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156 Main Road, Tairua 3508 New Zealand
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#1 of 6 hotels in Tairua
Tairua Shores Motel consists of: four family units, each unit has a separate bedroom with king size bed, separate full kitchen,separate bathroom, lounge and own deck with bbq; Three spacious garden chalets plus two superior garden chalets. All chalets have a king size bed, separate bathroom, kitchen and own private garden deck.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese


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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Ivanovic63 wrote a review May 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
I was greeted with a friendly welcome at reception, always appreciated after a long journey. I was impressed to find how spacious, clean and comfortable (and well equipped) the "Garden Chalet" was. Consisting of a single room functioning as bedroom (a very comfortable bed) lounge/dining and a kitchen area. A separate toilet/shower room. Accessed through sliding glass doors the chalet has it's own enclosed courtyard/garden. Parking is right outside the chalet which was handy. The front of the motel is located off the main road into Tairua, around 500 meters or so from the shops, cafes, etc. The back of the motel is on a quiet road, about 100 meters from the estuary, ferry / fishing wharf and local scenic walks. Staff were friendly and helpful and helped make it a relaxing stay. I definitely recommend and I will being staying there again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Fennz wrote a review Apr 2021
68 contributions21 helpful votes
Had originally booked as partner was doing K2 which was postponed. Decided to visit anyway and stayed a week. Had a one bedroom unit. Very clean and tidy with great facilities. Steve really helpful and a lovely short walk into town for restaurants etc. great view from unit. was great they offered beach towels and had spades for hot water beach. Would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Steve W wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson, New Zealand886 contributions146 helpful votes
We booked this motel last minute as we couldn't travel through Auckland due to Covid level 3 there. We're pleased we did, it is very clean and host Steven is very helpful. We didn't know it was right next to the Tairua ramp but that was super convenient. Close to shops and restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Amelia C wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions
During our stay at Tairua Shores motel Steven was extremely accomodation to my group as we struggled to find accomodation over the New Years period. The accomodation was clean and the facilities provided were immaculate. Steven went above and beyond for our stay and we highly appreciated it. We were blown away by our stay at the motel and would highly recommend to any friends or family.
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Date of stay: January 2021
julianna m wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed here and got free upgrade to one bedroom unit. Great kitchen facilities which allows you to cook . Great views to harbour. Clean and spacious with internet too. Couple of good restaurants within walking distance and nice walks you can do round and town. Great value for money!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rachael wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Lovely motel just down the road from ‘town’ with restaurants and cafes. Rooms are clean and very spacious. When the road back to Auckland was closed due to flooding they extended my check out and rang to let me know when the road was open again - great service. Would recommend and stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Bigrinkles wrote a review Feb 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand134 contributions32 helpful votes
On arrival we were welcomed by a lovely young lady who was both pleasant & helpful. We were almost blown away by the spacious clean rooms. Well appointed, clean spacious and with a lovely enclosed courtyard where we could sit in peace & quit and enjoy sundowners. The Motel is around 800m from the village with shops & restaurants to cover most of ones needs. My only complaint was our rooms shower was so limited in water flow that we could barely wash our hair (but our friends shower was fine) and the BBQ facilities were a little neglected, although we managed to cook a lovely dinner on one we found that was in reasonable condition. Would I recommend the establishment .. well hell yes !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
ddilling30 wrote a review Dec 2019
Loughborough, United Kingdom71 contributions62 helpful votes
Just back from a few days based at Tirua Shores Motel. Great decision!! We had a family unit, which could sleep 3/5 adults. It was spacious, well equipped, very clean and comfortable. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. The motel is well located on the main road, yet right by the estuary, ferry and easy walks to the shops/cafes/ historic trail. Highly recommended!! We’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequent Traveller wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions
Room was clean and tidy, staff was friendly, good value. It's not a 5 star hotel, but I would give it a top rating comparing with other motels or hotels I have stayed in. Parking is easy too just outside the unit. Recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: You get what you pay for.
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DavidBrown46 wrote a review Oct 2019
Woolacombe, United Kingdom24 contributions27 helpful votes
We had the apartment nearest the shore, with a view from the kitchen and lounge of the area by the slipway, which was pleasant. There was also a seating area outside the kitchen door with a similar view. However, although the description says it is fully refurbished, the facilities were dated and basic, the curtains wouldn’t close fully, it was draughty and the doorframe was loose.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TairuaShoresMotel, Staff at Tairua Shores Motel
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Hi there, Thank you for taking your time for writing this shocking review. we will investigate the issue you have mentioned here, and address them immediately should they exist. Sorry again for you disappointing experience with the curtains and door frames. Kind regards, Steven Tairua Shores Motel
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New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaTairua
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tairua Shores Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tairua Shores Motel?
Nearby attractions include Heaven & Earth (0.7 km) and The Little Gallery (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tairua Shores Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Tairua Shores Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tairua Shores Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tairua Shores Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tairua Shores Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manaia, The Pepe Cafe, and Out of the Blue Cafe.
Is Tairua Shores Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Tairua.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tairua Shores Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is Tairua Shores Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.