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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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#8 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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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
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Telephone
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Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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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 1 week ago
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 Zealand49 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 1 week ago
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 contribution1 helpful vote
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 2 weeks ago
HI Whanux, we take exception to your review. You "removed" 2 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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susan s wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions5 helpful votes
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I did enjoy my stay. It's a lovely spot. However, after spending $250 for one night, I was surprised about how dusty it was. I have stayed in a lot of Hotels/Motels this has never happened before. It was on February 18th. The day after Level 2 lockdown. When I checked out the following morning, I just gave a friendly heads up to the lady in the office. I said I enjoyed my stay and it wasn't a complaint. I wasn't asking for anything. She was quite defensive and showed me a spray bottle of something and said every two weeks they thoroughly clean the rooms. They just do the touch top areas in between. I said hasn't anyone else been in the room, she said yes. I said even if it wasn't required, it would be nice to have a dust-free room considering the cost. If she had sincerely apologised and been receptive to the feedback I would have been satisfied. I felt her manor was quite patronising.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Susan, I'm sorry to hear you had a negative experience at our place. We genuinely take pride in our cleaning regime and on this occasion our team dropped the ball. I am having a meeting with all our staff and will use this as an instructional opportunity for us to sharpen up our game. I hope we see you back again soon and that we meet your expectations.
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CityChickTraveller wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
The Waterfront is a traditional NZ motel. Located on the waterfront is lovely, the building is dated but they have invested i. Upgrading the bathrooms which is nice. Walking distance to town so good for business travel.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Hi CityChick, thank you for the review. Pleased you enjoyed the bathrooms and proximity to town.
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US$104 - US$122 (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 dry cleaning.
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, dry cleaning and self serve laundry 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) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (3.2 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 wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.