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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Comfortable -although the small bedroom -with two beds was very small. Definitely t not a place for a family holiday in this unit - that slept four. Had to request extra condiments and that was no problem.Staff friendly and helpful. Motel clean and tidy. A walk of 10 meters to see the most beautiful view,

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Thank minnie20315
New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights in a Waterview Suite which we were lucky enough to get upgraded to. The views were amazing. The bed was very comfortable and nice linen. I was very impressed with the beautiful NZ Toiletries, full size Matakana Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash. Also plunger coffee and Nespresso Machine, top quality amenities. The staff were very...

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Thank PaulaNewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We loved our stay here, sadly it was only one night. The room was as new! It was seriously so perfectly clean and amazing. We stayed in a water view suite and I recommend paying for the up grade if possible. The first words out of my mouth in the morning were Oh.My.God when I opened my eyes at sunrise...

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Thank Tony G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night booking online (easy) costing $234 for 3 adults (3 females on a shopping weekend away) family king studio comprising 2 single beds and a king bed, separated by a built in wardrobe as a partition for privacy. Check in was quick, and our front of staff lady, sorry have forgotten her name, was very...

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

Hi Sneezydownunder, Thank you for your wonderful and very informative review. As a family owned and operated business, we try very hard to make our guests feel welcome. We know what it's like to stay in a Motel and try our best to create an environment we would want to stay in ourselves. We look forward to seeing you again...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed last night, and could not fault anything. Everything as should be in a good motel, including setting and quiet handy location. Comfy bed, good bed linen, face cloths in bathroom. Hot chocolate sachet in with teas and coffee.

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

Hi Enny147, Thank you for the great review. As a family operated business, we try very hard to make our Motel the place to stay in Tauranga. We know what it's like to stay in a Motel and try to make our guests stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Look forward to having you over again some time soon.

Korumburra, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great family room with wonderful views of the harbour . Conveniently located and well appointed. Balcony was our favourite feature. Friendly staff. The bathroom door is 'saloon style' which was a bit off putting for a family room.

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

Hi Michelle, Our guests agree, the rooms are great and well appointed and the views are wonderful out over the harbour. Add to that friendly staff, close to down town, and spacious balconies and you've got a winner! Hope to see you again soon.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the first time in early April. I was very impressed with the standard of cleanliness and the modern touches despite the motel itself being of a certain age. Loved the toiletries from Matakana and the stylish bed linen. Great location to be able to walk down to the Strand for dinner as we did. Lovely friendly hosts...

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for the review. We are please that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a queen family ground unit with a small patio outside looking out to street and harbour. Although old 70s design building its very well maintained, comfortable and fresh. Carpark right by room in offstreet courtyard. Generously spacious room layout with entire wall of windows at end to view. Clever large cupboard acts as room divider separating queen...

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

Dear Philippa, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, even with cyclone Cook knocking on the front door :) We are very protected here and we can weather any storm with ease. We look forward to seeing you again.

Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second stay here and we had an avenue view room as there were no waterfront rooms available. The room was beautifully clean and staff extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend booking the waterfront view as the avenue view rooms are smaller and a little more tired in decor. A short walk into town makes this a great...

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

Hi Frinny38, Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on running a clean operation with great staff. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the next time you visit, you are able to get a waterfront room.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here recently and found the location excellent for city-based activities. The Art Gallery, bars, cafes and restaurants were all within easy walking distance. The outlook of waterfront rooms is very attractive and there was a small table and chairs outside our sliding glass doors. We were woken by the train, as tracks are just below the cliff on...

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

Hi Parnelian, As a family business, we try very hard to ensure our guests enjoy there stay with us. We are pleased you liked our immaculately clean and modern rooms with great waterfront views. We look forward to your return.

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

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: $165 - $238 (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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“Supreme views from front rooms facing the harbour.”
Ennyl47, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
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