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10 Tweed Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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#5 of 13 in Mount Maunganui
Location
4.4
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4.6
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4.6
Value
4.3
The accommodation consists of 9 ground floor units, which are 5 one bedroom suites, 2 large studios, and 2 corporate studios. Parking is free and directly outside each unit. Selection of super king, queen and single beds. All units have dining areas, shower bathrooms, flat screen TVs with SMART TV's and Netflix, also free ultrafast unlimited WiFi in every room. Walking distance to beach supermarket, RSA, and shops, restaurants.
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Sarah R wrote a review Nov 2021
Dannevirke, New Zealand4 contributions
We were traveling with two young children, and five adults including a person with physical disablities. Blue Haven accommodated all of our needs! They were helpful, friendly and professional. Large grass ares for children to play, close to New World and beach, clean adequate room.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Deb C wrote a review May 2021
176 contributions17 helpful votes
Easy booking direct, very warm welcome and friendly staff. Refurbished comfortable room with everything you need and more. Bed was very comfy. Great pillows though we always take our own. Free wifi off street packing. Smart TV so you can sign in to your apps. 3rd stay and would def stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Rosie C wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland216 contributions80 helpful votes
I had one night at the Blue Haven Motel, turning up on spec as it was a spur of the moment trip. The owners were friendly and helpful. The room was spotlessly clean with a comfy bed, free wi-fi and good cooking facilities. The location is handy to the beach and there is a supermarket just across the road. The price is pretty reasonable for The Mount. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Pauline and Craig for putting me up at the last minute.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Colin Sherman wrote a review Jan 2020
Paraparaumu, New Zealand12 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a 3 night stay here ( my wife, myself and my daughter). Great location and pretty affordable for the mount. The one thing I noticed is that the owners are most proud of their motel and it’s reflected in the service and the cleanliness of the motel which is second to none. My only criticism would be the showers are pretty weak so I would hope this is on the list of improvements at some stage. I guess the question is would I go back again and stay... most definitely.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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JoLloyd wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a quick overnight stay and we were super impressed with the cleanliness and location. Close to the supermarket and really handy to Bayfair and the Mount. Lovely owner- friendly and helpful. Thanks :):)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Jikash wrote a review May 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent a night with a last minute booking. Surprised with how welcoming the hotel reception was. Very close to the main routes and eateries. Highly recommend on staying here for your peaceful night of snoozing after a hard days of work.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from pjamieson, Manager at Blue Haven Motel
Responded Sep 7, 2019
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to place a review, we have excellent corporate units and always offer a discount if booked direct, Cheers Craig and Paula
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1818Chrissy67 wrote a review Apr 2019
Helensville, New Zealand170 contributions28 helpful votes
We booked Blue Haven Motel on line. My daughter and I travelled to Mount Maunganui for a 5th burthday celebration. We booked into the motel latee than intended but no problems. Great free WiFi - milk etc. The room and facilities were spotless. Our beds were warm and comfortable the bathroom and kitchen shining. My daughter loved the stove - an older Atlas and took a photo. It was quiet overnight and was all in all a very pleasant stay and reasonably priced. Thanks BLUE HAVEN.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from pjamieson, Manager at Blue Haven Motel
Responded Sep 7, 2019
Hi there, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, Look forward to seeing you again, Remember to book direct for the best price, Cheers Craig and Paula
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thetimemachine wrote a review Feb 2019
Australia74 contributions66 helpful votes
I stayed here for five nights and had a fantastic time. Here are my reasons for awarding this motel 5 stars 1. Great location If you go to Google Maps and search for Mt Maunganui - Google Maps will show you a red boundary of where Mt Maunganui is. If you zoom into New World on Tweed St - that's where Blue Haven is. What this tells you is that you are in the middle of the area and really close to the airport and near the bridge that takes you over to Tauranga. You can easily get to one side of the Mt - e.g Bayfair Shopping Plaza for $10 in an uber/taxi or to the Main Beach area where all the shopping strip is for around the same price. But it also means you stay somewhere quieter and relaxing while you have quick cheap access to these areas. I love that. 2. Quick access to New World, cafes and shops. I have a checklist for when I book my accommodation - and being near a supermarket is essential because it saves you time. This motel is across the road from New World. It is also close to a great Thai restaurant, a healthy organic cafe, Chinese food, a chemist, hairdresser and a fruiterer. 3. Bus route For those not wanting to catch a a taxi or uber can take advantage of the bus route that goes up and down the Mt or into Tauranga. 