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“Spotless, friendly and caring”
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Blue Water Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Spotless, friendly and caring”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay as the Bach (holiday) home that we had booked through Bachcare was so run down. Paul was welcoming and friendly, and exactly what hospitality is all about. The rooms are spotless and with new furnishings. There were lots of little touches, such as the ability to borrow spades to dig at Hot Water Beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Richard H
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Hi Richard,

Wow, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thanks for your kind comments and we hope that the rest of your holiday was great.
cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Paul and tash are wonderful hosts who provided awesome service . Clean and tidy rooms warm and welcoming cant do enough to help you close to the shops. Helped out with local knowledge of Tairua and surrounds. Always pointed us in the right direction and never disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Anya1972
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Hi Anya,
Thank you so much for your review which we really appreciate.
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Tairua.

cheers,
Paul & Natasha
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Paul and his team provide a personalised experience. He was so friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem. Because it was not busy they upgraded us to a bigger room and pre-heated the rooms which was a nice touch. We LOVED the "all you can swim" spa room. The room was very clean and tidy with plenty of space.

Room Tip: If you are travelling with children the family units would suit you best.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jacqui P
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hi Jacqui,

Thanks for the great review ! So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in Tairua.
Glad you enjoyed the new spa pool and that the spa shark didn't get you !!!

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Loved our stay at this very cosy and friendly Motel and not to forget that it was clean ,,,Spotless!!! :)
Had a voucher for only 2 people but Paul was more then happy to let us bring our friends who were visiting from New York for another additional small fee.
We were welcomed by Paul and got nothing but the best service and lots of advice for the next day.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for affordable and beautiful place with lots to do.
Milada and Tom

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Hi Milada,
Thank you for your lovely comments and it makes it all worthwhile for us when our guests enjoy visiting the beautiful Coromandel. Hope your American friends also enjoyed the rest of their holiday.
cheers,
Paul & Natasha
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed April 21, 2013

we stayed on two nights and we enjoyed our stay there.

we will be back again when we find time.

very comfortable and Paul was very friendly and helpful with knowledge of the area.

room was nice, no problems at all.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you again soon !
cheers,
Paul & Natasha
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed for two nights in February, at the beginning of our trip to NZ. Paul was the perfect host, helpful, cheerful and a mine of local information. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Alison M
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Hi Alison,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such kind comments. Really pleased that you enjoyed staying in our little bit of paradise !!

cheers,
Paul & Natasha
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had such a great stay here that I couldn't wait to write a review. While we did not get to meet the lovely Natasha, Paul was definitely lovely, helpful, informative, friendly, and flexible. This is a great location, very close to incredible scenery, restaurants, grocery store, and playgrounds. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was not roomy but functional and extremely clean. The kitchenette was well stocked. We were very impressed how thoroughly the room was cleaned each day. Being able to borrow shovels and towels for nearby Hot Water Beach was great. The kids loved warming up in the spa pool. Plenty of room for hanging wet clothing outside was yet another bonus. My one suggestion would be to label the fruit trees! I was curious about what was growing in the gardens but didn't get a chance to ask. While it was pricier than some other options, we're extremely happy that we stayed here.

Room Tip: We stayed in the room below the owners' house and it was a great temperature. We had relatives...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ellen R
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bluewatermotel, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi Ellen ,
Gosh thank you so much for your amazing review. So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. Great idea about the fruit trees. We have plums, limes, olives, oranges and yummy feijoas growing in the gardens. Sorry to hear your relatives were chilly. There was extra blankets, electric blankets and a heater in their room. Wish they had said something as I would have given them a second heater. Don't what anyone felling cold !
Thanks again. Cheers,
Paul & Natasha
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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