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Reviewed November 22, 2008

great rooms and hotel but poor location. There is a new 4 lane bridge being built next to the hotel and the traffic is constant day and night. The sound proofing is excellent with the windows and doors closed but unpleasant with them open. Internet charges are very expensive $13.99 for 1 hr and $29.99 per day. Restaurant OK staff very friendly and helpful

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2008

Stayed a night in a Premium Water View room. Nice room with a shared balcony. This was a shock to our neighbours sitting on their balcony in their bathrobes! Hotel is first class. Located on the water next to industrial port facilities. A major eyesore. Area is apparently earmarked for a facelift which cannot come soon enough. Reception staff were very helpful in allowing us to reduce our planned stay from 3 days to 1. This was most appreciated. Room service was excellent. Basically a nice hotel in a very poor location. If you have no intention of going anywhere other than the hotel, the Sebel will not disappoint. We recommend Mount Maunganui.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2008

We booked two nights at the Trinity Wharf to celebrate a special occasion. The whole experience was a pleasure; the friendly, efficient front-of-house staff, the spacious, elegantly decorated room, wonderful harbour views, and a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant.

We had booked the Premier Harbour View room which totally lived up to the name. Waking up to the sunrise over the harbour was a delightful start to the day, which continued well with the delicious breakfast buffet that was included in our room price.

We would love to stay at the Trinity Wharf again; it was very reasonable priced for the excellent standard of accommodation and service we experienced.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Sebel at Tauranga for one night when we were touring the North Island a few months ago. We had booked boutique hotels all along the way and having not found a similar choice at Tauranga had opted for the Sebel. I was not expecting much but the hotel exceeded both our expectations. The view is not much to write about as it is near a flyover bridge on one side. However, the check-in desk was very efficient on arrival and the room allocated was clean, comfortable, modern and spacious. The bathroom was particularly good with and an excellent shower. We had not booked at the restaurant and it was busy when we went down there. However, the staff were very courteous and while we had a drink at the rather nice bar, a table was made ready. The food at the restaurant was very good. In the morning, we didn't have time to have breakfast there as we departed early. The rate for the hotel was very reasonable compared to other establishments and what makes this place is the young and friendly staff and the general relaxed ambience. If I was to choose a hotel again at Tauranga it would be this one. What they could improve is their website. It does not do the hotel any justice.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 26, 2008

Stayed in this hotel over the weekend, only for one night. The room was very modern and well decorated. The bathroom was huge and underfloor heating was a plus! We asked for a harbour view room, and weren't too disappointed - we did look back towards the hotel restaurant rather than straight out, but knew this wasn't the premier-view room when we booked.

The hotel is ideally located over the water although as previously mentioned, you are right next to the harbour bridge. We didn't have the balcony doors open because of the rain, but imagine the noise could be disruptive in good weather. It's a bit of a walk into town, but well worth it for the cafes and bars in the area, and parking wasn't too much of a problem this time of year.

We had lunch at the hotel, and breakfast the following morning. The food was good - lunch was reasonably priced and good quality, the breakfast buffet had a decent choice although the hot selection was a little cold. Staff were attentive, and very helpful. Would stay here again on a return visit.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NZTraveller66
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