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ASURE Harbour View Motel
Ranked #1 of 29 Tauranga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a wonderful time in this homely motel with management going out of their way to help and advise. Clean, friendly and central to the Main Street in Tauranga. Also lovely and quiet. Will be back. New beds.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Athol P, General Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback and positive review of your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed the location in our quiet cul-de-sac just off the harbour's edge. Yes, the four upstairs unit's have views of the water so a good tip for any new guests. When starting with the room renovations, the first thing we did was put new beds in the motel - a fact appreciated by all the guests, so we are happy you had a good nights sleep. We will let our housekeeping staff know you enjoyed the clean and well set up room. They are dedicated to making sure that they finish each room to the same high standard. We are passionate about Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty and hope we get the privilege to host you again at some future date. kind regards, Stacey.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Just wanted to say a big thank you to Dawn, Erica, Stacey and family. They were a great team and family and made us feel like it was home. The kayaking got you out on to the harbour and the views were amazing. The short walk to town from a really quiet cul de sac was great for long lye ins.
Thank you guys we will be returning.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Athol P, Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Hi there,
Thanks for your review of your stay at Harbour View Motel. I am so pleased you found the staff friendly and helpful. We have successfully developed a great Team culture for our staff where they fully embrace the fact that a guests experience is not just about the check-in experience and the but also about the whole experience such as friendliness of service staff, location, the clean rooms, etc. Glad you got a chance to use the free kayaks which are a real bonus with us being just 40 metres off the waters edge. We will pass on your feedback to the housekeeping staff, Erica and Dawn, who are quite committed to their jobs. We hope we get the privilege of hosting you again at some future date. kind regards, Stacey & Robyn

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Fantastic motel in Tauranga. Lovely location. Has recently had a change of management and I must say that the father & daughter owners are extremely friendly and helpful.
I was in need of a longer motel stay than normal as I had emigrated to Tauranga and was looking for somewhere to stay while I found somewhere more permanent and waited for my furniture and luggage to arrive.
They gave me a fantastic rate on one of their older rooms and helped me out immensely.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Athol P, Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Hi Saad, Thanks so much for your positive comments regarding your stay at ASURE Harbour View Motel. We agree, we think the location of the motel almost on the water's edge in a quiet cul-de-sac is one of it's best features. In addition, one of benefit's is it's close proximity to town so one can walk to shops, restaurants, etc in just a few minutes. Glad you enjoyed the bikes and kayaks. Wishing you all the best in settling in Tauranga. You can come and use the kayaks anytime by the way !! kind regards, Stacey.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had a lovely stay at the motel. We purchased a voucher off GrabOne and found it very easy to find a weekend to book in and use the voucher. Hosts were very courteous and full of useful recommendations for places to visit. The motel is about 10 minutes walk from the city centre and is also about 30 seconds walk from your room door to the water's edge.

Had a very recently refurbished room which meant we slept very well in the new bed.

Room Tip: Had an upstairs room that was recently refurbished - very nice.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athol P, General Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Hi Karl, Thanks for your positive input and kind words about your stay at Harbour View Motel. So glad you enjoyed the location just off the waters edge. It does give one the feeling of being away from the busy city and yet being just a few minutes walk away from the restaurants, movie house and city centre. Glad you enjoyed the sleep in the new king size beds. Yes, the rooms are a surprise when one see the period motel with it's olde world quaintness from the outside but the new beds, triple sheeting, new fluffy white towels, 10 channels of Sky plus Freeview with new 32" hi-res LCD TV's, free ultrafast broadband wi-fi. We hope that you will give us the chance to host you again when you come back to Tauranga, kind regards, Stacey - General Manager.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

we have just stayed a week in Harbour view,it is right next to the water ,is quiet and has pak n save and countdown near by foot or 1 min in car. restaurants and shops a few mins by foot. our room had everything you could need and had seperate kitchen that ,if you need can cook in. our unit downstairs had a designated outside grass area with table chairs for breakfast and relaxing outside.units upstairs have a water view and we will try one next time. if you have children next to motel is a big park with a childrens play area. you can also take a stroll along the watersedge.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athol P, General Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Hi Tony, Thanks for your compliments and your appreciation of the motels location. That is what most visitors seem to enjoy and highlight the most. The water views and the easy location to a walk along the harbours edge and walk through Memorial Park gives one that "away from everywhere" feeling but it is just a short walk up to town, movies and restaurants in Devonport Road or Strand Street if that's what you need to do. We also just discovered the public swimming pool at Memorial Park which is just a 3 minute walk away is heated (temp 30.5 degrees C). Maybe next time you can get a chance tio enjoy the free to use kayaks and the mountain bikes we have for guests to use. We hope to host you again one day. kind Regards, Stacey

