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ASURE Harbour View Motel

7 Fifth Avenue East access from cnr Devonport Road & 6th Ave, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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#4 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
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Meters from the water's edge, free Wi-Fi, free use of kayaks, paddle board & bikes, full of character & charm, Harbour View Motel is tucked into a small quiet cul-de-sac & only a short walk to the City Centre, waterfront, movies, shops & restaurants. An established Four Star accredited Motel providing spacious apartment style units (air-con's/heat pumps) with full kitchen facilities & bathrooms. All upstairs units have water views. We have free-kayaks, paddleboard & bicycle's for you to cruise down to the waterfront or cycle around the Waikareo Estuary. The main Tauranga beach suburb of Mount Maunganui with it's lovely white sand beaches, hot salt water pools and the harbour beach (for small children) at Pilot Bay are just 10 - 12 minutes away by car. Memorial Park is just 200 metres away from the motel where there is a walk along the inner harbour of Tauranga, a children's playground, miniature trains, mini golf, & a heated public pool & childrens paddling pool. 50+ Channels SKY-TV
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O and D wrote a review Oct 15
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We have stayed at Harbourview many times in recent years. Every stay has been a pleasure. Restful, quiet surroundings, calming decor, very comfortable in every way. Hosts always welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PicklesNewcastle wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, Australia224 contributions171 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We booked 6 nights at the motel to use as a base to explore the area. Once again I did a lot of research and found this gem in Tauranga. You are genuinely warmly welcomed by Lorraine and Athol. The welcome is like you are the first people to stay or your old family friends. The room we booked was exactly like the photos with a wonderful view of the harbour. Everything was super clean. Beds and shower were all excellent. It was extremely comfortable for our 6 night stay. Location wise you can walk to the town centre and to local restaurants.It takes about 15 minutes.Love the location. It is also next to a very small park with a bench where you can sit and enjoy the view. Great also for sunrise photos.Easy parking and also for a small fee you can access the washing machine and separate dryer. The 2 ladies that do the cleaning of the rooms, are wonderful. They are so friendly and helpful. They also look like a million dollars when you see them in the morning. Extremely tastefully uniformed. Best I have ever seen.Huge thanks to Lorraine and Athol (although Lorraine did all the work, as Athol hopped on his 3 wheel bright red bike and took off with 2 mates down to the South Island a couple of days after we arrived.) NZ is such a beautiful location and what a perfect stay we had at Harbour View Motel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Room with a view if staying for 4 plus nights
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded May 15, 2020
Hi to the Pickles of Newcastle, Thanks for your kind words about your stay with us in March. Glad you loved the location which was for us the influencing factor in us buying and then renovating the motel. The waterside location in a quiet cul-de-sac is the feature that most guests highlight as their favourite feature. Of course the newly renovated and air-conditioned/heat pumps in the rooms are also on the popularity list. Yes, we have tried to make sure that the website is as close as possible to what your expectations are so when you get here you should be happy to be here. We will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping staff who are passionate about what they do in preparing the rooms each day for each new set of guests. You got a big laugh out of Athol on your comment about the Can-Am Spyder. Athol suggests when you next come to visit he takes you both for a ride on the pillion so you can see just how much hard work it is to drive around the Bay of Plenty with the wind blowing in your face :-) We look forward to hosting you again at some future date when life gets back to normal and you can cross the Tasman. Thanks for your support and your comments on your stay, that feedback is what motivates us to do what we do. It's hosting guests like you which make what we do most worthwhile. We trust you and your families are all well and have come through the pandemic safely. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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cafe_cyber wrote a review Oct 11
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful little place by a large estuary where Athol and Loraine will make you feel very welcome. Only 18 mins walk from Tauranga CBD (convenient if you travel by InterCity bus), near the water, and very quiet. The suite I occupied was fully equipped, including kitchen utensils. More importantly, the whole unit was beyond clean: it was absolutely spotless! That would have been more than enough to make me happy, but what made my stay unique was being able to borrow a sea kayak and to paddle towards the railway bridge and back. Ten minutes after checking in, you could be standing on a sand bank surrounded by water, looking at the nearby Memorial Park! Make sure to walk there too, by the way, to check out the playgrounds, ice skating ring, and the cute mini-railway for kids. The only reason I did not renew the experience in the morning was because the bed was so soft and comfy that I overslept. Will book this place again next time I visit Tauranga.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Suite number 2 has a view of the estuary.
