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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The hosts were welcoming and helpful. The rooms were very clean and tidy the owners and staff seem to take a lot of pride on the motel. The bathroom was large and included a spa bath. Each room had TV, Air con and a small kitchen area. Beds were comfortable. I would recommend.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for writing about us. As a team we are all striving to give the best experience to our guests, and we will share your comment with our staff. We recently installed all New Air Con units in all the rooms, and we are now connected via Ultra Fast Fibre Broadband as well. All this for an even...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I spent two nights here, travelling for business. My room was spacious, pretty quiet, with the luxury of a spa bath, and two cooking elements (not just a microwave). The access to all upstairs units goes past the other units so there are some footstep noises. Location is brilliant, right by shopping and a wide range of eateries.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona for taking time to review your stay. Maybe a unit downstairs on the corner for your next visit.... It has been a pleasure to have you and we look forward to your next trip.

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Very central, well appointed and very well serviced. Owners were friendly and helpful. Did I mention central - able to walk out the door into the town Centre. The room had a spa bath that we didn't get to use, and the bathroom was enormous.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to talk about us. Tauranga has a lot to offer, from shopping, dining or just walking and exploring the beautiful surroundings. It's fantastic to hear you had a great experience at Harbour City and we hope to see you again on a next trip.

SydneyStuart
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three nights and used Harbour City as a base to explore the area. The rooms are modern, well appointed and spotless as well as being very comfortable. Its central location is a real bonus as everything you need is at your finger tips .... restaurants, cafes and shops to name a few. All that said, the outstanding...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for lovely feedback. Harbour City is very central and Tauranga itself a great way to see the region without having to pack and unpack everyday. We hope you enjoyed your trip in NZ, and we look forward to seeing you again.

New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I attended a day workshop in the conference centre at the Habour City Motor Inn. Parking was an issue all day for some out of towners. Parking just outside the motel on the street cost $2 hr, on another street was a parking building about a 7 minute walk. The conference venue didn't have a disability lift up the stairs...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The company who did the workshop is fully aware of how Harbour City conference is as the conference room has been used in the past. As an attendee, if you would have rung us to organise the parking, we would kindly have let you park in our car park. They are 2 very close public...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Pascale was very hospitable and helpful, particularly because we were the first people to come in an electric car. She was very keen to learn how she could help, and she quickly worked out we could plug the car. Moreover, our room was large, modern and comfortable, and the in-room breakfast good too. We look forward to staying again!

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. Electric car is something new and it was great talking to you to learn out to safely recharge the car. We look forward to your next visit.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed here recently with my twin sister to visit our mum who lives in Tauranga. A great find, such an easy location, terrific room for two sisters. Really large and super comfy beds. A large mirror in the second room so no need to constantly use shared bathroom. Shower was fantastic, great water pressure, huge bath. The best part...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup. It has been a pleasure to meet you both. We hope you had a great trip home. We look forward to having you both again.

Seattle
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The first thing to decide for a Tauranga visit is whether you want to be in the Central Business District, with shops and restaurants galore along the harbor, or if you want to be at the beaches (there are both ocean and harbor beaches a stone's throw apart) at the foot of Mount Maunganui. If you opt for the CBD,...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you fore taking the time to write about Harbour City. The beach is not far away at all (10 minutes drive top), and by staying in Tauranga, you can shop, dine and book yourself a nice skin treatment as well...., all within walking distance. You can choose to use the spa in your room to relax after your busy...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Ideal on location, parking and close proximity to both the Wharf and the restaurants and pubs. Also the owners are very nice people and provide good service. I highly recommend this Motor Inn to anyone who is staying in Tauranga for a while or just passing through overnight.

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. It has been a pleasure meeting you both, and hope you had a great trip around.

Melbourne
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Just spent a long weekend here staying 3 nights and found the location great for walking to a number of nearby Restaurants at night or a cafe for coffee or breakfasts in the morning. Tourist info centre and the art gallery are located just across the road so is very handy location. Room was well maintained and very clean, and...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with Harbour City. We are working on the WiFi. It is running well now, but we are looking at Faster and Unllimited Wifi which will be in place int the next few months (delay is not from our part but we are on...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star plus upmarket motel in CBD. Opposite Baycourt Theatre. Close to Cafes & Restaurants. FREE wi-fi. 20 air-con units with spa baths, cooking facilities, LCD TVs, Electric Blankets, SKY TV, latest magazines . Complimentary Car parking. 14 studio rooms, 2 access rooms & 4 1 bedroom units. Conference Facilities on site. Management on site. Fluent French speaking host. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbour City Motor Inn

Address: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: €112 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Obviously furthest from road are best”
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“Ask fro a room away for the plant room it will be a bit quieter (ie not 1 or 2)”
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“we used the conference room only”
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