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The Reef Beachfront Apartments

178 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3149 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Fitness centre
4 Star accommodation
Beachfront apartments located on Marine Parade in Mt Maunganui. Plenty of space in fully self-contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with 2 bathrooms, full kitchens, and laundry. All linen supplied. Secure More undercover parking for 2 cars, and lift access to all floors. Free wifi. Wonderful sea views from 3rd and 4th floors, with huge private balconies. Quiet location close to restaurants, shops, parks, airport, golf courses, and right across the road from the awesome surf beach. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$179 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
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Stayed for three nights. Fabulous spacious and clean apartment. While we weren’t staying in high season the place was nice and quiet. We requested a late (30 mins) check out and manager was very accommodating. Great secure parking with internal access.

Only minor down side is t
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The room was spacious, clean, modern, quiet and warm. We went in winter so the heat pump was a blessing although there was an oil heater in the wardrobe as a spare, we didn't need it. Bedding was fresh and clean duvets and so easy to make.
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Very basic and manager very offhand We asked if we could have a late checkout as we wanted to walk up Mt Maungsnui and were worried we could be a tiny bit over the 10am checkout and they were going to charge $30 per hour. In all the travelling I have done plus owning and opera
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Response from Murray F, Manager at The Reef Beachfront Apartments
Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you for your review Louise. We too were disappointed that we could not give you a late check out on the day of your departure. We can almost always manage this, as our guests have made these arrangements the previous day/evening as requested, and we organise our housekeeping staff accordingly. To set the record straight, our late check out charge is $20.00 per hour & if we had been advised it was to be 'only a tiny bit over the 10.00 check out time', of course there would have been no charge for this. (For any planning by fellow readers, The Mount is 3 kilometres from The Reef & you need to allow at least an hour to walk to the top of The Mount from its base - once you have found a car park).
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The beach location as well as the size, cleanliness and quality of the rooms are unbeatable. Matched only by the efficiency, helpfulness and friendliness of hosts Lyn and Murray Finn. A fabulous experience from beginning to end. We will return !
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Response from Murray F, Manager at The Reef Beachfront Apartments
Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you! We enjoyed having you with us & of course we would love to see you again - a returning guest is the ultimate compliment! Best wishes!
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Good clean spacious 3 brm apartment. Only one small 40" tv.... So not easy to please 5 people
Awesome warm pool and nice hot spa.
Bit of a hike to the mount, but worth the walk.
Pool closers at 9.3opm.:(
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Response from Murray F, Manager at The Reef Beachfront Apartments
Responded 6 May 2018
Hello Simon. Yes - we are 3 Kms from The Mount & a walk around the base is around 45 minutes; to the summit - most people allow around an hour. Maybe it can depend on the number of stops needed to 'drink in the view'! As you say, "worth the walk". The pools do close at 9.30pm - in the summer, & 9.00pm over the cooler months; we are mindful of the fact that there are many families 'in-house', with small/younger children who they are trying to settle for the night! Thank you for your comments.
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the amenities section mentions a fitness Centre with gym/workout room - but it's not mentioned on the website. Is there one?
There is a mini gym available - it just has an Exercycle and a weights machine!
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Looking to stay here when attending a wedding in Bethlehem. Is it easy to get a taxi to/from? How long would it take approx. and approx. what cost? Also same questions regarding taxi to/from airport Thanks
Hi - I agree with everyones comments. I would estimate a taxi from the airport to take around 7 mins and cost approx. $15. Bethlehem is about half an hour away,but it is no problem to taxi there. The reception counter at The Reef can organise this for you. I would estimate the price to be approximately $70 (Depending on the exact location). They will give you a price if you ring them in advance and ask, If you are staying more than one night then it is worth being in the Mount and right on the beach front - it is a beautiful destination. Welcome to NZ, I hope you have a great stay :-)
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"Didn't need to bring anything, it was all there. Highly recommend."
"Luxury rooms on the higher floors are best especially on the East sea-facing side. All have excellent, spacious balconies."
"Ask for room with air con"
"top floor over the pool or any room over looking the beach front."
"Poolside rooms are cheaper, but don't be put off if privacy is an issue. You could not see into the room from the pool."
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