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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We had a studio room which was compact but very adequate for a couple. The room was spotless & had a kitchen that had everything u needed like a toaster & a microwave. The motel was a short walk to restaurants,supermarket,beach & bottle shop. Paul & Brodie(cutest 4 legged host) were very welcoming & helpful. We wished we could have... More 

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ursula, Thanks heaps for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. So pleased that you liked Tairua and we hope to see you again next time you are both in New Zealand. cheers, Paul & Natasha ( & Brodie ) More 

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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

By the main road but not to noisy. Located walking distance to town and cafes. Cheapest rooms are quite small and bathroom pokey. Definitely would want to book a bigger studio room if staying for longer than one night. Water pressure pretty non existent but the manager was nice and the sun was shining so all good.

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Thank bakergirl452
Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. Yes, you are correct, our studios are our smallest and cheapest rooms. We think that they provide great value accommodation with a lovely water view. For longer stays and those wanting more room we recommend our chalets which are twice as big. cheers, Paul... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The motel is on the main road in Tairua, just a few minutes walk to the town centre across the bridge.We had a studio unit on the first floor, but no trouble to bring your luggage into the room! Car park is inside the premises. You have a small kitchen with everything available like fridge, electric fry pan, kettle, toaster... More 

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jacob, So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us ( and the fresh shellfish ! ). Our studios are our smallest and cheapest rooms. Our chalets are twice as big for those requiring more space to spread out. Hope the rest of your holiday in NZ was great. cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Paul is a very friendly host and madè suggestions on what to do that we hadn't considered. Motel is conveniently located for the town and an excellent base for touring the Coromandel. Highly recommended.

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us on The Coromandel. Hope the rest of your holiday was also great :) cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

A cut above your normal motel. Nice spacious chalet with a great view although the bathroom was a bit on the small side. Paul was a great host, recommending things to do in the area and providing spades and towels for our visit to hot water beach (a must do by the way).We chose to include breakfast which was delivered... More 

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Colin, Many thanks for your comments and really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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310 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

My wife came here with her mother for a one day visit to the Coromandel. They were absolutely ecstatic with their stay here. Service - Great service from Paul, an absolute champion. Friendly and knowledgeable. Also lent the spades out for Hot Water beach. Facilities - The kitchen and bathroom bench were absolutely clean and like brand new really. The... More 

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having your wife and her mother stay with us and so pleased that they enjoyed their trip to The Coromandel. Thank you so much for the review and we hope to see you again another time. cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

A friend who has moved to Tairua recommended the Blue Water and we're so glad they did. A friendly welcome, lovely chalet with views and outside space to chill out and all within easy walk of restaurants etc. Paul even provided spades for our trip to Hot Water beach. There's so much to do in the area and we loved... More 

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. So pleased that enjoyed The Coromandel and all that it has to offer. Your friends certainly picked a nice place to relocate to - we've been in Tairua 10 years now and it truly feels like paradise. cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

As advertised, a nice little bach for a great price and perfect location. The grounds were pretty with a bed of birds of paradise right outside our door. Wish we'd been able to stay longer. Our host was very friendly and gave us information on local things to do. Hello to Rudy!

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. 'Brodie' says 'Woof !' cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Whyalla, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

A comfortable, well appointed, well positioned and extremely well priced facility. Outstanding customer service throughout, a very personal and helpful proprietor. The public relations officer "Brodie" was the icing on the cake for us. Would highly recommend, a place we would definately return to for sure.

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Thank Leanne M
Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Wow ! We are so lucky to have such wonderful guests visit us from all over the world. Thank you so much for staying with us and for leaving your review. Really pleased you loved The Coromandel. Brodie says "Woof !" cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Great experience to stay in there. Spacious rooms and comfy beds. Service is perfect. Thanks for Paul's hospitality and kindness. The service, facilities and environment are absolutely worth recommendation. And the price is cheap, great deal! - Lucas

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lucas, Thanks heaps for your review and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us on The Coromandel. Hope your parents enjoyed the rest of their visit to New Zealand. cheers, Paul & Natasha More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blue Water Motel is one of the closest motels to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Clean, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation in the seaside town of Tairua. A perfect base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We have a range of self contained units, a hot indoor spa pool, free WiFi, BBQ, kayaks and fishing rods. Located opposite harbour beach and a flat 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Water Motel

Address: 213 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Price Range: €89 - €170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Water Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The family unit (7) is directly below the owner's accommodation and there's a fair bit of noise leakage between floors”
 of 5 bubbles KentandMichelle, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the right hand side seem to be more spacious and more recent.”
 of 5 bubbles patricktkindt2016, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Chalets are close to the highway, rooms further back are probably quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 530viviennep, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a 2 bedroom as a family of 4 and it's perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles brookemayo, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“steps to some rooms”
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