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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We booked this motel on the spur of the moment traveling from rotarua arrived and viewed a few rooms we where given a choice by the friendly staff. Room clean and tidy.nice pool and spa.Not to much traffic noise dairy and takeaway across road and petrol station would back again

Thank Ron54545
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Ron, We are stoked to hear that you made a great choice for your stay. Our cleaning standards are very high, we maintain these as we pride ourselves and back our housemaids with training. The location is very central, just 5 minutes drive to the city without being stuck in main road traffic to get to where your...

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rooms were clean, smart and nicely appointed and the staff very warm and hospitable. ...But it was at the pool that the management had made a real effort to be accommodating of children, with lots of inflatable pool toys, noodles, inflatable poolside chairs, clean towel basket and a nice clean spa/hot tub. The staff were relaxed and kind towards all...

Thank David & Liz O
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello David and Liz, The pool is such a huge asset, we take alot of pride in making sure it's well kept. A area where many guest's can enjoy at the same time. Hearing the kids playing and laughing help's keep them entertained for hours. With the addition to having it slightly heated has proved that extra expense was worth...

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely clean apartment. excellent service. Chocolates and Fusion coffee a bonus. Great for families as there is a pool and games room. I don't know why there is a 200 word minimum on these reviews.. We maybe need to do a review of trip advisor.

Thank Lily0703
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lily0703, Thank you for your feedback. Im pleased that you were able to make the most of our facilities that we offer. We know the chocolates go down a treat :) I'm sure that Trip Advisor has the 200 word minimum for their feedback purposes which would require some indepth information when collecting other accommodation reviews. Kind Regards

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The title of this review says it all. Spotlessly clean, excellent friendly and attentive staff, the room was so well appointed and outstanding attention to detail. This will now be our new regular when visiting Tauranga.

Thank Neil0103
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou Neil for your feedback! We look forward to the regular visits. It's a great feeling to have guests back time and time again. We have grown many friends from the business because of this, it makes all the hard work so much more enjoyable. Till next time :)

Paeroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the penthouse for 3 nights. Received wonderful service throughout our stay, they came and cleaned our beds daily, topped our towels up, were lovely people. And it generally was just a real nice place to stay. Would definitely go back.

Thank shantel1
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Shantel, You guys were awesome! Such a pleasure and really kept the place tidy. That makes our job so much easier, thank you. Kind Regards from us all

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, nothing was too much bother for Steve and his team. This place knows the value of excellent, friendly customer service and all staff were outstanding. The motel was super clean and the pool toys were fun for the kids.

Thank Kiwi248
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Awesome stuff!! Another proud moment for the Summit Motor Lodge. You have summed up our complex in the way we deliver. We thank you for the opportunity to be your host and show case what our motel does best. Kind Regards

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were warmly greeted by Steve, who was extremely helpful and hospitable. Our room exceeded expectations, being very spacious, clean and comfortable. All amenities were at out finger tips. We found the location extremely convenient. A short drive (5 minutes) and we were in the local township. Would definitely recommend this facility to anyone looking for a comfortable get-away. It...

Thank Cameron K
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Cameron, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on the Summit Motor Lodge, Happy New year to you. We are super excited to hear we have made the new year start with a high, with being able to be your host. We are very proud of how far we have come in the business with always...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Thank you Steve and your team for a great stay. We had a brilliant time at Summit Motor Lodge. There was 14 of us altogether and we booked a number of units. One of which was the penthouse and it became our meeting point. There is a full kitchen in the penthouse which served us well. Communication with Steve was...

Thank Blueming
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Evening, It was our pleasure to be able to be your host. The Summit Motor Lodge really does cater well for larger group bookings, with the larger units suited keeping prices down. The Penthouse is really proving to be very popular, so adding that to our already large business has been a good decision. We hope to see your...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very clean 1-bedroom unit, comfortable beds, great shower, toiletries provided, separate kitchen with cooking facilities, outdoor seating area, friendly and helpful hosts, easy drive to Tauranga city area, Mount Maunganui and main roads north and Rotorua, will happily recommend and return.

Thank anonymousN4041OQ
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Summit Motor Lodge. These review's help our business grow, and are great for staff training boosting great feeling amongst the staff. We love the location, being just out from the main city street means direct routes to the places you have mentioned. We look forward to the future :)

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here because it is dog friendly, and we really enjoyed our stay. They are very welcoming to pets, the accomodation is clean and tidy, we had Sky TV, plenty of room, a great aircon system for the warm Summer night, and also all the staff were awesome. We will stay there again next time!

Thank a_guy_called_gerard
Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Evening, Pleased all was happy with the pooch. Our unit's are well set up, we are pleased that this summer the aircon will be such a huge relief! As we venture on we are alway's looking at more benefit's to create a better stay. Kind Regards

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in a quiet garden setting in central Tauranga, Summit Motor Lodge is just five minutes drive from the city - close enough to be convenient, far enough away to be relaxing. It's ideal accommodation for the corporate traveler, family holidays, weekend breaks or group tours. We look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Summit Motor Lodge

Address: 213 Waihi Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: €87 - €108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summit Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Best Western Tauranga
Summit Tauranga
Tauranga Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tauranga
#2 Spa Hotel in Tauranga
#8 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#13 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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“The accessibility room was perfect for our needs”
cruisecan369, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Unit 24 had a lovely view of the port and mount”
preciouspup2u, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As it is set away from the main road I an't see any need for special requests”
SingaporeVulture, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are floors on the ground level if you do not want to carry luggage up the steps.”
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“We have stayed in both the family unit and one bed studios all of them are high quality”
ginaandmark2016, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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