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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

You park your car next to your room. The rooms are equipped with a small kitchen which is helpful if you have children. it is a walking distance from the mountain and the shops and restaurants. They had a Jacuzzi in the room and the bathroom was spacious. The rooms are well maintained.

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Thank Shereen H
Julie C, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback on your stay here at Baywatch. This feedback is important to us as we strive to ensure our guests enjoy their experience when staying here at Baywatch. We are glad you enjoyed the facilities here and obviously made good use of our proximity to many of Mount Maunganui`s attractions. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Baywatch Motor Inn was perfect for our 3 day visit to Mt Maunganui. It's within walking distance of great cafes (eg Café 88), Pilot Bay and the beach. The proprietors are friendly and their facilities are excellent. Comfortable bed, hot shower, efficient heat pump and sound-proofed units. The place was lovely and quiet despite being close to a busy road.... More 

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Masterton
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom spa unit for three nights. The bed was one of the more comfortable ones ' We have slept in. The spa bath was perfect and the location was brilliant. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The unit was spotless and the bathroom supplies top notch. I thoroughly recommend this place... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A delightful family run establishment. Clean, well maintained and charmingly appointed. Centrally located within walking distance to Mount Maunganui and restaurants but well insulated from traffic noise.

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Thank Zenobia240
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Very happy with my 3 nights Baywatch Motor Inn. Stayed 3 nights over a public holiday weekend. The room was modern, clean, had its own Sky TV decoder with full channel selection, the heatpump was powerful, and the shower was excellent. The manager was very professional and helpful. Very convenient to cafes and takeaway food. The rooms have hush glass... More 

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Thank KermitTheDancer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Management put aside two rooms knowing that my family will be staying there since the death of our loved Uncle last night. My Mother arrived yesterday from Australia, and this kind, considerate manager put aside rooms for her family to visit this week for the funeral. Says it all: such thoughtful kindness. Looking forward to meeting them.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was our first stay at Baywatch and won't be the last! Good, secure car parking; excellent rooms - well equipped, clean and comfortable with plenty of space! The location is ideal and only a 15 minute stroll to the main restaurants and attractions. Mount Maunganui itself has a place in our family affections with the hot water pools a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Great night stay and very friendly owners.Tidy room even had a spa bath. Nice and close to food and local pub so no need to drive. Well priced. Nice and close to the Mount. Will be staying here from now on Highly recommended.

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Thank Joshua Robert F
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I give this motel between 4 and 4.5, and the $179 cost was great value. It is about a 20 minute walk to most attractions and restaurants. The hosts are really friendly and take great pride in their motel - it almost feels like you're staying with relatives. It was also good to park the car at our front door.... More 

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Thank Mr_25_7
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

What a find!! The rooms were large and looked like they were brand new. The owners were friendly and very helpful. Two TVs and their Wi-Fi system was outstanding. I was impressed with how clean the rooms were and loved the jacuzzi bath tub. Price was just right. Also the Inn is located just around the corner from a great... More 

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BaywatchM, Owner at Baywatch Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review on Tripadvisor. We are happy you enjoyed your experience when staying with us here at "Baywatch". We will pass on to our staff that you found the rooms clean and modern with good facilities. It means a lot to all of us to get such positive feedback. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mount Maunganui`s NEWEST motel. Situated in Downtown Mount village, Baywatch offers QUIET, NEW rooms, with PANORAMIC windows, Air conditioning, KING beds, TILED En-Suite Bathrooms, Kitchenettes and 50+SKY channels.4 ONE BEDROOM SUITES, with double Spa bath, 42" NEW LED TV in Lounge and 32" LCD in bedroom with 50+ SKY channels, KING bed, SOFA SLEEPER in lounge. HEAT PUMP / AIR CONDITIONING11 KING STUDIO`S, with KING bed, Single SPA bath, 32" LCD TV with 50+ SKY channels, HEAT PUMP / AIR CONDITIONING.2 LARGE WHEELCHAIR friendly units with very large WET areas in the TILED en-Suite bathroom. 32" LCD TV with 50+ SKY channels250m to SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, 350m to BEACHES.Warm KIWI hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baywatch Motor Inn

Address: 349a Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $169 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Baywatch Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ground floors very accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles annew364, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 1 but I'm sure all the rooms would be just as great.”
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“I loved the ground floor rooms with a view to the street”
 of 5 bubbles ShereenH_12, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are probably the favourite choice as cars can be parked right outside the door!”
  • Lovely, comfortable, large bedroom.
  • The bathroom has a jacuzzi type bath (can be turned on/off)
  • Entrance lobby and tv area
  • The lounge and dining area
  • The kitchenette - great filter coffee provided!
 of 5 bubbles 853yanim, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the ground floor- which allowed easy access to the outside, which made up for the lack of a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles BelindaR877, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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