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50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • 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 22/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
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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 Vietnamese speaking host.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Newspaper
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Safe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Vietnamese
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taddyito wrote a review Jul 2021
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Pros: CBD convenient location, tidy, spacious, friendly staff, free parking. You can just leave the car at the motel and walk every to go for dinner. Room has nice spa bath. I accidently left my phone and they sent it back to me. Cons: Some family rooms are connected to the next rooms with lockable door. The door is not sound proofed so we could hear the neighbor's very loud snoring and coughing all night. (Another time we stayed we did not have this issue because there was no connecting door) If you want milk you have to ask for it or they will not give it to you. Issues were minor and we would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Paulrf2021 wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
John and Tui are great hosts, rooms are clean, quite and good size rooms, has the amenities that you need to cook free parking, very close to restaurants, bars and cafes. Will always stay there when visiting Tauranga.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from , General Manager at Harbour City Motor Inn
Responded 1 Jul 2021
Many thanks for your feed back. It is always pleasant to have you at our motel. Look forward to seeing you for your next visit.
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Elkay2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent the weekend at harbour city motor inn and love it! The rooms are spacious and immaculately kept, the location is perfect with everything on your door step, literally a 10 second walk away from all the restaurant, shops and entertainment. Although considering its so central it was super quiet and relaxing. The owners are absolutely lovely, went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met. We arrived later than expected and we made a slight mix up when we booked online but they were happy to help. Will definitely come back again soon !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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WalesNZ88 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand85 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
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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
Dargaville, New Zealand61 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
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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
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trtp2018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand11 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
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GlobeTrotting606157 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Female and traveling alone I was delighted by this place. Clean, secure with staff that are SO helpful! Thank you! Thank you! I was a bit nervous but as soon as I walked into the room I was delighted. Comfy bed, GREAT bathroom and staff that were REALLY helpful. 10/10
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for your time and your feed back. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Charlaine Kidson wrote a review Dec 2019
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Lovely stay at the Harbour City Motor Inn Tauranga! Great location, secure parking and comfortable rooms and excellent service from the lovely owners. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Have a great Christmas and happy New Year.
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PRICE RANGE
US$134 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
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 breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbour City Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Med Cafe, Clarence Bistro Restaurant, and The Barrio Brothers Tauranga.
Does Harbour City Motor Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Harbour City Motor Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Harbour City Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Harbour City Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harbour City Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Vietnamese.