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Mission Belle Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband & I recently spent a night in the studio room. The proprietors, Cathy & Ray were so friendly & helpful & remembered us from a previous booking we had made for another family member. Room was clean & bed very comfortable. Very close to shops and restaurants and a short walk of one block to Pilot Bay and 2 blocks the opposite way to the beach. The motel is very inviting from the road too, with beautiful spanish style and entry to reception looks very nice. There are upstairs units some with balconies which we would like to try next time for a better view but the studio room was very private.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cathy P, Owner at Mission Belle Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thanks guys for such lovely comments. As always, we pride ourselves on our treatment of our guests and do our utmost to ensure as excellent a quality of stay as is possible on our part. We are very lucky to have a motel in such a great location!

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Huby myself and our pet fox terrier had the warmest,friendly welcome to Mission Belle Motel,we will def,be coming back.Our Units which was the top floor was just right space wise for the 3 of us,then the owners offered the unit below which again was perfect because of my disability,after our 2nd day here.Long story short,huby and i arrived back to NZ via AirNZ on the 28th Feb to find our luggage was missing,then to have our suitcases retuned to us the next day,damaged beyond unrepairable.After arriving to Mission Belle Motel and sorting out our claims to AirNZ,the amazing owners Cathy and Ray have helped us put our claim together for nothing !!! Huby myself and our fox terrier have travelled extensively and stayed in many motels,hotels in our beautiful country and met wonderful owners,but this couple :) You both ROCK thank you thank you so much.This is quality to us

Room Tip: Bottom unit at the entrance of Motel surprisingly was quite :)
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Cathy P, Owner at Mission Belle Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Jackie and Eddie are such a lovely couple and it was a pleasure to have them stay with us. We do our best to make our guests feel comfortable and if they are suffering a problem with anything at all, even if not related to the Mission Belle then we will always try to help in any way we can. We were very sad to see them go and look forward to their next visit, hopefully with their family. Jackie and Eddie - YOU ROCK TOO!!!

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Reviewed May 15, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of days just before Easter. It was very comfortable and in a great location. The proprietors were really helpful and friendly too, she told us that it might be hard to find a place to stay on easter weekend, and helped us research a place to stay and book it on their computer. We would stay here again, really cute place.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We are a family of six that stayed in the 2 story apartment. Bedrooms were fine and well presented, but the living, dining and kitchen area too small, really only enough room for 2 people. Luckily the weather was great so we were able to use the outside table and chairs for eating. The owners were very helpful at all times, and it was nice to have the apartment serviced every day.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

The negative part of our experience is much like TrvlaOz': tired bed, small room, early morning noise; in addition, this is one of the many places where proprietors have put a noisy fridge in a bedroom. After retiring the fridge, we did sleep rather well - until the succession of rubbish and delivery trucks behind the house made further sleep impossible.
While the motel is one of the nicer buildings in Mt Maunganui, we were a bit alarmed when we saw one "L" in the name plate at the front gate missing. There were other tell-tale signs that the place is in lack of TLC. For example, while still basically clean, the harder to reach places around the wash basin have not seen a brush in a while. Overall, we were quite happy to leave the next morning.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Couple on motorcycle tour of North Island. Nice people, friendly reception, well presented, immaculately clean but small room, bed was tired, and a succession of refrigerated delivery trucks directly outside the back windows from 5.00 am meant we started the day tired too.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Cathy P, Owner at Mission Belle Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thanks for your comments guys! We absolutely agree that the occasional early morning visits from the food suppliers and the rubbish trucks (to the establishments behind us) are unfortunately an unavoidable nuisance to having a motel within the heart of all the action. However we would like to point out to everyone that one would be hard pressed to find such a great little motel in a more advantageous location! :-)

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great staff that are very friendly and a pleasure to deal with after a very long day at work! The location is perfect for the Mount as its walking distance to the beach and main street, however nice a quite.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Mission Belle Motel

Address: Corner Victoria Road and Pacific Avenue | Mount Manuganui, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $106 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mission Belle Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mission Belle is a family run motel in Mount Maunganui (Mauao). The Belle's hosts are Cathy and Ray who came over from England in 2008 and fell in love with the place as soon as they saw it. One of their favourite countries in the world is Spain and because it reminded them so much of the spanish buildings they were used on the coast it seemed to be the perfect scenario - a little piece of Spain in New Zealand - what more could they want??!! Unfortunately it wasn't available for them to own at that time but as soon as it came on the market, they snapped it up! They've been in the motel since December 2011 and have so far loved every minute of it. There is a sizable barbeque area and various seating areas dotted around the property, with or without shade and they have improved on the landscaping. The rooms were originally decorated with a "spanish' feel about them (hence the name) and now Cathy and Ray feel that updating the rooms is high on the agenda of plans that they have for the place. It is ideally located, close to all amenities that the Mount has to offer - fantastic cafes, amazing restaurants, and the beautiful stores that are all very appealing. With only a couple of minutes walk to the quiet Pilot Bay beach and a five minute walk to the main beach, there really is no need of a pool! Having said that, the Hot Pools are at the base of Mauao and are easily accessible with a ten to fifteen minute walk from the Belle. A beautiful walk around Mauao where you can take in some fantastic sights, or a more energetic or if preferred, a slow climb up to the summit will be an effort well rewarded with the magnificent views over the town and the sights of Tauranga. ... more   less 
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