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“Can we adopt the owners? What a great stay”
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Summit Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Huntington Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Can we adopt the owners? What a great stay”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Just stayed one night at Summit Motor Lodge- called VERY late and got owner Mike out of bed ( sorry !). Just a joy- we were so well taken care off, had a nice room, reasonable price. Good sleep. Mike helped us book the fairy crossing and was just a joy. Lovely quaint motor lodge.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This motel is really top notch! The rooms are super clean, spacious and beautifully finished. Judith and Mike show their experience and again made the extra effort to ensure our stay was perfect. The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept on and we love staying at the Summit Motor Lodge when we travel south. The views from the balconies are super and the location is excellent. We will be definitely be back!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

After a terrible experience at another accommodation property I decided to check into the Summit Motor Lodge being close to my Sister. I arrived without a booking and the owners Judith and Mike Batty were very welcoming and friendly and provided me with immediate accommodation. The units are absolutely spotless, very comfortable and quite. Do say hi to the owners dog Molly; she is absolutely adorable and loves a good little pat. Mike has a brilliant sense of humour and is a funny bloke - love him! I will not be looking for anything else now when in Tauranga because I want to stay here on every visit. I highly recommend Summit Motor to anyone, they are faultless to me. Keep up the good work Judith and Mike you are a wonderful couple.
After previous accommodation left a sour taste in my mouth, the Summit Motor Lodge has completely restored my faith in Tauranga accommodation.

Room Tip: On arrival free complimentary wifi of 300Mb. Choose an upstairs room with views to the Mount.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I work as a sales rep and frequent a large number of hotels and motels every year.
I have been staying here at Summit Motor Lodge for the past 4.5 years.
Mike and Judith are awesome hosts and really make you feel welcome and home.
I find them both very helpful and highly knowledgable of the Bay of Plenty area.
The units are all great (stayed in most of them), absolutely spotless and some breathtaking views across to the Mount.
Thanks again for everything!!

Room Tip: They are all great rooms!!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Townsville, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Had a great stay at this property. The units were lovely and immaculately clean, the owners were very welcoming and friendly, and the location while out of the city was deceivingly central and close to everywhere you need.

Room Tip: The upstairs units have a wonderful view of the Mount and the Tauranga harbour.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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New PLymouth
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

I stay on over 50 different motels and hotels across Australasia each year. This is the friendliest place I've stayed. The rooms are clean and spacious. It's easy going and very affordable. Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

I am a travelling sales rep. I spend a lot of time on the road and stay at a number of motels. But summit motor lodge would have to be the best I've stayed in. Been coming here now for over 7 years. Mike and Judith make you feel so welcome. There unit a beautifully presented and very clean. Great location, beautiful views of this stunning city. It's a must stay if your in the area.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Mike B, Owner at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Thank you for your very positive comments. We have certainly enjoyed and acknowledge your very loyal support over the years. It is as always much appreciated. We continue to look at improvements to ensure your stays are as comfortable as possible and we look forward to your next stopover in Tauranga.
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Property: Summit Motor Lodge
Address: 213 Waihi Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Tauranga
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tauranga
#8 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#13 Family Hotel in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summit Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a quiet garden setting in central Tauranga, Summit Motor Lodge is just five minutes drive from the city - close enough to be convenient, far enough away to be relaxing. It's ideal accommodation for the corporate traveler, family holidays, weekend breaks or group tours. We look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Summit Tauranga
Best Western Tauranga
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