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Baywatch Motor Inn

349a Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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#1 of 9 motels in Mount Maunganui
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Mount Maunganui's only corporate, adult-friendly motel, close to downtown shops and cafes and just 3 blocks to the beach. We offer fully air conditioned, quiet rooms with whisper glass panoramic windows, King beds, En-Suite Bathrooms, Kitchenettes and 50+SKY channels. *4 x 1 bedroom Spa suites with TV in lounge and bedroom with 50+ SKY channels, King bed, sofa bed in lounge. *10 x studio rooms with king bed, spa bath, 50+ SKY channels. * 1 x twin studio with 2 queen beds * Free parking, unlimited free WIFI.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Adults only
Baggage storage
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Washing machine
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Ruth H wrote a review Mar 2024
Porirua, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very nice king studio unit, nicely decorated, good location near the shops. Would be great if an electric frypan or hotplate and saucepan was available in the unit (rather than having to ask for one) so we have the option to cook some of the time.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Kevin S wrote a review Nov 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand285 contributions109 helpful votes
This motel is ideally located in Mt Maunganui, a decent walk to the centre of town and the Mount Club. Baywatch has large modern rooms. Even though we had a room next to the main road, we found it quiet and had a great night's sleep. We had a booking for longer and with two rooms, but a medical episode meant our friends couldn't travel with us. Despite this coming up only a few days before our scheduled arrival, our host showed excellent awareness of our situation and was very flexible with our late changes. Full marks for that.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trail30786196158 wrote a review Sept 2023
Masterton, New Zealand2 contributions
I stayed for a week while on business, with my husband travelling with me. We stayed in a King Studio unit. It was very clean and tidy. The kitchenette was great for breakfast and lunch but is a bit basic to cook dinners. There is plenty of room with a desk to work on. The location is great with a heap of restaurants of all types within walking distance. The Manager/Owner, Yi, was very friendly and helpful. There is also off-street parking. We'll be staying again next time we are at The Mount.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Ian W wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions2 helpful votes
Located on the main street, the local bus stops at the door and there is a choice of four Fast Food shops less than 50 metres away. A short walk takes you to some excellent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The proprietors are very friendly and the allocated car park was adjacent to the room.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mary G wrote a review Dec 2021
Paraparaumu, New Zealand160 contributions40 helpful votes
This motel is looking a bit dated, but extemely comfortable with a very soft bed and big fluffy bath towels. It is very clean, but the fridge is really tiny and with the door shelf broken, held very little for a three day stay. The reason I haven't given a higher rating is because there was no table and chairs - just a desk with one chair. We did ask for another one and were given a plastic outdoor chair so we could both sit at the desk for meals, but not really satifactory. I always stipulate what I want when booking a motel, but never thought to ask if a table an chairs were provided as I have never stayed anywhere before where they haven't been!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PJC18 wrote a review Apr 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand274 contributions128 helpful votes
A reasonably basic property at one end of the main strip. Whilst there was nothing wrong with the room it lacked “comfort”. The bedroom was dark and nothing really appealed about it. Furnishings need to be softer and more comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tonia H wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
Although the motel looked a bit dated from the outside, the Interior of the king suite was spotlessly clean and roomy. The room had everything I needed and the service was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bristell NZ wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand97 contributions59 helpful votes
We stayed a night here at short notice. Very comfortable room, everything you need. Very quiet inside room. Great location, easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Lovely owners who easily accommodated an early check in.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EggGirl wrote a review Jan 2021
Putaruru, New Zealand103 contributions107 helpful votes
We booked this accommodation at the last minute and found Barry very helpful both on the phone and in person on arrival. We stayed with our 14 year old daughter. There was a king size bed in the bedroom and pull-out couch in the lounge. The room was a good size for the 3 of us. We walked to the beach both days we were there. Took about 7 minutes. Was a quick walk to a restaurant/bar but slightly too long in the heat to the Mount itself. The pool was nice and refreshing and again very clean. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Gareth & Gem wrote a review Dec 2020
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Decided to stay in the Mount for the night, found Baywatch Motor Inn, drove up to reception was met there by Barry who was super friendly and accommodating. The outdoor pool is salt water and refreshing,the spa bath was bliss, the room tidy clean and well air conditioned and the bed one of the comfiest we've slept on! This Inn recycles ♻️ Perfect for what we needed. Thanks Barry!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Dec 2020
Thanks Gareth, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.
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$233 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baywatch Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Baywatch Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pilot Bay (0.7 km), Pohutukawa Gallery (0.8 km), and Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baywatch Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Baywatch Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Baywatch Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Baywatch Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baywatch Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smart India, Rice Rice Baby, and EasyGo Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baywatch Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Baywatch Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Mount Maunganui.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baywatch Motor Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Baywatch Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (4.1 km) and Brain-Watkins House Museum, Est. 1881 (5.2 km).
Is Baywatch Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.