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Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

We have stayed here previously.

Lovely spacious rooms close to cbd.

Very friendly helpful managers.

Had a great chat and catch up.

Can highly recommend this motel.

We had a lovely room with master bedroom, seperate kitchen and living room.

2 x TVs, sofa and single bed with large queen size in the master, very comfortable.

Good size bathroom.

Will definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank MarkE20
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Athol P, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Hi Mark, Thank you for your feedback about your stay with us. It was good to catch up with you. We do appreciate the feedback as it helps us to ensure we are meeting the needs and expectations of guests. It's very rewarding for us to have returning guests, this kind of guest input helps us and the housekeeping staff keep on our toes. We look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine

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Reviewed May 1, 2019

We first stayed here in 2010 and enjoyed our stay then just as much as we did this time.

Our apartment was at the front of the building but as it's a very quiet area this isn't a problem. We were able to park right near our door which was really convenient.

The location is great- a supermarket just a short walk away, it's quiet and heading out by car is easy.

We made our booking by a combination of email and phone calls and Athol and Lorraine were most helpful. Unfortunately they were away while we were there so we didn't meet them but the relief manager welcomed us and looked after us very well.

Our one bedroom apartment was spacious and well set out and we had a lovely private garden in which to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

The bed was comfy and the linen very good.

The kitchen was well set out and we found everything we needed.

The bathroom was spotless and had the basin area separate from the shower and toilet with a door which meant two people could use of the bathroom at the same time.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Gwen008
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Athol P, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Hi Gwen, Thank you so much for your review and your detailed feedback. So nice to have repeat guests who have stayed from before our latest "Cape Cod" style renovations and who can appreciate the improvements with new carpets, kitchens, beds and bathrooms. We look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine

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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Spent two nights here in room four, which had unquestionably the best view of the lake. Upon arrival, the host Lorraine could not have been nicer or more accommodating, with milk for tea and a map full of recommendations for restaurants along “The Strand” downtown. We followed her rec for dinner at Macau and highly recommend you do the same, it was a fantastic meal. The room, more like an apartment, was clean and spacious and well organized. Also appreciated the quiet hours posted on each door, which ensured a more peaceful stay. Location is great, a short drive to both Matamata and the pick up point for the glow-worm kayak. Definitely make use of the lakeside bench just a few steps away from the motel, great for sunset and sunrise or even just an afternoon tea to watch the tide come in. Would absolutely stay here again.

Room tip: Room four has the best lake view
Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Athol P, Manager at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

Hi Matthew,

We really appreciate your kind review and all your compliments. We love hospitality and do try our utmost to provide a comfortable and happy stay to each of our guests. We agree that our location is just perfect, a stones throw to the waters edge and a short walk into town. We trust your journey home to California was safe and that your memories will linger on ! Best regards, Athol & Lorraine

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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Stayed for one night with my mum and sister. Ethel who runs the Motel gave us an excellent welcome and great advice on where to eat and relax. The room was clean, welcoming and perfect for cooking your own meals. Would definitely return for another stay

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Cascallan
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Athol P, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Hi Cascallan, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your kind words. Glad you felt welcomed and that you enjoyed Tauranga, we love telling people about all the great restaurants and to highlight the activities of the area. We will pass on your feedback on the cleanliness of the room to our housekeeping staff who take pride in preparing the rooms for each new guest. If you come back again to Tauranga we would love to host you, Kind Regards, Athol & Lorraine

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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Our one bedroom suite was all we could have asked for. Two luggage racks, good sized bedroom, kitchen and dining table and separate lounge room. Lorraine was very helpful with location and review of restaurants as well as directions to local shops should we choose to eat in. Also had good advice on things todo and see

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Marion W
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Athol P, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Hi Marion, Thank you for your support and your feedback on your stay with us. Your comment on the room being spacious with separate lounge and kitchen is appreciated by many guests as the rooms are apartment style units having that bit of extra space. The recent "Cape Cod" style renovations of all the units has proved popular with most guests. We look forward to hosting you when you next come to visit Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, kind regards, Athol & Lorraine

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