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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.