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“Good located motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Harbour City Motor Inn
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good located motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The motel is centrally located, close to the waterfront. A plus are the spas in the rooms.

Our family unit was very clean and comfortable and had Sky TV. There is plenty of parking. The furniture is nice. They could install curtains to darken the rooms better. No water views.

Overall: a good, not cheap, convenient, friendly motel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We always look at how to improve our service, and we will look into what can be done to darken the room. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful new interactive playground on the waterfront.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We really enjoyed staying here with it's central location. A very short stroll down the street and you're in the midst of a huge range of restaurants, cafes and shopping. Rodney & Pascale were very welcoming and had plenty of sightseeing ideas for us. The room we had was a good size, it was very clean and had the best equipped kitchenette I've come across yet. We will definitely come back when we're next in Tauranga.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you Leanne to take the time to give such a nice feedback. It's a great reward as our team is always striving to give our guests the best stay possible. We will be delighted to see you again in sunny Tauranga...
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stay here every month for work. It is an absolute pleasure to keep coming back. The rooms are spotless and the beds so comfy. I especially love the bottle of fresh chilled filtered water in the fridge!!! It is so handy to town and yet so quiet and peaceful.
Staying here makes our 'working week' so enjoyable.
Thanks heaps Pascale and your wonderful team.
See you again next month ............

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Un Grand Merci Karen for your feedback. I will pass your comment to the team who is working so hard to make sure our guests feel welcome and have the best stay possible. Always great to have you back. See you in July. A bientot.
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stay at harbour city motor inn regularly for work, as it has a very handy location to downtown Tauranga. Its less than 5 minutes walk in to the centre of town and to restaurants on the strand. I have always received great friendly service and that's what keeps me coming back. The rooms are a decent size and are always very clean. The beds are comfortable and its great to have kitchen facilities if you feel like eating in.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are doing the best possible for our guests to enjoy their stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again.
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Canberra, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We booked in for just the one night, looking for somewhere close to restaurants and reasonably quiet. Harbour City is right in the middle of the restaurant area and set far enough back from the main street to be very quiet.

The room was very clean, and while not particularly large, it had a kitchenette area with a full size fridge and enough bench space for cooking breakfast – although it was much easier to wander down the street for brekkie.

The bathroom was very clean and roomy and had a spa.

The manager was very pleasant and really helpful for restaurant advice. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your lovely feedback. We will pass your comments onto our awesome cleaning team who takes pride in their work and strives to keep the place to a very high standard. See you again.
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Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Always stay here in tauranga and love it's modern stylish decor and extra details. A cut above the norm yet normally priced. Very friendly people to. I travel all over nz so stay in lots of motels.
Worth staying . Need more characters for trip advisor to accept this yet am man of few words so sorry for this extraneous wordage.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give such a positive feedback. It's really great to know our guests enjoyed our hospitality as we always strive to please and accommodate the best we can.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed for one night over the week-end. Very tidy studio room, spotlessly clean. 5 minutes walk to all the restaurants and bars along the Strand in Tauranga and central to all the shops, theatre and art gallery. Great value too. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
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Additional Information about Harbour City Motor Inn

Address: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star plus upmarket motel in CBD. Opposite Baycourt Theatre. Close to Cafes & Restaurants. FREE wi-fi. 20 air-con units with spa baths, cooking facilities, LCD TVs, Electric Blankets, SKY TV, latest magazines . Complimentary Car parking. 14 studio rooms, 2 access rooms & 4 1 bedroom units. Conference Facilities on site. Management on site. Fluent French speaking host. ... more   less 
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