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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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#7 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
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Overlooking the shore of one of Tauranga’s beautiful natural inlets, yet situated just a few hundred metres from the Tauranga CBD, the iconic Tauranga on the Waterfront motel offers luxurious accommodation for discerning travellers, as well as affordable accommodation for both the Corporate Traveler or Families on vacation. The tranquil cul-de-sac location ensures Guests enjoy a peaceful night's sleep while being right in the heart of the vibrant city that is Tauranga. Conferences and business meetings can be held in our air conditioned, state of the art, Conference Centre. The accessible and central location of the Conference Room, ensures the utmost convenience to Downtown Tauranga, while being only steps away from guest accommodation. As per the NZ Government's new COVID-19 Protection Framework, Tauranga on the Waterfront will be requiring Vaccination Certificates for all guests aged 12 years and over from 3rd December 2021.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Children's television networks
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Georgia B wrote a review Jan 13
Tauranga, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommend this beautiful motel! Lovey modern room, extremely clean and fresh, beautiful smelling hand soap, moisturiser, body wash, shampoo and conditioner etc unforgettable views with a stunning sunrise! Comfortable bed and pillows!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the wonderful and detailed review! We look forward to seeing you again.
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ansh wrote a review Jan 10
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I guess it’s an Hidden gem πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Žβ€¦. View from room was so stunning 🀩you could seat whole day in your bed & just watch infinity view β€¦πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ Room was quite clean & equipped with Nespresso machine. Bathroom toiletries was amazing ( love the fragrance of shampoo & body washπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ) Spa bath πŸ› was quite refreshing.. Staff was quite welcoming πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘» & helpful … β€œJannelle ” Duty manager will recommend her highly….πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thanks so much for πŸŒΈπŸ’ŒπŸ«β€¦β€¦ Everything was 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Only recommendation.. T.v size can be taken into consideration for future upgrade …
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow thank you for the amazing review! We are so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay with us and we will pass your lovely review on to Janelle :) We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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brendan wrote a review Nov 2021
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Great location spectacular view sun sun sun stayed in room 1 super comfy air conditioned large bed so relaxing ill be back. city is a walk down the road lots of food places for breaky and dinner. Staff are friendly and chilled,will help you with anything you need. A must stay for all.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Great view over water and calming for the body and mind
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded Nov 16, 2021
Hi bjm2446! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so thrilled that you had great stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again!
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Debby G wrote a review Nov 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
Freshly renovated room with high level attention to detail. Stunning views and access to the water front. Such a relaxing, quiet and calm stay. Just what we needed. Thank you to all at Tauranga Motel on Second Street 🀩 Fabulous stay!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded Nov 17, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the tranquility our location has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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GandK R wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
On arrival Louise couldn't have been more helpful. She was delightfully pleasant & eager to accommodate our requests. The room was very spacious, clean & well appointed. Beautiful bed linen & comfortable bed, great shower pressure, amazing views over the harbour, everything you need for a memorable stay. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded Sep 26, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review!!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we are extremely happy to hear that Louise took such good care of you. We will pass your wonderful review onto her! We look forward to hosting you again.
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms New Zealand (0.2 miles), Waterworld (0.3 miles), and Bay City Cinemas (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Med Cafe, The Barrio Brothers Tauranga, and Harbourside.
Is The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Tauranga.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.9 miles), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (2.0 miles), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (0.3 miles).
Does The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.