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Harbour City Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Very well located and appointed accommodation. Hosts were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. They offered to help with bags, helped us reserve a larger parking space so it made things easier getting a toddler in and out of the car, and provided a highchair in the room free of charge. Our only negative was the locking mechanism on our unit's front door. Our 2 year old could open it as it was just a lever that was pressed down on the floor - very easy to pull up and release! Even with this, we would still choose to stay there when we are next in Tauranga.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thank you for giving us your feedback. Little ones can get up to mischief, it seems to be their job.... We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This motel is very conveniently sited in central Tauranga. Pascal is very welcoming and helpful with suggestions of local activities and restaurants. The studio unit was immaculate and we would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: The windows have venetian blinds so I do find that I like to use an eye-mask at night.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. Our team is always striving to give our guests the best stay possible. Look out for more things to do in Tauranga. There is always an update on our website.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed here recently over Queens Birthday weekend and from the moment we arrived we felt like we were VIP guests! The owner / manager even offered to help us with taking our bags to the room!

The studio room was spacious and had everything you need and the spa bath was a real bonus.

The Motel is close to shops and restaurants in Tauranga, yet it is set back from the road so you can't hear any noise from the street and we didn't hear any noise from the rooms next to us either and that's good.

We wouldn't hesitate staying here again if we come to Tauranga

Room Tip: We had a room at the back upstars (can't remember room number sorry) and it was very good
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thank you for your review. It's always a great reward when our guests enjoyed their stay. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Tauranga.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I stayed here for a work event with some VIP guests in Tauranga. It was a short walk to the CBD. Bookings were changed a numberof times and they were very accommodating. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and stay here again.Great spa bath if you get some time. All work and no play....

Room Tip: Ask for one with the spa bath.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We tried the best we can to make everybody stays the best possible. Every problem has a solution and we always put our guests first. We look forward to see you for a leisure trip next time.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit and was just as good as tge first one. Had a wonderful weekend with my partner. Room was well sourced and cleab. Great service, close to eateries and hospitality was so lovely and kind from Pascal :-) Will recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you again. Look out also for our Winter Special - a studio and a meal at Amphora Restaurant combined - Great savings and a relaxing weekend too to fight the winter blues...

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Harbour City Motor Inn. Pascale was very welcoming and friendly. The location, in the central city, while being close to good restaurants etc, is still quiet. Our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to your next visit to sunny Tauranga.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This little Hotel is right in centre of town but not noisy and a short stroll to all the eateries in town and the local shops. It was a pleasure to stay, everything near new and we travelled with our 2 grandchildren who had their own room. Very friendly helpful Managers who gave us a great deal and we will be back next time we are in NZ.

Room Tip: i think all the rooms are good. Ground level and 1 level up.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for your review. To further the comfort of our guests, all our unit windows closest to the road have recently been acoustic double glazed. We hope you and your family had a great trip in NZ, and we look forward to your next visit.

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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range: £89 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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