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18th Avenue Thermal Motel
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18th Avenue Thermal Motel
Ranked #25 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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“Friendly owners and comfortable motel”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great stay with the family over Queen's birthday weekend. Owners very friendly, room clean and comfortable. Family units have separate bedrooms with 2 or 3 single beds, ideal to put the kids to bed early. Great hot thermal pool for the end of the day. Our second stay here, we wil return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Hamilton
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This is a dated 70's Motel but it was good value at $125 for two people another $20 if there was a third person. The room was clean, there was free wifi and a good selection of freeview and sky channels. It is close to the hospital and not far from town and in a residential area. I would have no hesitation in staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Morrinsville Waikato, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The motel was clean and comfortable and very compact. The hosts were just very friendly people and made my stay a pleasant one. The motel is located close to restaurants and shops less that 10 minutes walk away. Even thought the motel is situated very close to the main road the traffic noise was not a problem. If you are looking for a reasonably priced motel in the city then choose this one.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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New Zealand
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed at this motel for one night. Although an older style, it is clean, tidy and quiet.
We had a one-bedroom unit - a king size bed in the lounge and two singles in the separate bedroom. Bathroom was old and not great water pressure from an older hot water tank - but it was quite acceptable for our needs.

The hot pool was a good size for multiple people and lovely for a good soak.
I have stayed at another older motel not far away and definitely prefer this one.
We enjoyed breakfast sitting at the picnic tables in the sun and would happily return.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

We have stayed at this motel three times now and every stay is pleasant, the units are modest and clean and tidy and the hosts are helpful and friendly, plenty to do in Tauranga and the Mount is only a short drive away. Highly recommend this motel foe couples and families.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for ease of access to the hospital which is within walking distance. The owners were wonderful and so helpful. They were working hard on the outdoor areas painting and tidying on what is an older motel. My room was huge with a good kitchenette and everything was lovely and clean. The bathroom was incredibly old and I would assume they will be modernised slowly but notwithstanding - they were clean. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Just spent a few weeks at the motel as it is in a ideal for a base if you want to tour the bay of plenty area. John & Nikki the owners go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The units are spacious and clean. Fraser cove is 5 minutes walk down the hill a good selection of retail outlets, and places to eat (don't eat to much the hill seems a lot longer when your coming back up on a full stomach):-). walking to the town takes about 45 mins at a steady stroll or there is a regular bus service with the bus stop across the road from the motel. The pool is a decent sized thermal pool temperature around 40 degrees. The surf lifesaver competitions were taking place in Tauranga and there was a team from the South Island staying for a few days whilst we were there I was surprised at how little noise they made even when celebrating their victories would definitely use the the motel again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 18th Avenue Thermal Motel
Address: 50 Eighteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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