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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a fantastic weekend staying in a waterfront unit with a spa bath, Room soacious and comfortable with a nice comfy bed.The views were absolutely stunning, with the water so close you could almost reach out and touch it. The Sunrsie one morning was breathtaking. Image too big to attach. Staff super helpful and friendly. My...

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our king waterfront suite was worth the (fairly hefty) price tag, given its glorious view of the estuary and long low rail bridge (just occasional freight trains rumbling across). The simple, monochrome styling of the room was great, and it provided a very special setting for a self-catered supper. Kelly at reception was exceptionally friendly. The centre of bustling (by...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location, magnificent views, staff so helpful and spotlessly clean. Slight problem with a train running close-by throughout the night. Shame there were no proper cooking facilities although staff allowed us to use conference kitchen when desperate.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear 14lizb2016, thank you for the review. We hope that your fresh trout that you caught was delicous. We look forward to seeing you again.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great motel and well worth taking the sea view units. Very well appointed and spacious. Exceptionally clean very good bed for a great nights' sleep. I couldn't find anything to fault it. Keen to take family back there. Friendly staff. Breakfast was well priced and ample quantity. The steps down to the water are a treat but not...

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Viv, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you and the family had a memorable stay with us. We look foward to seeing you again.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Tauranga see friends, didn't realize how beautiful and big the town is, the bay is huge, and lots of ins and outs around the water, created some lovely areas, the white sand and water is clean and blue is very inviting, certainly is a place I would like to explore again.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear koolpapa, thank you for the review. We have to agree that Tauranga is a beautiful place, and we are very lucky to have found this great location with fabulous views. We look forward to seeing you again.

Rongotea, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Beautiful views from the units overlooking the water. Comfortable, quiet and well appointed units, with a good bed. Very handy to central city. there is walking access to the water. Would certainly stay again.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Barnyard, thank you for the lovely review. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful location, the views are truly breathe taking. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've stayed in this motel on several occasions over the last 3-4 years. My impressons have been generally favourable. But this time I stayed in summer (January 2017), and it was quite a different experience - it was unbearably hot due to 2 factors: (a) the room had no air-condtioning; (b) there was only one relatively window that could be...

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Murray, As a family owned business we appreciate your loyalty by staying with us during the last few years. Generally speaking, we have settled weather in Tauranga, and have no real need for a/c. That being said, we have had a few un seasonally hot days lately and are negotiating with our landlord to install a/c. In our defence, all our rooms have an...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We are a family of two adults and two little kids and we stayed for 4 nights in January. It was a very happy stay and satisfied in every aspect. The view of the room was absolutely beautiful and service was very good. It is a well orangised and managed motel. Will definitely return next time we visit Tauranga.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Laura, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to seeing you and the family again soon.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Modern facilities, free parking and a view to take your breath away what more could you ask for. Thanks for a wonderful stay and accomodating the 4 of us in the 1 room it was amazing and peaceful. They even offer an in room dining menu and free wifi.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Ainsleeash,thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great time staying with us. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Hingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our stay at The Tauranga on the Waterfront was truly exquisite. We were so warmly greeted by our hostess/general manager, Nikki and the owner Bryan. We could feel the hospitality was sincere. We were not prepared for what we were presented with upon entering our waterfront suite. The suite was gorgeous: sparkling clean, full of high quality amenities and the...

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Carol, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great stay. We wish you and Steven a fabulous holiday further in NZ. We hope to see you both again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

Address: 1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $166 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
The Hotel Tauranga
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#12 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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“Waterfront with Spa”
 of 5 bubbles RichardvG, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Views are magnificent on front but they also catch the train noise...”
 of 5 bubbles 14lizb2016, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view unit are worth the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles VivM732, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Water views are best, but dearer units.”
 of 5 bubbles barnyard2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground level rooms are better: (a) can open more windows & doors for cooling the room (b) don't need to climb stairs to your room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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