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Harbour City Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

Modern, clean, great managers, and the location within Tauranga for tourists cannot be beat. Bathroom was big! The room rates aren't super cheap exactly, but I feel like I got good value for money. Booking this motel is a no-brainer for me next time I'm in Tauranga.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Swindon, UK
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Reviewed January 15, 2010

The Harbourcity Motor Inn was an excellent place to stay in Taruanga. It's located right in the heart of the city, a 1min walk from the local i-site, and less than 5 minutes from local cafe's and restaurants. The motel and rooms are modern and well presented, even offering a choice of milk upon arrival. The price was on the high side ($145), but not unreasonable considering we didn't book ahead and it was short notice in summer time.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

Myself, husband and infant son stayed here in January and thought it was brilliant. The room was immaculate with lots of space and very clean. The benchtops in the kitchen were gleaming! Also the bathroom was large with spa bath and was modern. It was great as we had a portocot etc and there was plenty of room for it and great facilities including microwave. Plenty of parking just outside the door. The hosts were chatty, friendly and helpful. The information centre is just across the road, and many restaurants are only a few minutes away (thoroughly recommend Bravo for breakfast, lunch and dinner!)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

I travel regulary to the Bay of Plenty area, and have stayed in many hotels and motels around Bay of Plenty. This motel is without a doubt the favourite. It is in a really handy and central location (but NOT noisy) , the rooms are spotless with beautiful bathrooms and spa baths.
The service i received upon check in was also fantastic. I would definately reccommend this to anyone looking for accommodation in the Tauranga area.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 17, 2009

The Harbourcity Motor Inn was an excellent place to stay in Taruanga. It's located right in the heart of the city, a 1min walk from the local i-site, and less than 5 minutes from local cafe's and restaurants. The motel and rooms are modern and well presented, even offering a choice of milk upon arrival. The price was on the high side ($140), but not unreasonable considering we didn't book ahead and it was on Easter Thursday.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Harbour City Motor Inn
Address: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star plus upmarket motel in CBD. Opposite Baycourt Theatre. Close to Cafes & Restaurants. FREE wi-fi. 20 air-con units with spa baths, cooking facilities, LCD TVs, Electric Blankets, SKY TV, latest magazines . Complimentary Car parking. 14 studio rooms, 2 access rooms & 4 1 bedroom units. Conference Facilities on site. Management on site. Fluent French speaking host. ... more   less 
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