwave and electric frypan. Hobs available on request. Phone, SKY Guest select TV with 50+ channels, restaurant charge-back services. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. We accept EFTPOS, American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa. Friendly and helpful hosts: George, Fran, Paul and Marilyn. ... more   less 
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