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Comfort Inn Academy
Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“clean and cosy”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Lovely clean rooms with a real cosy feel to them. I especially enjoy that the units have a back door which leads out to a private area. Super helpful and friendly hosts. More than happy to recommend the Academy!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoy our motel. We hear it can be a sociable area out the back of the units. You never know what other smokers and non-smokers are enjoying the area. Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next business trip.

Gladys & Kelvin
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed November 16, 2013

The rooms were tidy and clean with the fittings being in good repair. Also the plunger coffee was a great hit! The staff were friendly however maybe a little over the top by drawing curtains and turning lights on while we were away, maybe a little invasive of privacy??

Room Tip: The one bedroom suite away from the main road was a must for me as light sleeper.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. As owners it is our special touch that if a guest is out and it is getting dark, we shut the curtains and turn on the lights to give you a welcoming return to your room. In the winter we also turn the heater on so you don't get back to a cold room. We certainly don't intend to make a guest feel that their privacy has been invaded. When next time you come to stay, please let us know that you don't want us to perform this gesture of hospitality.
Gladys & Kelvin
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Recently stayed at the Academy Motor Inn over the weekend, place was clean and well presented staff were friendly and very helpful. Ordered the breakfast which arrived with a knock at the door can't complain at all.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for posting a review of our motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our service and the breakfast delivered to your door - we hope you enjoyed the breakfast. We look forward to having you stay when you are next in Tauranga.
Gladys & Kelvin
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

A friendly and warm welcome from the hostess, Gladys. Loved the clean unit we were in as it was very neat and spotless. Nice decor and furnishings and it was such a delight to have fluffy white towels in the bathroom and have my morning coffee from a coffee plunger in an ample supplied kitchen that cater for most of our needs during our stay. Was nice to be able to relax and enjoy the spa pool there too. Nice location as almost handy to everything, place looked nice from the road too. I would definately choose to stay there on my next visit. I highly recommend Academy for all your options and needs in Tauranga.

Room Tip: we were on ground level across from the Motel reception and found the studio unit was just as quiet...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your review showing your appreciation of our motel and service. Kelvin has worked hard since we started here in March, which is reflected in the fresh new colour which makes the motel more welcoming. We are doing our best to provide a quality, comfortable stay and it is lovely to find it is appreciated. Thanks again.
Gladys & Kelvin
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have stayed at Academy several times on business. The units have always been very clean and comfortable. Kelvin and Gladys provide a very friendly and efficient service. I happily recommend Academy for business or for family accommodation in Tauranga.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
We thank you for taking the time to post this review. We appreciate that business guests are often too busy to do this so it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing the relationship we have with you and your company.
Gladys & Kelvin
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Western Isles Scotland
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were very impressed with our accommodation at the Academy Motor Inn.
It was spacious and extremely clean with more than an ample supply of toiletries and towels.
Extra bed and sofa bed in sitting area making it ideal for a family.
Spa Bath was an added bonus that was ideal for relaxing after climbing the nearby Mount Maunganui.
Free internet throughout with provision for breakfast served in your room.
Gladys, our hostess at reception was extremely friendly and helpful.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Units 1-11 are away from the main road traffic on Cameron Road
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of your experience at our motel and in the surrounding area. A walk up Mount Maunganui is certainly worth it - especially on a clear day. We are pleased that you enjoyed the facilities. It was a pleasure to have you stay - the smiles each day were great. Sorry we couldn't have put on better weather for you. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Gladys & Kelvin
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Darlington,UK
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Warm welcome from very helpful hostess, Gladys. Lovely, spotlessly clean and spacious accommodation. Great shower, and spa bath. Lots of soft towels, plenty toiletries. If we are ever back in Tauranga we will stay here.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank marsmac
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Gladco, Owner at Comfort Inn Academy, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
We thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed our motel and look forward to having you stay again when next you are back in NZ. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
Gladys & Kelvin
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Property: Comfort Inn Academy
Address: 734 Cameron Road | (cnr Cameron Rd & 15th Ave), Tauranga 3112, New Zealand (Formerly Academy Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Comfort Inn Academy 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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