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“Great Place, Location and Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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Trinity Wharf Tauranga
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga, New Zealand (Formerly The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga)   |  
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“Great Place, Location and Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2007

The hotel is relatively new, but has been designed to appeal to those looking for a stylish and restful location. It is about 10 minutes leisurely walk to the Strand, which is the main shopping/bars/restaurants - that's a good thing as it is a quiet place to sleep at night, overlooking the water. The in-house restaurant is outstanding - the chef was lured away from Cin-Cin's (a restaurant in Auckland) and his presentation and selection of dishes demonstrates a degree of care and pride in his work. This was the first place we've been able to sample yellow-fin tuna since leaving Auckland.

The hotel has a wonderful infinity-pool, which also overlooks the water (but there doesn't appear to be loungers), as well as a gym and other entertainment close by. Gentle or medium walks can be taken from just outside the hotel entrance. We had a good deal of NZ$199 including breakfast, which had everything you'd want served.

The rooms are large, with a good sized bathroom, and powerful roomy showers. Beds are firm and do not bounce around if your partner shifts in the night.

If you come, ask to be put in a room that has had the balcony doors fixed - they experienced a little problem (currently being fixed) where they didn't seal perfectly in our first room, and on a windy night ... it could be noisy. The second room was perfect.

Its close to the ferry (10 mins) which is great for the 30 min cruise to the Mount.

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2006

We stayed at the new Sebel over the Christmas period 2006. It's located about 1 km from The Strand in Tauranga and built over the water. The hotel is contemporary, stylish, well staffed and managed by experienced Sebel management and the location is very handy for the CBD, bars and restaurants of Tauranga city centre.

The hotel has not been open very long and there is still some finishing work to be done on the upper levels of the hotel so you won't find perfection just yet. The swimming pool has recently opened, for example, and is currently lacking sun loungers which will be rectified shortly. The harbour view rooms over the water are very restful and well appointed and the water views are superb from both the Halo restaurant and the rooms.

The Halo Restaurant provides excellent cuisine - so much so we booked for a memorable and superb Christmas luncheon. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you want a truly International standard hotel in Tauranga.

  • Liked — Style and water views
  • Disliked — Average size rooms but acceptable
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga, New Zealand (Formerly The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tauranga
#7 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#11 Family Hotel in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Trinity Wharf Tauranga 4.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An urban retreat that reaches out to the ever-changing waters of the Tauranga Harbourand captures the very essence of New Zealand hospitality. This is a truly unique hotel located on and over the waters edge.Situated on the Pacific Coast Highway, in the sunny Bay of Plenty Region, Trinity Wharf Tauranga is surrounded by a diverse range of leisure and entertainment activities. It is essentially a gathering place – be it to ‘gather yourself’ or to gather with others. A place where you can be as active, or as restful as you like.AccommodationArchitecturally designed across three central piers, Trinity Wharf Tauranga presents 121 well appointed guestrooms, of which 60 can accommodate twin share options for group travel or wedding guests. Two Bedroom Apartment options with fully equipped kitchen, laundry and spacious lounge/ dining areas make for an excellent family haven. Premium Water View Spa Guestrooms and the Trinity Wharf Suite provide spectacular harbour views, balconies on or over the water and offer luxurious spa baths – perfect for a special leisure escape. EventsFive versatile event venues provide excellent options for in-house residential conferences or special occasions. The Trinity Wharf Rooms (with capacity for up to 350 guests) have direct access to the hotel pontoon, enabling event guests to easily make their way to a boat transfer or an awaiting helicopter. For more intimate cocktail gatherings, product launches or corporate meetings, thePool House Rooms (capacity for up to 80 guests) open on to the infinity edge pool and the refreshing harbour views beyond.Lounge & DiningHalo Lounge and Dining serves a fantastic array of breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and supper options, as well as a fine cup of espresso, cocktails and an excellent wine selection. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga Hotel Tauranga
Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Sebel Trinity Wharf Hotel Tauranga

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