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The Reef Beachfront Apartments
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Hamilton
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“5 Star for excellent customer service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Murray & Lyn are wonderful. Our family of 5 felt welcome the minute we walked through reception doors. I was a bit apprehensive about returning due to reviews about previous management but Murray & Lyn didn't disappoint and ensured our stay was comfortable and enjoyable for all. The apartment was clean, mod kitchen, plenty of blankets for the cooler evenings and all you would expect from Luxury Apartments. The pool was great for the kids with the hot spa at one end. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return. Thank you Murray and Lyn, I hope you enjoy the Mt.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Murray F, Owner at The Reef Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thanks BratZ for taking a risk - & we're delighted we didn't disappoint! It was great to hear the laughter from the pool area ... the place really comes alive when there are children around! We'd love to see you all again sometime - and yes, I think we are going to be very happy at the Mt!
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We are regular users of the Reef Apartments, you may read the reviews below and think not to stay there, there have been a few hiccups with previous management but we are back on track now. Murray and Lyn are absolutely fabulous, customer service orientated,very obliging to any needs and you can now enjoy the pool facilities. I am reluctant to tell you all how good it is as I will always have to be organised and ensure I get my bookings. The rooms are clean tidy and very comfortable. Our family loves the place and would highly recommend you try it out.
Thanks Murray and Lyn it was a pleasure to stay at the Reef.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Murray F, Owner at The Reef Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thank you for your review Reggie203 - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us & that you intend to continue to visit us at The Reef! We certainly enjoyed having you with us here - it's a great spot, & we too are certainly enjoying having such ready access to a wonderful beach!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Our wee family just had a great few days at The Reef - fab pool, half hot, half cool - parts shallow enough for our four year old to walk around in, others deep enough to jump in.
Nice spacious rooms, clean, heaps of parking and no sign of any cranky managers previously mentioned in reviews - though I believe new owners have just taken over.
Would definitely go back.

Stayed April 2014
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Murray F, Owner at The Reef Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Thank you for your review Bad Jelly! We are delighted that your family enjoyed your time with us at The Reef. As the new managers - of course - we think it is a great place too! It was great to see your family enjoying the pool & we would love to see you all back again sometime.
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Property: The Reef Beachfront Apartments
Address: 178 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3149, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Mount Maunganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Beachfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront apartments located on Marine Parade in Mt Maunganui. Plenty of space in fully self-contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with 2 bathrooms, full kitchens, and laundry. All linen supplied. Secure undercover parking for 2 cars, and lift access to all floors. Free wifi. Wonderful sea views from 3rd and 4th floors, with huge private balconies. Quiet location close to restaurants, shops, parks, airport, golf courses, and right across the road from the awesome surf beach. ... more   less 
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