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Ocean Waves Motel

74 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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#13 of 13 hotels in Mount Maunganui

Looking for a place to stay in Mount Maunganui? Then look no further than Ocean Waves Motel, a budget friendly motel that brings the best of Mount Maunganui to your doorstep.

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to newspaper while staying at Ocean Waves Motel. In addition, Ocean Waves Motel offers free instant coffee, which will help make your Mount Maunganui trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including Fish Face, Omanu Takeaways, and Latitude 37, all of which are a short distance from Ocean Waves Motel.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ocean Waves Motel as you experience everything Mount Maunganui has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Complimentary tea
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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R4705BLcarolined wrote a review Apr 2021
Henderson, New Zealand117 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant views. Right across the road from the beach. We only stayed over jightnso fine for that. Any longer we wouldn't stay here. Price was steep for a budget motel but I guess that is what happens when you are close to beach and shops. Owner lovely and polite. Good communication from them, rang to see what time we would be arriving.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Barjon10 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
The motel needs an uplift. Good location but it is generally run down and looks tired. There were holes plastered over but not painted, stains on the carpet and cleaning is not the best. Agree with previous reviews - it is very noisy if you get a downstairs unit. We wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Jon M wrote a review Jan 2021
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand535 contributions196 helpful votes
Room #2 ( Downstairs with Ocean Glimpse ) The Motel and Units have seen better days.... long ago. Location is excellent for Beach access however that is about the only positive with staying here. Place looks 'Drab and Dull' especially inside the rooms. Dark, Drab, Dated and Dingy are the best words I can use to describe the rooms. The 'Boy Racers' come out on all surrounding roads after dark, so do not expect to get much sleep - Booming music and Throbbing engines till the wee small hours.... An stay experience leaving one feeling very underwhelmed..... We would NOT stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Just Book Else Where :(
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fridge24 wrote a review Jan 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand86 contributions13 helpful votes
I booked this property for me and my grand children on the basis of price & location before reading reviews, which I normally never do. The location is amazing. Out the door, across the road to arguably the safest part of one of the best ocean beaches in the world. So we have paid $186 per night for a 2 bedroom beachfront unit in peak season. The staff were obliging, parking on site, all sky channels, large comfy beds. Yes it was unit 5 with no view from the kitchen but hell , just 20 metres from the beach. Amazing value in my opinion!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
LoveTravel798805 wrote a review Dec 2020
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We found the room very clean shower pressure amazing bed comfy and staff great would recommend. Fantastic location right across the road from the beach and central to other attractions in the area Great place to stay
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$76 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Waves Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Waves Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pilot Bay (0.5 miles), Pohutukawa Gallery (0.5 miles), and Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Waves Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Waves Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Waves Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Waves Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EasyGo Thai, Rice Rice Baby, and Smart India.
Is Ocean Waves Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Mount Maunganui.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean Waves Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Waves Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (2.8 miles) and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (3.5 miles).
Does Ocean Waves Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.