We had booked out the whole motel for our club (20 people). This was our first trip to Tauranga as a club, although personally have been there before. On arrival we were met by the Manager who gave us the keys to our units. The units were cold and had a damp feeling. We had chosen this motel for its location to the Wharf for our fishermen and the town for the ladies. Big mistake. For the two nights we were there we hardly slept with the noise of the club at the rear of the club until 3.30am and the shunting of the freight trains in the night. The beds were clean although not very comfy. Although we had read the previous reviews we thought that some peoples expectations were different from ours. However, they were right and we were wrong. The whole motel is very old and tired. The motel would benefit from a good facelift including some sort of sound blocking on the front units. It would suit more of a backpacker situation. Apart from the Motel, Tauranga is a great place.