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The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for the first time in early April. I was very impressed with the standard of cleanliness and the modern touches despite the motel itself being of a certain age. Loved the toiletries from Matakana and the stylish bed linen. Great location to be able to walk down to the Strand for dinner as we did. Lovely friendly hosts...

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for the review. We are please that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in a queen family ground unit with a small patio outside looking out to street and harbour. Although old 70s design building its very well maintained, comfortable and fresh. Carpark right by room in offstreet courtyard. Generously spacious room layout with entire wall of windows at end to view. Clever large cupboard acts as room divider separating queen...

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

Dear Philippa, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, even with cyclone Cook knocking on the front door :) We are very protected here and we can weather any storm with ease. We look forward to seeing you again.

Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This was our second stay here and we had an avenue view room as there were no waterfront rooms available. The room was beautifully clean and staff extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend booking the waterfront view as the avenue view rooms are smaller and a little more tired in decor. A short walk into town makes this a great...

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

Hi Frinny38, Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on running a clean operation with great staff. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the next time you visit, you are able to get a waterfront room.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here recently and found the location excellent for city-based activities. The Art Gallery, bars, cafes and restaurants were all within easy walking distance. The outlook of waterfront rooms is very attractive and there was a small table and chairs outside our sliding glass doors. We were woken by the train, as tracks are just below the cliff on...

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

Hi Parnelian, As a family business, we try very hard to ensure our guests enjoy there stay with us. We are pleased you liked our immaculately clean and modern rooms with great waterfront views. We look forward to your return.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose to stay at this hotel after looking at different motels in Tauranga that offers a view as well as one that has cooking facilities. Pro: The location is good with allocated parking space. Great front row view of the water if you book the room with sea view. The room is clean with adequate space to move around. Nice...

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

Thanks for your response. We do have great facilities and wonderful views from the waterfront rooms. Having your own secure parking space on the property is also a huge bonus too. We pride ourselves on our clean rooms and high end products. We like to go the extra mile for our guests pleasure. Hope to see you again soon.

Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a fantastic weekend staying in a waterfront unit with a spa bath, Room soacious and comfortable with a nice comfy bed.The views were absolutely stunning, with the water so close you could almost reach out and touch it. The Sunrsie one morning was breathtaking. Image too big to attach. Staff super helpful and friendly. My...

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

Hi Richard, Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and have to agree, the views are stunning and the sunrise is breathtakingly beautiful. Our business is built on the backs of our hardworking, friendly and loyal staff. I'll be sure to let them know you appreciated there efforts.. See you soon!

London
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Our king waterfront suite was worth the (fairly hefty) price tag, given its glorious view of the estuary and long low rail bridge (just occasional freight trains rumbling across). The simple, monochrome styling of the room was great, and it provided a very special setting for a self-catered supper. Kelly at reception was exceptionally friendly. The centre of bustling (by...

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

Hi Roadboy, We are glad you had a great time at our place and look agree, the views are spectacular and the room decor and layout are exactly like you say, "great". Being on the waterfront and yet 2 blocks away from the hustle and bustle of town is what sets us apart from the rest. Look forward to seeing...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Perfect location, magnificent views, staff so helpful and spotlessly clean. Slight problem with a train running close-by throughout the night. Shame there were no proper cooking facilities although staff allowed us to use conference kitchen when desperate.

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

Dear 14lizb2016, thank you for the review. We hope that your fresh trout that you caught was delicous. We look forward to seeing you again.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2017

What a great motel and well worth taking the sea view units. Very well appointed and spacious. Exceptionally clean very good bed for a great nights' sleep. I couldn't find anything to fault it. Keen to take family back there. Friendly staff. Breakfast was well priced and ample quantity. The steps down to the water are a treat but not...

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

Dear Viv, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you and the family had a memorable stay with us. We look foward to seeing you again.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via 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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TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear koolpapa, thank you for the review. We have to agree that Tauranga is a beautiful place, and we are very lucky to have found this great location with fabulous views. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: €109 - €162 (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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#12 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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“Waterfront with Spa”
RichardvG, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Views are magnificent on front but they also catch the train noise...”
14lizb2016, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view unit are worth the extra.”
VivM732, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Water views are best, but dearer units.”
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.”
, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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