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ASURE Harbour View Motel

7 Fifth Avenue East access from cnr Devonport Road & 6th Ave, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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#4 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
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Meters from the water's edge, free Wi-Fi, free use of kayaks, paddle board & bikes, full of character & charm, Harbour View Motel is tucked into a small quiet cul-de-sac & only a short walk to the City Centre, waterfront, movies, shops & restaurants. An established Four Star accredited Motel providing spacious apartment style units (air-con's/heat pumps) with full kitchen facilities & bathrooms. All upstairs units have water views. We have free-kayaks, paddleboard & bicycle's for you to cruise down to the waterfront or cycle around the Waikareo Estuary. The main Tauranga beach suburb of Mount Maunganui with it's lovely white sand beaches, hot salt water pools and the harbour beach (for small children) at Pilot Bay are just 10 - 12 minutes away by car. Memorial Park is just 200 metres away from the motel where there is a walk along the inner harbour of Tauranga, a children's playground, miniature trains, mini golf, & a heated public pool & childrens paddling pool. 50+ Channels SKY-TV
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motiv8ed wrote a review 3 Mar
Tauranga, New Zealand45 contributions18 helpful votes
Harbourview Motel is a superb retreat to come to when we finally get out to play after our 90 Days on 7 Days off roster as Motel Managers.Despite Atholl being absent from his duties, Lorraine made us feel so welcome that we almost did not notice Atholls absence. Then Millie and Frankie stepped up to the Welcoming Committee and Atholl suddenly became an added extra which was just missing from our visit this time. We love this place, we stay 4 times a year. This is our go to Motel in Tauranga. Liz and Malcolm Motel Managers Whakatane.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Motive8ed, Thanks again for your support. Sorry I missed seeing you but was on a motorcycle trip to the Far North and back. Thank you for your compliments about our little waterside spot on Tauranga's inner harbour. Look forward to seeing you when you next choose to come and stay with us, kind regards, Athol & Lorraine PS Frank and Milly say Meow meow
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PicklesNewcastle wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, Australia241 contributions195 helpful votes
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We booked 6 nights at the motel to use as a base to explore the area. Once again I did a lot of research and found this gem in Tauranga. You are genuinely warmly welcomed by Lorraine and Athol. The welcome is like you are the first people to stay or your old family friends. The room we booked was exactly like the photos with a wonderful view of the harbour. Everything was super clean. Beds and shower were all excellent. It was extremely comfortable for our 6 night stay. Location wise you can walk to the town centre and to local restaurants.It takes about 15 minutes.Love the location. It is also next to a very small park with a bench where you can sit and enjoy the view. Great also for sunrise photos.Easy parking and also for a small fee you can access the washing machine and separate dryer. The 2 ladies that do the cleaning of the rooms, are wonderful. They are so friendly and helpful. They also look like a million dollars when you see them in the morning. Extremely tastefully uniformed. Best I have ever seen.Huge thanks to Lorraine and Athol (although Lorraine did all the work, as Athol hopped on his 3 wheel bright red bike and took off with 2 mates down to the South Island a couple of days after we arrived.) NZ is such a beautiful location and what a perfect stay we had at Harbour View Motel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Room with a view if staying for 4 plus nights
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 15 May 2020
Hi to the Pickles of Newcastle, Thanks for your kind words about your stay with us in March. Glad you loved the location which was for us the influencing factor in us buying and then renovating the motel. The waterside location in a quiet cul-de-sac is the feature that most guests highlight as their favourite feature. Of course the newly renovated and air-conditioned/heat pumps in the rooms are also on the popularity list. Yes, we have tried to make sure that the website is as close as possible to what your expectations are so when you get here you should be happy to be here. We will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping staff who are passionate about what they do in preparing the rooms each day for each new set of guests. You got a big laugh out of Athol on your comment about the Can-Am Spyder. Athol suggests when you next come to visit he takes you both for a ride on the pillion so you can see just how much hard work it is to drive around the Bay of Plenty with the wind blowing in your face :-) We look forward to hosting you again at some future date when life gets back to normal and you can cross the Tasman. Thanks for your support and your comments on your stay, that feedback is what motivates us to do what we do. It's hosting guests like you which make what we do most worthwhile. We trust you and your families are all well and have come through the pandemic safely. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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Lyndell wrote a review Jan 2021
31 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved this little gem. So close to the water. So central to city, hospital, restaurants and malls. This motel has been passionately upgraded and cared for by the live in hosts. Our apartment had a separate lounge from the dining /kitchen which made it easy for my husband to work from the motel while I enjoyed a coffee in the lounge looking out through the bay window to the water.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Hi Lyndell, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. Yes, we also love our position in our quiet residential cul-de-sac and being just 40 metre's off the edge of the inner harbour of Tauranga. Glad you enjoyed the newly renovated and refurbished motel. Many of our guests love the apartment style configuration of the units. We look forward to hosting you again when you may next come to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. Kind Regards, Athol and Lorraine.
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Christina H wrote a review Jan 2021
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Beautifully presented and very clean rooms. Really comfy and good quality beds. The location is lovely, quiet, tucked away but still convenient to town and local park/pool (great for kids). Hosts were very welcoming and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 19 Jan 2021
hi Christina, Thanks for your kind words and feedback on your stay with us. So glad you enjoyed the newly renovated and refurbished rooms. We will pass on your comments on the cleanliness to our housekeeping staff who are very dedicated to preparing the rooms for our new and returning guests. We so enjoy our location in our quiet residential on the edge of Tauranga's inner harbour and glad you did too. We look forward to hosting you agin when you next return to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. kind regards. Athol and Lorraine
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BamBam wrote a review Jan 2021
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Everything was ideal for our stay at the motel. We arrived without a booking due to complications with another booking we had made in town and Lorraine and Athol found us alternative accommodation until they had a vacancy for us. We found the unit spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The daily servicing was carried out by very friendly staff. The location is within easy walking distance to the CBD to enjoy the variety of cafes, restaurants, bars, shops and an easy drive to the fabulous beaches at the Mount and Papamoa beaches. We will definitely stay there again and recommend the Harbour View Motel as a great place to stay. Thanks, Lorraine and Athol.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Athol Potterill, Owner at ASURE Harbour View Motel
Responded 8 Jan 2021
Hi Bernie, Thanks for your review. It was a privilege and a pleasure for us to assist and to host you for your stay in the Bay of Plenty. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. You have highlighted one of the main reasons why we bought and fully renovated the motel. We just love our quiet waterside cul-de-sac and this location that allows us to enjoy an easy walk up to the Strand waterfront and restaurant precinct of Tauranga. We so look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future. Wishing you a successful, healthy and happy 2021. kind regards, Athol & Lorraine
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US$109 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about ASURE Harbour View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms New Zealand (0.7 km), Tauranga Farmer's Market (0.3 km), and Virtual Reality Experience (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Talk of India, The Med Cafe, and Love Rosies.
Is ASURE Harbour View Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Tauranga.
Are any cleaning services offered at ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to ASURE Harbour View Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (1.8 km) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (2.6 km).
Does ASURE Harbour View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is ASURE Harbour View Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.