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Cafe_Cyber, Thank you so much for your kind words and your feedback on your stay with us. We will pass on your message regarding the cleanliness of the room to our housekeeping staff who take pride in preparing the rooms each day for our guests. They know they are an important part of the hosting team at the motel. So glad you were able to enjoy the kayak and being out on the inner harbour. Being just 40 metres off the waters edge with the views into the inner harbour and yet being just an easy walk up to the supermarket, restaurants and city waterfront was one of the major reasons for buying and then renovating this motel. We so look forward to hosting you again. Please remember to book direct with us for a COMMISSION FREE BOOKING AND BEST PRICE. Cheers for now kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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motiv8ed wrote a review Oct 6
Whakatane, New Zealand41 contributions18 helpful votes
Atholl and Loraine welcomed us as long lost friends, and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay at our favourite Tauranga Motel. Millie and Frank, the Motel Cats, joined in our welcoming committee and even Millie let me pet her. Frank said it was nice to see you again too, in his aloof sort of I am a Cool Cat kind of a way. Some wonderful food at local restaurants later, saw us sleep the night through and wake up refreshed and ready to go out and enjoy more local foods and refreshments. Athol is such a lovely Guy, and even in his aging years, he is not Old Folks Home Material at all. I saw him working like a trojan, and then mount his tricycle Motor Bike to pop up to town, and then get all the toys out for the rest of the Guests to play with. This place rocks for Liz and I, we love it hear. Well done Athol and Lorraine, you are doing hospitality right. Malcolm and Liz Motel Managers Whakatane
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Malcolm and Liz, Thanks for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to host you both and to get your update and reviews on the restaurants and to find out which are the new restaurants that have opened in town. Milly and Frank say meow in return. We look forward to hosting you again when you next come to Tauranga. Yeah, we also love our quiet residential waterfront cul-de-sac that the motel is tucked away in. The waterfront location was the single most important reason for us the buy the motel and to undertake the full renovation and refurbishment. We love the sunrise morning views across the water to the Papamoa Hills and on those quiet summer nights the golden moonrise reflections across the inner harbour. Cheers, see you soon, kind regards, Athol & Lorraine.
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Rosemary P wrote a review Oct 2
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Our hosts were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Athol even rang through to a lovely local cafe to order coffee so that we would not be kept waiting by the queue when we arrived as the cafe was so popular. The rooms were nicely appointed and very clean, with Sky TV giving plenty of choice for those that wished to watch it. The location was quiet considering its proximity to the main road, and in such a lovely spot by the water and within a short walking distance of the City Centre. We are returning to Tauranga for another meeting soon and will definitely stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Rosemary, Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review, it is much appreciated as it does help potential new guests make up their minds on whether or not to stay with us. Now you also know one of our favourite coffee cafe's to call on. Yes, the +50 channels of SKY Guests Select satellite channels are popular with all our visitors. We will pass on your feedback on the room experience to our housekeeping staff who take pride in preparing the rooms each day for each new guest, they are an important part of our hosting team. . We just love our quiet cul-de-sac location on the edge of Tauranga's inner harbour. We look forward to having you stay again when you next have business in Tauranga, kind regards, Athol & Lorraine.
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$109 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about ASURE Harbour View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms New Zealand (0.5 miles), Virtual Reality Experience (0.7 miles), and Tauranga Farmer's Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Talk of India, The Med Cafe, and Love Rosies.
Is ASURE Harbour View Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Tauranga.
Are any cleaning services offered at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (1.2 miles) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (1.6 miles).
Does ASURE Harbour View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.