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Bethlehem Motor Inn

176 Moffat Road, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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#13 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
Located close to the Bethlehem Town Centre, restaurants, shopping, cafes and bar, or a short drive to the city centre and the beautiful beaches. Large spacious units provide suitable accommodation for the travelling professional, weddings, family or larger groups, with parking at the door and space for more at the rear of the complex. We offer a tennis court, swimming pool, spa pool, basketball hoop, net - for golf, soccer, cricket or what ever you choose, and large spacious grounds to park the car, bus, trailer or truck. We look forward to being of service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Lindsay M wrote a review Dec 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand4 contributions3 helpful votes
Extremely disappointing. My daughter had a reasonable sum of money stolen from her locked room while she out. There is no room safe, and neither were they offered the ability to lock up valuables. Clearly had to be an inside job, as nothing else identifiable was taken. Manager originally suggested he would look through footage, but when rung he said it impossible to check any length of footage. He says he has full trust in his workers, but if he is not prepared to check or ask questions, then things are unlikely to change in the future. He told lies about the door being left open constantly which was simply not true, and was very condescending in his tone when I spoke to him (seems to be a theme here if you read other reviews). If you want to be treated with respect and not have to face theft, then I suggest you don't stay here!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Matt and Saho Gartshore, Owner at Bethlehem Motor Inn
Responded 15 Dec 2020
We were first informed of this incident on the day of check out by the high school team manager/supervisor for the trip. I asked her does she know when supposed money went missing? She said that the girl was unsure it could have gone missing any of the 4 days that they were staying with us. I informed her that it would be very hard to solve this as it is such a large window of time, it was over a weekend were we were fully booked every night and we continue to be extremely busy due to this time of the year. The room they were staying in had two back door which could have been closed but not lock while they go out to their daily athletics meet and there is not a camera on those particular back doors unfortunately. I started looking into footage after hours and noticed their front does get left open a lot but I simply do not have a spare 48 hours to check all of the footage hence way I asked if they could narrow it down to a few hours or even a day, but they said they have no idea of when it went missing. To say it is an inside job in all fairness is an insult and we are deeply offended by this remark. I have questioned staff actually and yes I do trust their work as they continuously hand in all difference types of lost property to us even money and wallets that get left behind. The suggestions and accusations made by this reviewer are also unfounded as she herself was not here at the motel her daughter was here on a school sports trip so she actually has no idea what the day to day running's of our business are, nor how the managers of the group said they loved their stay and had not issues otherwise. Take what you want out of this review but trust there are two sides to every story and we have no benefit to lying or being deceptive to our guest the team manager and I had a long discussion on how we could narrow it down but without a time frame or evidence it is near impossible to solve.
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KBofLB wrote a review Dec 2019
Littleborough, United Kingdom470 contributions109 helpful votes
From my perspective, this motel ticked all the boxes. The rooms were grouped around a courtyard which was set back sufficiently from Moffat Road that traffic noise was not an issue. The room was spacious and bathed in plenty of natural light. The room facilities were excellent. A full range of cooking utensils was provided which enabled me to benefit from the two ring hob and microwave oven. The bathroom had ample toiletries and the shower supplied hot water at a good speed. Being 400 yards from a major district shopping centre meant that food shopping could be done on a daily basis so that I always had fresh provisions. The guest laundry was useful. The cost was reasonable and the efficient wash and dry cycles were not over long. Comprehensive cleaning was undertaken daily with towels and even dishcloths and tea towels being changed each day. The staff who I came into contact with were all polite and helpful. The location 300 yards from the main SH2 highway meant that there was easy access to the expressway and on to the centre of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. If in the area again I would look to book this accomodation. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Masa176, Manager at Bethlehem Motor Inn
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Wow, thank you very much for such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to provide the service and amenities for your visit to Tauranga. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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shymiser wrote a review Nov 2019
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Them rooms are quiet clean and comfortable. All the utensils, cookware, and dining ware that we needed were there, Though we were too busy to use them, there as a pool and tennis courts. We did use the television and free WiFi. A large shopping center with a lot of good eating places is only a 8 minute or 4 minute drive away.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Masa176, Manager at Bethlehem Motor Inn
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our motel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that both the room and local amenities where suitable for your trip to Tauranga. We are very fortunate to be in the lovely township of Bethlehem so everything is so easy to get to. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Dandelion8888_121212 wrote a review Jul 2019
Auckland, New Zealand98 contributions64 helpful votes
About the 4th time I have stayed here for work reasons over the years & every time have been a satisfied customer. On a busy main road, but well planned so no road noise. I am a light sleeper, but slept like a baby here- this place has excellent blackout curtains, comfortable bed and pillows and not a peep of noise coming through adjoining walls. Heat pump & small kitchenette. Clean and fresh crisp linen. Friendly & welcoming person on reception. Eateries just over the road, so a good spot.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Masa176, Manager at Bethlehem Motor Inn
Responded 7 Jul 2019
Wow, thank you very much for the glowing review! We hope to maintain this standard each time guests stay and glad to hear our facilities are meeting our guests needs. Bethlehem is great area and yes we are very lucky to have such good amenities close by at the town center just down the road. Thank you again and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Matt and Saho
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TravelLoverNZ wrote a review Jun 2019
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
I am a travelling corporate and found this motel in Tauranga very comfortable and well priced in comparison to others I have stayed in. Great shopping complex just down the road so you can get a easy take away if you are tried. Also it was a short drive to my appointments in Tauranga CBD and the Tauranga crossing.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Masa176, Manager at Bethlehem Motor Inn
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on our motel, we are always glad to hear positive feed back from our guests. Yes, we have a great location here in Bethlehem short drive to where ever you need to get, and have a great shopping center for all the main amenities one needs. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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US$95 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bethlehem Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sherlock Holmes, The Prime Suspects (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Somerset Cottage, Patrick's Pies Gold Star Bakery, and The Orchard Bethlehem Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Bethlehem Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (5.4 km) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (3.2 km).