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Mission Belle Motel

Corner Victoria Road and Pacific Avenue Mount Manuganui, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga New Zealand
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#4 of 13 hotels in Mount Maunganui
The Mission Belle is a family run motel in Mount Maunganui (Mauao). The Belle's hosts are Cathy and Ray who came over from England in 2008 and fell in love with the place as soon as they saw it. One of their favourite countries in the world is Spain and because it reminded them so much of the spanish buildings they were used on the coast it seemed to be the perfect scenario - a little piece of Spain in New Zealand - what more could they want??!! Unfortunately it wasn't available for them to own at that time but as soon as it came on the market, they snapped it up! They've been in the motel since December 2011 and have so far loved every minute of it. There is a sizable barbeque area and various seating areas dotted around the property, with or without shade and they have improved on the landscaping. The rooms were originally decorated with a "spanish' feel about them (hence the name) and now Cathy and Ray feel that updating the rooms is high on the agenda of plans that they have for the place. It is ideally located, close to all amenities that the Mount has to offer - fantastic cafes, amazing restaurants, and the beautiful stores that are all very appealing. With only a couple of minutes walk to the quiet Pilot Bay beach and a five minute walk to the main beach, there really is no need of a pool! Having said that, the Hot Pools are at the base of Mauao and are easily accessible with a ten to fifteen minute walk from the Belle. A beautiful walk around Mauao where you can take in some fantastic sights, or a more energetic or if preferred, a slow climb up to the summit will be an effort well rewarded with the magnificent views over the town and the sights of Tauranga.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
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Anwil51 wrote a review Mar 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand459 contributions206 helpful votes
The location is amazing - walk to town in 2 minutes with cafes, restaurants and shops. The room was new, clean and really nicely laid out - bed comfortable and good space for parking. Staff are very friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Juliahuliagulia wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location. Compact studio was just right. Small but had everything we needed and was comfortable. Friendly staff. Would definately use again. We were disappointed we couldn't stay longer as the place was nice and lots to do in the area. I have seen other comments on noise but didn't find this problematic. Would return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
C.B Adams wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions9 helpful votes
The 2 of us stayed here in feb for 4 nights and I tell you what, it would probably give the Hilton a run for its money. We had room 4 that had a pretty grouse view of the mount, a comfy bed, nice big couch with a fold out bed (in case your in the bad books with the Mrs) and air con which saved us from ending up like a beef roast on them 30°+ days. Rooms had just been redecorated too, had a bit of a cheeky eye up and down the tile and paint work and someones done a nice job on it. Owners are real cool people and helpful too, didn’t mind me keeping my surfboard and wetsuit with me (Lots of places get all snobby and look down on you when you ask if you can keep them in the room) and even held onto the room key while I was down at the beach and handed it back to me the minute they saw me walking back in. Motel is located right at the end of the Main Street and is quick and easy to get to everything, sober walk to the pub: 1 minute, not quite as sober walk home: 2 minutes, Smell of coffee and bacon in the morning: heaven. Our room was a bit noisy on Saturday because the people over the road thought they’d try and take out the title of “noisiest buggers at the mount” for that night but thankfully they were playing a few decent tunes and I fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow and so does the other half so it didn’t bother us in the slightest. The owners apologised for the noise when we checked out which was nice even though it wasn’t even their fault!. Overall it’s a 👍👍 from me.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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traveller#01 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, UK221 contributions87 helpful votes
We stayed in Mount Maunganui for 2 nights, initially reserving a B&B slightly further out of town but finally changing it to Mission Belle Motel. On arrival we were greeted by the very friendly owner, who I'm afraid I've forgotten his name. Each motel room has its own parking spot which is very handy. Our room was up the steps (if you will struggle with suitcases up then maybe see if you can request the ground floor as there is no lift but we had no problem). The room itself is large and spacious. Well equipped kitchen with milk provided on arrival. The bathroom is large with a lovely shower. The room and bathroom are very clean. Despite booking due to the reviews, we were apprehensive before arriving as the word motel after visiting the US has its connotations with a budget place that is small and not particularly clean however Mission Belle is far from that. It was refreshing to see that both days we were there the owner was renovating his place from decorating indoors in motel rooms to varnishing the doors. You can see he takes pride in the appearance of the place which really shows. The motel couldn't be in a better location. It is at the tip of the main street with all the restaurants and shops whilst being a very short distance from the climb up the mountain. Great place to stay thanks to the brilliant owner(s).
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Date of stay: November 2019
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djcj wrote a review Nov 2019
Ohope, New Zealand272 contributions79 helpful votes
Stayed in the family suite as there weren't any other rooms and we had booked a bit last minute. Everything was exceptionally clean, the location was great and we particularly liked the little balcony off the upstairs bedroom and as there were only 2 of us we made the upstairs bedroom our lounge and bedroom because as well as the balcony with a lovely view of The Mount it also had a large screen tv with Sky. We don't normally watch tv but we were there for the cricket at the Bay Oval so it was needed. The downstairs had another lovely bedroom, bathroom with shower and toilet. The kithchen/diner area had another tv and an outside dining area that would accommodate up to 8 people. We would definitively recommend but wish they wouldn't add 2% to payment by credit card.
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Date of stay: November 2019
US$93 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mission Belle Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mission Belle Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mt Maunganui Main Beach (0.5 km), Pilot Bay (0.4 km), and Pohutukawa Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mission Belle Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Mission Belle Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mission Belle Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mission Belle Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rice Rice Baby, Turkish Delight Cafe, and Latitude 37.
Is Mission Belle Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Mount Maunganui.
Are there any historical sites close to Mission Belle Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (4.7 km).
Is Mission Belle Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.