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“The location and ambience of Tairua Shores Motel is a small glimpse of paradise”

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Tairua Shores Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

Stayed for 6 nights when touring New Zealand. The room was bright airy and attractive. There was a lovely little garden with umberella and loungers. From the back of the motel you can walk along the edge of the estuary, a quiet and beautiful walk. The tiny town centre is attractive with cafes, a supermarket and chemist. The location and ambience of this motel was a small glimpse of paradise. The owners were helpful, chatty but not intrusive. Wish I was still there.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2010

We booked a studio the best we have ever stayed in at tairua shores motel in January 2010 everything about our stay was very good from the very nice clean room to the sunny garden, Glenn and Alison were very helpful about where to visit and the area, we wished we could have stayed longer but had to move on, we cant wait for our next visit

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

First I have to say the Coromandel Peninsula should not be placed and Tairua is a great friendly place to make your base. We stayed here for two night in a well decorated good sized room. It is very clean and owners very helpful (incl free internet access a boon for travellers). The motel is just 5 min easy walk into town along the coast line.
It was a great pace and my only small complaint was that ne of the nights, the room got quite hot and there was no fan in the room but would definiely stay there again if I visited the area.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2010

We stayed at the Tairua Shores Motel for 5 nights in January 2010. The place was recommended to us by a tourist information. We had a great time and could easily have stayed longer: lots of things to see and do in the area. The location of the motel is great, perfect to explore the Coromandel peninsula. We especially loved the "guide service" of our host Glenn: Every morning we stopped by at the reception to get some insider tips for the day trip - the best beaches, the best restaurants, the best ice-cream-shops... I also liked the DVD-rental and watched a great movie on one rainy day. Greetings from Germany, Glenn!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2010

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the Tairua Shores Motel and the owners Glenn, Allison and family made our stay one of pleasurable relaxation. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them, including arranging for us to be picked up from our restaraunt on New Years Eve by their lovely daughter.
The accommodation was perfect, the location wonderful - just up from the wharf and a short walk from the shops and restaraunts. The rooms were serviced daily and had a lovely outside sitting area which was a marvellous suntrap.
The whole area was very relaxing with a good selection of places to eat and a good base from which to travel to other places such as Cathedral Cove.
All in all, we couldn't have wished for more and hope to return for a longer stay in the future. Thank you Tairua Shores Motel!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

We stayed in a one bedroom unit which was clean, bright and quiet. The new owners were revamping the place and had done well with the studio units, they looked great. Although ours hadn't been revamped inside it was still a nice unit, we even had our own bbq on our own private deck. It was a short walk to the wharf where the kids had a dip, you can catch a ferry to Pauanui and it is a short walk to the shops. We would love to come back however it was a little pricey but hey it was Christmas.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Thank luvggs
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

I booked the whole motel for my fishing club and was expecting the usual NZ motel judging from past reviews. The motel has been extensively renovated by the current owners. All the units have new king size beds and private decks.
The units were serviced daily and are a short walk to the bars and restaurants at Tairua. This motel would be the perfect weekend retreat from a busy Auckland.
Situated right next to the wharf at Tairua. Highly Recommended

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Thank gersa
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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 - $135 (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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