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Harbour City Motor Inn

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09/05/2017 10/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Just spent a long weekend here staying 3 nights and found the location great for walking to a number of nearby Restaurants at night or a cafe for coffee or breakfasts in the morning. Tourist info centre and the art gallery are located just across the road so is very handy location. Room was well maintained and very clean, and...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with Harbour City. We are working on the WiFi. It is running well now, but we are looking at Faster and Unllimited Wifi which will be in place int the next few months (delay is not from our part but we are on...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Came to the bay of plenty and stayed 3 nights location is the best part of the hotel. Facilities good all nice and new. Could do with a BBQ area no real room for one. Internet was my only complaint did not work for 2 of the day's hard when you are from overseas. Otherwise all good no security lock...

Thank Mark D
Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Would you have come to reception about internet, I could have giving you 2 other free options. We got a new modem installed yesterday.... For a BBQ, Tauranga does offer free BBQ on the reserve, by the beach not even 5 minutes away from Harbour City. Perhaps for your next visit. Happy safe travel.

Reviewed 9 March 2016

Stayed 3 nights with Californian visitors who were very impressed. Lovely spacious spacious, sparkling clean bathrooms with spa baths. There were six of us, and we will certainly return again. Just loved being able to walk to the eateries at night. Jo. L. Hamilton

Thank Jo L
Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment. It has been a pleasure to meet your friends from America, and we look forward to your next visit.

Pukenui, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The best place to stay perfectally Central helpfully and friendly owners and staff Everything's to a very high standard ....... Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed great stay in the Bay of Plenty

Thank Catzz67
Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. It's always great to hear about our guests' feedback as Harbour City Team is constantly striving to give the best experience possible. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The rooms were tidy and well presented. The bathroom was clean. Shower was nice, not like some where the water pressure is low. A spa bath looks inviting in the room. My room was spacious and comfortable. The TV had numerous channels and you can watch almost anything.

Thank William L
Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you William. It has been a pleasure meeting you. We wish you all the best in your travels, and we look forward to having you again.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night in this beautiful bright clean studio room which was well equipped. Air conditioning made for a comfortable sleep. We parked the car and walked down to the waterfront where we were spoilt for choice in eating places. Had breakfast the next morning two doors down. Great host. We noticed they had bicycles available at the motel,...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell about about us. Tauranga is a lovely relaxing place to stay. The bikes are also a nice different way to see the area, using boardwalks, and lanes away from the traffic. we provide a map and show you some options as to where you can go, depending on how long you want...

Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here when I visited the bay of plenty for a wedding. I booked at late notice and had a very short timeframe between my flight landing (10:45am) and having to be at a bus pickup point to get to the wedding venue (11:30am). The incredibly helpful lady at check in shifted my reservation to a room that was...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Seth, it has been a pleasure to meet you. Hope you had a great flight home, and have well recovered from your busy weekend.

Reviewed 17 February 2016

My cousin and I stayed here during the One Love Festival and were pleasantly surprised at how spacious and clean our room was - the pictures definitely does not do it justice. It's also located right in the middle of the City Centre, everything is only a short walk away. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Overall, a great...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Alice. Tauranga weather has been good as well for the concert, and it's great to see everybody had a great time.

Reviewed 13 February 2016

Stayed here for just one night. Free parking is provided onsite. The lady on reception was helpful with ideas for things to do in the city, and then showed me to the room, which was clean and modern, with a quiet aircon unit on the wall, and 50+ Sky TV channels including movies. The large bathroom had both a spa...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We always look at ways to improve our services, and welcome the feedback. We hope you enjoyed your holidays in beautiful New Zealand.

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Very welcoming and helpful hosts. The room was serviced very clean for each of the 4 days we were there. Felt like a little home away from home with the convenience of the way the room / kitchenette area was set up to be able to cook ourselves a hot breakfast or dinner if we wanted to. Motel is very...

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Harbours, Owner at Harbour City Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. it's a great reward when our guests enjoyed their stay which is what our team strives so hard to achieve. It will be a pleasure to see you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star plus upmarket motel in CBD. Opposite Baycourt Theatre. Close to Cafes & Restaurants. FREE wi-fi. 20 air-con units with spa baths, cooking facilities, LCD TVs, Electric Blankets, SKY TV, latest magazines . Complimentary Car parking. 14 studio rooms, 2 access rooms & 4 1 bedroom units. Conference Facilities on site. Management on site. Fluent French speaking host. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbour City Motor Inn

Address: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $159 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Harbour City Motor Inn Tauranga, South Pacific - New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#3 Family Hotel in Tauranga
#4 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
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“Obviously furthest from road are best”
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“downstairs at rear”
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“Ask fro a room away for the plant room it will be a bit quieter (ie not 1 or 2)”
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“we used the conference room only”
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“Loved rooms 15 and 16 in the corner”
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