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“Beautiful Short Stay!”
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Blue Water Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Short Stay!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

My wife and I stayed two evenings with Paul, and the room was perfect, neat as a pin, and the service impeccable. Paul also did a laundry for us for a nominal fee, a much needed service on a one month driving tour of NZ. Paul also recommended a local restaurant called Shells on the main street in town, and what an outstanding experience that was. We sent a review to the Shells web site. Paul also recommended a divine hiking trail by the ocean in the Coromundel Region. Overall, we highly recommend Blue Water Motel, Tairua, New Zealand, and we thank Paul immensely for being such a gracious and helpful host.
Philippe and Mary Roy,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Hi Philippe and Mary,

Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us such a kind review.
Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us on The Coromandel and we hope that the rest of your holiday was also great.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

I must thank the fishermen for cancelling their booking! We were fortunately at the Blue Water Motel at the right time! We could not have found better accommodation if we had spent time researching. We were made extremely welcome, the unit was spotless in wonderful surroundings. It was great to be able to walk down the road for dinner, enjoy a few wines etc. Everything was at our door step. Great advice about walking up Mount Paku to appreciate the view but you let us down with not having a recommended movie as alternative as the weather turned very misty and humid. We will be back to do the walk.
Regards Helen, daughter and grand daughter
Ps. Most comfortable beds
Ps Did not access pool or Fitness centre

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Hi Helen,

Wow, thank you so much for your review and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We would love to see you all again soon.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Brenchley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Very good location,with just a short stroll to shops, restaurants etc. We stayed in the 2bed unit which was excellent, the motel had full facilities with helpful and friendly owners. Would stay again if ever in the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Hi Colin,

Thank you for your kind review. So pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us on The Coromandel. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Winwick, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

Have just stayed here for two nights, with my wife, on our NZ tour. The room was clean and comfortable, although the smallest on the tour so far. Paul was most helpful with lots of information and suggestions of things to do. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
Hi David & Janet,

Wow, thank for your kind and speedy review !
So pleased that you enjoyed your time with us on The Coromandel and hope that the rest of your holiday in NZ is great.
Thank you so much for staying with us.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We recently spent a perfect week here. Paul and Natasha cannot be faulted for their kindness and helpfulness and Tairua must be one of the friendliest towns in NZ. It is an ideal location for exploring all that the Coromandel has to offer, and a pleasure to come back to our little, well equipped and comfortable studio room after a hard day's sightseeing!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
Hi Wendy & Mark,

Thank you so much for your kind review ! Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us on The Coromandel and we hope that your memories of New Zealand last a long time.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

We had a Small but perfectly formed studio room - plenty adequate for one/two night stay. Helpful and attentive owners. Lovely situation in quiet town. Spades, towels free for hot beach and spa. Would recommend to all.

Stayed January 2014
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review.
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us on The Coromandel and hope that the rest of your holiday was also memorable.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Matapouri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

These are extremely comfortale units decorated with great taste and thoughtfully super-well equipped. The view from the large deck is unforgettable and the rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. We have been received with a smile and kindness. The taown is 1 minute away, with all restaurants and shop at a ridiculous walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Hi Silvia,
Wow, that's a glowing reference ! Thank you so much for your kind comments and really pleased that you both enjoyed staying with us on The Coromandel.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation and we hope to meet you again in the future.

cheers,

Paul & Natasha
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Property: Blue Water Motel
Address: 213 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Water Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Water Motel is one of the closest motels to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Clean, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation in the seaside town of Tairua. A perfect base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We have a range of self contained units, a hot indoor spa pool, free WiFi, BBQ, kayaks and fishing rods. Located opposite harbour beach and a flat 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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