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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
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Auckland, New Zealand
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91 reviews
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“one of the best in Tauranga”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

very quiet place to stay. Lovely modern room and great receptionist and customer Service.
Only two points that were negative, the shower head is rather low and the lights are a bit dim although modern.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had a lovely quiet room with lovely sea views. This was a room around the side of the building which was nice and safe. Loved my stay here. The bed was fabulous! like sleeping on a cloud. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly. I wouldnt hesitate to stay here again. The Nespresso coffee machine was a nice touch for my morning coffee. Lovely and handy to the shops and eateries with a pathway from the motel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Came for a wedding and stayed here for two nights. Beautiful and clean accommodation. We had a nice view of the water even though we weren't technically in one of the waterfront suites. We had a good size fridge considering it is a hotel room and were able to keep drinks and snacks in there. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Tauranga. The only improvement would be in the bathroom. I am a 5'7 (170cm) female and had to bend down to be under the shower head. This would not prevent me though from visiting again.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband & I stayed three nights at this lovely hotel and could have stayed longer. The view from our ocean front room was spectacular! Highly recommend ocean front rooms, given the rooms have a full size wall window overlooking the beautiful ocean. Staff service was excellent...thank you Helen for making our stay one of the best in NZ :)

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Northern California
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

This up to date two story family owned motel is right on the water in Tauranga within walking distance to a vibrant downtown area with lots of great restaurants. The room was ocean view and from the second story had a nice sideways view out to the bay. The ocean front room views must be awesome. The room, bath and little cupboard kitchenette were all wonderfully clean. The owner furnished a couple of bottles of a bubbly beverage as a welcome, very nice. The bed was comfortable, nice TV and comfortable eating area. Parking is assigned so you can come and go whenever you like and know you have a parking space. It's on a cul-de-sac, so it was very quiet neighborhood with a most fascinating tree right across the road in front of the white house.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our welcome could not have been more hospitable or helpful. The receptionist should be giving seminars to others on how it should be done! We had a spacious ground floor suite overlooking the road which proved to be very quiet - it's at the end of a cul de sac. My initial concerns the motel might be noisy because it was full both nights we stayed were unfounded and I like my stays to be nice and peaceful, so this gets my vote. We also appreciated the king size bed which was very comfortable. The motel is well located near the main shopping street - which is virtually deserted at night so adds to the tranquility - and an easy 10 minute leisurely stroll down to the Strand where all the best bars and restaurants are. You'd have to be seriously picky to find fault here.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a superb, large, comfortable room with a court area outside overlooking the river. Very friendly, helpful lady on arrival that actually took us to the room.
Close to some lots of restaurants and the river front.

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Additional Information about The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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:
#3 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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