4. Customer service I found the owners Paula and Craig and their cleaning team to be lovely. Craig even asked me if I needed a taxi when I left. That's really nice end to end service. I have travelled around the world and am always amazed how so many high end hotels never ask you this. 5. Free washing machine I always travel light and do lots of laundry. There is a free washing machine and powder which is fantastic. Using the dryer costs a couple of dollars but you can also hang your washing up for free on the line around the corner from the machine. Much better for the environment! 6. Cleanliness One of my pet dislikes is checking into a dirty room. My room was spotless. 7. Kitchenette. I was in the studio and had a small pull out twin stove top. I loved it. I could boil some eggs and some bacon in the morning. I bought yummy Beehive bacon from New World and would boil that too. It cooks faster and you don't stink out the room. No oil cost! 8. Access to the local beach It takes 5 minutes to walk to the local beach. 9. Peace and quiet, and privacy I stayed for 5 nights and rarely saw other guests or heard them. This to me is pure bliss. I saw a number of rooms with open doors but you never heard anyone. I love quiet guests! The last time I was in Mt Maunganui I stayed at a different motel. The other motel was in a U shape and had a designated footpath for walking. This meant our room looked out onto other rooms, and you could see guests walking around on the other side of the motel, walking past your room, hear them starting cars etc. Blue Haven is on one long line and does not have a designated footpath. My room looked out onto a grass area. Over my 5 day stay I only ever saw one guest walked past my room. I rarely heard cars starting. I love that peace and quiet and sense of privacy. 10. TV with movies I didn't watch much TV but when I did it was nice to have a great offering. 11. Price point - like I said, the last time I was here I stayed at a different motel. Blue Haven was significantly cheaper, and in light of all the points I made above, it's a real winner to me. The one downside is the lack of airconditioning. I stayed during a time of humidity and heat. This made the room hot in the late afternoon but it's not like I was staying in the room during this time. My room had a fan in it but also the room would cool down in the evening if you left some windows open. So actually...sleeping was okay. So, my verdict - would I stay here again. You bet!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from pjamieson, Manager at Blue Haven Motel
Responded Sep 7, 2019
Hi there, This is the most comprehensive review I have ever read! Good on you for helping others to know the ins and outs, we do appreciate it. Remember to book direct so that we can give you the best price and the room of your choice, Al the best, Craig and Paula
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zippysmum wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand137 contributions8 helpful votes
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I wasn’t quite sure how to review this one, but after staying here two nights I’ve realised it was perfect for what we needed. Yep, not perfect or flashy new. I would describe it as a Motel Bach. We stayed in #3. Separate shower, toilet and sink area, two single beds in one room, a double bed in the main room, dining table and kitchen. A grass area out back door with table and chairs. Approx 1/2 hour walk down beach to the main Mt Maunganui or 5 min drive. Beach access is a 5 min (max) walk allowing us some excercise and swimming each day. New World grocery store right across the road plus a Thai restaurant (Thai 2Go) around the corner for dine in or takeaway (the best we’ve ever had)! Need to relax and enjoy a kiwi summer? This is the place to come. Suitable for families!!!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from pjamieson, Manager at Blue Haven Motel
Responded Jan 22, 2019
Hi there, Thanks so much for your comprehensive and spot on review, we’d love to be thought of as a ‘Motel Bach’, our one bedroom units, like the one you stayed in certainly have plenty of space and a relaxed vibe. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers Craig and Paula
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markilee wrote a review Dec 2018
Auckland, New Zealand968 contributions121 helpful votes
Overnight stay in Large King Studio. Friendly hosts, very large spacious room with large outside balcony. Comfortable bed, good size kitchen area, good size kitchen table, good bathroom, excellent shower. Good parking and WiFi. Excellent location, opposite New World, only a 10 minute drive into main shopping and restaurant area and 5 minutes to beach. We have stayed here previously and would stay again. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from pjamieson, Manager at Blue Haven Motel
Responded Jan 1, 2019
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to place a review, unit 9 is certainly very popular. Remember to book direct so that we can place you in your favourite unit 0800 575100. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, Cheers Craig and Paula
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$97 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Haven Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Haven Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association (0.4 miles), Rocktopia Adventure Centre (0.7 miles), and Bay Oval Cricket Ground (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Haven Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Haven Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Haven Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Haven Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Haven Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fife Lane Kitchen & Bar, Tay Street Beach Cafe, and Thai2go Restaurant and Takeaway.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Haven Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (2.4 miles), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (4.9 miles), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (3.0 miles).
Is Blue Haven Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.