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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Our family of four had a fantastic time on our holiday. The owners were so kind and helpful, knew all the tourist spots and could even advise us of a road closure when we were leaving. We were given an upgrade at no extra charge - the extra space was much appreciated. The rooms were super clean, warm and inviting....

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dianne, Thank you so much for staying with us and for leaving us a review. So pleased you and your family enjoyed your time in Tairua and we hope to see you again soon. cheers, Paul & Natasha

Cust, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We stayed for a couple of nights in a well appointed cosy warm unit. The owners are very accomodating and lots of assistance to get the most of our short stay in The Coromandel is offered.They even sent my favourite shorts that I left behind back home to me. Thanks heaps Paul.

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for staying with us. Glad the shorts arrived back safely and we hope to see you both again soon. cheers, Paul & Natasha

Manukau, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We were with them for 4 nights great place to stay. Went fishing with jason-strikezone fishing charters,a full day trip king-fishing fully recommend it.Weather was against us but using the motel as central base day trips around Coromandel area was possible.Many thanks to Paul. We will back some day Peter and Jane

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter & Jane, Many thanks for staying with us and taking the time to leave us your review. Really pleased that you both enjoyed your stay in Tairua and glad that you got out fishing with Jason on Strikezone ! cheers, Paul & Natasha

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Got a two night deal on Grab One for this motel. The chalets are by no means new but are well furnished, nicely decorated and have adequate heating/cooling systems. The bathroom areas are dated but spotlessly clean and there was plentiful hot water. The bed and seating were very comfortable. The managers ( owners?) were polite, friendly and helpful. The...

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Celia, Many thanks for your review and really pleased that your enjoyed your stay. Aaron's Kitchen takeaways are our favourite too ! cheers, Paul & Natasha

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Having read some other reviews, I feel people are being very unfair of their criticism of Blue Water Motel. I stayed here in February and must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The room was immaculate and fir for purpose. The shower room was also immaculately clean and I loved all the little extras. I was on the first...

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Wow ! Thanks heaps for your review - you just made my day :) So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us on The Coromandel. When we can help guests make some cool holiday memories it makes it all worthwhile for us. Nice photo of studio #4 as well ! cheers, Paul & Natasha

Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2015

A wonderful place to stay, very welcoming and comforting. Its very close to the town and other attractions which is handy. Thanks Paul for the information on the attractions and activities to do in Tairua and nearby places. Me and Mrs really enjoyed the stay.

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Nirmal & Amrutha, It was a pleasure to meet you both and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again soon. cheers, Paul & Natasha

Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Thank you Paul we really did enjoy our stay. The unit was spotless and cleaned everyday with fresh towels etc. The bed was very comfortable.Poppie our dog enjoyed his stay also. Great to find a motel that will allow your dog to stay :-) Within 2 minutes walk to the main shops, restaurants and beach. Paul is a friendly motel...

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rob & Jeanette (and Poppie !), So pleased that your enjoyed your 3 day break in Tairua. Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again soon. cheers, Paul & Natasha

Reviewed 6 April 2015

Amazing place to stay, spotless, comfortable with a great view and so convenient to all that Tairua and its surrounds have to offer! Spa pool was lovely and Paul was so welcoming, advising us on the best spots to visit! We loved it so much that we've already booked our next stay!

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Michelle & Anil, Lovely meeting you both and we'll see you again this weekend ! Thank you for your kind comments. cheers, Paul & Natasha

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Spick and span....looks like owner refurbishes every six mthly. Not a place where paint has chipped! Everything in room is in perfectly working condition. Decor tasteful and simple but neat. Smallest requirement taken care of. Even a make-up-remover kit provided! Steel basin & shower area are beamingly BRIGHT.....Hope the owners don't sell the motel & move on!!!.......Dr.Pradeep Mehta (India) Blue...

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Hi Pradeep, It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends and we hope that you enjoyed your holiday in New Zealand. Thank you for staying with us and for your review. cheers, Paul & Natasha

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We found this place to be a tiny bedroom/sitting room/kitchen combo with a tiny bathroom and a shower smaller than the ones on a cruise ship. The place was clean but the beds were too short, past their useful life and had a musty mildew smell. It is located very close to the main north south highway. We couldn't wait...

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Paul D, Owner at Blue Water Motel, responded to this review

Gosh, we're not having a very good week for reviews !!!! So sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Very pleased that you found your room was clean and that you gave us 5 stars for service. Once again, as per our website description, our studio units are our cheapest rooms. They are small but have a lovely...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Blue Water Motel

Address: 213 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Price Range: $112 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Water Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“suggest chalet away from road”
 of 5 bubbles YJ8DAVE, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The family unit (7) is directly below the owner's accommodation and there's a fair bit of noise leakage between floors”
 of 5 bubbles KentandMichelle, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the right hand side seem to be more spacious and more recent.”
 of 5 bubbles patricktkindt2016, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Chalets are close to the highway, rooms further back are probably quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 530viviennep, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a 2 bedroom as a family of 4 and it's perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles brookemayo, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
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