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“A lovely place to stay”
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Baywatch Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at Baywatch Motor Inn recently in a 1 bedroom unit. The unit was more than spacious enough to accommodate myself, my husband and our 2 toddlers. On arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our unit. The port a cot and blankets was already waiting for us for our youngest child. The unit was lovely. Beautifully furnished and very clean. We were pleased to see a TV in the bedroom and a lovely big spa bath in the bathroom. There were plenty of towels, and an extra blanket and pillows in the bedroom cupboard. Free wifi was greatly appreciated and worked well.

The unit was very quiet and curtains were nice and dark. Heat pump worked well. Was handy that there was a laundry to use on site for a small fee.

It is in a good position close to many cafés and shops. There's a lovely playground that our children loved up closer towards the mount.

We had a lovely stay and I am sure we will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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BaywatchM, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Many thanks for your great guest review of Baywatch Motor Inn.
These reviews are so important for us in ensuring we are providing to our guests as much as possible to make their stay enjoyable.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were offered a weekend special, and as it was the first motel on our list, we booked immediately for that night and the next.
Warm, welcoming hosts.
Room, spacious, clean, warm, and only a little light break through at the top of the curtains....
Bed, not soft or hard - just right.
Bathroom was well planned, complete with single spa bath.
And this place come with free internet connection - best ever offered anywhere in our travels!
Burgers across road, and just a short walk to other meal options.
Recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Was looking for accommodation for my darling and me for a one night getaway. Baywatch was only a few dollars more expensive than much older premises. Booked a studio. Very new, spacious and immaculately clean. Comfy chairs for reading. Bed was 7/10 for comfort. Great location. Best burgers just across the road at Burger Fuel. 7km loop around the Mount via Pilot Bay for a run or walk. No free wi fi but very inexpensive through reception. Would certainly stay again.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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BaywatchM, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Hi,

Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here at Baywatch.
You mention that the internet is not free.
We have Ultra fast Broadband available and provide a massive 1GB per day complimentary.
Unsure as to why you would have been charged . Definitely Free WiFi at Baywatch.
We look forward to offering this to you if you choose to stay at Baywatch again.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We has a fantastic two night stay at the Baywatch Motor Inn.
The Room was spacious, clean and the bed was comfortable.
The hotel is centrally located with an easy stroll to the main shopping and dining area in the mount. The staff and service is great, making you feel welcome and an easy check in and out process. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment with spa bath to celebrate our anniversary. The apartment is spacious and very, very clean. We love the big bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. Our apartment was quiet though it was next to the road. Very comfortable sofa to relax and watch TV in. We love the fact that there was another TV in the bedroom so we could watch till we were tired and just fall asleep. We received warm reception from the owner, Bernie. We highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

I only stayed one night in the Baywatch Motor Inn but would definitely recommend it. The location is super, and the rooms are a really good size. But what makes this place is the staff, they were so so helpful and incredibly friendly - there was a bug in my bathroom and I really do not like insects the night manager (unfortunately I cannot remember his name) was so lovely and came to my room and removed the insect for me. (it was a praying mantis and not harmful but that did not stop me screaming like a little girl!) When we checked in we were even given a small carton of milk so we could have a cup of tea!

Great location, spotlessly clean, massive comfy bed, free wifi, lovely staff - what else you could you need!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Would have no problems at all recommending this property. It is very close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The room we had was very spacious and extremely clean. The managers could not do enough for us and we really cant wait to return again soon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, 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:
Business Center with Internet Access 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: $130 - $194 (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 NEWEST motel. Situated in Downtown Mount village, Baywatch offers QUIET, NEW rooms, with PANORAMIC windows, Air conditioning, KING beds, TILED En-Suite Bathrooms, Kitchenettes and 50+SKY channels.4 ONE BEDROOM SUITES, with double Spa bath, 42" NEW LED TV in Lounge and 32" LCD in bedroom with 50+ SKY channels, KING bed, SOFA SLEEPER in lounge. HEAT PUMP / AIR CONDITIONING11 KING STUDIO`S, with KING bed, Single SPA bath, 32" LCD TV with 50+ SKY channels, HEAT PUMP / AIR CONDITIONING.2 LARGE WHEELCHAIR friendly units with very large WET areas in the TILED en-Suite bathroom. 32" LCD TV with 50+ SKY channels250m to SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, 350m to BEACHES.Warm KIWI hospitality. ... more   less 
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