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Strand Motel

Traveller (7)
Room & Suite (2)
27 The Strand, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2018via mobile
Booked 2 separate rooms via booking.com. When We arrived to check-in I was asked how come I managed to book the ground floor double room via booking.com as it had not been advertised. Following my confusion she denied to provide that room with the booked price. When I denied to pay more, she gave us 2 identical rooms with different price! I did not have time to discuss further. I paid $210 for unit for and $230 for unit 7 for 2 which are identical.
That hotel was the worst place I have ever stayed. Stayed 2 nights and my only bed has not been made up. I did not expect the sheets changed but how long would it take to make the bed up or at least make it look tidy. And towels, they were chucked on the single bed. And the crappy heater was noisier than the trains. To me just stay away from that so called motel.
Thank huilyas
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2018
We chose this motel for it's location and in that respect it was great - handy to restaurants, cafes, shops and opposite the waterfront. It is a budget motel and as expected it was dated and quite small. There was no daily housekeeping but towels were replaced daily and tea and coffee supplies replenished so we were more than happy with that. The only negative would be the freight trains run all through the night and are right across the road so very noisy. There are nice views over the harbour from the balcony (shared walkway) and underneath parking.
1 Thank Chrissie980
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2017via mobile
The host came out and greeted me warmly on arrival and showed me where to park (very close to my unit and partially under cover). The accommodation was as I expected - decor a bit tired but the place was clean and comfortable.
Bed had seen better days but I slept well regardless. The host was upfront about possible shortcomings - it might be noisy and it was a ‘budget’ motel. Two trains passed through overnight but otherwise a peaceful night.
Excellent value for money. Superb view - bougainvillea in flower on the balcony added to it - and so close to the CBD and expressway to Mt Maunganui and motorways.
1 Thank Luv2C2
Ant W
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2017via mobile
I stayed here 2 nights on my own. I don't often stay in budget accommodation but that may change after my stay here. The management make little effort to hide the fact that this is a budget motel but looks can be deceiving. This place has everything you need at a great price!
Cons- No air conditioning
- train tracks close to motel
- a bit old and run down

Pros - great value for money
- everything works and is clean
- location is as good as you can get!
- Front rooms have lovely outlook.
- price
- price
- and price.

Yes I would stay here again. Just remember not to judge this property against one that costs $180-$200 per night. This is great value!!
1 Thank Ant W
Beeliar, Australia
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2017via mobile
Stayed at the Strand for one night. If you are on a Holiday touring around and want somewhere comfortable, friendly and at a good price then this place is definitely worth staying at. Has the necessities like parking, wifi and a laundromat if youve been on the road a couple days. Owners are very friendly and from this location only a 10 minute drive to Mt Maunganui.
1 Thank avasile94
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$73 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$73 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Traveller (7)
Room & Suite (2)
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"Upstairs front units have nice views"
Apr. 12, 2018
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"Depending on which room you get you may not have wifi signal further away from the office."
Aug. 20, 2016
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"Unit with a balcony and view."
Jan. 10, 2015
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"Chose a room at the back just in case the trains might wake you"
Apr. 28, 2014
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