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7 Fifth Avenue East access from cnr Devonport Road & 6th Ave, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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Updated 01/21/22

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#4 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
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4.7
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4.8
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4.9
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Canoeing
Mini golf
Squash
Water park
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Water park offsite
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
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Blackout curtains
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Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
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Iron
Kitchenette
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Libranace wrote a review Aug 14
New Plymouth, New Zealand206 contributions47 helpful votes
From the moment we booked until we left we were made to feel extremely welcome by Athol and Lorraine (and Milly the resident puss cat). Our unit was extremely spacious and well-equipped. The decor was very attractive. It was a bonus having a separate kitchen, bathroom and second bedroom. The latter we used for storing our luggage. The lighting was excellent even for embroidering and reading. My partner and I always take an extra bright light as we often find motel lighting is too dim for reading and sewing but not here. We had a lovely view over the estuary. The rooms were very clean and the house keeping staff polite, helpful and cheerful. We would not hesitate to stay again and to recommend this motel. Our unit was upstairs and the downstairs ones have a garden area. When we relaxed in the unit it did not feel as though we were in a motel it felt as though we were at home.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Sarah L wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family of six needed two rooms. They were beautifully appointed, very clean and welcoming. An old building that was beautifully, characterfully presented. A great location. Very welcoming hosts. We couldn’t fault it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Sarah, Thanks for your review and for choosing to stay with us. Glad you found the rooms comfortable and clean. We will pass your feedback on to our housekeeping staff who pay special attention to preparing the rooms for each new guest. They know they are an important part of the hosting team at the motel. The location in our quiet waterside cul-de-sac is also what drew us to come and live here in the Bay of Plenty. We hope when you are next in Tauranga we will the privuilege of hosting you again. If you make the trip in summer you can get to use our kayaks and stand-up paddle board in the harbour just 40 metres in front of the motel, kind regards, Athol & Lorraine.
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Nathan B wrote a review May 2022
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Our stay here was part of our nationwide tour accomodation. The rooms are clean and light with good cooking facilities. When we got home, the heaters had ben turned on so the rooms were warm. Friendly staff/owners so highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Jun 2, 2022
Hi Nathan, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the refurbished and renovated rooms. The bathrooms and kitchens were all replaced as part of our renovation program. In winter the heat pumps are a welcome addition, we try our best to make people feel welcome by putting lights on and heating the rooms in winter when you have been out all day and may not be back by sunset. We look forward to hosting you again if you are ever back in Tauranga. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine.
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Patricia wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
What a lovely motel, right by the water and walking distance from cafes and restaurants. Super comfy and sparkling clean. Beautifully decorated and friendly owners. Grateful of the dinner recommendation as that was awesome too.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Apr 25, 2022
Hi Pat, Thanks for your "marvellous" review, we do appreciate that. Yes. we do love our little quiet waterside cul-de-sac with a great central location. Thanks for your comment on our newly renovated and redecorated rooms. We will pass your comment on the clean room to our housekeepers who We look forward to the privilege of hosting you when you next come back to visit Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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KirstenAF wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location being a short walk to the city, and to a nearby park. Rooms are refurbished. Very comfy bed. As others have said, absolutely spotless. I had room 6 which had lovely views out to the harbour. A bit of road noise until around 10.00pm in that unit, but then nothing until 7.00am ish - so that is fine. Immaculately kept grounds. Owners very much pride themselves on their property. Would be happy to go back there.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Mar 6, 2022
Hi Kirsten, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your feedback on your stay. We do appreciate that and we will pass that review on to our housekeeping staff who know that they play an important part in preparing the rooms each day for each new guest. We have loved doing the renovations and redecorating. The key reason when we bought this motel was the location just 40 metres off the harbour's edge and the public reserve with the boat ramp for launching the free to use kayaks and paddle board and of course the sunrise views over the water. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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R S wrote a review Jan 2022
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Absolutely blown away with this motel. Our room was immaculate. Top quality. Great location. The owners have poured love into this place and it shows they were outstanding and so very welcoming. Will be back to stay
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Jan 21, 2022
Hi to the "Family Holiday makers", Wow, thank you so much for your positive review. It is so rewarding for us and the housekeeping team when we have this kind of recognition and response from guests who appreciate our renovated and refurbished rooms. The housekeeping staff are passionate about preparing the rooms for each new guest, we will pass on your compliments to them. We love our waterside location in this little quiet cul-de-sac and the easy access to nearby restaurants and supermarkets. We look forward to hosting you and your family when you next come top Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. Have a great 2022. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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Explore37974157723 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Although it's an older style motel the units have been updated. They are spacious and absolutely spotless. There is a very short walk to the waters edge. Town is walking distance. The service is absolutely outstanding and the prices affordable. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Jan 6, 2022
Hi Explore, Thanks for your GREAT review, it is much appreciated. Yes, our older 60's style building was completely gutted and refitted with new carpets, new kitchens and new bathrooms. It was then given a modern decor and paint job then finished off with aircon/heat pumps and 50+ channels of SKYTV. We bought the motel for it's location just 40 metres off the inner harbour edge in this little quiet cul-de-sac in a residential neighbourhood. We look forward to the privilege of hosting you again should you return to Tauranga and the Bay Of Plenty, all the very best for the 2022 New Year. kind regards,
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Karen C wrote a review Nov 2021
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Assure Harbour View motel is a beautifully presented, spotless motel in a quiet location with water views. We had very comfortable beds and helpful, friendly hosts and we would definitely return next time we are in Tauranga.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Nov 17, 2021
Hi Karen, we do appreciate your review and your valued support. We continually strive to ensure our guests are comfortable and happy. Our team take pride in doing their best to provide you with a clean and tidy room. Trust your trip via East Cape to Gisborne and back home was safe and enjoyable. Best regards, Athol and Lorraine
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Nick F wrote a review Nov 2021
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I arrived in Tauranga late at night and at short notice with no where to stay. Luckily I chanced upon Harbour View motel who were incredibly accommodating. Athol was a wonderfully pleasant and helpful host, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Nov 5, 2021
Hi to the Footang-Clan, Thanks so much for your kind words. We are passionate about Tauranga and passionate about hosting guests at our motel in a quiet waterside cul-de-sac. We will pass on your comments on the "clean and comfortable" room to our housekeeping staff who know they are equally important in their role to prepare the rooms for each new guest. Thanks for your recommendation to other potential guests who may be looking to stay with us it is much appreciated. We hope to host you again at some future date when you are next in Tauranga or the Bay of Plenty. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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Apple1729 wrote a review Oct 2021
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely stay at Assure Harbour View Motel. The location is great - tucked down a quiet street near the harbour. The kids loved Memorial Park just a short walk away. The unit was modern and comfy. We hope to stay again in the near future
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded Oct 22, 2021
Your review is greatly appreciated, we are passionate about hospitality and do our best to ensure that your stay is comfortable and happy. We do look forward to hosting you again when next you are in Tauranga. Best regards, Athol and Lorraine
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$121 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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), Tauranga Farmer's Market (0.2 miles), and Virtual Reality Experience (0.7 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.
What food & drink options are available at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
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 The Barrio Brothers Tauranga.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (1.2 miles), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (1.6 miles), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (0.5 miles).
Does ASURE Harbour View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.