Aquarius Motor Inn

447-449 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3116 - See map
4-star Motel
Free Wi-Fi
8.7
Excellent
/10
(295 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping2
Shops1
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Property highlightsRead all 295 reviews
Excellent service
8.8 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.7 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.4 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.0 facilities on premise

The room itself was large and had everything I wanted for a night stay.

Colin | February 21, 2018

Bed was super comfy, better than couple of 5 star hotels I have stayed.

Viknesh | June 17, 2018

I took the Large studio room and it was huge and clean.

Viknesh | June 17, 2018

Paula greeted us upon our reach, check in was instant.

Viknesh | June 17, 2018

Extremely satisfied with overall facilities, and room.

Rae | July 9, 2018

One of the best places we have stayed at.

Rae | July 9, 2018

  • Free airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Horseback riding

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportTauranga Airport (TRG)
Distance to airport2.5 km

Rooms available at Aquarius Motor Inn

8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite
Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Corporate Studio
Corporate Studio
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Two Bedroom Suite
Two Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds...
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Large Studio
Large Studio
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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Luxury Suite Shared Bed
Luxury Suite Shared Bed
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    Luxury Suite - 2 Rooms
    Luxury Suite - 2 Rooms
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      Suite - 2 Rooms
      Suite - 2 Rooms
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        Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms
        Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms
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          STUDIO FOR NON-SMOKERS WITH KITCHEN
          STUDIO FOR NON-SMOKERS WITH KITCHEN
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            Property ranking|Compared to 255 Tauranga properties
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            Room size
            45 sqm.
            Service score
            8.8/10
            Room comfort score
            8.4/10
            Review score - United States
            7.8/10
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            Overall rating:
            8.7
            Excellent
            295 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.7
            Facilities
            8.0
            Location
            8.1
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            What travelers say they love:
            Great location,clean room.
            Melissa from New Zealand
            Couple
            More about Aquarius Motor Inn

            More about Aquarius Motor Inn

            Renovated in 2012, the Aquarius Motor Inn guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Tauranga for business or pleasure. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 1 km away, and it normally takes about 5 minutes to reach the airport. With the city's main attractions such as The Souvenir Shop Mt Maunganui, Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga Airport within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

            At Aquarius Motor Inn, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage can be enjoyed at the hotel.

            Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, closet, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub. The hotel's hot tub, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Aquarius Motor Inn the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Tauranga.

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            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping
            2 mentions
            Breakfast
            1 mention
            Swimming Pool
            1 mention
            Beach
            1 mention

            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional

            "Very comfortable."

            Rae

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            July 9, 2018

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            Reviews of Aquarius Motor Inn from real guests

            Overall rating
            8.7
            Excellent
            From 295 reviews
            9.1Cleanliness
            9.0Service
            8.8Room comfort and quality
            Agoda Reviews (36)Booking.com Reviews (259)
            Rating via Agoda8.2
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            Cleanliness8.7
            Facilities8.0
            Location8.1
            Room comfort and quality8.4
            Service8.8
            Value for money7.9
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            8-9 Excellent (7)
            7-8 Very Good (5)
            6-7 Good (5)
            <6 Below Expectation (2)
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Rae from New Zealand
            Family with teens
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Excellent facilities that were modern and well kept. Extremely clean and well presented. ”

            Very friendly helpful staff. Extremely satisfied with overall facilities, and room. Very comfortable. One of the best places we have stayed at. Definitely staying there again next time.

            Reviewed July 09, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Viknesh from Singapore
            Family with young children
            Large Studio
            Stayed 1 night in June 2018

            6 stars motel ”

            being a frequent traveller with my family, we have stayed in plenty of motels across OZ & NZ. Aquarius motel at Tauranga was the best we had stayed at. Paula greeted us upon our reach, check in was instant. I took the Large studio room and it was huge and clean. bed was super comfy, better than couple of 5 star hotels I have stayed. value for money!...

            Reviewed June 17, 2018

            We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and value your outstanding review. Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks. Paula

            Responded June 22, 2018
            Aquarius Motor Inn
            6.4
            Good
            Colin from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Large Studio
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Adequate Motor Inn ”

            Not a bad place to stay when you are visiting the Mount. Its a bit of a walk (15 minutes) to most of the shops and restaurants, but the motel is comfortable and the staff were very kind to me. The room itself was large and had everything I wanted for a night stay.

            Reviewed February 21, 2018
            5.6
            Melissa from New Zealand
            Couple
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Good location ”

            Great location,clean room. Walls are pretty thin though, were unfortunate to have a couple bickering all night in room next door. Pricey over peak season

            Reviewed January 09, 2018
            7.6
            Very good
            Cheryl from Singapore
            Group
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 1 night in October 2016

            Great service and cosy rooms”

            Rooms were spacious with all the necessary facilities you need for comfort and a good sleep. Within walking distance to F & B outlets as well as fuel station!

