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“Really good - recommended.”
Review of Quest on Durham

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Quest on Durham
Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 3, 2014

After our previous nights stay in a very average hotel in Taupo, this one came as a lovely surprise. A quite large multi storey building with the Quest apartments on the lower levels, our apartment had a nice balcony and a nice view of the town along with part of the bay.

Lots of room here - no poky motel or dingy bathrooms - all very good quality. Nice furnishings, quiet, good aircon, quality towels; very well presented. Walking distance of only a couple of minutes to a huge range of quality restaurants along the waterfront. Helpful chap on the reception desk on arrival but the checkout lady next morning seemed pretty disinterested in the whole process.

One bug - horrid entry to carpark underneath the building on a really steep slope and curve (the security shutter closed before our eyes before we could even reach it), but even having negotiated that your trouble isn't over with extremely tight ingress/egress for the entire carpark between levels - which shows in the thick paint marks left on the pillars and the thick black tyre marks on the kerbs by many others who have clearly failed the test. Don't try to get a large vehicle in this carpark.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed her for 1 night with my wife. the location is accessible and in city center.

Rooms are really spacious and bed was so comfortable. Furniture in the room was really good and i love the washroom ( specifically the shower).

The staff was really helpful and assist us for the good restaurant.

Highly recommended and will definitely come again. :)

Room Tip: Room on the sea side is really good
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed in a studio for one night in December 2013. Wonderful welcoming staff and the room was just immaculately tidy and very clean. Very spacious and had everything we needed including our own washing machine in the room! The water pressure in the shower was perfect. This was my first time staying at a motel and i had an awesome experience!! Thanks Quest for the wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Mere C
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Stayed here for a night in December 2013. Had an excellent experience. Room was great. Staff were AMAZING!!! They went over and above to make sure we had a nice stay and were so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to others and will return again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank TMNZ2013
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Up to Tauranga for a weekend away from Christchurch this well located clean spacious hotel was perfect and was just what we were looking for. We got a good rate for our spacious well equipped room with balcony. Very quiet.

Walking distance to main attractions, restaurants and the waterfront.

We had room with a spa bath and when we turned the jets on dirty water billowed out into the bath (I guess it's hard to clean in the jets?) but reception were most apologetic and intended to resolve the issue so all good :)

Friendly happy staff

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

After staying at Quest in Tauranga for three months, I feel very happy to give a glowing report.
The location of Quest is very good, very central, near the bus station, shops, cafes & resteraunts, but away from any noise, A very safe environment to stay.
The apartment was furnished very comfortably, lovely comfortable king sized bed, electric blanket if needed. Beautiful sheets & pillows. Table & chairs, desk, lots of wardrobe space, sky tv, radio, cd player.
Washer/dryer within your own apartment, ironing board/iron. Cooker, dish washer, fridge freezer, microwave, A very nice compact spa area. I was fortunate to have an apartment with a balcony & a sea view, which was the icing on the cake.
My grateful thanks, go to the Managers Duncan & Sally & their wonderful Reception staff Kelsey & Sam, a first class special Team, the welcome & service I received from them all was just amazing. I was made to feel part of a very happy Family, which I appreciated very much. Even though they were all busy, they always made time to have a chat with me, it was always service with a smile.. If anything needed to be a attended to within my Apartment it was done immediatelyl Thank you also to, Mercy & her team of lady cleaners who kept Quest immaculate.
Can't wait to make a return visit in February 2014.
Thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jacqueline b
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Good points: large room, clean & modern, good air con, secure car parking, friendly staff, balcony
Could improve: bed too soft (personal preference for harder bed), poor internet but a separate provider and issue was late addressed via e-mail, slightly weird shower configuration & had to remove bath stopper for proper drainage
Overall a good experience & would stay again

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
Thank Roseygirl13
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Additional Information about Quest on Durham

Address: 6 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Tauranga)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range: $129 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest on Durham 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quest Tauranga Serviced Apartments are located in the heart of Tauranga's exceptional shopping, dining and nightlife. Explore the fantastic boutique stores, cafes, restaurants and bars that line the surrounding streets. Quest Tauranga offers a mix of 29 studio, one, two and three bedroom self-contained serviced apartments with comfortable and modern furnishings and all the great services and amenities Quest is known for. Each apartment features a spacious living area, full kitchen, deluxe spa bath (except our two fully enabled wheel chair accessible apartments), comfortable king size beds, and wifi or broadband internet access. Whether you are in the Bay Of Plenty for business or leisure, Quest Tauranga invites you to enjoy the finest quality Tauranga accommodation in a perfect location and service of the highest standard. Whether you are looking for accommodation for One Night, One Week, One Month ; Quest Tauranga offers a unique "Home Away from Home" experience. Quest Tauranga's reception hours are 7.30Am to 7pm Monday-Friday and 8am to 4pm Weekends and public holidays. Guest may still check in after these times using our after hours check in service and call centre. Instructions for this can be found outside reception doors. Onsite secure car parking is available at an additional cost; however spaces are limited so please book in advance. ... more   less 
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