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Baywatch Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

People there were absolutely the best service. IIf you want information they really go out of their way to find an answer. The room was a good size, and even though we had a road side room, we were never disturbed by the traffic noise. Free wi-fi. Though close to perfect the only things I found were that when I went to use a utensil, it was greasy ... This was probably previous tenants not washing up properly. My pillow was a little too high for me, and again not the Baywatch's fault, but my quirk. It is one of the best places I have stayed at .. close to shops, bus stop outside (if you want to catch bus to Bayfair) and close enough to beaches. Our heat pump was always turned on for us before we got back to the room to make sure it was nice and warm as the weather was rather cold. I raise my glass to the people who run this place and would highly recommend. (And he has the most adorable granddaughters) Hope to see you again when we return.

Room Tip: IF you want to catch the bus to Bayfair, but stops right outside. Don't try catchin in town as...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank molswashere
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BaywatchM, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thank you for your great review. Yes we are so lucky to have the great location for our guests to enjoy.
We emphasise to our staff how absolutely critical it is for the rooms to be immaculately clean and pristine. A disappointment you found a utensil drawer that was somewhat greasy. Proof to us all that there is room for improvement and an area for us to work on.

Thanks again.

P.S. And yes we are so proud of our beautiful grand daughters.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Fantastic location to the shops and restaurants. Big roomy rooms nicely appointed. Apart of the host accommodation group . And the standard I expect from this association. Great hosts. Will stay again

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank neatsKiwi
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BaywatchM, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thanks.

Yes so lucky to have location.

Regarding the HOST ACCOMMODATION group.
An absolutely fabulous group of Moteliers, passionate about the industry and their guests.
Extremely well managed at HOST HQ in Hastings with awesome procedures and training in place for its members. Our Host guests are all very loyal , and are well repaid with our rewards
programme.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed here for one night and will definitely return next time we're in Mt Maunganui. It was reasonably priced, modern, spacious, clean and very well presented. Central location to the main shopping areas and beach. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff made our stay most enjoyable.
Thoroughly recommend this place.

Room Tip: Reception will help you select your room and show it to you if you ask.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank George1950
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BaywatchM, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Many thanks for your kind review.
We take these reviews very seriously as we strive to maintain and improve the guests experience when staying here at Baywatch Motor Inn Mount Maunganui.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Our studio room at Baywatch Motor Inn was spacious , clean, had up-to date decor and facilities. We chose to stay here for a one-night weekend and were very pleased we did. Given the foul weather we especially appreciated the heat pump and extra plush-pile blanket. There was no noise from the road due to hush glass. This place is centrally located and great value for the price. Friendly hosts.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We absolutely enjoyed our stay. The room was clean, tidy and modern. Very comfortable set up, and the hosts were absolutely lovely - even racing out with some things we left in the wardrobe before we left. I was pleased to see so many Sky TV channels in a motel! Easy parking and location, we will surely stay there again.

Room Tip: King studio was excellent.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Genuinely nice hosts and friendly, helpful staff. Very handy - not right in the busy centre, which is great, but a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Mt. Maunganui. Across the road a handful of cafes and Chinese, Filipino and Japanese restaurants, and a dairy. On a lovely day, nice easy 5-10 min walk to the beach through a nice residential area. You can pretty much do a circuit of beach, shops and be back in an hour. On the rainy day, it's nice to be tucked in their comfy King bed watching lots of Sky channels all day, browse internet (free in our case) or soak in the spa bath. Our kitchenette did not have any cooking facility but it spared me of all the cooking. Very generous ground coffee. Really liked the Bay windows - you can watch the traffic and people watching. They must be sound proofed because you can't hear anything at all when small ones are closed. We stayed for three nights. It really felt like a holiday as we stayed all day walking and hanging out in the beach. Highly recommendable.

Room Tip: The ground unit towards the back is not too bad because we hardly hear the guests drive in and out
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Good location within walking distance of downtown restaurants and Shops, good accessible room, great property managers - they were sooo helpful and kind even though they were taking over for the owners while the owners were on holiday. Room was large, quiet, clean and comfortable. internal parking was close to the room and easy to get in and out of. kitchen facilities were simple but adequate. would recommend it. Housekeeping staff were excellent and so helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Baywatch Motor Inn

Address: 349a Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $107 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Baywatch Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mount Maunganui's best located motel, close to downtown shops and cafes and just 3 blocks to the beach. We offer quiet rooms with whisper glass panoramic windows, air conditioning, King beds, En-Suite Bathrooms, Kitchenettes and 50+SKY channels. *4 x 1 bedroom Spa suites with TV in lounge and bedroom with 50+ SKY channels, King bed, sofa bed in lounge. *11 x studio rooms with king bed, spa bath, 50+ SKY channels. * Free parking, unlimited free WIFI, unlimited warm KIWI hospitality. ... more   less 
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