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60 Harington St, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand
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#39 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
Whether it’s for work or play, a family getaway or a business trip, Durham Court Motor Inn is ideally situated for your stay in the Bay. Just a short stroll to everything Tauranga City Centre has to offer, including restaurants, cafes, shops and the CBD, Durham Court Motor Inn is the perfect location with ground level rooms, free parking, swimming pool and meeting room. It’s a stress free experience you’ll be sure to enjoy. This 4-star inn offers value-for-money accommodation just a short stroll from Tauranga city centre with its many restaurants, cafés and shops. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lovely gardens. Durham Motor Inn provides spacious rooms, studios, and 1-bedroom suites. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. All rooms are on the ground floor level with free off-street car parking right outside your door.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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FernAces6 wrote a review Apr 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand53 contributions5 helpful votes
found motel on booking.com was searching for a place close to Baycourt & Tauranga Boys High. Couldn’t be happier with my choice. Diane is lovely met me with a cheerful smile. pointed me in the right direction for the theater. was helpful & kind. Rm 16, is clean, tidy, well stocked with tea/coffee, comfortable beds & pillows. Bathroom is spacious well litup with lovely shower & amenities. room is brightly lit up too. skyTV, heat pump makes it warm & cosy. close to eateries get noisy early in the morning but we were up early so didn’t matter really. will definitely stay again. thanks Diane.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Adrian B wrote a review Mar 2021
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Do not stay at this place unless you want to be screwed over. I booked a room at Durham Court Motor Inn for Easter weekend but was told only 2 days before my stay that they only accept payment via credit card. They did not state this at all when I made the initial booking 3 weeks prior to the stay. The manager lied to me saying I had only made the booking last night to which I told him to check my confirmation number. He did not respond. I politely asked if there was any other option to pay for the room (paying a bond with a debit card or using a family members credit card) but was bombarded with rude replies by the manager. Even after saying there are no other available places to stay over the busy weekend the man on the phone simply stated “it is not my problem” and “leave a bad review if you like”. This is the worst customer service I have ever experienced in my life and I will definitely be telling all the musicians performing at Tauranga Jazz Festival every year to avoid this terrible motel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Do not come here unless you want to be mistreated
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Gordonwhakatane wrote a review Jul 2020
Whakatane, New Zealand39 contributions44 helpful votes
What more can I say? The room was spotless, everywhere. Well laid out, with quality furnishings. A heat pump, a comfortable bed, sky tv and a good supply of tea and coffee made for a good evening. The bathroom was spacious and well appointed. The shower was very powerful, no poor pressure here. I’d happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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courtneyp381 wrote a review Jul 2020
Titirangi, New Zealand1 contribution
I don’t normally do TripAdvisor reviews, but after reading some not great reviews on this site I wanted to share that this motel was excellent, clean with great facilities. Its central location and free parking were fabulous for attending a busy event at the nearby Baycourt theatre and the staff were polite. We left earlier than planned and the owner came out to check on us after I left the key at reception. Will definitely be back next year.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Vincenzo E wrote a review May 2020
10 contributions8 helpful votes
As essential worker we had to travel from South Island to Tauranga and so we booked a week in this hotel (apartment unit with 3bed’s, small kitchen and bathroom, that’s mean that we don’t have any contact with anyone else as the unit has an own entrance and private car park) and 2 our friends that were travelling with us had booked an air b&b somewhere else. So one of those nights our friends came to visit us because no one told us that we are Not allowed to receive visit and wasn’t even mentioned in the guest books. Anyway obviously they checked the cctv and discovered that we’ve got visit and so they came to knock the door and sent them away, fair enough! Today, last One luckily, our friends came to drop our roommate after work and (as we Are not allow to have guest) we went outside of the building for say Hi and we came back to our apartment (just the 3 of us) and then 5 mins later the owner came to knock our room again in a very rude way and checked our room including the toilet 😂 for see if the other 2 friends were inside and she said she’d call the police and check our cars (?????) with no reasons!!! So definitely I would not recommend this place for their bad customer service. Very rude persons.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
TJMieni wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia58 contributions100 helpful votes
Very nice motor inn that has been recently renovated my room was excellent very very clean and tidy excellent location just a short five minute walk down to the local restaurants where I visited the best steakhouse in New Zealand this motor Inn is priced accordingly and I would definitely stay there again the Wi-Fi was good also thanks again
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
3 Helpful votes
AngieVaughan W wrote a review Dec 2019
Waiuku, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
As soon as you walked into your room smelled lovely and clean, water pressure in the shower is great!! Nice little kitchen, very spacious rooms. Not to much road noise as we are country folk and not used to noise at night time and no out side lights shinning into your room which is another plus, The owners are friendly, just a lovely place to stay
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: We had room 17, noise at night was great, couldn't hear any thing from the rooms next to us.
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Tom Reeves wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Disgusting customer service. They cancelled the reservation which we made earlier without prior notice. Male manager was rude and abusive. Very unprofessional. Not the best place to stay as the customer service was bad. They are terrible in communicating to people. Worst place you can go to.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Sarah H wrote a review Oct 2019
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent rooms and facilities. We are travelling with a difficult to park truck and the couple running the motel couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. Very close to cafes and bars. We had an excellent stay
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from DurhamCourtMotorInn, Manager at Durham Court Motor Inn
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Great thank you and we aim to please and have a venue which is great for everyone.
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KIWIPOTAOES wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions1 helpful vote
Really nice Motel, well located not far from all the dining and shops. The rooms have been refurbished and look fresh, modern and clean. No one at reception on arrival after using the bell, went out and a Lady helped and was really nice and allowed me to check in for my in-laws who was not with me yet. Will definitely come back again
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from DurhamCourtMotorInn, Manager at Durham Court Motor Inn
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Great thank you.
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US$105 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Durham Court Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Durham Court Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture (0.3 km), Tauranga Art Gallery (0.2 km), and Virtual Reality Experience (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Durham Court Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Durham Court Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Durham Court Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Durham Court Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Durham Court Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clarence Bistro Restaurant, Macau Bar Kitchen and Lounge, and Bobby's Fresh Fish Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Durham Court Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Durham Court Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.6 km), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (3.7 km), and Brain Watkins House Museum (Tauranga Historical Society) (0.5 km).