            Reviewed March 18, 2017
            8.4
            Excellent
            Moira from New Zealand
            Couple
            Large Studio
            Stayed 1 night in April 2016

            Excellent stay”

            Owner went out of her way to make us welcome and comfortable

            Reviewed April 07, 2016
            7.3
            Very good
            Sarah from Australia
            Family with young children
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 1 night in August 2015

            Nice friendly and clean staff and rooms ”

            Good kitchen area
            Reviewed September 01, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Keith from New Zealand
            Couple
            Large Studio
            Stayed 1 night in February 2015

            Aquarius Inn stay”

            It was clean, comfortable and the staff were very helpful

            Wonderful experience

            Reviewed February 27, 2015
            8.7
            Excellent
            Cedric from France
            Family with teens
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

            Relaxing stay in Maunganui”

            amenities; cleanliness; sunshine

            The hotel is quite new and looks very nice. Receptionist is kind and check in is fast. I would recommend staying there. Few minor issues to highlight: rooms are quite dark due to high walls blocking sunshine; the spa is automatically "on" with no possibility to switch it off, everyday at 8 am, which makes a lot of noise next to the bedrooms; and lots of insects flying in the rooms. Apart from that, everything is clean and made in a way that your stay will be very enjoyable. Maunganui is a lovely place.

            Reviewed January 16, 2015
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Kirsty from Australia
            Family with young children
            One Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 1 night in December 2014

            Nice apartment with really helpful staff”

            Facilities, friendly, helpful staff

            Great value, apartment was clean with everything you need. Found staff extremely friendly and helpful

            Reviewed December 14, 2014
            4.7
            marlene from New Zealand
            Couple
            Corporate Studio
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

            average”

            cant say.staff

            needs a upgrade. bed not good pillows terrible.staff nice

            Reviewed November 10, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Hattie from China
            Couple
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 1 night in July 2014

            convenient,friendly,cosy,good for value”

            location,size,cleaness

            it was a pleasant experience although it was only a short stay. my family all love the setting of 2bedroom unit and found it very convenient and cosy. staff are very friendly.location is exellent.

            Reviewed July 22, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Carolyn from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            Large Studio
            Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

            Good quality motor inn in convenient location”

            Location, cleanliness and friendly, helpful staff

            I could find no fault with anything at Aquarius Motor Inn. I didn't have the breakfast so cannot comment on the quality of the food. It was completely adequate for my needs.

            Reviewed March 06, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Michael from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Corporate Studio
            Stayed 1 night in February 2014

            Very clean, quiet and comfortable.”

            clean and quiet with good friendly service

            First class. This is a very good motel. It is a longish walk to the major shops and beach but it is not an uncomfortable walk.

            Reviewed February 28, 2014
            7.0
            Very good
            Glenys from New Zealand
            Family with young children
            One Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

            Pleasant. Units well equipped ”

            Ease of parking, central location

            We had 2 executive 1 bed units. These are advertised as spacious. While one unit supplied seem to fit this description the other was more like a large studio with a mezzanine and little space to move and no privacy as no seperate room for the bedroom. I had booked spaciious executive suites so the 3 generations staying over the 2 units could all sit around in the 1 lounge together if we wanted. This was impossible.

            Reviewed January 02, 2014
            7.0
            Very good
            Azin from New Zealand
            Couple
            Corporate Studio
            Stayed 1 night in December 2013

            Short stay good stop off hotel ”

            Location, size of room, friendly staff

            Good location. Close to the main shops and beach, and good size room for a studio.

            Reviewed December 27, 2013
            7.7
            Very good
            Elizabeth from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Two Bedroom Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

            Excellent family accommodation”

            Location, great spa pool, no traffic noise

            Very comfortable. The only issue was the flooring in the corridor to the bathroom was very slippery when wet and one of my children had a nasty fall.

            Reviewed November 07, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Darryl from New Zealand
            Couple
            Large Studio
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

            A nice experience”

            geographical position, ease of access, nice staff
            Reviewed June 12, 2013
            7.0
            Very good
            Jim from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            Corporate Studio
            Stayed 1 night in March 2013

            comfortable motel and would stay again”

            staff, price and location
            Reviewed April 04, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Anita from New Zealand
            Couple
            Corporate Studio
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

            Nice motel”

            Friendly staff

            Good place to stay, parking in front of motel rooms, coffee, tea and milk provided. Nice staff. Good location for getting to the mount and other areas around. If you have a low car the driveway is a bit hard to get out of without scraping your car, but only a problem if you are driving a sports car. Has a pool and spa pool but we didn't have time to try.

            Reviewed February 09, 2013
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