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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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#7 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
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Overlooking the shore of one of Tauranga’s beautiful natural inlets, yet situated just a few hundred metres from the Tauranga CBD, the iconic Tauranga on the Waterfront motel offers luxurious accommodation for discerning travellers, as well as affordable accommodation for both the Corporate Traveler or Families on vacation. The tranquil cul-de-sac location ensures Guests enjoy a peaceful night's sleep while being right in the heart of the vibrant city that is Tauranga. Conferences and business meetings can be held in our air conditioned, state of the art, Conference Centre. The accessible and central location of the Conference Room, ensures the utmost convenience to Downtown Tauranga, while being only steps away from guest accommodation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Children's television networks
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Desk
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Telephone
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Georgia B wrote a review Jan 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommend this beautiful motel! Lovey modern room, extremely clean and fresh, beautiful smelling hand soap, moisturiser, body wash, shampoo and conditioner etc unforgettable views with a stunning sunrise! Comfortable bed and pillows!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 18 Jan 2022
Thank you for the wonderful and detailed review! We look forward to seeing you again.
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ansh wrote a review Jan 2022
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I guess it’s an Hidden gem 💎💎💎…. View from room was so stunning 🤩you could seat whole day in your bed & just watch infinity view …😍😍😍 Room was quite clean & equipped with Nespresso machine. Bathroom toiletries was amazing ( love the fragrance of shampoo & body wash👌👌👌) Spa bath 🛁 was quite refreshing.. Staff was quite welcoming 👻👻👻👻 & helpful … “Jannelle ” Duty manager will recommend her highly….👏👏👏👏👏 Thanks so much for 🌸💌🍫…… Everything was 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Only recommendation.. T.v size can be taken into consideration for future upgrade …
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Wow thank you for the amazing review! We are so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay with us and we will pass your lovely review on to Janelle :) We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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brendan wrote a review Nov 2021
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Great location spectacular view sun sun sun stayed in room 1 super comfy air conditioned large bed so relaxing ill be back. city is a walk down the road lots of food places for breaky and dinner. Staff are friendly and chilled,will help you with anything you need. A must stay for all.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Great view over water and calming for the body and mind
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Hi bjm2446! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so thrilled that you had great stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again!
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Debby G wrote a review Nov 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
Freshly renovated room with high level attention to detail. Stunning views and access to the water front. Such a relaxing, quiet and calm stay. Just what we needed. Thank you to all at Tauranga Motel on Second Street 🤩 Fabulous stay!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the tranquility our location has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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GandK R wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
On arrival Louise couldn't have been more helpful. She was delightfully pleasant & eager to accommodate our requests. The room was very spacious, clean & well appointed. Beautiful bed linen & comfortable bed, great shower pressure, amazing views over the harbour, everything you need for a memorable stay. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 26 Sep 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review!!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we are extremely happy to hear that Louise took such good care of you. We will pass your wonderful review onto her! We look forward to hosting you again.
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Dream35087532391 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Greeted by very friendly owners, very clean, lovely outlook, quiet location. We will stay again. Very handy to all amedities & so peaceful. Highly recommedned. Off street parking, enjoyable walks neearby, shops, medical centrre, phamcacy etc. Louise
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Hi Dream. It's a pleasure reading your positive feedback. We try our best to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and to provide our guests with clean rooms and beautiful views.
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macclass53 wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand35 contributions
We stayed for one night in unit 7. Friendly reception. The unit was absolutely spotless, the bed really comfortable and the neighbourhood quiet. We had the best night’s sleep - had to scramble to make checkout on time in fact. I loved the Matakana Botanicals toiletries, not often I can use hotel shower gels etc!. The only thing was that there weren’t enough EB teabags for two, but that was balanced by the fact the Plunger coffee was delicious. Other than that, perfect! We recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Hi Macclass53, thank you for your in-depth review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay in our spotless rooms, with comfortable beds and quiet neighbourhood. Also glad you liked the Matakana body products and the plunger coffee. Hope we see you agin some time soon.
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Netahn Tuuta wrote a review Feb 2021
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We had a pleasant stay here; from the moment we checked in, until the moment we checked out. the staff were very lovely and patient with us as we were a little late to check in. View was spectacular! Close to the CBD. Room was clean. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Hi Netahn, we're very happy to hear you had a delightful stay with us. Our friendly staff love what they do and it shows in the way they all go about there daily work routine. Add clean rooms, with spectacular views within walking distance to the CBD and you have a winner. We look forward to seeing you again.
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RNewZealand wrote a review Feb 2021
New Zealand50 contributions8 helpful votes
Its been a couple of years since we last stayed here. It was wonderful to find the staff still very welcoming and friendly. The rooms have had some cosmetic updates and the views still can't be beaten. Lovely clean bathroom and kitchen area was much appreciated. Great to be visiting again. Thanks Tauranga on the Waterfront.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Hi RNewZealand, its always a treat when we have our lovely guests return. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Wairere wrote a review Feb 2021
Murupara, New Zealand1 contribution
We had stayed at this place for a night very unsanitary motel the beds don't get moved so they can vacuum under them it was so dirty that my baby could grab a hand full of dust. You get charged for taking the shampoo products at $15 a bottle even though it doesn't say in there booklet that you will be charged if you take them or you can't take them home??? I offered to take them back but she said no? Be careful staying here I've never stayed at such a unsanitary motel before
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 22 Mar 2021
Hi Whanux, we take exception to your review. You "removed" 5, yes FIVE of our large, refillable, 360ml pump bottles containing our boutique New Zealand made body products. Let's put this into perspective. We are not talking about those tiny, thumb sized little bottles, we are talking about a pump bottle, the size of a drink can. Our motel is striving to be as eco-friendly as possible by using refillable bottles. We don't understand how you would think that a bottle this size would be a free item to take. When our manager phoned you to discuss this, you said you would bring them back. That in itself, is a clear indication that you realised you had taken these items without permission. We explained that we can't take back any body products that have been removed from our premises, as we don't know what might have happen to the product once out of our control. You then said we should mention in our booklet that guests can't take items without paying for them. We explained that our compendium clearly states our body products are available to purchase, and asked you to please pay for the items you removed. When you said you would not pay for them, we informed you that we would take this up with booking.com as your behaviour was unacceptable. Just so everyone knows, we reported your behaviour to booking.com and that's why you can't review us on that platform. You are now trying to damage our reputation by posting this nonsense on Tripadvisor. Guests who read your "review" will see through your nonsensical allegations.
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PRICE RANGE
US$116 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms New Zealand (0.3 km), Waterworld (0.5 km), and Bay City Cinemas (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Med Cafe, The Barrio Brothers Tauranga, and Harbourside.
Is The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Tauranga.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (1.4 km), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (3.2 km), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (0.5 km).
Does The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.