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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Easy check in. Room was spacious, clean, and warm. Very convenient to downtown restaurants but kitchen facilities are in the room for some basic food preparation. No restaurant at hotel, but cafe nearby. Would certainly stay again.

Thank AWest82
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Super good service. The reception lady was absolutely lovely, pronto to help with informations and organize a few tour for us. Our room was clean and nice smell. Location is fantastic you can not get better location and such a good price. we will definite come back. Arrivederci :)))))

1 Thank ingridolmos90
rotorua new zealand
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were not impressed when we stayed earlier this year The complex looked tired,gardens needed care and attention,very lacklustre. The location is great,so we decided to try them again. Wow,what a difference!! New managers,lovely clean units,gardens immaculate,lovely breakfast each morning. So close to the shops and beach, Definitely will stay again when next in Tauranga !!!

1 Thank janRotoruaNewZealand
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I travel all over NZ and I wasn't impressed by this place. From my check in I gut a bad vibe from an unfriendly lady with a really bad attitude on the front desk. Made me feel unwelcome. My room was freezing upon arrival with all the windows open at 6pm on a cold 7 degree day. The room was... More 

1 Thank mon_teeth

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Booked in at a great price during a super busy weekend for Tauranga. Place is clean and tidy and you can't complain at the pricing for what you get and location in my opinion. Owners were absolutely lovely and accommodating of our needs which was much appreciated by all.

1 Thank EmmaPuletaha
Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Very run down, old everything. The hot water didn't work - but they did fix it. Jets in the "spa bath" didn't work. I was just there for a quick night, which was good enough, but it's fairly backward - wouldn't stay again. Best thing about it is it's location - quick walk to the waterfront.

Thank pyronical
Buderim, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is not very good. Bed was uncomfortable Room 1 bed apartment was cold and very rough TV was rubbish For what you pay you will find a lot better $2 per hour for wifi is a rip off. there are plenty of options in Tauranga so look else where for better value. this motel is very tired.

Thank Allan D
Tauranga, New Zealand
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I'm not in the habit of doing poor reviews, I always try to be honest and I was pretty disappointed with our stay here. Although cleanish the room smelled really quite musty. The furniture is dated and the peeling wallpaper shows that some attention is needed. That said, it has only changed hands recently so perhaps good things are afoot..... More 

Thank Heather M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Loved this roomy and stylish spot. The decor looked modern,welcoming and chic with co-ordinating bed covers, towels and curtains. It promised a spa bath and boy, did it deliver! Deep, wide with powerful jets this was a bath to relax and savour. There was also a shower for the less adventurous. Good value, good location and nice manager made this... More 

Thank ZuluGigi
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Room clean and fresh, with T.V, small fridge, coffee and tea etc. Windows that you can open. The was ok and the motel is walking distance to The Strand where there are plenty of places to eat. Not to noisy at night

Thank KittyK950

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Durham Motor Inn

Address: Cnr Cameron Rd and Harington Street, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: ₹ 6,637 - ₹ 9,156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Durham Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Durham Motor Inn Tauranga, South Pacific
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great Location, Central”
 of 5 bubbles ingridolmos90, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Loved the spa in the room,not sure all units have them”
 of 5 bubbles janRotoruaNewZealand, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Somewhere else?”
 of 5 bubbles heathermD8951KQ, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms beside cameron road as they are very noisy.”
  • The spider web!
 of 5 bubbles Leah469, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best tip, give the place a miss !”
 of 5 bubbles Sutton58, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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