Aquarius Motor Inn
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Aquarius Motor Inn

447-449 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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4.5
#7 of 9 motels in Mount Maunganui
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Aquarius Motor Inn is perfectly positioned just 10 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Mount Maunganui town. This medium sized motel has an outdoor pool and indoor hot tub, guest laundry and a range of accommodation to cater for all sizes of groups, from couples to sports teams. Each unit has Air conditioning, LED lighting, Sky TV with 50 plus channels, a kitchenette and private bathroom, some with spa baths. Free on-site parking and unlimited Wi-fi make Aquarius the ideal base for your stay in the Bay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Golf course
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

447-449 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
48Reviews0Q+A6Room tips

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fi_joa25 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very welcoming host and very helpful. Room was very clean and very comfortable. Beds were very comfortable and although on quite a busy road, road noise was not an issue at all. Kitchen was very well appointed with all the bells and whistles one could possibly need. Unit was very spacious with a small outside area front and back of the unit. Host recommended a cafe across the road from the Motel rather than the Continental breakfast on offer. Pleasant place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Elizabeth wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Managers/Owners are very direct and clear on any situation.

Very inviting and friendly staff , staff has attended to all my needs with a smile on their face. As a customer im very happy with the hospitable

Suites are warm , cosy , safe! which is good enough for me :-)
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Lewis wrote a review Mar 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Motel is in a great location, very close to the Mount and the Beach. The staff are extremely friendly and very nice.

The rooms are tidy, fresh and modern. There is free wifi throughout the motel, which is very helpful for keeping in touch with family back home during your visit.

All in all the pool area and rooms are very nice and I would recommend this place to everyone visiting!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AquariusAdmin, Owner at Aquarius Motor Inn
Responded 11 Mar 2017
Thanks for your positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kim & Paula.
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debzrotorua wrote a review Jun 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location for proximity to Airport, Bayfair Shopping Centre...but our unit was tired and in need of some maintenance.I booked this unit specfically for a spa bath, but the spa didnt work and the hot water was Luke warm, furnishings are tired and bedroom curtains are mouldy on the back, due to wet windows. And the wifi was so bad, it was like dial up.Which was frustrating due to needing to download documents for travel.Dissappointing stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nakoki007 wrote a review Mar 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience at this motor inn did not match the reviews. Our unit was not that clean...mould in the shower, skirting boards that hadnt been cleaned for ages etc. Lots of street noise due to boy racers along Maunganui Road, which is the main road into town. Also, noise from adjacent units kept us awake. We wont be back
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin wrote a review Mar 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here during our visit to NZ. The location is great for the Mount and all the local attractions. The owners have kept the prices competitive and the quality high. Very clean and the owners are very friendly
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AquariusAdmin, Owner at Aquarius Motor Inn
Responded 11 Mar 2017
Thanks for your kind comments and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry that we couldn't turn on some better weather for you, but we hope you'll come back and visit us again at the Mount. Kim & Paula.
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MrBrownUK wrote a review Jan 2017
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights whilst visiting Mount Maunganui area and Tauranga.

The motel is under new management and the service was extremely friendly and welcoming.

Check in was easy and the room was really clean, modern and comfortable with everything we needed. We didn't use the kitchenette much as we decided to check out the local restaurants and cafes. Would recommend Bay St cafe on the beach (just up the road).

The location is perfect - just 15min walk away from the main high st and beachfront by the Mount. You can also walk to the beach in 10mins.

The swimming pool is small but very clean and fine for a dip/sunbathing. The spa hot tub was also a nice treat!

Free Parking available and easy to find as it's on the main road into Mount Maunganui.

Would definitely return next time we're in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AquariusAdmin, Owner at Aquarius Motor Inn
Responded 8 Jan 2017
Thanks for your feedback and it was a pleasure to host you during your stay. We are currently starting a refurbishment programme for the rooms so we hope you will be even more impressed next time you visit! Have a great 2017. Kim & Paula.
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yvonnerkh23 wrote a review Dec 2019
Te Kuiti, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a two bedroom unit with another couple and enjoyed our stay. Staff allowed us to check in early and the room unit was very spacious with large bathroom and seperate toilet. Was very impressed with the cleanliness and facilities were great. Only stayed one night so didn’t get to try out the spa and pool but would love to come back again. Ideal location and a comfortable stay
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SamanthaBlossom wrote a review Jun 2018
New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm currently in the middle of a three-night stay here for work. The staff are friendly, the rooms are tidy and well kept. The bath tub is loooovely to sink into after a day's work. The bed is very comfortable. This motel is just down the road from a hub of stores and restaurants, and very close to the beach. Great place, would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: There are rooms for disabled access.
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Stephanie O wrote a review Jan 2018
Durango, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The beds were great. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Before the trip I was apprehensive about staying at small family run properties. In the US these sort of places are usually not very nice. The opposite was true in NZ. Our best experiences were in small family run lodging. I encourage you to get to know the country by booking in these sort of properties.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Foardy123 wrote a tip Aug 2019
Auckland, New Zealand95 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ground floor requested so I didn't have to cart all luggage -easy fix"
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Robyn M wrote a tip Feb 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for a room away from the road, but it was generally quiet"
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SamanthaBlossom wrote a tip Jun 2018
New Zealand103 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are rooms for disabled access."
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Carolyn M wrote a tip May 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely check on the type of room and accessability as there are quite steep stairs in some units."
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davejb2017 wrote a tip Feb 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"just a nice quite clean and friendly place"
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PRICE RANGE
$195 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarius Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Aquarius Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association (0.8 km), Rocktopia (0.9 km), and Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aquarius Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smart India, EasyGo Thai, and Fife Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Aquarius Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (3.7 km), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (8.0 km), and Brain-Watkins House Museum, Est. 1881 (4.8 km).
Is Aquarius Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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