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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Terrible motel with no air conditioning and very little wardrobe space .Theft proof coat hangers .... get the picture. Must be the guests but it says a lot. For over $250 per night stay elsewhere.Room has 2 kitchen chairs and no arm chairs or sofa in their deluxe rooms . Noisy train passes frequently and don't get excited by the...

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Thank Rogerperthaustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed one night and we were taken by surprise at the magnificent view it seemed as though you were cantilevered over the water. We had an upstairs room nice and spacious with a kitchenette. Great staff with a beautiful property well maintained and lovely and clean. Handy location just in Second Ave close to Cameron Road. Would definitely stay here...

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Thank Jan M
Adelaide
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first motel in New Zealand, our room was as advertised, over looking the bay, room as others have said floor to ceiling windows gave great views, taking pictures of sun rise was cool & the rowers going by. Good Kichenette,the room had a king bed, bathroom all good, friendly staff & an easy walk to cafes & restauants on...

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Thank Robert M
Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights here. Stunning view overlooking the water, just like in the advertised photo. We were in an upper room so didn't have a balcony, but better view from here through the floor to ceiling windows. Kitchenette, king bed, single bed, lots of room for a couple or 3 people. Friendly staff at reception. Very helpful. Good central location....

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Thank Palmsandbeach
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are grateful to the motel for changing our booking at the very last moment due to the earthquake in New Zealand. We postponed for two weeks with no extra charge. The room was spotless and the view superb, uninterrupted with no passing "traffic" - pedestrian or otherwise - only boats and rowers! We have certain extra criteria for a...

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Thank Adrienne N
Perugia, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet, clean, excellent. We found our room spotless, well fitted out with a view to die for. Close to centre of town, restaurants and beach walk. the in house laundry is super useful, and off street parking a bonus. Highly recommended

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

Dear Caipucci, Thank you for the review. We are always so pleased to hear that a guest had a memorable experience with us. We look foward to seeing you again.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. Amazing views and the quality of the room was above board and so was the service of the staff. Would definitely stay here again and I recommend this to anyone. Try and get a room with a view, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Dunedinite2014
TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Dunedinite2014, Thank you for the glowing review. We are so happy that you found everything that we have to offer wonderful. We hope to see you again very soon.

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival reception was friendly and informative. Our Waterfront suite was clean, comfortable and the full length floor to ceiling window gave a pleasant view of the bay. The compact kitchen area was fine for making breakfast. The inclusion of a Nespresso machine and a plunger gives you options for making coffee. Retail shops and restaurants are only a 5-10minute...

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

Dear Rob and Carmen, Thank you for the lovely review. We are very lucky to have a great team of staff. We are happy that you got to enjoy the spectacular views. We are very fortunate to have this great location. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met at reception by their friendly staff, upgraded to waterfront - WOW! Our room was very clean and comfortable. Kids were wowed! Nice stroll to restaurants for dinner, drifted off to sleep in our comfortable bed watching the fireworks. All round fantastic stay, will recommend and hope we can visit again. Thanks to you Nikki and your team!

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

Dear Anna, Thank you for the great review. We are not always able to offer an upgrade but are very happy when we can make it happen. Glad that you got to enjoy the fireworks from the Waterfront suite, the uninterupted windows truly offer the best view. We look forward to having you and the family stay with us again.

Perth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful location, excellent service and great value for the price. The room was very clean, spacious and well-appointed. Our host, Nicky, was extremely welcoming and very efficient. We were very happy with our stay here.

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

Dear Pat, Thank you for the kind review. We are extremely happy that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed everything that we had to offer. Nikki will be pleased to hear that she contributed in the enjoyment of your vacation. We look foward to having you stay with us again.

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Amenities

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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
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $156 - $244 (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:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#7 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#11 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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“Room facing harbour”
 of 5 bubbles 63RobertM63, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor with harbour views. Upstairs would be fine but no patio.”
 of 5 bubbles AdrienneN_12, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground level front rooms overlooking the harbour.”
 of 5 bubbles 993path, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A waterfront view is the way to go!”
 of 5 bubbles 646victoriae, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had an upstairs room overlooking the street but could still see the harbour. It was great and I'd happily book the same room again.”
 of 5 bubbles DelwynS, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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