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All reviews pilot bay across the road easy flat walk harbour front spacious unit great location water activities bit dated hot pools lounge room main shops we loved our stay close to town walking distance ocean beach good size stayed two nights
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Carnt say enough about this beautiful homely motel. Set in the most beautiful spot. Lots to watch and enjoy with it being centred at the mount. The hosts are warm and very helpful, treat you like one of the family. The rooms are like flats with everything there that you need . The cleanliness is second to none, you could almost eat your meal of the floor, spotless. Very sad to leave. But we will be back. What a place, heaven. The hotel rating part at the bottom of this page doesn’t seem to want to work so I’ll say it here , 100% in everything.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. We stayed in the front unit and it was great.
Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Pene666
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were not sure if we were going to like the location after seeing cruise ships and freighters. Once we drove into the parking lot and were warmly greeted, we breathed a sigh of relief. This motel is across the street from the bay. Just a 10-15 minute walk takes you to the open water. Plenty of restaurants and shops within an easy walk as well. The unit itself is clean and well stocked. I think it is time to toss the worn and torn bedspreads and kitchen towels. The window coverings with holes should also be replaced. Even with that said, we would return in a nano second.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank KMills1960
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

fur babies allowed
Have stayed here twice now in the last month. Such a great place to stay as it has everything you need. Great swimming straight across the road. Also really neat to watch cruise ships come in and out, quite a lot of people come down to watch and eat there dinner.
Hosts are very lovely, we have booked to go back in March.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
Thank AmHugz
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I don’t really want to write this review because I would like to keep this place to ourselves! This is a wonderful little gem in the heart of the Mount. Across the road from Pilot bay (which is prefect for little ones to swim in) and walking distance to the shops and restaurants it’s a prefect spot for families. The fact that we can take our dog is a big plus and all the staff are very friendly. The motel itself is a bit older but it has everything you need and it was lovely and clean. We loved our stay so much that we booked again for the end of the year. You won’t be disappointed.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
Thank spoiledkiwi
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Have just come back from a return visit to this fabulous motel. This time we booked a waterfront room unit 1. I would highly recommend this motel. The location is second to none. The price is right. The service is good. The beds are comfortable. The unit is clean and comfortable with everything you need it is fully self contained for self catering. Has sky and internet access. The views are spectacular, directly across the road from the Harbour. Views during the day of the waterfront, Mount Maunganui and the boats and water activities. Beautiful night time views of the boats in the harbour and large boats leaving the port also the lights of the city toward Tauranga. Straight across the road to swim or hire a kayak or paddle board. An short easy stroll to the base of Mount Maunganui, the hot pools, the Kewpie boat cruize and the wharf or a dairy. Also a short easy flat walk to Mount Maunganui ocean beach, restaurants and cafes, the main shops at Mount Maunganui, the park where they have outside food caravans on Friday evening. The best chinese buffet ever Kwangchow is opposite the park just a few minutes away. An absolute must do for any chinese food fans over 42 delicious options including desserts. Price is great. Food is fresh and service is fabulous. Book is gets busy. We will be back.

Room Tip: Location is premium. Front units have water views. Short walk to everything.
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Cheysreview
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