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“Overnight stay @ Blue Haven”
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Blue Haven Motel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Hamilton, New Zealand
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70 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overnight stay @ Blue Haven”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Booked through an online booking site. Very handy location at the Mount. Reasonable price, everything in the unit that one required. Very clean. Personable hosts. Would recommend. New World Supermarket just 2 mins walk away. easy to find.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Coromandel, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We booked one night at Blue Haven on our way through, but were so pleased that we look forward to returning again. The owners were friendly, helpful and clearly cared about their establishment. The rooms were impeccable -- clean, well kept and with all the amenities you'd expect. It was nice to see a place where the owners take pride and don't cut any corners. To us it was a jewel of a surprise. Great bed, kitchen area and loved the shower!
The location is close to the main strip and attractions, but we found it quiet. Parking was right outside the door.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Decent place - but if you are like most and plan to do some research on NZ or want to make a Skype call home this is not the place. While the hotel claims wifi is included it's a ridiculous 100 megs!

The nice lady literally told me it's good for a few emails, but don't plan to use Facebook or Skype or watch any videos - seriously no Facebook??

It ran out in about 20-30 minutes of surfing. Pretty lame since every other hotel we've stayed in had either unlimited or at a Gig at least.

Clean and decent room though, good place for a night if you don't need to surf!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anthony T
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bluehavenmm, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Hi Anthony,
Thanks for the Review, Sorry you found the WiFi not to your liking, But we, as many Motels are now having to control the WiFi though a Zenbu system. This is due to the down loading of illegal, music files and films. As a Wi Fi provider we are responsible for any illegal down loads, and can be landed with thousands of dollars fines. not the Guests. Im sure as you travel though out New Zealand you will come across the voucher system again. We are glad we met your expectations in all other aspects of your stay.
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Gold Coast, Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed for one night only at Blue Haven but next time it will be for much longer.
This motel is very comfortable and wonderfully located close to the beach yet with a full supermarket just down the street.
We walked the beach to the main part of town where we had a very pleasant breakfast and walked home again just in time to pack and move out.
A very well appointed and clean motel.

Room Tip: Any room would be fine I think.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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86 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

We booked into a one bedroom here for two nights. It was very clean and attractive with a fully equipped kitchen, sofa and table and chairs. We could park our car at the door. There was a pleasant bbq area set in a garden and there was a gazebo to sit under. Both nights we sat out there with a wine. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The motel is situated minutes from the beach and the township. There is a large new world on the corner. We loved our stay and would return.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Lovely motel, 5 minutes walk to beautiful quiet beach - you can walk along into town. We had a lovely stay- our room was nice, clean and fully equipped, they have thought of everything you may need. Bonus of kitchen facilities & fridge in room. Also the Motel owners are extremely helpful, and friendly. We have already recommended to friends and would definitely return.... One tip:definitely climb the Mount for amazing views :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Linda M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The thing that I really liked was the management, who are the owners of the motel. The motel itself is humble, and has one problem only; NO WATER TAP MIXERS IN THE BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN!! I asked the manager to transfer some photos from my camera, he was very helpful and helped me a lot, he also advised me about the shortest road to Taupo.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Blue Haven Motel
Address: 10 Tweed Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Haven Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The accommodation consists of 9 ground floor units, which are 5 one bedroom suites, 2 large studios, and 2 corporate studios. Parking is outside units. Selection of king, queen and single beds. All units have dining areas, shower bathrooms, flat screen TVs with Freeview and Sky, also free WiFi. Walking distance to beach supermarket, RSA, and shops, restaurants. ... more   less 
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