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New Plymouth
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94 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a couple of nights at the Bay Palm, The owners were very friendly and happy to assist when we arrived and showed us around, While the 2 bed room was small with a kitchenette (The second bedroom was on a mezzanine) it was adequate for a short stay. My daughter said the upstairs was very warm even with... More 

Thank KiwiPaulNewPlymouth
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are good, clean though there were cobwebs everywhere. The carpet and wiring looked like done by them not professional looked tacky. I had tripped in the joinery area near the kitchen. But for a short stay of one night it was okay.

Thank ABJTraveller
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Absolutely fine hotel, normal level of amenities. Pretty comfortable rooms, beds etc. We had a room at the back and it was OK for street noise, but as it's on a busy road I'd avoid the rooms closer to the street. Great location, close to the Airport, Mall and beach. If you wanted a quiet get-away I'd suggest somewhere else.... More 

Thank JCS-Nelson
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a night here & really enjoyed the place. We were attending a birthday party at a local restaurant. The Motel was in easy walking distance & just round the corner is Bayfair Mall for breakfast. On a main road but our room was quiet & the bed was comfortable. Spa bath a nice touch.

Thank Mike S
baypalm, Owner at Bay Palm Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back We aim to please Travel safe and see you again soon More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We thought the owners or Managers were very unhelpful and unwelcoming. Very Hot in the rooms. No aircon. Pool was closed at certain times but people ignored that rule. people using the pool very late at night and were very noisy, even though it was closed. People using the pool early morning even though it was closed.

Thank thistledorob

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Dublin. Ireland
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I found this motel not geared to wheelchair assistance nor very friendly. Just like you get motels in the states, unfriendly,unwelcoming & over advertised on web sites. Stairs are difficult if your in a wheelchair & this is not covered in the ads. Heated pool is however

Thank lal1943
Whakatane, New Zealand
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129 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Owners were lovely , really accommodating, rooms clean and well appointed , decent everything excepting the pillows, too hard , be ok if there were some hard and some soft but all too firm. the only other minor complaint is the neighbours partying outside out side our room , I eventually went out at 11;30 and asked them to move... More 

Thank frangii
baypalm, Owner at Bay Palm Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back , we will see what we can do about the pillows Sorry about the noisy people next door Always inform the office if to loud and we will sort for you Travel safe More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A good location being close to Bayfair and a quick trip down to Papamoa. Room was clean and check in and check out easy. Was busy (fully booked out) so a bit noisey in the morning when other peoples kids wake up early...to be expected in the school holidays.

Thank 281Emma_C
baypalm, Manager at Bay Palm Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we aim to provide a good service More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Highly recommend staying at Bay Palm! It's clean, friendly and the motel goes above and beyond to make your stay great! When I checked out it was a heavy rainstorm and the owner offered to give me a lift to my next stop, will always be grateful for that and will be sure to stay here again if in the... More 

1 Thank zerrj
baypalm, Manager at Bay Palm Motel, responded to this review

Thank you we here to make your stay enjoyable More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This place surpassed my expectations in room design/layout. A family of 4 can easily fit into a 2 level one bedroom and yet enjoy privacy. Decor was tasteful and place was clean and fresh. Staff was very warm and friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

1 Thank BeckyJulian
baypalm, Manager at Bay Palm Motel, responded to this review

Thank you your comments appreciated we work hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly hosts welcome you to 16 quality, spacious fully self-contained units with heated swimming pool, just minutes from all amenities. Beach, shops - Bayfair Mall, Baywave aquatic centre, Baypark stadium, both Omanu and Mount Maunganui Golf Courses. Mini putt, driving range. A short drive to airport - Complimentary transfers available. Wireless internet. 30 seat conference facility. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Palm Motel

Address: 84 Girven Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: ₹ 7,334 - ₹ 10,145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Palm Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a rear room to get away from road noise”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiPaulNewPlymouth, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have double storey so if kids sleeping upstairs very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles ABJTraveller, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“As far away from the road as possible”
 of 5 bubbles JCS-Nelson, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't use this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles thistledorob, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't Believe all you see or read”
 of 5 bubbles lal1943, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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