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Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Clean and certainly has views but privacy is an issue. On the ground floor people walk past right in front of your room. Also there is no privacy in the bathroom which strangely has see through glass blocks and a glass frosted door which is clear on each side.
I paid what I thought was quite a lot for something that was described as a 2 bedroom. In fact it was separated by a wardrobe unit. Friendly reception staff.

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank MILMAX12
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Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2020

HGi Milmax12. We are glad you liked our clean rooms, friendly staff and our sea views. We're sad you feel that people walking past your room was an invasion of your privacy. You did book a sea facing room with a balcony on the ground floor though. We're disappointed you say the room you booked was described as a 2 bedroom unit. I checked all our online marketing platforms and can't find any reference that states our room as 2 bedroom. It does state it's a suite that can sleep 4 guests.

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Reviewed 17 November 2020 via mobile

Great place to stay, great views from the room. Good size room and very comfortable and very clean. Stayed here 18 years ago and is still just as good. Very helpful staff. Would definitely stay again, highly recommended.

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank KaitaiaAlison
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Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2020

Hi KaitaiaAlison. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our place and we look forward to hosting you again.....Just make sure its not another 18 years between visits :-)

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Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

What a lovely motel! We came here as a weekend getaway from the Coromandel Peninsula. It did not disappoint!
Great views, lovely clean room. I accidentally left a couple of dresses in the wardrobe too, and the staff were so accommodating and they will be getting sent back to me. So thankful! Highly recommend!

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank mollycat232
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Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Hi mollycat, thank you for the wonderful review. So pleased that you enjoyed your break away! We look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights after running a conference where I was very busy.
The accommodation is excellent - comfy bed, lovely extras and very nicely appointed.
Will come and stay here again.
Gorgeous sunrise!

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank P3988FLmaryr
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Bryan Pridgeon, Owner at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

Hi P3988FLmaryr. We are glad we made your stay a pleasant one. As a family owned and operated business, we try extremely hard to satisfy our guests. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 September 2020

The Tauranga on the Waterfront sits in brilliant central location with great off street location. Not only the rooms super clean, the view is one of the best I've experienced staying at a motel. The staff are really friendly and the owners wonderful hosts. The details from excellent tea and coffee , through to quality toiletries, and really comfortable beds make the Tauranga and excellent place to stay.

Date of stay: August 2020
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank 2020BizTravelR
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Nikki Pridgeon, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2020

Hi 2020Biz, thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our beds are very comfy so much so that the owners have them in their own home. The views are amazing and pleased you enjoyed our central location.

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