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Reviewed February 13, 2017

I am a 50+ female that was travelling on my own and unfamiliar with Tauranga, and I came upon this Motor Inn thankfully. The lady at the desk went above and beyond to make sure that I was safe and comfortable (including showing me how to put the extra security lock on the door and telling me I could phone...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Thelma for your time to review Harbour City. We look forward to your next visit in Tauranga.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed January 29, 2017

So nice and close to cafes and shops, just could leave the car. Room was good size and price was great too. Nice and clean and friendly staff. Would stay again, as couldn't really fault overall service

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Jeanette. As we say, Park your car, Unpack, Unwind and Relax. We look forward to your next visit in Sunshine Tauranga :)

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 25, 2017

The Motor Inn is on historic Wharf Street, a great location, with everything, including the historic Elms, within easy walking distance: one minute from The Strand and restaurants and bars and a minute from Grey Street shopping. The Motor Inn is in excellent condition, with a great external appearance and excellent internal appointment. Our unit (was it 7 or 8?)...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It has been a pleasure to meet you both, and hope that you had an awesome trip in NZ.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We booked this place based on reviews but were totally amazed by the quality of the room. It was immaculate and beautifully set out. I think it is the best hotel room we have ever been in. The host was very friendly.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Harbour City Motor Inn. We will pass your comment onto our team who strives to always do their best for our guests. We look forward to your next visit.

New Zealand
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Stayed for the first time last month and will definitely be back. Great location so handy to cafes , bars , and restaurants. Rooms are reasonably large and spotlessly clean. Surprisingly quiet as well. Very welcoming staff, super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Tauranga Harbour City. We look forward to having you again.

Truro, Nova Scotia
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I usually stay at 5 star hotels as life is short but this little gem made my stay memorable. I liked the little things like real milk for your coffee in the morning in your room and a wide variety of teas, coffees... and cookies each day free. The air conditioning was perfectly quiet, the bed was comfy, the place...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Elaine to take the time to write about us. It has been a pleasure to meet you. You based yourself in Tauranga to see the surroundings, and it has been great to get your feedback for our other guests. We hope you had a safe travel home.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Booked this place just for one night as a getaway. Totally surpassed my expectations. Really affordable and the location is amazing. We could walk through to so many excellent restaurants and cafes as well as a shopping area. Loads of little touches at the motel too - dinner voucher, chilled water, best of all though had to be the spa...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank yo for taking the time to write about us. Tauranga has a great range of restaurants, with new ones just opened last month, all within walking distance. Great shops as well... Have a great Christmas.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Have stayed at this motel many times over the years on business trips. It is quite central to town, so within easy walk to restaurants, the staff are friendly, rooms are quite large and clean, lots of power points, which is a often an issue these days given the number of devices people are carrying, laptops, tablets, phones, cameras etc....

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do offer Free unlimited Fiber WiFi and it did make a huge difference for our guests. It's has been a pleasure to have you again, and we do look forward to your next visit.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed November 16, 2016

The unit was spacious, well furnished and equipped with a heat pump (nice seating and the latest magazines provided). Modern kitchen and bathroom. Huge spa bath. A nice extra was another small TV in the bedroom. The best feature is the short walking distance to everything in central Tauranga.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about us. Our Family Room is set up in a way the parents can have an evening when the kids are in bed... so all can enjoy... We look forward to having you again.

Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Staying at this inn was very easy. My mother and I only stayed for one night and left early in the morning but our experience was very good. Good service, great location (directly opposite the theater which is why we were staying in Tauranga), neat, clean, and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Rachel. Baycourt do have some great shows, and you can check on our website about what's coming up. A dinner to any restaurant downtown, a short stroll away, before a great show, adds to a very pleasant night. See you again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star plus upmarket motel in CBD. Opposite Baycourt Theatre. Close to Cafes & Restaurants. FREE wi-fi. 20 air-con units with spa baths, cooking facilities, LCD TVs, Electric Blankets, SKY TV, latest magazines . Complimentary Car parking. 14 studio rooms, 2 access rooms & 4 1 bedroom units. Conference Facilities on site. Management on site. Fluent French speaking host. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbour City Motor Inn

Address: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $115 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#3 Family Hotel in Tauranga
#4 Business Hotel in Tauranga
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