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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went to Tauranga see friends, didn't realize how beautiful and big the town is, the bay is huge, and lots of ins and outs around the water, created some lovely areas, the white sand and water is clean and blue is very inviting, certainly is a place I would like to explore again.

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Rongotea, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful views from the units overlooking the water. Comfortable, quiet and well appointed units, with a good bed. Very handy to central city. there is walking access to the water. Would certainly stay again.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Barnyard, thank you for the lovely review. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful location, the views are truly breathe taking. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in this motel on several occasions over the last 3-4 years. My impressons have been generally favourable. But this time I stayed in summer (January 2017), and it was quite a different experience - it was unbearably hot due to 2 factors: (a) the room had no air-condtioning; (b) there was only one relatively window that could be...

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Murray, As a family owned business we appreciate your loyalty by staying with us during the last few years. Generally speaking, we have settled weather in Tauranga, and have no real need for a/c. That being said, we have had a few un seasonally hot days lately and are negotiating with our landlord to install a/c. In our defence, all our rooms have an...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of two adults and two little kids and we stayed for 4 nights in January. It was a very happy stay and satisfied in every aspect. The view of the room was absolutely beautiful and service was very good. It is a well orangised and managed motel. Will definitely return next time we visit Tauranga.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Laura, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to seeing you and the family again soon.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Modern facilities, free parking and a view to take your breath away what more could you ask for. Thanks for a wonderful stay and accomodating the 4 of us in the 1 room it was amazing and peaceful. They even offer an in room dining menu and free wifi.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Ainsleeash,thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great time staying with us. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Hingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our stay at The Tauranga on the Waterfront was truly exquisite. We were so warmly greeted by our hostess/general manager, Nikki and the owner Bryan. We could feel the hospitality was sincere. We were not prepared for what we were presented with upon entering our waterfront suite. The suite was gorgeous: sparkling clean, full of high quality amenities and the...

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Carol, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great stay. We wish you and Steven a fabulous holiday further in NZ. We hope to see you both again soon.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at this place. Easy check in procedure and parking. Location was quiet and accessible too. Rooms were cozy and spacious. Great service from front office to room cleaning. Exceptional hospitality from Steffi the receptionist who greatly helped me plan my activities with recommendations around the city. I trully enjoyed my stay and will visit again.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Jacky. Thank you for the review. We are so pleased that you had a terrific time with us. We will inform Steffi that she made such a great impression on you, we are very proud of all our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Reviewed 2 January 2017

This motel was in the perfect spot that was conveniently situated for everything. The hotel staff were incredible and the rooms were perfect and serviced nicely for us each day. I would highly recommend this motel to everyone.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Briarwood16, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that your stay was amazing. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Canberra - Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Ideally located with panoramic views from full length and width window. Our room (10) was upstairs and had everything required. A mini kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, toaster and sink. The bathroom was very modern and clean. The room had a very comfortable queen bed and two singles. Highly recommended.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great stay with us. The 100% views are amazing from the Waterfront suites. We look forward to seeing you again.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very impressed - lovely and clean, triple sheeting on the beds (very comfy too). Friendly welcome. Great location one block from main street, yet super quiet. Good parking outside unit. Only negatives were lack of a full length mirror and also the iron leaked. But not major issues. Would definitely recommend.

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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, thank you for the review. As a family business, we strive for perfection, and are so pleased that you were impressed with our facilities. Our location is ideal, close to the city yet still far enough for the peace and quite. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

Address: 1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $158 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
The Hotel Tauranga
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#12 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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“Water views are best, but dearer units.”
 of 5 bubbles barnyard2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground level rooms are better: (a) can open more windows & doors for cooling the room (b) don't need to climb stairs to your room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in an upstairs room with ocean view. Lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles LauraJK124, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for Waterfront / sea view. Although it sounds obvious not all the rooms are so.”
 of 5 bubbles Cyrllle, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Waterfront rooms give aview that is worth the extra price”
 of 5 bubbles Habari, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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