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“Neat and Quiet”
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Durham Motor Inn
Ranked #40 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Neat and Quiet”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

A pleasant suprise as the edifice is discreet. The receptionist was very welcoming and used my name, which made me feel more welcomed.The room is neat, clean and while not modern, well maintained. A cieling fan is a clever addition to balance the rooms temperature.
The artwork on the wall was so tasteful and pleasing, I wanted to own it!
I chose a spa room and was pleased with the size of tbe spa and cleanliness of the bathroom. The little kitchenette was a happy addition to the room.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Not impressed with my stay at all, the carpet was lifting up and the shower head was tied on with a plastic cable tie which broke and the Tv completely blacked out between channel changes. The walls are paper thin and there was no monitoring on the noise coming from the other guests.
Would not recommend staying at this motel at all.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We booked this Motel having no idea where it was in relation to the Beach or the City or any of the features of the region, as it turns out it is close to everything. We travelled during the busy New Year period and the Motel was full. The service is efficient, friendly and attentive. The Motel is tidy and clean. The pool was refreshing and a welcome retreat.
Great Restaurants and Pubs and Cafes are an easy walk away.
We would choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Paul-Clovely
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Raglan
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The staff were really nice, very friendly and helpful. The location is great, walking distance to town, restaurants and bars. Clean and a lovely pool for a refreshing dip. I'd stay again for a clean convenient stop.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank debbied4763
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I was checked in in the Durham Motor Inn for a two week business stay. The good things first, the people working there are very friendly and the location is near the strand so you have access to some restaurants. Unfortunately the hotel is located beside a main road and its very noisy. Very bad sleeping quality. The rooms where clean but some stains on the carpet, broken bulbs and poor bathroom facilities are not standard for a "four" star hotel. The crt TV and the four channels in very bad quality are a joke. This would be acceptable for about 80 NZD per day but not for 130 NZD. Conclusion, ok for a short business stay but nothing to stay longer or for holidays with the wife. But i think a major renovation will bring this motel up to standards!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank hotbrain
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

No dvd / blu ray / music player. Poor shower and bathroom facilities. Needs a major renovation to bring the standard up. Close to town. The managers are nice. Room was a good size with the bedroom / bathroom separate from the living and kitchen. Comfy bed.

  • Stayed September 2013
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2 Thank Fitgit
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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

I stopped here a couple of nights for work so got in late and left early each day.
Car park is slightly tighter than it looks especially if you drive anything big.
Rooms are large and spotlessly clean although slightly dated now, and slightly cold. I had the oldest CRT tv in the world and although i didn't watch it, it kind of sums things up. This motel was probably the height of luxury in the 80s but now, whilst it has a kind of retro chic, it isn't quite able to cut it with the competition. Really convenient location though and the manager was polite, genuinely helpful and good humoured. I would stay again but its going to need updating soon which makes it feel slightly expensive in comparison.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank Alan G
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Property: Durham Motor Inn
Address: Cnr Cameron Rd and Harington Street, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #40 of 57 Hotels in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Durham Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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