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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in various apartments all around Tauranga over a four week period and Ocean Waves is the one I would return to without hesitation. Be sure to ask for the first floor sea facing apartment with its enormous windows and sliding doors running the entire length of it. The long balcony overlooks the beautiful beach and ocean, and the...

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went for 2 days and had a fabulous time.The front office staff was very friendly and helpful.As the motel is just under new management and new manager has improved a lot as compare to 2 years back I stayed here.We got ocean view room and it was very clean but from outside building looks very old so overall very...

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed at Ocean Waves on January 7th 2017. Ocean Waves still owe us $250 and it is now 7th February and we have not received a payment. We have sent numerous emails, phone calls and we have even been into the premise again. We often don't get a response back from the owners. This is not good enough!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a good location, just across the road from the beach, so there are nice views from the rooms. However the whole complex is very poorly maintained, the outdoor areas and the rooms, and it definitely needs a lot of TLC. The bathroom/toilet was run down and dirty, the cups and glasses etc were mismatched and dirty. The room...

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1Thank Mike H
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

In previous summers we have stayed for a week at Ocean Waves because of the facilities and closeness to the beach. But we just stayed two nights this week and cancelled the additional nights. On check-in the new owner requested we pay in cash (??) the room was not the one requested - he told me over the phone the...

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2Thank Relxyn
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were impressed that we were able to be accomadated for an early check in as arranged over the phone.The room was ready when we got there. We had the choice of two rooms for the same price. We choose the one closer to the sea, there was a beautiful pohutakawa in full bloom hanging over the small balcony.The only...

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Thank lovertotravel2014
New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2016

this was the worst place I have ever stayed, the staff were creepy and the rooms were dirty. I didn't feel safe staying here. there are loads of other places to stay in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui I stayed here as it was cheap...... big mistake, pay a little more and stay somewhere nicer

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Thank Victoria G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stayed two nights - Room 6. The access to the room was via a narrow ally down one side of the building a larger person would not be able to get down. The sea view was non-existent from the unit. Expected and booked a room with kitchenette. What we got was a bench, no sink, two cups, two plates, 2...

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Thank Sue S
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went there for three days one weekend had a fabulous time. We were given a large suite with three beds and a large kitchen, and there seems to be a outside balcony with the main view with all the top rooms. I know a few people who go their most of the time and most of the reviews i...

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2Thank ADK21
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great views of the sea and location is excellent. Although the property is in need of a big refurb. Including double glazed windows. Good on a budget for sea views and location. But don't expect luxury. The king size bed was great and also very comfortable. We were warm and the electric blanket was a nice touch after walking home...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ocean Waves Motel

Address: 74 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $106 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Waves Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Mount Maunganui
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“Definitely ask for the large, first floor, sea facing apartment”
 of 5 bubbles KristinaA333, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs front unit with full kitchen probably okay but access to it is definitely wierd”
 of 5 bubbles suesP6883NB, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are quieter, suites at the front are more sunny and there is quick access to the beach from the motel.”
  • view from side balcony-close to mount center
 of 5 bubbles ADK21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1st floor as the guests on the ground floor can hear the footsteps of the guests above”
 of 5 bubbles Mako49, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept room 3 at the top of the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles petercopeland, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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