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Summit Motor Lodge

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#5 of 46 hotels in Tauranga
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Situated in a quiet garden setting in central Tauranga, Summit Motor Lodge is just five minutes drive from the city - close enough to be convenient, far enough away to be relaxing. It's ideal accommodation for the corporate traveler, family holidays, weekend breaks or group tours. We look forward to meeting you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Game room
Board games / puzzles
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Conference facilities
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Family
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RobertCPickering wrote a review Feb 2020
Pickering76 contributions82 helpful votes
We had two rooms and one was better than the other. Our bedroom did not have air conditioning so did not have a great night's sleep. The other unit the family Tustayed in did. I found the hosts to be super friendly. The place was lovely and clean. Great laundry and would recommend. If interested in going into Tauranga for a drink, then you should get change out of 20 dollars.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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MatureStudent wrote a review Jan 2020
Scotland84 contributions135 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights. This is an older property and is reflected in furnishings and fittings. Property clean and functional with a good but noisy pool area. Convenient for dual carriageway road into town. Nothing to complain about. Functional is best way to describe this property.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenni B wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed over the week of Xmas, room was clean, very comfortable & quiet. Yay they looked after staff & gave cleaners xmas day off. Pool & spa clean, used daily. Location spot on, car was parked up most of the time, supermarket within easy walking distance. We are repeat guests & will continue to stay at Summit Motor Lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Heather wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Welcoming, Clean and perfect for families. Our kids loved the pool and spa area. Rooms were great size with a beautiful view on the second deck. Staff were polite, welcoming and really helpful. Would stay here again!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jun L wrote a review Dec 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Good : The staff were efficient. Milk was supplied upon check in. Bad: The shower broke when my daughter was having a shower. Hit her face, took her to the emergency, had it stitched ruined our first night. My wife stepped on a gib board screw on the floor around the walls had holes. Couldn't walk properly. My daughter is 2 years and 1months They will charge $35 per person for extra person charge because she is over 2 years old. If you are under 2 they won't charge extra person charge but if you are over 2? You will get charged $35 per night. Something I learnt? I will pay extra to stay in a better place from now on and never go to a motel looking at a rating on TripAdvisor saying this place is good to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Summitmotorlodge, Owner at Summit Motor Lodge
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Good Morning Jun, I have read your response, It would be helpful if you could advise which shower your 2 and 1/2 year old daughter has broken as we are yet to find it. You also refer to walls as having holes in them ... where? You also refer gib board on the floor with a screw? This is a surprise to us as the Executive Studio is fully carpeted. All staff are unaware of any incident but are sympathetic to your daughter's accident if we were aware we would have assisted in any way we can. On your next visit, It would be a kind approach to book the correct number of people staying rather than arriving with extras and being aggressive in regards to the required payment. Booking. com is a professional site and precise in room allocation and numbers of beds you book. Thank you for your reservation
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Keith W wrote a review Dec 2019
Palmerston north14 contributions4 helpful votes
This motel met all our needs,upon arrival greeted by friendly staff,supplied with a large bottle of milk,the rooms were clean and spacious. Great shower, good beds, everything was good. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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U8546CEpeterf wrote a review Oct 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand2 contributions
Our school has used Summit annually. We bring a small group each time and the reason we keep going back to Summit ..... it is the service, nothing is too much trouble. They welcome our students and staff as if they really value our business and of course the cost and quality of the rooms is an absolute winner !
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Summitmotorlodge, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Good Morning, Thank you for choosing Summit Motor Lodge. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in future. Kind Regards The Team Summit
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Froilan J wrote a review Sept 2019
Auckland16 contributions4 helpful votes
Good location close to the motorway. We stayed there overnight after the Tauranga Marathon. Staff are friendly. The room has a heat pump and Sky TV to entertain the kids. Room was a bit dated, not a big issue.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Summitmotorlodge, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Good Morning, Thank you for choosing Summit Motor Lodge. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in future. We will continue to work on updating the rooms. Kind Regards The Team Summit
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kathyrobnz wrote a review Sept 2019
Dunedin, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
The host was efficient and friendly. He gave us a generous amount of milk on the first day. The units are well laid out. Spacious kitchen and bathroom. Clean and tidy both inside and out. Friendly room attendants who serviced our room well. A shopping centre close by with a New World. My family were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vicki wrote a review Aug 2019
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Great location, great hosts, very clean and tidy and the bed was so comfortable! Love the eco friendly vibe and the fresh milk in glass bottles was a delight to find in the fridge. Cilla the little dog was an added bonus :) Will definitely stay again and have recommended to family and friends.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Richard M, Owner at Summit Motor Lodge
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Good Afternoon lickilou , Thanks for taking time to give the Summit Motor Lodge a review. Giving reviews not only helps other potential guests looking for accommodation to choose but helps us with staff training and motel. We are pleased to hear that your stay here was well enjoyed. We are excited to hear that we will see you again in the near future. Kind Regards The "Team Summit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summit Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Summit Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Waimarino Adventure Park (3.6 km), Mount Maunganui Summit Track (7.6 km), and Mount Maunganui Base Track (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Summit Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Summit Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Summit Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Summit Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summit Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Umami Fusion Kitchen, Cafe Istanbul Cherrywood, and Smart India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Summit Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Summit Motor Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Summit Motor Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Summit Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (3.1 km), Travel Ed Mātauranga Haere (7.2 km), and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (1.9 km).
Is Summit Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.