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Tairua Shores Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2013

As a comercial traveller who has just completed 6 weeks in motels this is without doubt the best value motel in NZ. Beautiful spotlessly clean units they are far superior to some of the more expensive units I have stayed in. Loved the private courtyard and a welcoming host. A real find Les

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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TairuaShores, Owner at Tairua Shores Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2013

Hi Les, it was great to read the fantastic review you gave our motel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we can welcome you back to Tairua Shores Motel in the near future.

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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed in this motel for the second time from the 4th to the 6th July. The motel units are extremely clean and are very comfortable. It is only a 10 minute walk around the foreshore into town. The ferry to Pauanui is two minutes down the road. Excellent accommodation and owners are very nice to deal with. You won't find anywhere better to stay in our opinion, in Tairua.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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TairuaShores, Owner at Tairua Shores Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2013

Thankyou for you for a great reponse, if was great to welcome you back to Tairua Shores for your second stay and hopefully we might be able to make it a third time.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

My 12 year old son and I booked into a studio unit at this motel because the accommodation looked fresh and modern in the website pictures. And the motel certainly lived up to the pictures, including lovely little private patio. We were only staying one night, so while other motels in the same price range might offer more extras like access to Kayaks, or onsite restaurants, we really just wanted comfortable beds, cleanliness and a relaxing environment. The owner who booked us in kindly gave us an upgrade so that we could have twin beds rather than the double we had been allocated. From what I could make out, the upgrade was a bigger floor area, which wasn't really a bonus for us, but it was very nice of her to think about what might suit us better. The owner also gave us good advice about the best walking route into town (only a few minutes and very picturesque by the inlet) and that we might like to return by road if we were coming back after dark as that route is lit. Actually, on a cloudless night the inlet route was fine, and very atmospheric (romantic if I wasn't with a 12 year old!). I think the motel also offers family units with separate bedrooms which are in older buildings, and I did not see inside those, but with the standard of accommodation in the newer units I doubt they would not have kept the older units up to scratch as well. The only minor negative was a noisy fridge but it was beautifully frost free so no problem switching it off overnight. I think I might be oversensitive to fridge noise on otherwise beautifully quiet nights.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We arrived straight from the airport after a flight from UK, couldn't have chosen a better spot to relax and unwind. Glenn the owner was really welcoming and helpful and the room was lovely with it's own private patio garden. It's an easy walk into town around the pretty harbour and a great base for exploring the area

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

lovely motel, very clean and modern, recently updated. gorgeous private patio. good location to walk to the bay and 10 min walk to town. idealy situated to tour the coromandel peninsular. very friedly and helpful owner, plenty of spades for hot water beach!

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We were originally only staying for one night but this motel was so good we booked for a further four. Glenn did everything to make our stay special. We cannot recommend highly enough. the location makes it easy to see the sights in the surrounding area. we had breakfast each day in our room and it was quite delicious

Room Tip: Studios are larger than standard rooms but I loved the shower in the standard room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

This was our first visit to Tairua and as American travellers, I "booked blind" online...we were delighted! Glenn was the perfect host, our family unit (the end unit facing the harbor) was ideal...spotless, well-equipped and comfortable enough for 5 adults. Laundry and beautiful landscaping topped it off. Great location: not downtown and a nice walking trail to town. Stay here!

Room Tip: The end family unit is the best!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tairua Shores Motel

Address: 156 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Price Range: £65 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tairua Shores Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tairua Shores Motel has all been fully refurbished and consists of 4 family units, each unit has a separate bedroom with king size bed, separate full kitchen,separate bathroom, lounge and own deck with bbq. Two units have views over looking the harbour. 3 spacious garden chalets plus 2 superior garden chalets. All chalets have a king size bed, separate bathroom, kitchen and own private very sunny garden deck. ... more   less 
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