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“Delightful town and a great host”
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Blue Water Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We were doing a tour of the Coromandel Peninsula and stopped into the Blue Water Motel for one night. Ended up staying 3 nights because the area is so beautiful and Paul, the host, is such a great character. He couldn't have been more helpful. "You must go to the Hot Beach" - beach towels and spade provided instantly. He is passionate about the region and has a fabulous knowledge of the area.

The rooms are as clean as can be and have views from the top rooms. Also while we were there his plum tree was fruiting so we had plums for breakfast. YUM. Also they have the most divine linen. Worthy of a 5 star hotel.

Aside from providing spades for the Hot Water Beach trip they have kayaks for guest use as well as a hot spa.

I couldn't recommend this more highly - 2 minutes walk to a couple of good eating houses

Room Tip: We were a couple and had a lovely room up the hill (last room on the right) and had a view of the ba...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Gillydiamond
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Hi Gillian,
Wow, thank you so much for your kind comments - we are really so lucky to have such lovely guests stay with us. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and even helped stack our firewood !!!
Hope to see you again soon.
cheers,
Paul & Natasha

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We found this place on a whim. The only motel with spa in the area which is a bonus. Paul was very friendly and the family unit was large and had everything we needed. Off season, so no troubles with any noise from the road. Great place to base for day trip to Hot Water Beach. Paul even offered us towels and shovels to take with us and return on our way back to Auckland. Very trusting and thoughtful. Free wifi. Our son loved the shark notice in the spa and still remembers 2 months later. Thank you Paul.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
Thank Carolyn C
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Hi Carolyn & Family, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that the spa pool shark didn't appear ! Cheers, Paul & Natasha

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

this is a great place to stay when on the coromandel peninsula. we based ourselves here and felt very lucky to have found this motel. paul greeted us by name and was a wealth of useful information and tips. we followed a daytrip that he laid out for us and had a fantastic time.

we stayed in a room with queen sized bed and en suite bathroom. it had a kitchenette which was helpful and fully stocked with silverware, cups, plates, microwave, hot water kettle, and a skillet -- the latter was great for when we decided to get groceries from the nearby store for dinner, as opposed to eating out.

in tairua itself, everything is within walking distance of the motel. definitely a very convenient and fun place to stay. thanks, paul!

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank lisach
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Hi Lisa & Marcus, Wow, thanks so much for your lovely review !
Great that you enjoyed your stay in Tairua and exploring the Coromandel.
Cheers, Paul & Natasha

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our six-person Hungarian group spent eleven nights in different accomodation during their privat tour on the both islands of New Zealand. Among the many excellent accomodation Blue Water Motel, Tairua provided the one of the most outstanding experiences. First of all easy to find it, good location and informative signposting, beautiful environment, manicoured gardens, clean yard, confortable parking lots.
There was a very warm welcome, personally done by owner, who personally showed us to our self contained unit. The chalet was very well equiped with heating and the comfortable bed with electic blankets as well. The bath room was spotless clean and towels immaculate fresh white.
The bedding and bed linen were as clean as at home, therefore was alluring to fall in it after a exhausting day.
In the kitchen were all for necessary cutlery and bowls, pots and pans in excellent in a appetizing condition available.
It was a very comfortable staying at Blue Water Motel in Tairua, many thanks for the owner for His kind service. I can offer this motel for people who wants get the most for less. The staying here is affordable for backpackers tourits as well.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Hi Attila & friends, Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you all and great that you enjoyed your holiday in NZ . Wonderful first ever guests from Hungary !
Cheers, Paul & Natasha

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Great little spot in a not very well known part(to us) of the country. After "briefing" by Paul we could have filled up several days with the attractions of the area------fishing,beaches and boating.
Paul provided us with towels and shovels to enjoy the hot springs. We also visited Cathedral Cove, on his recommendation, and it was well worth the long walk.However the most impressive scenery in the area is from Mount Paku which requires a bit of a climb but is well worth the effort.The motel room, while not the largest, was very comfortable and had all that we required including free WIfI.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Hi John & Natalie, Thank you so much for your kind comments , they are much appreciated. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Tairua and exploring the Coromandel . Hope the rest of your holiday was also good.
Cheers, Paul & Natasha .

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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Great little motel in an amazing part of New Zealand with fantastic hosts always willing to go the extra mile. Close to everything we needed shops, food, beaches etc and at a great price. Great supplies with kayaks fishing gear and even free wifi. Would highly recommend anyone visiting the area stay with Paul at the blue water motel we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank AdamandNicole
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi Adam & Nicole,
So pleased you enjoyed your stay for your Wedding Anniversary and thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again next year !
cheers,
Paul & Natasha

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Had a wonderful stay, Great outlook over the bay, only minutes from the shops and cafe's.

Paul had lots of suggestions of places to see, and things to do, and plenty of information on the area.

Thanks Paul & Natasha.

Room Tip: whole place was very quite.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Hi Garry,
Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
cheers,
Paul & Natasha ( and Mullet the cat ! ).

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Additional Information about Blue Water Motel

Address: 213 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Price Range: $80 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Water Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Water Motel is one of the closest motels to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Clean, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation in the seaside town of Tairua. A perfect base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We have a range of self contained units, a hot indoor spa pool, free WiFi, BBQ, kayaks and fishing rods. Located opposite harbour beach and a flat 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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