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Blue Water Motel

213 Main Road, Tairua 3508 New Zealand
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#2 of 6 hotels in Tairua
The Blue Water Motel is one of the closest motels to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Clean, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation in the seaside town of Tairua. A perfect base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We have a range of self contained units, a hot indoor spa pool, free WiFi, BBQ, kayaks and fishing rods. Located opposite harbour beach and a flat 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Golf course
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Hair dryer
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Grade: 49 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Dimitri Z wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
I am traveling around the North Island of New Zealand with 3 mates. We stumbled across the Blue Water Motel after a day of driving and sight seeing. The owners are super friendly and very hospitable. The location is perfect being walking distance from the high street. There are a number of walks and beaches in close proximity also. The rooms are modern, clean and very well appointed. There is a proper shower for those of you like me who don’t like bath showers. Good selection of channels on TV so you can unwind before going to bed. Thanks for a great stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
djm371 wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
We are in Auckland with 1 day to go after 3 weeks self driving around NZ and I can let all readers know that Blue Water motel in Tairua was our favourite place we stayed in. Terrific hosts and just such a nice atmosphere. Stop there and you won’t be disappointed and try Flock restaurant for a good meal.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Barry R, Owner at Blue Water Motel
Responded 19 Mar 2019
Hi Thank you for your nice review and we are pleased that you enjoyed staying with us. We know we live in a great part of New Zealand and we want guests to enjoy their time here too. Kind regards Barry and Sue #ourlittlesliceofparadise
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ParcyWiltshire wrote a review Mar 2019
Wiltshire, United Kingdom92 contributions50 helpful votes
Easy access to all the local sites. Clean well equipped room with comfortable bed. Very friendly owner with lots of good local advice. Including for hot water beach. Good value, would be perfect with a/c. Room fan was noisy. The town is quite low key but has all you need, including fuel, a small supermarket and restaraunts. A great base from which to explore.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from Barry R, Owner at Blue Water Motel
Responded 17 Mar 2019
Hi Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Kind regards Barry and Sue #ourlittlesliceofparadise
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phil100652 wrote a review Feb 2019
Helsby, United Kingdom292 contributions142 helpful votes
This is our second stay here and we weren’t disappointed. Owners Sue and Barry are so friendly and helpful and are doing a great job making sure everything is just right. Our detached King Chalet was very spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped. The bed was very comfortable; wonderful shower with frequent change of big fluffy towels; gorgeous hot tub with more fresh towels; plenty of windows and a room fan to keep you cool. Separate towels and a spade are even provided for a visit to Hot Water Beach which is a must. The motel is very well placed for all the restaurants and other amenities in Tairua. There’s a lovely beach just across the footbridge and it’s a very pleasant walk to the main Ocean Beach and marina. It’s next to the main road so expect some road noise
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from Barry R, Owner at Blue Water Motel
Responded 26 Feb 2019
Hi Thank you for your review and we are pleased that your stay was enjoyable. Thanks for taking the time to do a comprehensive review too. We are lucky to live in such a great part of the world and enjoy sharing it with our guests. Kind regards Barry and Sue #ourlittlesliceofparadise
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BettyUK wrote a review Nov 2018
3 contributions
I have just spent a wonderful couple of nights away for some RnR. I have been to this motel before and they provide a high level of service, gorgeous setting and clean rooms with all amenities included. Barry and Sue are lovely and made me feel very welcome. Just a hop skip and a jump from the beach (over the road literally) you really dont have to travel far to enjoy the sights of Tairua. I especially appreciate they allowed me to bring my 14yr old dog with me on her final road trip, it meant the world to me and even though next time she wont be there I will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Response from Barry R, Owner at Blue Water Motel
Responded 25 Nov 2018
Hi Thank you for your review. We are pleased that we could make your little break relaxing. While we don't normally allow dogs in your case we were happy to make an exception for a special companion. Kind regards Barry and Sue Blue Water Motel #ourlittlesliceofparadise
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US$71 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaTairua
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