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Summit Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

Did everything you would want of a motel. It was clean, comfortable and the owners were welcoming and helpful. IThe upstairs studio we had had a rear and front balcony and light from all aspects. It was also larger than many we have stayed in making life a bit easier with luggage etc. The only minor thing to take into account is that there is not much within easy walking distance and Tauranga itself is a reasoanble drive. However, it was good value for money and with the one proviso, I would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2010

I stayed for three nights at the motel. The service is excellent, and the owners, Mike and Judith Batty, plus daughter Vicky, are friendly, helpful and accommodating in every way. The room in which I stayed (#5) had everything one could wish for, it was spotlessly clean, and I have no suggestions at all for any improvement. I will come again!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 20, 2010

Summit Motor Lodge is excellent and it's a shame that it received so many bad reviews under the previous management. Mike and Judith took over Summit half way through 2009 and have turned it in a superb motel. They are also very friendly and helpful people. The rooms are immaculate and the service is brilliant. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

We stayed for one night at the Summit Motor Lodge in an upstairs one bedroom apartment, booked by email a few days beforehand.

Everything went smoothly, the room was absolutely fine, nice and clean with a very adequate kitchen - just right for a family of four. There were two single beds in the lounge and a double and a single in the bedroom.

The owner was friendly, helpful and accommodating. The location is good, on the main road out of Tauranga, but we had no road noise and slept like logs! There is a gas station and small block of shops over the road.

All in all, a pleasant stay.

Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 18, 2005

After holding a booking for several months, arrived to be told by the very rude manageress, 'we are full, and so is the whole of Tauranga'. After shuffling some paperwork, we managed to get a room here. Room was dirty, tired and reeked of stale cigarette smoke. No apology for any of this fiasco was forthcoming. The management of this property need to learn about hospitality. Stay well clear of the Best Western Summit Motor Lodge. You can do a lot better.

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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Summit Motor Lodge

Address: 213 Waihi Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tauranga
#2 Spa Hotel in Tauranga
#8 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#13 Family Hotel in Tauranga
Price Range: $101 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summit Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a quiet garden setting in central Tauranga, Summit Motor Lodge is just five minutes drive from the city - close enough to be convenient, far enough away to be relaxing. It's ideal accommodation for the corporate traveler, family holidays, weekend breaks or group tours. We look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Summit Tauranga
Best Western Tauranga
Tauranga Best Western

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