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Seagulls Guesthouse
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stayed here recently and it met everything I was looking for. Very clean, safe , comfortable, quiet and friendly not to mention amazing value for money. The hosts of this place are amazing and even took me into the city to catch my bus as the buses into the city had not started that early. (very impressive!!)

There is a good mixture of guests staying here too from younger backpackers to elderly guests.
It is very central and you don't get the noise from the town. The amenities are amazing and the self catering kitchen has everything you need, and because the place is not plastered with rules and regulations everyone works on a respect basis and everything is kept clean and tidy.

There are lots of different options also depending on what you are looking for or need.

I will definitely come back here....SOON!!

Room Tip: all the rooms are good depends what you are looking for
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Location: Located at a quite road. Bus stop is just a block a way. Supermarket and downtown is just 10 mins walk. Beach is 5 mins walk.

Cleanliness: Excellent and super clean.

Communal areas: Comfortable and cosy. Fantastic!

Services: Hosts, Dave and Sue are very nice and kind!

Rooms: A little bit small but very comfortable!

Room Tip: The biggest room is a shared room at Room 9.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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SeagullsMtMaunganui, Owner at Seagulls Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Thanks for your feedback . We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Our largest room is our self contained family room which sleeps up to 5 people.We also have 2 self contained 2 bedroom flats situated next door. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed here when visiting Tauranga during our 3 week trip to New Zealand. We had wanted to explore and climb Mt. Maunganui, however, on the day we arrived (our only day in this location), it was pouring rain and continued for the entire day and into the night.

The hosts were so kind and upgraded us to a larger room for no extra cost as we'd be staying indoors for the most part because of the rain. So kind! Thank you! Your kind gesture really stuck with us and helped us to not feel so down about missing Mt. Maunganui :)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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SeagullsMtMaunganui, Owner at Seagulls Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

We are so sorry that the weather was not kind to you when you stayed with us. We hope you can come back some other time and enjoy what Mount Maunganui has to offer.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Lovely place. Clean, light filled bedrooms (small, but that's all you need for the price). Great big kitchen and living room. We came back and stayed a second time at the end of our trip. Friendly, happy owners.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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SeagullsMtMaunganui, Owner at Seagulls Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

This place was impeccably clean and very spacious. I stayed here with a travel buddy I had met, and we got a 3 bed dorm and ended up being the only ones in it. While a nice place, it didn't have much of a community feel, perhaps because it wasn't quite full. It was also a fair distance from the town center, although a short walk to the beach. It's good if you're looking for a quiet break. The hosts were very nice.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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SeagullsMtMaunganui, Owner at Seagulls Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

We are situated in a quiet side street, an easy 12 minute walk to the main Mount Shops.

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed in both the bed and breakfast and the holiday flat and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were really clean and very comfortable. The Hosts were extremely kind and helpful. We think they could charge alot more, as the rate was very cheap and even cheaper than some Youth hostels we stayed in.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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SeagullsMtMaunganui, Owner at Seagulls Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

Thansk for your comments and rating . We do try our best to provide good value for money.

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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Though not necessarily the closest to the city center (it's a 20 minutes walk to the Mount), we really enjoyed our stay at the Seagulls. Everything was very clean and the hosts are really friendly. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seagulls Guesthouse

Address: 12 Hinau Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $48 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Seagulls Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Easy, Comfortable, Affordable Mount Maunganui accommodation. Close to beaches and shops in a quiet street next to Blake Park. The privacy of your own room with all the fun and friendliness of communal facilities. Doubles, twins, singles, family rooms with private or shared bathrooms. ... more   less 
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