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9 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112 New Zealand
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#30 of 59 hotels in Tauranga

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Tauranga does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ambassador Motor Inn, a nice option for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture (2.0 mi) and Monmouth Redoubt (2.3 mi) make Ambassador Motor Inn a great place to stay when visiting Tauranga.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ambassador Motor Inn offers guests free wifi.

The motel features room service and baggage storage. Plus, Ambassador Motor Inn offers a pool and barbeque facilities, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Tauranga, you may want to try some falafel at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Falafel Metro or Abrakebabra.

Tauranga is also known for some great gardens, including Yatton Park and Fountain Gardens, which are not too far from Ambassador Motor Inn.

Ambassador Motor Inn looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Tauranga.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Simon B wrote a review Dec 2021
Penrith, United Kingdom40 contributions12 helpful votes
AMAZING! Kerry-Anne the owner was absolutely superb. Very welcoming and friendly, the motel was spotlessly clean and comfy and generous size rooms. Would highly recommend staying here and we will be back when next in Tauranga. Brilliant!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jayne Callaghan wrote a review Sep 2021
Gisborne, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
The place seemed fine on arrival. A couple of hours later when my new baby grandson and parents came to visit. Things changed 5mins after our kids arrived there was a knock at the door ..The manager asked our guests to leave 6oclock being too late for visitors..our guests left immediatley. The manager then asked my husband and i to leave also..She said i will give your bond back if you leave..with cardiology appts the next morning this was not going to happen.. I called the police as i felt she was try to defraud us of our money we had done nothing wrong except have guests before night fall. The Manager not happy with the police response. Which was ..we dont have to leave.. Manager and her husband are drinkers and it reflects to the point ..dutch courage prevails I have now read reviews on how people have just packed up and left because of the behavior of this woman. If you have done nothing wrong and this happens always call the police. Defrauding money from people in this manner is wrong Great for NZ and Tourisim ..Report Report Repot..
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Tarun J wrote a review Aug 2021
New Zealand62 contributions27 helpful votes
Very centrally located. The rooms have surely been redone. Freshly painted, clean rooms with a modern bathroom, super clean sheets & towels. We were staying in room number 2. They have a heat pump & air conditioner too which is very helpful. One can clearly see the extra work being put in by the staff. The owners too are very nice & friendly. Couldn't ask for anymore. I would surely come back here on my next trip to Tauranga
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Speak to the owners if you need anything special. We were here with lots of kids for a Squash...
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sweetthing666 wrote a review Aug 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand63 contributions13 helpful votes
A quick trip to Tauranga & we definately should of avoided this place. The owner stank of booze, prowled around the motel late at night, and then caused some drunken rucus with other guests. No hospitality in this motel. I should of read the reviews first.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Tia H wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution6 helpful votes
Unfortunately our whanau were told to leave and we’re racially profiled in the process. Management we’re both rude and unreasonable as they watched over us packing our things and refused to let us try to leave in peace. The owner stunk of booze and had no remorse for their actions. Really disgusting..choose any other accommodation!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
6 Helpful votes
Lionel L wrote a review Apr 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand17 contributions29 helpful votes
Touring the North Island . Live in the South Island. Fled Northland in the middle of the night when we found out Auckland was going in to lockdown at 6am in the morning. Made it to Tauranga before the road blocks went into effect. Tried to get accommodation at several motels but was turned away or told to try later in the day (when they expected cancellations to hit them). A big thank you to K.A. who was on reception at the Ambassador. She was kind and understanding, arranging for us to occupy a room hours before normal book in time so we could rest. She constantly and cheerfully offered us information and advice during our two day stay. No complaints about the accommodation. Clean and tidy and great location as a "home base" while we visited a number of friends and relatives in the area. Will stay here again. KA wish there were more like you in the business.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Mike J wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand73 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights on a business trip and I could not have asked for more really. Firstly would love to thank the owner, sorry didn't catch your name but you were amazing. Really looked after us and went above and beyond to make sure your guests are having the best stay. The room I had was immaculate, recently refurbished and had everything you needed including Sky TV. The only negative point I could make is to have a taller shower but wasn't a major issue. Thanks again and hopefully will stay again for our next trip down.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Bridget wrote a review Jan 2021
Mairangi Bay, New Zealand1 contribution
Kids loved having a trampoline and pool on site. Parents loved the cleanliness and customer service! Family unit was perfect layout for a family of four. Staff members were very friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
poko.tapurau88 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We were 4 adults 1 child staying in Room 17. Great cleaners I should know as have been a cleaner 35 years in all aspects of the cleaning industry.motels/hotels included and have stayed in so many nice room but that's the only good point.we had a visitor and 2 children added to the mix they were laughing having fun we sat down to dinner and were conversing with each other the children were eating at the coffee table the motelier come up to tell us to lower our voices as there were workers downstairs from us so all through the catchup of my nieces they were whispering HOW RUDE!! because they did not want to make a noise the children did not once jump around they were told to whisper not make a noise. Next morning rang and asked if we could rebook for another night and were told room was taken of course we knew this to be a lie so stripped beds tidied our mess left our rubbish behind told the cleaning lady so ensured dishes were done as I know they have to rewash all the dishes again (well we always did in the motel I worked in) even put the sofa bed back together that is how we roll as a whanau try to make it a little easier on the cleaners and not leave a mess for someone else to clean..found another friendlier motel more private and relaxing Ambassador Motor Inn made us feel like we were on tenderhooks walking on eggshells when the manager told us to keep our voices down it was on the tip of my tongue to remind her that it is a motel different story if we were boozy loud and proud but that just made matters and staying there crap really.. as for asking to rebook the child with us was going back to her home in Tauranga one of my nieces and I had just finished the Targa motorsports Rally my other niece fell ill and ended in Tauranga Hospital which was the reason we were in Tauranga we were told by Manager that we could rebook if we needed the only reason we did ask to rebook was to save the hassle of finding another motel so in hindsight her NO was a godsend and we found a much better and relaxing place the laundry was right next door to our room a bonus for us. Recommendation Not family friendly Manager patrols the area so if you want to stay in a motel thats not a motel this is the place to be so Ambassador Motor In you need to change your amenities availability and take away the family friendly because for a Motor Inn/Motel you truly are not I can imagine how those WINZ clients feel poor kids!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: upstairs units no good if you are a larger group or family better the bottom units
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Helen W wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
Amazing service and room! Staff were so kind and welcoming. Our room was very clean and new! It is very comfy! Definitely reccomend! It's also very close to the city and mount which made travelling around easy!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from kazza54Tauranga, Manager at Ambassador Motor Inn
Responded 17 Sep 2019
Thank you, and I am glad you enjoy your stay. I am very proud of my new units
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US$115 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ambassador Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ambassador Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Aviator Experience (5.3 km), Waimarino Adventure Park (5.9 km), and Pilot Bay (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ambassador Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Umami Fusion Kitchen, Cafe Istanbul Cherrywood, and Great Spice Tauranga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ambassador Motor Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ambassador Motor Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ambassador Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ambassador Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (3.7 km), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (1.7 km), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (2.7 km).
Is Ambassador Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.