The Tauranga on the Waterfront

1 Second Avenue, Tauranga City Center, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3110
The Tauranga on the Waterfront
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8.8
Excellent
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(1430 reviews)See what guests said
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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  • Mount Maunganui Beach5.76 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    4.5-star Motel
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Very nice place, clean and beautiful views ! Helpful staff !"
    Kristin - December 19, 2016
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.4 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent comfort
    8.9 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    • Safety deposit boxes

    Value for money8.3
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportTauranga Airport (TRG)
    Distance to airport3.3 km

    Rooms available at The Tauranga on the Waterfront

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Executive King Suite - Water Front
    Executive King Suite - Water Front
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Premier Suite with Spa Bath and Patio - Water Front
    Premier Suite with Spa Bath and Patio - Water Front
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
    Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Premier Studio with Patio - Water Front
    Premier Studio with Patio - Water Front
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Queen Studio - Avenue Views
    Queen Studio - Avenue Views
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Suite - Water Front
    Superior Suite - Water Front
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Family King Studio - Avenue Views
    Family King Studio - Avenue Views
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Superior Suite with Spa Bath - Water Front
    Superior Suite with Spa Bath - Water Front
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    • Shower
    • Kitchenette
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Studio
    Studio
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    • Kitchenette
    • 1 king bed
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      What people love about The Tauranga on the Waterfront

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "No issues Works well for a family of 4 Clean Good location Great staff"

        Nico

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        December 31, 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The room facilities were good and staff really helpful"

        Richard

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        March 28, 2017

      • 6.8
        Good
        Location

        "Location is good, walking distance from eateries."

        OLIVIER

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        March 24, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Room views were absolutely amazing and you could just sit an..."

      Richard

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      March 28, 2017

      Description

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      Housekeeping
      7 mentions
      View
      3 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Fantastic views well worth paying the extra for a sea view ."

      julie

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      December 22, 2016

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      Reviews of The Tauranga on the Waterfront from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.8
      Excellent
      From 1430 reviews
      Provided by verified guests of
      Agoda Reviews (47)Booking.com Reviews (1383)
      Rating via Agoda8.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness9.4
      Facilities8.6
      Location9.0
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service8.9
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Tauranga
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (12)
      8-9 Excellent (8)
      7-8 Very Good (4)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (2)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (6)
      Jun - Aug (1)
      Sep - Nov (5)
      Dec - Feb (15)
      All guests (47)
      All room types
      All languages
      Showing 27 verified guest comments
      12
      5.6
      malti from New Zealand
      Group
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

      single beds were musty and the blanket provided was unwashed with stains on it. ”

      charged extra for children under 10.

      Reviewed January 10, 2020
      8.8
      Excellent
      Leslie from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

      Good location for town centre.”

      This is a well cared for motel near the town centre, however it is about a 15/20 minute drive away from the Mount. The room with a water view was great and spacious.

      Reviewed January 02, 2020
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Robyn from New Zealand
      Group
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Exceptional”

      Very clean, great location, only con, four guests but only, two flannels, two towels.

      Reviewed November 21, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      yvette from Australia
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Exceptional”

      Was nice but a little expensive for the room. and it would be good to have bbqs available to cook on or cookibg items in room. full kitchen supplied and not cooking items like electric fry pan.

      Reviewed February 22, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gerhardus from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      On worldtour”

      Fantastisch goed, staff very Nice and helpfull and a lovely owner.

      Reviewed February 18, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      stephen from Australia
      Couple
      Queen Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Excellent Stay”

      Best place to stay in Taurunga

      Reviewed July 25, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      OLIVIER from France
      Couple
      Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      1night stay in the Tauranga”

      Stayed 1night in executive queen suite. As it was 1night only and reached late in evening, could not enjoyed much but the view of the room was great. Location is good, walking distance from eateries. Would stay again in the Tauranga if have the chance

      Reviewed March 24, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Colin from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      Well Located in Tauranga”

      This motel is well located on a quiet street that dead ends at the water. The room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small and the shower leaked water, but other than that no complaints.

      Reviewed February 21, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Derek from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Executive King Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Excellent”

      Chose a room with water view and it was great to just sit a relax with the view! Happy with stay and would go again.

      Reviewed January 19, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nico from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Clean convenient good ”

      No issues Works well for a family of 4 Clean Good location Great staff

      Reviewed December 31, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Stephen from Australia
      Family with teens
      Executive King Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Nice water views and handy for shops/restaurants”

      Good sized room and friendly staff. Some decor a little tired

      Reviewed July 04, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Richard from New Zealand
      Couple
      Premier Suite with Spa Bath and Patio - Water Front
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

      Great stau”

      My wife and I had a lovely time away at the Tauranga on the waterfront. Room views were absolutely amazing and you could just sit and watch all day. The room facilities were good and staff really helpful

      Reviewed March 28, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Lynda from New Zealand
      Couple
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      Excellent”

      Awesome room, very clean and tidy. Welcome from staff at desk was a bit lukewarm. Gorgeous toiletries in the bathroom to use (shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner).

      Reviewed March 27, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      julie from Thailand
      Family with teens
      Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Fantastic ”

      Fantastic views well worth paying the extra for a sea view . Best toiletrie products I have found in any hotel anywhere in the world . Very comfortable beds Would definitely recommend to anyone

      Reviewed December 22, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Kristin from United States
      Family with teens
      Superior Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      car trip in NZ”

      Very nice place, clean and beautiful views ! Helpful staff !

      Reviewed December 19, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Young from South Korea
      Family with teens
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Excellent! will come back again!”

      Good place to stay with children. Everything was okay except a bit old shower tab.

