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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Westhaven Motel

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Westhaven Motel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

If you are looking for a clean, friendly, nice hotel to stay in the Mount, this is it. We stayed here last year and were so impressed with the changes the owners have made. New paint carpet and beds. It is fantastic value for money. It is a great option for families with kitchen and multiple bed options in the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Westhaven is in a fantastic location just a short walk from the Mount. Just cross the road to the Bay. We were in unit 6. This unit is downstairs at the front with views of Pilot Bay. The decoration is dated and the room was a bit crowded with the queen bed and single bed together in there. However, a good option for families with young children. The bed was average. There were many beds available although we were travelling as a couple, we were upgraded and moved to that room. The shower is a bit small but good enough. very spacious kitchen although we did not use it. It seemed to have everything one would need to prepare a good meal. We only stayed one night and had to leave early the next morning so we did not get to enjoy the best of Pilot Bay. Room was exactly as portrayed on the website.

Good option if you prefer views and location. Very clean and tidy.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We arrived and stayed for one week. We were looking for jobs and a spot to rent. While we were here the owners couldn't have been more helpful. They even let us print our resumes off in the office. We appreciated everything they did for us. Very kind people and clean, spacious rooms. We will for sure stay here when we return someday.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had stayed at two other places in the Mount and were not the happy with our stay, So we decided to try the Westhaven motel in Pilot Bay. So happy that we did! The motel has older features, but it is very clean and tidy. We stayed in room 6 on the beach side. The room has lots of room, full kitchen, separate bedroom (very comfortable bed), lounge room etc .Sky TV and Free internet are a bonus also. Wonderful views out the window,The sunsets are really beautiful to watch from your lounge. Also it is really close to shops and food outlets. Very friendly and helpful hosts. WE will be returning to this motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Excellent location, right on Pilot Bay, and 5 mins walk to the hot pools, surf beach, and shops/restaurants. Friendly and helpful staff at this family-run motel. The facilities in the room were really good, plenty of brand new and clean crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, jug, toaster, stove, oven and microwave. The sheets and bedding were crisp and clean, great mattresses and pillows (no saggy beds!). And, got a newspaper at my door every morning, that was a nice unexpected bonus. Looks like the motel has been recently renovated, and it shows. It is not high-tech and ultra-modern, but it is comfortable, everything works and it is super clean. Highly recommend this motel.

Room Tip: I had the ground-level front room that faces Pilot Bay. It was actually quite quiet. The walls are c...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Gosford, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stayed here in November 2012, a beautiful spot over looking Pilot Bay where the cruise ships come and go. So beautiful to see the ships at night. We found the unit to be spacious and clean. A lot of work still to be done to refurbish - which was being undertaken on our visit. The cost per night for our upstairs unit was reasonable, but the views were priceless. A flat walk to the Mount and main shopping strip. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Don't expect latest decor - they are working on it, views priceless
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Not the most up to date style or luxurious, but very resonably priced, clean and quiet which are the main things.

Great location straight across from pilot bay.

service was great, the reception was very friendly and welcoming.

will definitly stay again if in need of a bed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Westhaven Motel
Address: Pilot Bay 27a The Mall, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Number of rooms: 9
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Westhaven Motel overlooks the beautiful harbourside of Mount Maunganui. Watch the constant activity on the harbour and relax in a quiet and family friendly location. ... more   less 
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