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Gateway Motor Inn

593 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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#10 of 13 hotels in Mount Maunganui
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.
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earwig wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand68 contributions47 helpful votes
The motel is a little island of calm in the midst of the dreadful industrial and commercial traffic of Tauranga/Mount. We had a studio for an overnight stay after an evening flight from Wellington before being collected by family the next day. It's very handy to the airport and the management had no problems with our late arrival. All amenities were a high standard except for the odd feature of no sink for washing up after our order-in meal. We had to use the hand-basin in the bathroom. The motel is right next to the Pacific Highway and the rail line with very noisy trucks and trains so we had to keep all the windows shut to keep the noise out and run the AC all night. We were unusual perhaps in arriving by cab and if you want to eat out or do something else in the Mount you would need a car.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: As far away from the highway as possible.
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Makesi wrote a review May 2020
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions4 helpful votes
Warm welcome by the owners each time I have checked in here, was explained everything I needed to know, the rooms are comfy everything I need, the fans and heaters are there for use. Despite comments about trains and being on the main highway, the location is perfect Easily accessible to the CBD, Bayfair shopping a walking distance or the Mt the other direction. Thank you for your hospitality, keep up the good work, very appreciative of your service. Mahalo
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Date of stay: May 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Preferably rooms upstairs are recommended
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chrissieb111 wrote a review Feb 2020
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a good stay at Gateway Motel. The hosts emailed us with useful details about how to get to their place and welcomed as at every step of the process. Good facilities. Nice room. Close to Bayfair for shopping.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
perelle2019 wrote a review Dec 2019
Hartlepool, United Kingdom62 contributions35 helpful votes
Lent us camp chairs to take to the cricket, dried our washing for us while we were out, got us a discount at a local attraction etc. By and large we found people in New Zealand pretty friendly, but the folks at Gateway were way, way above and beyond. Room etc all fine but we will remember Gateway a long time for the kindness with which we were treated.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Back of property away from road.
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Willsy2013 wrote a review Aug 2019
Auckland Region, New Zealand23 contributions9 helpful votes
This is an awfully noisy Accommodation Unit. It is situated next to a main railway line with a motorway in between the railway and the property. We were awake half the night listening to trains (at 1.30am & 3.30am) and Traffic noise. There was a grumpy old man on reception. The rooms are getting a little bit tired and the bathrooms need a total makeover, not to mention the badly stained shower glass from body and soap scum. Better places around for the same amount. Disappointing.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Not the Units alongside the motorway & railway line
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$100 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Aviator Experience (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Johney's Dumpling House, The Rising Tide, and Omanu Takeaways.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gateway Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Motor Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (2.5 miles), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (4.7 miles), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (2.9 miles).
Is Gateway Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.