      Reviewed October 03, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Karen from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Queen Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Nice motel!”

      Design of the motel is aged but facilities are well maintained. Room is Super clean. Love the friendly staff.

      Reviewed May 21, 2016
      7.7
      Very good
      Jillian from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      Comfort and space”

      Big rooms, teenage friendly

      No problems, good location and big, teenage-friendly rooms

      Reviewed April 13, 2013
      7.3
      Very good
      Jillian from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      Our stay was short and sweet, this made a good bas”

      Room size, helpful staff, laundry facilities

      Good fun after a long drive from Auckland airport, relaxing

      Reviewed April 08, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Margaret from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in February 2013

      Great location and comfortable room”

      Spacious, clean and walk to restaurants, shops etc

      We were met with a smile, took no time to check in and the free beer for hubby and wine for wife was a lovely surprise after a long drive.

      Reviewed February 18, 2013
      12

      Reviews of The Tauranga on the Waterfront from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.8
      Excellent
      From 1430 reviews
      Provided by verified guests of
      Agoda Reviews (47)Booking.com Reviews (1383)
      Rating via Agoda8.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness9.4
      Facilities8.6
      Location9.0
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service8.9
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Tauranga
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (12)
      8-9 Excellent (8)
      7-8 Very Good (4)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (2)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (6)
      Jun - Aug (1)
      Sep - Nov (5)
      Dec - Feb (15)
      All guests (47)
      All room types
      All languages
      Showing 27 verified guest comments
      12
      5.6
      malti from New Zealand
      Group
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

      single beds were musty and the blanket provided was unwashed with stains on it. ”

      charged extra for children under 10.

      Reviewed January 10, 2020
      8.8
      Excellent
      Leslie from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

      Good location for town centre.”

      This is a well cared for motel near the town centre, however it is about a 15/20 minute drive away from the Mount. The room with a water view was great and spacious.

      Reviewed January 02, 2020
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Robyn from New Zealand
      Group
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Exceptional”

      Very clean, great location, only con, four guests but only, two flannels, two towels.

      Reviewed November 21, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      yvette from Australia
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Exceptional”

      Was nice but a little expensive for the room. and it would be good to have bbqs available to cook on or cookibg items in room. full kitchen supplied and not cooking items like electric fry pan.

      Reviewed February 22, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gerhardus from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      On worldtour”

      Fantastisch goed, staff very Nice and helpfull and a lovely owner.

      Reviewed February 18, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      stephen from Australia
      Couple
      Queen Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Excellent Stay”

      Best place to stay in Taurunga

      Reviewed July 25, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      OLIVIER from France
      Couple
      Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      1night stay in the Tauranga”

      Stayed 1night in executive queen suite. As it was 1night only and reached late in evening, could not enjoyed much but the view of the room was great. Location is good, walking distance from eateries. Would stay again in the Tauranga if have the chance

      Reviewed March 24, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Colin from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      Well Located in Tauranga”

      This motel is well located on a quiet street that dead ends at the water. The room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small and the shower leaked water, but other than that no complaints.

      Reviewed February 21, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Derek from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Executive King Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Excellent”

      Chose a room with water view and it was great to just sit a relax with the view! Happy with stay and would go again.

      Reviewed January 19, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nico from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Clean convenient good ”

      No issues Works well for a family of 4 Clean Good location Great staff

      Reviewed December 31, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Stephen from Australia
      Family with teens
      Executive King Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Nice water views and handy for shops/restaurants”

      Good sized room and friendly staff. Some decor a little tired

      Reviewed July 04, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Richard from New Zealand
      Couple
      Premier Suite with Spa Bath and Patio - Water Front
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

      Great stau”

      My wife and I had a lovely time away at the Tauranga on the waterfront. Room views were absolutely amazing and you could just sit and watch all day. The room facilities were good and staff really helpful

      Reviewed March 28, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Lynda from New Zealand
      Couple
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      Excellent”

      Awesome room, very clean and tidy. Welcome from staff at desk was a bit lukewarm. Gorgeous toiletries in the bathroom to use (shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner).

      Reviewed March 27, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      julie from Thailand
      Family with teens
      Executive Queen Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Fantastic ”

      Fantastic views well worth paying the extra for a sea view . Best toiletrie products I have found in any hotel anywhere in the world . Very comfortable beds Would definitely recommend to anyone

      Reviewed December 22, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Kristin from United States
      Family with teens
      Superior Suite - Water Front
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      car trip in NZ”

      Very nice place, clean and beautiful views ! Helpful staff !

      Reviewed December 19, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Young from South Korea
      Family with teens
      Family King Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Excellent! will come back again!”

      Good place to stay with children. Everything was okay except a bit old shower tab.

      Reviewed October 03, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Karen from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Queen Studio - Avenue Views
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Nice motel!”

      Design of the motel is aged but facilities are well maintained. Room is Super clean. Love the friendly staff.

      Reviewed May 21, 2016
      7.7
      Very good
      Jillian from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      Comfort and space”

      Big rooms, teenage friendly

      No problems, good location and big, teenage-friendly rooms

      Reviewed April 13, 2013
      7.3
      Very good
      Jillian from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      Our stay was short and sweet, this made a good bas”

      Room size, helpful staff, laundry facilities

      Good fun after a long drive from Auckland airport, relaxing

      Reviewed April 08, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Margaret from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in February 2013

      Great location and comfortable room”

      Spacious, clean and walk to restaurants, shops etc

      We were met with a smile, took no time to check in and the free beer for hubby and wine for wife was a lovely surprise after a long drive.

      Reviewed February 18, 2013
      12
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