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Mission Belle Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2008

Stayed in this hotel for 1 night. Hotel was very pretty and located in walking distance to all the restaurants.

Hotel itself was fantastic but wished the weather would've been better! (it was raining heavily when we went.)

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2008

I was struggling to get accommodation last weekend, which was in the middle of our school holidays here in NZ and then I stumbled across this wee gem.

It's a cute Spanish-style motel in a perfect location - slap bang in the middle of Mount Maunganui ("the Mount"). Taking a step out the door literally means you are about 15 meters from the main street with all the bars and restaurants - the motel is right next door to Italian, Middle Eastern and Thai restaurants. Quick walk to either beach as well.

The rooms themselves are fine - nothing especially fancy but clean, functional and a good size. Ours included a queen bed, small table and chairs, a couple of arm chairs and a TV, together with a separate bathroom/toilet and small kitchenette. Liked the fact that the kitchenette included a fridge/freezer, microwave, hot plate, sink, kettle, and an assortment of cutlery and crockery. We were given a small carton of milk when we checked in and there were some biscuits and small chocolate bars by the tea and coffee which was a nice touch. There was a table and chairs on the balcony outside our room which we would have used if it had been slightly nicer weather.

There is wireless internet but at a cost via a voucher system (which you buy at reception). I think I paid $2 for 15 mins of Internet. The lady at reception agreed that it was cheaper to go around the corner to use the Internet cafe but it just came down to convenience. Easy to use.

Friendly staff, a great location and a reasonable price makes this a good option next time we're back in the Mount. Enjoy.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled with family
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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: $101 - $172 (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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