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New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was the worst place I have ever stayed, the staff were creepy and the rooms were dirty. I didn't feel safe staying here. there are loads of other places to stay in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui I stayed here as it was cheap...... big mistake, pay a little more and stay somewhere nicer

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Thank Victoria G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights - Room 6. The access to the room was via a narrow ally down one side of the building a larger person would not be able to get down. The sea view was non-existent from the unit. Expected and booked a room with kitchenette. What we got was a bench, no sink, two cups, two plates, 2...

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Thank Sue S
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went there for three days one weekend had a fabulous time. We were given a large suite with three beds and a large kitchen, and there seems to be a outside balcony with the main view with all the top rooms. I know a few people who go their most of the time and most of the reviews i...

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1Thank ADK21
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great views of the sea and location is excellent. Although the property is in need of a big refurb. Including double glazed windows. Good on a budget for sea views and location. But don't expect luxury. The king size bed was great and also very comfortable. We were warm and the electric blanket was a nice touch after walking home...

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Thank Tash A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 August 2016

After a long trip from Gisborne we stopped here to overnight before returning to Auckland. The reception was unattended but after a short wait was shown our 2 rooms. We had a room on the 1st floor- the door lock was sticky, found no shower gel in the bathroom which was really small and cramped. The heater was broken- unacceptable...

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Thank Mako49
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I stayed two nights at Ocean Waves Motel last weekend and was also allocated the same room at the top of the stairs as Chergray. I can confirm all of his/her assessments of the motel, particularly having to wrench the door to get it to open. There was nowhere near enough covers on the bed, and no spare blankets. The...

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Thank petercopeland
New Zealand
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The first thing we noticed was that for 90%of the time the office is unattended. However as the "manager" was obviously cleaning rooms this could be forgiven. The 2nd thing was the state of the office and how disorganised and messy it was. Nothing professional about this place. After paying in advance and checking in we were given a key...

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2Thank Chergray
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

2 night stay in ground floor studio unit with great views of the ocean. Easy walk or drive to main street with lots of eateries, shops etc. Outside the building looks abit rundown, but studio refurbished, reasonable size,very comfortable bed and clean . Would go back again.

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3Thank Glenis C
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Booked for 2 nights. The first night, we got no sleep. Being a downstairs unit, we could hear every footstep from the room upstairs. Clean towels supplied. Bathroom facility very run down, holes in the walls (from previous fixtures?) left unattended. Shower curtains dirty, partially broken. Property in need of maintenance

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1Thank Kenneth C
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night in studio unit #3. Superb location directly opposite the surf beach. Room was a decent size with comfy bed, kitchenette, free off street parking. Decor is a little tired but everything was very clean. No A/C - there were two floor fans (one broken). The room was incredibly hot and despite having one entire wall of sliding...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Ocean Waves Motel

Address: 74 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $111 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Waves Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mount Maunganui
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“Upstairs front unit with full kitchen probably okay but access to it is definitely wierd”
 of 5 bubbles suesP6883NB, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are quieter, suites at the front are more sunny and there is quick access to the beach from the motel.”
  • view from side balcony-close to mount center
 of 5 bubbles ADK21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1st floor as the guests on the ground floor can hear the footsteps of the guests above”
 of 5 bubbles Mako49, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept room 3 at the top of the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles petercopeland, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ground floor studio 2, great views and easy parking”
 of 5 bubbles glenisc78, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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