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

This motel seems to be an older style giving the appearance of once being a dwelling that has since been added to over time which gives it an interesting character. It is positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking a small park like approach to the waterfront/seashore about 40m away. Walking to the Tauranga CBD takes less than an easy 10 minute stroll, even less by car! The ownership has changed within the past 12 months and hostess Stacey was very accommodating, helpful, cheerful with a bubbly personality which made our stay pleasurable. There is a major upgrade occuring and our particular (upstairs) unit was spaceous, very tastefully and nicely presented and decorated without being "over-done" All the usual facilities being present. All rooms; lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were light, fresh and spotlessly clean with new carpet recently laid as appropriate. The bed was very comfortable with all bedding and linen 100% ok! Tarrif very reasonable and good value considering the closeness to the CBD. Car parking, adequate and off-road.The only downside but minor issues were 1. No SKYTV History nor Discovery channels but we were not there to watch TV anyway!! 2. The wardrobe build into part of the stairwell was a bit 'rough' but we were not there to spend time in there either!! "How did we do??"---Very well and everything considered, top marks. It is obvious that a lot of effort is being made to make good accommodation even better!! We have stayed in this motel on numerous occassions (twice in the past 10 months) and will continue to do so when the situation arises. It should be noted that this establishment has been incorrectly gategorised as a "B&B or "Boardinghouse" elsewhere where as it is a traditional fully rated ""Motel""

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athol P, General Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Hi David, Thanks so much for taking time to do a review & for your positive comments about the quiet waterside location of the motel, the spotlessly clean room & the fact that you found our tariffs also to be good value. A successful motel is built on guests that return again & again so thanks for your support & for having already been a repeat client. Sad you missed SKY because every room has 10 channels of SKY TV and Freeview. In the compendium, there is a list describing how to view all channels on a one button control. Sports1,2,3,ESPN,National Geographic, Living, Disney,CNN, Movies and Movie Greats. Thanks for your tip on the Trip Advisor category "B&B's & Inn"? being wrong, I agree, I have tried unsuccessfully to have it moved into the MOTEL category which you so rightly say, the motel is a a traditional fully rated "Motel" & fully paid up member accredited member of MANZ and ASURE. We look forward to hosting you when next you come to Tauranga. Regards, Stacey

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

I stayed here with my father who was in town, hubby, and kids. I typically feel like I am a bit of a "picky American," and although the place is not modern, it was SUPER clean, with nice new beds, plenty of space, and just a great overall feeling. It was perfect for us, as we were able to use the little kitchen to make dinner one night, which saved us a lot. It was nice to have the 2 rooms, and the location is awesome. The people who have recently bought the place are absolutely amazing, and went out of their way to make us comfortable, and give us advice about different things around town. Seriously great people! We will be back to Tauranga, and be staying at Harbour View for sure!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Athol P, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Hi there,
Thanks so much for your positive and kind comments about your stay at our motel. It is so rewarding for us when guests show their appreciation for being hosted and recognize some of the detail which goes into making your stay with us into a positive experience. We try to focus for now on three things, being value for what you get, clean rooms and facilities and friendly hosting. We do agree the location is what many people enjoy almost on the waters edge four rooms have views and being tucked away in a small quiet cul-de-sac gives guests the feeling of being off the beaten track but only a few minutes away from city, movies and restaurants. The spacious one bedroom and studio units are proving to be very popular. The new beds, new linen all help to add to the experience, Looking forward to hosting you again. kind regards, Stacey & Robyn, Lorraine & Athol

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Address: 7 Fifth Avenue East | access from cnr Devonport Road & 6th Ave, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Tauranga
Price Range: $102 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ASURE Harbour View Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just meters from the water's edge, free Wi-Fi, free use of kayaks and bicycles, full of character and charm, the Harbour View Motel is tucked into a small quiet cul-de-sac and only a short walk to the City Centre, waterfront, movies, shops and restaurants. An established Four Star accredited Motel which provides spacious studio, one bedroom and family units with full kitchen facilities and en-suite bathrooms. All upstairs units have water views. We have a leisure centre with free-kayaks and bicycle's for you to cruise down to the waterfront or cycle around the Waikareo Estuary or a bit further across to our beach suburb Mount Maunganui which is just 12 to 15 minutes away by car. ... more   less 
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