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593 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand
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#11 of 13 hotels in Mount Maunganui
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Located on the main road to Mount Maunganui, Gateway Motor Inn is handily situated close to Baypark Stadium, Bayfair Shopping Centre, Tauranga Airport. It is also convenient to 5 golf courses within 10 minutes, the RSA, Cosmopolitan Club, surf beaches and Baywave Aquatic Centre. Gateway has 17 modern units (8 with spa bath) with separate showers, 12 units with kitchenette, microwave and electric frypan. Hobs available on request. Phone, SKY Guest select TV with 50+ channels, restaurant charge-back services. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. We accept EFTPOS, American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa. Friendly and helpful hosts: George, Fran, Paul and Marilyn.
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In2it wrote a review Jan 2022
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Avoid this place! The manager is very unfriendly right from the time you call to book in. She tried to overcharge me on the phone as she stated "website prices were incorrect" which should have been the redflag for me not to book and when I asked her to honour the price she said "I have to call the owner" So I booked online instead and got the better rate. When we arrived I prepaid and went into the room which was a huge mistake! We then noticed all the cobwebs on the ceiling,fan and Aircon. We then we put our food on the bench and had a snooze and woke up to ants 😫😫 all over our food. We went to the manager and she came over with ant spray and didn't even apologize. I did ask for a discount as and then she treated us like we were a burden and she needed to "contact the owner" No response so I emailed the info line and this was the reply from the manager "I told you that I would contact you if your bank account was needed for a refunded discount. I haven’t called you because it was not necessary as the business owner is not discounting your stay" Worst customer service ever..get a new job manager and make sure the rooms and pests are cleaned properly or do you need to contact the owner? Did the owner even get the call and email? What manager do you know can not make those types of decisions?
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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earwig wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand68 contributions47 helpful votes
The motel is a little island of calm in the midst of the dreadful industrial and commercial traffic of Tauranga/Mount. We had a studio for an overnight stay after an evening flight from Wellington before being collected by family the next day. It's very handy to the airport and the management had no problems with our late arrival. All amenities were a high standard except for the odd feature of no sink for washing up after our order-in meal. We had to use the hand-basin in the bathroom. The motel is right next to the Pacific Highway and the rail line with very noisy trucks and trains so we had to keep all the windows shut to keep the noise out and run the AC all night. We were unusual perhaps in arriving by cab and if you want to eat out or do something else in the Mount you would need a car.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: As far away from the highway as possible.
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Makesi wrote a review May 2020
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions4 helpful votes
Warm welcome by the owners each time I have checked in here, was explained everything I needed to know, the rooms are comfy everything I need, the fans and heaters are there for use. Despite comments about trains and being on the main highway, the location is perfect Easily accessible to the CBD, Bayfair shopping a walking distance or the Mt the other direction. Thank you for your hospitality, keep up the good work, very appreciative of your service. Mahalo
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Preferably rooms upstairs are recommended
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chrissieb111 wrote a review Feb 2020
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a good stay at Gateway Motel. The hosts emailed us with useful details about how to get to their place and welcomed as at every step of the process. Good facilities. Nice room. Close to Bayfair for shopping.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nigel t wrote a review Dec 2019
Hartlepool, United Kingdom64 contributions58 helpful votes
Lent us camp chairs to take to the cricket, dried our washing for us while we were out, got us a discount at a local attraction etc. By and large we found people in New Zealand pretty friendly, but the folks at Gateway were way, way above and beyond. Room etc all fine but we will remember Gateway a long time for the kindness with which we were treated.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Back of property away from road.
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Willsy2013 wrote a review Aug 2019
Auckland Region, New Zealand23 contributions9 helpful votes
This is an awfully noisy Accommodation Unit. It is situated next to a main railway line with a motorway in between the railway and the property. We were awake half the night listening to trains (at 1.30am & 3.30am) and Traffic noise. There was a grumpy old man on reception. The rooms are getting a little bit tired and the bathrooms need a total makeover, not to mention the badly stained shower glass from body and soap scum. Better places around for the same amount. Disappointing.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Not the Units alongside the motorway & railway line
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Lily R wrote a review Jul 2019
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
Have stayed at the Gateway before, the rooms are well set out for a family of four. Lots of space and a large corner spa. Sadly this will most probably be the last time we stay as we have encountered midnight frights two times in a row. Smoke alarms going off in the middle of the night waking the whole motel and requiring you to get up and out! This happened to us both times we stayed at the motel two years in a row. Very scary to be woken by a loud siren for the kids and to have to get out in the cold to find out it just a malfunction. We decided to stay again as we like the rooms and area, but after having the alarms go off again we will not be returning. Nothing was said to guest the next morning, no apologies, or explanation. All the fire alarms are linked so the whole motel goes off if someone overcooked something, however we are not sure why the alarms went off both times as the owners dont say anything. My husband got up and went outside to find everyone had gone back to be and ignored the alarms. Not good if it ends up being a real fire as we would just think it was another malfunction. We dont want to stay again as we don't like being woken with such a fright on a Lovely week away, so will be staying elsewhere, we can't risk it happening for a third time.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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gregshanahan wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice motel, clean,owners and staff very helpful, yes its off a highway there is some noise but at night ok. The rooms and bathrooms are large and free facilities. Great stop over motel, l stayed 7 days and was able to cover large area. Airport nearby and recommend joy flights
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Quiter rooms at back of motel
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Gillian S wrote a review May 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions7 helpful votes
This motel is located by a very busy road and a railway line so my bed shook when the train went by. The owners seem very nice but there is more they could do. The decor is very tired. My heater burst in to flames when I turned it on ... butthe motelier did come running with an extinguisher. My TV would only get one channel and was stuck on Prime. The shower was good though!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jikash wrote a review Mar 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
I would unfortunately rate this Inn as not comfortable for the sober souls. It is on the roadside where the speed limit increases hence lots of vehicles grunting all the time. Noise and vibrations kept me up almost all night. Beds were not comfortable enough for a peaceful sleep. Squeaky fans made the hot nights even worse. Was down for 2 nights and could not get the much needed sleep for my work commitments on the following days. Sorry, but a BIG NO from me!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: get drunk before you go to bed.
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US$110 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Aviator Experience (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Johney's Dumpling House, The Rising Tide, and Omanu Takeaways.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (4.0 km), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (7.5 km), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (4.6 km).
Is Gateway Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.