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“Lovely location, nice room overlooking estuary”

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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Ranked #5 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
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Rockhampton, Australia
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84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Lovely location, nice room overlooking estuary”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here with my family before Christmas. We had a nice spacious room with a great view over the estuary facing east. Bed was very comfortable and had a basic kitchen behind doors. Only drawback was the louvre doors and the early morning light coming through, no blackout curtains. No a/c either but was ok as a quiet place to stay. It was nice enough for us to return there for a night on the way out of NZ. Motel was located a nice walk to local restaurants if not raining.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Excellent accommodation, warm welcome from Sandra in Reception who was helpful during our stay. Small unit was well laid out with kitchen facilities behind wardrobe type unit. Separate toilet plus a shower room. Everything we needed for our stay was provided and should we have wanted a breakfast this could be arranged as well. Took 10 minutes to walk to The Strand where there were many restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Finally, a hotel with a modern, young design. Awesome bathroom, little kitchen hidden as a wardrobe with all the essential stuff: toaster, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave, sink, glasses, etc. I found the beds too soft for me, which resulted in a bed sleep. Despite that a the room was fantastic. It is close to the city centre, however you have to use your car to get to the main beach and other attractions.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Devon,England
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just stayed on night. Booked it before we left home. We had a ground floor studio, so did not have the lovely views, but it was pouring with rain anyway! We had a small outside area with chairs, which overlooked the road with a side view of the water. Nice size room, shower room and seperate loo. Bed fairly comfortable, small kitchenette behind wardrobe doors.Walking distance to the main part of town. Not much more to say really, it was clean and adequate for our needs, but nothing special to make it memorable!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights over Christmas 2012. Luxury Waterfront Suite on the ground floor so that we could have the use of the balcony. Lovely rooms, well-appointed and great view over the estuary. We’d stay again. Handy location if you want access to the CBD.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff their knowledge of the area was great. Rooms spotless and big. Great location only 10 minute walk into centre, supermarkets quite close by as well. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in this Motel. It is modern, nicely furnished with plenty of space. Meticulously clean and a nice view of the estuary. It is quiet and so easy to access from all major roads. So close to the central city meant it was no chore to walk to theatres, restaurants and shops.
The staff were very friendly and the orange juice provide for our breakfast was great.
The only slight I have on this property was that the bed did not live up to the standard of the other furnishings. I was left with a sore back and I think the owners have gone for a cheaper option here which detracts from an otherwise delightful complex. The pillows were also not the best.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Address: 1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#12 Family Hotel in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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