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Ambassador Motor Inn

9 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112 New Zealand
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#28 of 59 hotels in Tauranga

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Tauranga does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ambassador Motor Inn, a nice option for travelers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture (2.0 mi) and Monmouth Redoubt (2.3 mi) make Ambassador Motor Inn a great place to stay when visiting Tauranga.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ambassador Motor Inn offers guests free wifi.

The motel features room service and baggage storage. Plus, Ambassador Motor Inn offers a pool and barbeque facilities, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Tauranga, you may want to try some tapas at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Phil's Place Restaurant, Macau Bar Kitchen and Lounge, or Volare.

Tauranga is also known for some great art galleries, including Tauranga Art Gallery, the Zeus Gallery, and Art by Rosie Studio & Gallery, which are not too far from Ambassador Motor Inn.

Ambassador Motor Inn looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Tauranga.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Lionel L wrote a review Apr 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand17 contributions29 helpful votes
Touring the North Island . Live in the South Island. Fled Northland in the middle of the night when we found out Auckland was going in to lockdown at 6am in the morning. Made it to Tauranga before the road blocks went into effect. Tried to get accommodation at several motels but was turned away or told to try later in the day (when they expected cancellations to hit them). A big thank you to K.A. who was on reception at the Ambassador. She was kind and understanding, arranging for us to occupy a room hours before normal book in time so we could rest. She constantly and cheerfully offered us information and advice during our two day stay. No complaints about the accommodation. Clean and tidy and great location as a "home base" while we visited a number of friends and relatives in the area. Will stay here again. KA wish there were more like you in the business.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Mike J wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand73 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights on a business trip and I could not have asked for more really. Firstly would love to thank the owner, sorry didn't catch your name but you were amazing. Really looked after us and went above and beyond to make sure your guests are having the best stay. The room I had was immaculate, recently refurbished and had everything you needed including Sky TV. The only negative point I could make is to have a taller shower but wasn't a major issue. Thanks again and hopefully will stay again for our next trip down.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Bridget wrote a review Jan 2021
Mairangi Bay, New Zealand1 contribution
Kids loved having a trampoline and pool on site. Parents loved the cleanliness and customer service! Family unit was perfect layout for a family of four. Staff members were very friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
poko.tapurau88 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were 4 adults 1 child staying in Room 17. Great cleaners I should know as have been a cleaner 35 years in all aspects of the cleaning industry.motels/hotels included and have stayed in so many nice room but that's the only good point.we had a visitor and 2 children added to the mix they were laughing having fun we sat down to dinner and were conversing with each other the children were eating at the coffee table the motelier come up to tell us to lower our voices as there were workers downstairs from us so all through the catchup of my nieces they were whispering HOW RUDE!! because they did not want to make a noise the children did not once jump around they were told to whisper not make a noise. Next morning rang and asked if we could rebook for another night and were told room was taken of course we knew this to be a lie so stripped beds tidied our mess left our rubbish behind told the cleaning lady so ensured dishes were done as I know they have to rewash all the dishes again (well we always did in the motel I worked in) even put the sofa bed back together that is how we roll as a whanau try to make it a little easier on the cleaners and not leave a mess for someone else to clean..found another friendlier motel more private and relaxing Ambassador Motor Inn made us feel like we were on tenderhooks walking on eggshells when the manager told us to keep our voices down it was on the tip of my tongue to remind her that it is a motel different story if we were boozy loud and proud but that just made matters and staying there crap really.. as for asking to rebook the child with us was going back to her home in Tauranga one of my nieces and I had just finished the Targa motorsports Rally my other niece fell ill and ended in Tauranga Hospital which was the reason we were in Tauranga we were told by Manager that we could rebook if we needed the only reason we did ask to rebook was to save the hassle of finding another motel so in hindsight her NO was a godsend and we found a much better and relaxing place the laundry was right next door to our room a bonus for us. Recommendation Not family friendly Manager patrols the area so if you want to stay in a motel thats not a motel this is the place to be so Ambassador Motor In you need to change your amenities availability and take away the family friendly because for a Motor Inn/Motel you truly are not I can imagine how those WINZ clients feel poor kids!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: upstairs units no good if you are a larger group or family better the bottom units
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Helen W wrote a review Sep 2019
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Amazing service and room! Staff were so kind and welcoming. Our room was very clean and new! It is very comfy! Definitely reccomend! It's also very close to the city and mount which made travelling around easy!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from kazza54Tauranga, Manager at Ambassador Motor Inn
Responded Sep 17, 2019
Thank you, and I am glad you enjoy your stay. I am very proud of my new units
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$90 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ambassador Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ambassador Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Aviator Experience (3.3 miles), Waimarino Adventure Park (3.7 miles), and Pilot Bay (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ambassador Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Umami Fusion Kitchen, Cafe Istanbul Cherrywood, and Great Spice Tauranga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ambassador Motor Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (2.3 miles) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (1.1 miles).
Is Ambassador Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.