9.1
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Housekeeping8
Car Park1
Shops1
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8.6

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Excellent location
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Baywatch Motor Inn

"I would definitely recommend this place."

Douglas - December 31, 2018

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Baywatch Motor Inn

349A Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3116 - See map
What guests are saying:Read all 323 reviews
Exceptional comfort
9.1 room quality and comfort
Exceptional cleanliness
9.0 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.1 facilities on premise

The hosts/owners were thoughtful and friendly, making an excellent recommendations for dinner and sites to see.

Nancy | March 9, 2020

We loved this beautiful small in within comfortable walking distance to Mt Maunganui.

Nancy | March 9, 2020

The room was beautifully appointed and had a brand new comfortable bed.

Nancy | March 9, 2020

There was a well equipped kitchenette for snacks and coffee.

Nancy | March 9, 2020

Tiny pool is actually great to lay out at as no one around.

Douglas | December 31, 2018

This was our favorite lodging in 5 weeks of travel.

Nancy | March 9, 2020

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

Value for money8.2
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportTauranga Airport (TRG)
Distance to airport3.2 km

Rooms available at Baywatch Motor Inn

9.1
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Executive King Studio
Executive King Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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King Studio
King Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Luxury One Bedroom Spa suite
Luxury One Bedroom Spa suite
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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Queen Studio
Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed or 1 queen bed ...
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Executive Twin Room
Executive Twin Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Luxury One Bedroom Suite(SPA)
Luxury One Bedroom Suite(SPA)
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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    Executive Access Studio
    Executive Access Studio
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      Bed in dormitory STANDARD
      Bed in dormitory STANDARD
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Baywatch Motor Inn?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to Baywatch Motor Inn?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Baywatch Motor Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the motel.

        What is the smoking policy at Baywatch Motor Inn?

        Baywatch Motor Inn does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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        What people love about Baywatch Motor Inn

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Bathroom

          "Rooms are large and bathrooms great."

          Douglas

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          December 31, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "We cannot speak more highly of this lovely place-thank you for taking such care and pride in the service you provide."

          sarah

          |

          November 28, 2019

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Awesome staff, good location, very clean"

          Gary

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          February 11, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 255 Tauranga properties
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        Room comfort score
        9.1/10
        Cleanliness score
        9.0/10
        Room size
        37 sqm.
        Review score - United States
        7.8/10
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        98
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        of Tauranga properties
        Better than
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        96
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        Overall rating:
        9.1
        Exceptional
        323 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.0
        Facilities
        8.1
        Location
        8.6
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        What travelers say they love:
        Great location, professional & efficient staff and considera...
        sarah from Australia
        Family with young children
        More about Baywatch Motor Inn

        More about Baywatch Motor Inn

        Ideal for fun and relaxation, Baywatch Motor Inn is located in the Mount Maunganui area of Tauranga. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. 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.

        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Tauranga hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, laundry service are just a few of the facilities that set Baywatch Motor Inn apart from other hotels in the city.

        Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Baywatch Motor Inn is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Tauranga.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping
        6 mentions
        Food & Dining
        1 mention
        Swimming Pool
        1 mention

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Our stay here was lovely-the rooms are impeccably clean and ..."

        sarah

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        November 28, 2019

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        Nearest essentials

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Continental
        Full English/Irish

        Property's guest policies

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        Reviews of Baywatch Motor Inn from real guests

        Overall rating
        9.1
        Exceptional
        From 323 reviews
        9.4Cleanliness
        9.2Location
        9.2Room comfort and quality
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        Rating via Agoda8.5
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        Cleanliness9.0
        Facilities8.1
        Location8.6
        Room comfort and quality9.1
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.2
        High score for Tauranga
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        9+ Exceptional (15)
        8-9 Excellent (6)
        7-8 Very Good (3)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (4)
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        12
        8.7
        Excellent
        Marjorie from United States
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in November 2015

        A Pleasant Night in Mt. Maunganui”

        Location, Cleanliness, Good WIFI

        Our stay at the Baywatch Motor Inn was very pleasant. The hotel is on a busy street which was noisy when we arrived in the late afternoon but became quiet at night. There are several restaurants within walking distance. We ate at a very good Thai Restaurant a couple of blocks away. The room was very clean and the WIFI connection was good. No food is available at this hotel, so I cannot rate it.

        Reviewed November 16, 2015
        8.8
        Excellent
        Douglas from United States
        Family with teens
        One Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        If Going to Bay of Plenty, Check Out Mt. Maunganui, and if you do, this is GREAT place to stay”

        I was leery. It looks like a motel. Not the best connotation in the US. I did not know the Tauranga area. However, I would definitely recommend this place. Rooms are large and bathrooms great. It is clean and clearly redone . not too long ago and kept up. Tiny pool is actually great to lay out at as no one around. Mt Maunganui is alive and the hike up the mountain good and the beaches great. Easy to get anywhere in Bay of Plenty.

