I used Oceanside Resort as a “home base” during the World Cup of Rugby in September and October of 2011. Room rates are probably seasonal but during the world cup it was approx $200 NZD per day.
The unit was a 1 bedroom condo (apt) with a balcony on the 3rd floor overlooking Mount Maunganui. It was open concept (review photos) with a great modern kitchen open to the living area which had a Flat screen TV and a music centre. The bedroom had two single beds which could be combined for a double and there were two pullout couches in the living area. We also had a washer /dryer combination in our unit however, there were other washers and dryers in the main building for use by everyone. The bathroom had a shower only (no tub).
There is pre-paid high speed internet (10 hours) for about $24 NZD however, we found some free WIFI as well.
There is no central heat in the unit but this is normal for most residential accommodation in New Zealand. There is plug-in electric heating which works well if required during the cooler months.
Entry to these units is made by electronic keys and you need to take them wherever you go. They are used to get into all areas of the complex including the gym, pool area, parking garage and for night entry to the main building.
There are elevators and stairs in all buildings and underground parking if required with entry off Maunganui Road.
The area is a main tourist area in New Zealand and this resort is located right in the centre next to the Mount and a half minute walk to Mount Maunganui Beach. There are walking and jogging trails & paths by the beach and around the Mount. You can run or walk up to the top of the Mount as well.
There are many small restaurants & cafes across the street from the beach and shopping & banks (including many bank machines) along Maunganui Road all within walking distance.
It is a 10 minute taxi ride to the Tauranga Airport and from there a 30 minute flight to Auckland. A drive to Auckland can take 4 hours, to Wellington approx. 7-8 hours and for those who don’t know, you drive on the left.
You will find surfers, kayakers and windsurfers at Mount Maunganui Beach and a boardwalk. This is a great place to stay and relax for families or singles.
I have included several photos to show the area and the resort.
I would definitely return to this resort and area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanside Resort and Twin Towers offers premium Mount Maunganui hotel and apartment accommodation. You can't beat our superb location - we're nestled directly under the famous Mauao at Mount Maunganui and right opposite the beautiful main beach. Whether you are travelling to Mount Maunganui for a family holiday, business or corporate trip, or just for a weekend getaway - Oceanside Resort and Twin Towers has something to suit you. Our accommodation includes: • Resort Executive Studio guestrooms • Resort One Bedroom Suites • Resort Two Bedroom Suites • Resort Honeymoon Suite • Twin Tower 2 Bedroom Apartments with a garden, harbour or ocean view • Twin Tower 3 bedroom Penthouse Apartment Exquisite Location: Oceanside Resort and Twin Towers is ideally located for you to make the most of everything Mount Maunganui has to offer. From your accommodation you have access to one of the country's most popular surf beaches, a plethora of walking tracks up and around the dormant volcano, and wide array of cafes, bars and restaurants. Perfect for Conferences: We have a well-equipped Conference Room and Board Room available for hire - combine it with our hotel accommodation and you'll have a corporate event to remember! Onsite facilities include two heated pools, gym, sauna, parking, internet and cafes & restaurants with charge back facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceanside Hotel Twin