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Harbour City Motor Inn

50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
4 star plus upmarket motel in CBD. Opposite Baycourt Theatre. Close to Cafes & Restaurants. FREE wi-fi. 20 air-con units with spa baths, cooking facilities, LCD TVs, Electric Blankets, SKY TV, latest magazines . Complimentary Car parking. 14 studio rooms, 2 access rooms & 4 1 bedroom units. Conference Facilities on site. Management on site. Fluent French speaking host.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Electric vehicle charging station
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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WalesNZ88 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand79 contributions137 helpful votes
Whilst Tauranga is lacking in large international hotel chains, the local establishments more than make up for it, specifically the Harbour City Motor Inn. I stayed here for 6 days around Christmas, and can't fault it. Comfortable beds, great amenities and perfect location. Easy access to Tauranga city, and to Mount Maunganui (5-7 minutes by car). The rooms are serviced well every day, and I can say the experience was little different from an international quality hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Cheryl J wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great stay, very quiet considering we are in city. Lovely host, couldn’t do enough for us. Gave us dinner recommendations also. Our studio unit was very clean.. Bed comfy. Efficient air conditioning. A few minutes walk to many restaurants and waterfront.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , General Manager at Harbour City Motor Inn
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Many thanks for your time to give us some feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. With your kind words, it gave us a huge bonus so we will need to work harder to provide the best service to our guests.
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Trish wrote a review Sep 2020
52 contributions3 helpful votes
The Room is clean and tidy. Absolutely Loved the spa bath. When we booked in the owner showed us to the room and explained all the places we could go to for a meal etc. She was very helpful. Will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , General Manager at Harbour City Motor Inn
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Thank you. it was so lovely to have you stayed with us.
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slyly wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland16 contributions5 helpful votes
Our room was lovely and spacious for 3 people. The beds were comfy with plenty of spare pillows. The AC unit was easy to use and made the room nice and snuggly warm super fast. John and Tui were a lovely couple that were invested in making our stay as comfortable as possible. Thanks for the warm welcome! the one and only downside of our stay was the noise from the constant buses coming and going outside our roadside room. Part of city living and nothing to be done about that and good to get up woken early to make the most of the day anyway! Would happily stay again. Oh and wifi was some of the best we have had in NZ. No glitches, great reception. We were able to stream quite easily
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Room Tip: If you are concerned about street noise, ask for a unit away from the road
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Response from , General Manager at Harbour City Motor Inn
Responded 28 Aug 2020
Many thanks.
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trtp2018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in a studio unit at Harbour City Motor Inn Tauranga for 3 nights in February 2020. The studio unit is very spacious and more than adequate for a couple. The location is very central and within walking distance to the shops, pubs, restaurants, waterfront etc. The facilities provided, in my opinion, are excellent and there was nothing further that we would have required. It has a very well equipped kitchenette (cooking hobs, microwave, toaster etc) a HD 43 inch TV with most sky channels including most sport and movie channels. The double bed was very comfortable, the room was clean and well laid out and the spa bath was most welcome. Tui and John are excellent and friendly hosts who are very accommodating, thoughtful and helpful. In my opinion this was value for money and we will stay there again without any hesitation should we visit Tauranga in the future. Highly recommended. Thank you so much Tui and John.
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Date of stay: February 2020
US$100 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbour City Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Harbour City Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture (0.2 km), Tauranga Art Gallery (0.3 km), and Escape Rooms New Zealand (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbour City Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Med Cafe, CBK Craft Bar Kitchen, and The Barrio Brothers Tauranga.
Are any cleaning services offered at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harbour City Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbour City Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.7 km) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (3.6 km).
Is Harbour City Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.