        Reviewed December 31, 2018
        7.3
        Very good
        Tara from United Kingdom
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in January 2015

        Pleasant, Easy and close to shops”

        Large Room, Air-Con, Sevice

        We only had 1 night at the Baywatch Motor Inn but were very satisfied. Having booked online it took us less than a few minutes to check in. The Room was better than expected having stayed in other accommodation in the area. Clean, Spacious and with Air-con great for Summer! We were provided a carton of fresh milk to complement the tea and coffee facilities which was a nice touch too. Free Parking a plus as well and was very friendly and easy. Close to the shops and cafes.

        Reviewed January 15, 2015
        8.7
        Excellent
        David from United Kingdom
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

        Baywatch Motor Inn”

        Facilities, location

        Very good. Cost was high for NZ, but competitively priced for Mount Maunganui.

        Reviewed March 08, 2015
        8.7
        Excellent
        Marin from New Zealand
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in June 2015

        A good night's sleep”

        Location suited us, the generous size of the room, the big bay window

        For an overnight stay Baywatch was absolutely fine - easy, clean and comfortable.While we've rated them 1 for food: It's ONLY BECAUSE THERE IS NO 'NOT APPLICABLE' Field - we did not eat there.

        Reviewed June 04, 2015
        6.0
        Emily from United States
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

        We loved our stay at Baywatch Motor Inn!”

        The hospitality given by owner Ross, proximity to shopping and restaurants, and easy to reach other local destinations

        Fantastic stay at Baywatch Motor Inn. Owner Ross was so friendly and kind. He made wonderful recommendations for local dining. The room was clean and quiet.

        Reviewed April 01, 2014
        5.6
        Diana from New Zealand
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Revolting service”

        We chose this last minute as we decided to stay the night in Tauranga. We arrived at 8:15pm, the office was closed. Apparently they closed at 8pm (I think the door said 8:30pm). I rang the bell and had the worst service I have ever experience in any part of the world. I was given a lecture for inconveniencing them and "disturbed them watching rugby". The owner was barefoot with his great big gut hanging out. They had no idea how to use the computer. If they didn't want to take the booking they should have closed the availability on Agoda. They berated the owners for not informing how to do it. They asked me how much I paid which is none of their business as the rate is between me and Agoda. They asked for a credit card which they didn't need as there were no incidentals (as I paid Agoda directly). Apparently the couple managing it were just covering for few weeks - if I was the owner I would be furious. People should not be in hospitability if they are not customer service oriented

        Reviewed May 20, 2019
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Kristen from New Zealand
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Very happy with the service”

        The customer service, cleanliness and location

        We had a wonderful stay. The owners we lovely and the room was clean, tidy and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. Parking was spacious and close to the rooms. Recommend to everyone.

        Reviewed May 29, 2013
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Hanna from Singapore
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

        Good stay with nice little touches”

        The motel was spacious and provided nice little touches that we really appreciated--there was a complimentary bottle of water in the fridge, and they provided many wall sockets for us to charge our electrical items. We didn't really like the location, however--we didn't feel very safe going out at night. That might be because it was the new year period, however.

        Reviewed January 21, 2017
        8.7
        Excellent
        Raewyn from New Zealand
        Couple
        One Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

        Relaxing, unwinding time”

        Spacious,clean and well designed

        Great weekend break. Welcoming staff who allowed us earlier access to our room.Spotless suite and very close to all amenities.Will definitely return.From sign in to departure all went smoothly.

        Reviewed October 24, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Haydn from Australia
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

        great loved it”

        clean, friendly, lovely staff

        fantastic highly recommend it to anybody, had no problems and staff were always happy and willig to do anything for you.

        Reviewed July 05, 2013
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Markus from Finland
        Family with young children
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in November 2013

        Good location”

        Location, staff, clean room

        Excellent

        Reviewed November 25, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Haydn from Australia
        Solo traveler
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

        great”

        freindly clean good staff

        2nd time there, second time great, would recommend to anyone travelling that area, pleasure to stay there.

        Reviewed November 12, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dahlene from New Zealand
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

        Lovely weekend stay”

        Great motel, would definitely stay again.

        Reviewed October 08, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Gary from China
        Couple
        Executive King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

        2 nights, very happy”

        awesome staff, good location, very clean

        Reviewed February 11, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Warren
        Business traveler
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Awesome place to stay. Staff excellent ”

        Just the traffic but otherwise great.

        Reviewed May 15, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        toni from New Zealand
        Group
        Executive King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        Exceptional”

        Excellent facility. Would stay again

        Reviewed July 15, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        yang from China
        Business traveler
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

        steven”

        barthroom is wonderful

        Reviewed August 17, 2016
        7.3
        Very good
        Linda from Canada
        Couple
        One Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 1 night in November 2013

        Nice hotel for a one night stay.”

        Very spacious and comfortable.

        The stay was fine although it is on a busy street. It needs a facelift and could be modernized.

        Reviewed December 12, 2013
        5.6
        colin from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Luxury One Bedroom Spa suite
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

        Above average”

        (Not as advertised) only a modest motel unit Advertised as luxury but it was the opposite .😞

        Reviewed January 22, 2021
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