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Pilot Bay 27a The Mall, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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#2 of 13 hotels in Mount Maunganui
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Westhaven Motel overlooks the beautiful harbourside of Mount Maunganui. Watch the constant activity on the harbour and relax in a quiet and family friendly location.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Neil B wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand1041 contributions300 helpful votes
Fabulous location, beachside at Pilot Bay. Classic Kiwi motel that I suspect looks much like it did in the 1970s. Clean, tidy, spacious and functional. It’s not 5 star luxury with all mod cons, but nor does it sell itself as such. It had everything we needed for a great weekend away from home. The welcome at check in as as friendly as you’ll find anywhere. Off street parking. Free Wi-Fi. Easy walking distance to shops, cafes, beaches and The Mount. We’ve stayed at The Westhaven before and we’ll be back again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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@Beachsoul31 wrote a review Dec 2021
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Awesome old school motel, reminded me of the typical kiwi holidays when I was a child. Staff were very friendly and welcoming, motel facilities are nice and clean.Beach is right on your doorstep, we enjoyed our stay that we have booked again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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KiwiDavebr wrote a review May 2021
Taupo, New Zealand201 contributions133 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here on Thursday night and Had a great stay The motel is of an older style but kept really well and sparkling clean Right on the waterfront with great views and great for the late sun Easy walking distance to shops ,restaurants and the beach Run by a super friendly lady Highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike Robinson wrote a review Apr 2021
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Our huge music group (41 students and 4 teachers) fit perfectly into Westhaven Motel. The rooms were spacious and clean with a fridge, cooking facilities, plenty of kitchenware. The beds were comfortable and well laid out. At night (once the students went to bed) it was very quiet and it was lovely to hear the waves along the shore. Debbie was a fabulous host and made sure we had everything we needed for an amazing stay. We will certainly be back next time we are in the Bay of Plenty.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: comfortable, great views of harbour
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KaranSin wrote a review Aug 2020
Taupo, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is awesome and just what we needed for a night away at the Mount. A great old-school motel - clean, spacious and a perfect location meant that we could walk everywhere. Super friendly and helpful staff..and great value for money..could not fault it. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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John haigh wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful stay, great location, very friendly helpful staff, comfortable,highly recommend staying here. Safe family environment, with cooking facilities, walking distance to restaurants, shops, and a good climb of the mount.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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KeHin wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom43 contributions29 helpful votes
We were badly let down by another motel that we had booked to stay in. We wandered upon this place and, as they had just had a cancellation, they managed to accommodate us. Debra was lovely and helpful, and we very much enjoyed our stay. Great value.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pixiehat wrote a review Jan 2020
New Zealand464 contributions256 helpful votes
Debra helped me three times with travel-type problems. What a lovely person. I had always looked over at this motel as I'd been swimming at Pilot Bay and wondered about staying there. And so glad I finally stayed. The motel was fantastic because I just trotted across the road every morning and evening for a swim, I didn't have to worry about searching for a parking place on the road. I had a downstairs front unit and I watched cruise liners, paddle boarders, swimmers, para-sailers, kayaks, tankers, jet-skis. The location is magnificent.Walk to cafes, shops. I prefer pilot bay where picnic-ers, families, swimmers go. The sea here is calm compared to round the corner at Main Beach. This is a 1960's motel that has not really been updated, but kept impecably clean. Friendly staff. tip: don't take Kathmandu small blue towel, it's same colour and material as the motel dishcloths. And don't take a white flannel, same as the motel's; you will get so muddled up!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: I loved the ground floor front unit for the sea view
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Jill F wrote a review Jul 2019
Pauanui, New Zealand20 contributions3 helpful votes
A warm and friendly welcome to a comfortable unit (not luxurious) but it is located right by the harbour and a short amble to the town - with lots of excellent shops - and the ocean and a short drive across the harbour bridge to the city of Tauranga. Strongly recommend you try this accommodation 👍
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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LeFusie wrote a review Apr 2019
Mid Calder, United Kingdom16 contributions13 helpful votes
This was a great find. The motel is a small family run affair and everyone us lovely. The room was of a good size and impeccably clean and tidy, having all the amenities you could want. Location is amazing, right next to the beach and the bay, a 5 minute walk will get to shops and restaurants. Couldn’t ask for any more, will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Westhaven Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Westhaven Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pilot Bay (0.2 km), Pohutukawa Gallery (0.2 km), and The Souvenir Shop Mt Maunganui (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Westhaven Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Westhaven Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Westhaven Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Westhaven Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rice Rice Baby, Ours Cafe, and Turkish Delight Cafe.
Is Westhaven Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Mount Maunganui.
Are any cleaning services offered at Westhaven Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Westhaven Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Westhaven Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (4.5 km) and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (5.6 km).
Does Westhaven Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Westhaven Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.