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“Lovely place but too noisy”

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Boatshed Motel Apartments Mt. Maunganui
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We booked in here for five nights in the school holidays. It had lots of good points and some not so good. It was a lovely surprise to find it was serviced every day. Lots of little extras like paper towels, chocolates, tea bags, coffee, toilet paper replenished every day. They could do with some more towel rails in the bathrooms - just not enough for a family of four. Also some hooks in the kitchen to hang the hand towel and tea towel would be really good.

The owner was very helpful when the toilet cistern wouldn't stop running - he fixed it straight away.

It really was too noisy at night with the traffic. The hush glass didn't make a lot of difference. It is situated on the main road to Papamoa. Also the walls are paper thin and you could hear every movement next door.

The kids enjoyed the spa. We probably won't stay here again.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

By booking the accommodation I asked for a ground floor unit but was told that not one was available for that specific time. During our stay I noticed that not one ground floor unit was occupied and we were the one of the very few guests.

From the outside it looks all nice and looked after, however on the inside it was another story.
The sea view was nowhere to be seen.
We ended up in an en-suite room on the first floor beside the owners apartments, that was the end of our freedom leaving, arriving and all our doings were checked, we could hear the arguing from the hosts easily through the walls. A sliding door between the apartment and the passage what could not be called a door could not be closed properly.
The building smelt mouldy overpowered by a chlorine smell.
The room very small, a bed with walls and we were only able to walk around on our side around what meant no place for our suitcases which ended up in the bathroom, no chair or table, very few plugs. When you had the heater plugged in this left no plugs for charging your phone. The room was also very noisy by the street traffic as the motel is situated along a main road, also there was no off street parking for the car.
The shower flooded badly and thanks for a little drain beside the toilet it did not run into the room. Just one towel rail which just fitted a hand towel and the worst no curtain for the bathroom window.
First evening the TV did not work, as it was already late the owner should have a look at it the next day, next day it stopped working after 5 minutes and he did know what it was and we were left without TV again. The day after it he told he knew the problem and in the evening it did not work at all anymore. We were so fed up, that we gave up altogether.

Room Tip: The groundfloor at the rear of the complex.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Our time at the Boatshed was perfect in every way. Clean units and very comfortable beds Serviced daily Handy to all amenities .Beach across road Our hosts couldn't do more
Recommend to anyone staying in the Tauranga area Will stay again

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jack007Auckland
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was a lovely surprise. Close enough for all local amenities, Walking distance to the beach and heaps of space to relax in our apartment at the end of the day. Hosts, Rae and Ken were very informative of things to see and do locally. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Unit 4 was our choice with lovely see views. At the end of the day we sat out on our deck and enjoye...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Have now stayed at The Boastshed three times and never been disappointed. Well equipped apartments, spotlessly clean and serviced daily. The hosts Rae & Ken are most welcoming and go that extra mile to help. Great to find free WiFi too. Not only that, they rang when I left some clothes in the bedside table drawers to find out how they could return them,. That is real hospitality service. Many thanks for another great stay.

Room Tip: The apartments facing the sea are the quietest
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Blades001
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I booked accommodation for my family from England for two nights in February and they came back raving about the location, cleanliness and service.

Very close to a good Italian restaurant, very close the beach

Thanks for giving my family a great experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We booked in an apartment for a wedding. My uncle and aunt stayed as well as the grooms sister and husband. they all loved thier stay. We had the unit by the road and the lovely private garden was great for the kids, all fenced off, lovely and green surrounded by flowers. With the bbq and outside table and chairs we all gathered here in the tranquil garden. An added bonus was the carpark right outside the gate to the garden and only a few steps from car to unit. The shower was for a wheel chair and being a wet room the kids could get in together all modern shiney clean tiles. Seperate bedroom for the kids, lovely clean and up to date kitchen with added little extras like paper towels and yummy chocolates on arrival. The owners were great, they obvious know the area well and it was no trouble for them to find us a cot and a highchair at short notice.

Would reccomend this motel for families, lovely warm atmosphere and everything was shiney new and clean.

Room Tip: Unit one is great for families, lovely secure garden, full kitchen, seperate bedroom for kids. Unit...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Washi P
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Additional Information about Boatshed Motel Apartments Mt. Maunganui

Address: 31 Maranui Street | Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $150 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Boatshed Motel Apartments Mt. Maunganui 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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