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Tairua Shores Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 1, 2013

lovely motel, very clean and modern, recently updated. gorgeous private patio. good location to walk to the bay and 10 min walk to town. idealy situated to tour the coromandel peninsular. very friedly and helpful owner, plenty of spades for hot water beach!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were originally only staying for one night but this motel was so good we booked for a further four. Glenn did everything to make our stay special. We cannot recommend highly enough. the location makes it easy to see the sights in the surrounding area. we had breakfast each day in our room and it was quite delicious

Room Tip: Studios are larger than standard rooms but I loved the shower in the standard room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Boss162
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was our first visit to Tairua and as American travellers, I "booked blind" online...we were delighted! Glenn was the perfect host, our family unit (the end unit facing the harbor) was ideal...spotless, well-equipped and comfortable enough for 5 adults. Laundry and beautiful landscaping topped it off. Great location: not downtown and a nice walking trail to town. Stay here!

Room Tip: The end family unit is the best!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Pats53
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at Tairua Shores and were very pleased with our garden view studio accomodation. The property is located within a short walking distance to the waterfront and town. We made easy day trips to Hot Water Beach and the Cathedral Cove area. Gary was very accomodating and allowed us a late checkout on our last day giving us a chance for a quick shower after our morning kayak trip. The free clothes washer was a nice perk.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

It's been years since I've stayed in a motel but Tairua Shores makes me wonder if I need to revisit them. We had come from a B&B in Cooks Beach which cost us $100 more a night and offered nothing that this place didn't. We had a superior chalet, a studio cabin that was modern and stylish with lovely local art on the walls and in the nicely landscaped courtyard garden which makes for a great outdoor space and outlook from inside your room. Most of the time you could barely hear your neighbours although some noise comes through the walls at times (nice to see the managers have posted notices asking residents to be considerate of others in this regard). The rooms are set back from the road too so road noise is not an issue despite the main road being out front. The carpet is deep, chairs comfy, bed good and the cooking equipment and crockery are spotless. Plus there was a heater and fan in the cupboard and cleverly, a squeegee for the bathroom floor so that you didn't have to suffer a wet floor all day after showering. Top all that off with free wifi, parking at your door and friendly attentive hosts plus a location right on the Harbour within a short stroll to town and this has to be one of the best motels I have stayed at. Hopefully it's not an isolated stroke of luck as I'd love to find other motel gems like this in other parts of the world. If not, Glenn and Alison, please export your style! (Only one tiny criticism, a blind for the east facing triangular window above the bed would be nice to let you sleep past 6am in the dark in Summer!!!).

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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TairuaShores, Owner at Tairua Shores Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

Thankyou so much for a great reveiw, it makes Glenn and I really happy when we read our guests have had a great stay with us, that is what we want people to experience. We have been looking into trying to find a blind or window shade for that top window it is just an awkward shape and size but we are on to it. We wish you all the best for 2013 and enjoy all your travels.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We returned to stay at Tairua Shores Motel for the second time in November 2012. The first time we stayed I thought Tairua was paradise with its beautiful surroundings, sea and hills. The accommodation at Tairua Shores is first class, comfortable, immaculate, spacious and of an extremely high standard. There are tiny private gardens with lovely garden furniture. This is the best motel we have stayed in during our fourth tour of North and South Islands of New Zealand. Sometimes when you return to a place that you have enjoyed it fails to live up to your expectations but there were no disappointments at Tairua Shores. Glenn and Alison are kind, funny and helpful. This truly was paradise regained. Ellen and Mick Dunham Redditch United Kingdom

Room Tip: all the rooms are good
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank edunhamRedditch
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We picked this motel based on it's tripadvisor ratings and the pics on their website. Lovely modern room in an excellent location - just a 10 minute stroll along the lakefront into the town where there are shops, the pub and eating options.
The room had a little seating area outdoors which was beautifully landscaped for quite a small space.
The Coromandel region is beautiful and we would have loved to have stayed for longer than just one night - Tairua is a great location to explore the region
Very friendly hosts who gave helpful suggestions and recommendations and extremely good value for money.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tairua Shores Motel

Address: 156 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Price Range: $94 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tairua Shores Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tairua Shores Motel has all been fully refurbished and consists of 4 family units, each unit has a separate bedroom with king size bed, separate full kitchen,separate bathroom, lounge and own deck with bbq. Two units have views over looking the harbour. 3 spacious garden chalets plus 2 superior garden chalets. All chalets have a king size bed, separate bathroom, kitchen and own private very sunny garden deck. ... more   less 
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