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Academy Motor Inn

734 Cameron Road (cnr Cameron Rd & 15th Ave), Tauranga 3112 New Zealand
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#37 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Tauranga town centre, the Academy Motor Inn features free WiFi, a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub. You can also prepare a fresh-cooked meal using the BBQ facilities. The property offers a range of continental and cooked breakfast options. A chargeback option is also available for local restaurants including CBK, The Phoenix and Takara. All accommodation includes a flat-screen TV either 40 inch or 49 inch with Sky 50+ satellite channels and streaming services such as Netflix and a kitchenette with a stove top, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Most rooms feature a spa bath. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to a local fitness centre and fitness classes. One free car parking space per unit is available and parking for boats and trailers is available upon request. A guest laundry is available for an additional cost. Academy Motor Inn is 8 minutes’ drive from Tauranga Golf Club and Tauranga Racecourse. Mount Maunganui Beach, Papamoa Beach and Tauranga Airport are each within 15 minutes’ drive.
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Adrian D wrote a review Feb 2021
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Always enjoy a stay with the Driessens in one of their wonderful units. Clean, tidy and spacious units with an excellent breakfast and pool for the warmer months. A stone’s throw from the centre of town and they always give great advice on things to do and see. Definitely worth a stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
frankronald58 wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson, New Zealand4 contributions
Always enjoy our stay in Tauranga at the Academy Motor Inn. Brilliantly appointed and modernised units with big smart TVs, heat pumps and ceiling fans. One of the few accommodations around which provides more than 5 Sky channels. Love the kiwi welcome, clean swimming pool and hot tub.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Comfortisking1 wrote a review Feb 2021
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Dated (frayed carpets)but Clean rooms. Advertised as Sky Plus on website, so booking made. Apparently No Sky Movies channels. When enquiry raised at Reception, was informed that Sky Movies too expensive by Lady in attendance. I said that this was misleading and they should specify this. I also told Lady that I will be passing a Review. A Few minutes later the Owner, Simon, knocked on my door accusing me of being “rude” to his wife. I denied this and apparently, his wife ( the Reception Lady) did not like me speaking about the Review and became emotional ( Simon said she was crying???) Simon then asked me to leave and SWORE at me ! I asked him to leave my room and I packed up and went back to Reception.Simon then refused a refund “unless I apologise to his wife for my “rudeness”. I refused but refund eventually given after a huge argument. Simon then contacts my Employer with a complaint about me.! I travel very regularly throughout NZ and this treatment is ludicrous! All because of a Review that we, as the NZ Consumer is entitled to do. Maybe things work differently in the UK and Simon thinks it is OK ato swear at his Customers in NZ???
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Simon Driessens, Owner at Academy Motor Inn
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Shaheed Brown, Sales Executive from JLG Industries, we congratulate you on being the first corporate we have ever had to ask to leave our property all achieved within 90 minutes of arriving at our property (the second only person of 30,000 guests in 3 years of owning the motel, the first being a patched gang member who would not remove his patch while on site). Your rude, intimidating and bullying behaviour towards our female owner (I would point out she is not “the reception lady” but this sums up your sexist attitude perfectly) is not acceptable at our motel and indeed not acceptable in the 21st Century and you and your Company should be ashamed that your conduct and representation of your company. All of your behaviour has been caught and recorded on CCTV which has been sent through to your company to show them the truth. All we asked for was an apology to the fact you abused and threatened us when not able to accommodate your demands to have a room without a shower curtain and accusing us of “False Advertising” for not having more movie channels (despite having Smart TVs with Sky 50, Netflix, Neon, Disney, YouTube and Chromecast). As such you threatened us, wrote a false review and left the property at dangerous speed while shouting abuse and flipping the other owner the fingers twice. Our other corporate guests that we have spoken to about the incident were horrified to hear about our experience with you, and I think the many 000s of positive responses on other channels backs up the fact that we consistently provide our guests with a good experience. You are not welcome back at our Motel.
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US$101 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Academy Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Academy Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Waikareao Estuary (0.9 km), The Historic Village (0.5 km), and Tenpin 13th Ave (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Academy Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Academy Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Academy Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Academy Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Academy Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Love Rosies, Own Masala, and Quantum Vis Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Academy Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Academy Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Academy Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Academy Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (3.2 km) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (1.0 km).