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Aasiaat, Greenland
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This wasn't the first time we've stayed at The Summit and there are, obviously, reasons for that. Starting with check-in . . . a relatively new staff member wasn't sure of a certain procedure so he called for advice. Issue resolved amicably within minutes. This shows that the owners/management place value on empowering staff and giving them enough decision-making power...

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for the glowing review on the Summit Motor Lodge. Our goal is to aim to have many key staff members that can run the business efficiently and effectively. We are striving to be number 1, in all areas. Even though we are learning, it's this, what's putting us out there and improving. We are very open...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's the little things that make for a great stay and the team at Summit know that, A good quality coffee, a free biscuit, a complementary chocolate and most of all a friendly welcome. Looking forward to the next visit.

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Phil, Sounds like your a coffee lover like us :) We feel those small things are such a treat after a long day or a good start to the morning. We welcome you again for sure, sometime soon :)

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

On a trip of 4 nights we stayed at 3 different locations, Tauranga, Hamilton and Taupo, all the accommodation was around the same price. The Summit was by far the best. Friendly staff, great rooms and a good feel. Will go again.

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello There, The Summit Motor Lodge appreciates your feedback, Plus to be mentioned as one of your best accommodation host. A lot goes into performing and giving an experience that you don't always get, places can be quite sterile. We want to provide a place that feels comfortable, and feel like your at home.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here many times over the years for work. It hasn't changed a bit, it is a little dated but is always remarkably clean and tidy. There is a pool and spa outside and a lot of the rooms have garage like parking around the back/underneath which is a nice touch. The showers here are amazing, simply the best showers...

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Paul, A great feeling to be a regular host and your continued support keeps us happy, and knowing we are doing a great job. We will carry on with our renovations, these small things we feel to help, a building over 30 years and 26 different sized units isn't an easy task. We are very stoked in what...

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great unit, although next to a busy road, room was very quite. Everything was at your finger tips large bottles of shampoo condition they hadn't forgotten a thing in fact added in body lotion which was a treat after a hard night out. Great pool and spa on sight.

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to give the Summit Motor Lodge a review. Feedback gives us a good look at the guest experience we offer. So many people rave about the body washes etc. Our location is perfect as it's still very central, and even tho being on the corner the large concrete blocks seem to hold...

Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment. Nicely furnished and very clean and was serviced daily. The owner was very helpful and we would definitely stay again. Very good fish and chip shop across the road

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

The Penthouse does it again!! Such a great seperate space to the rest of the complex. I hope not only did you enjoy our accommodation but your weekend away shopping and sightseeing. Thank you for being awesome guest's, made our job a pleasure too :)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was travelling with two other friends and spent one night here. Very nice motel with well presented rooms. The room facilities were above-average and quite pleasant. The rooms were quite large, with plenty of room to spread out. We all enjoyed our night there.

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time out to write the Summit Motor Lodge a review. We are lucky having the spacious units, alot of places seem to be very tight, especially the studios when 3 people are sharing. We hope to see you again sometime again soon, Take care

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This was our Saturday night stop on our trip down the north island. Friendly reception, plenty of room for 4 of us, a laundry, fast wifi, well equipped kitchen and bathroom- what more could we want? Thanks Steve!

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good morning Barbara, Thank you for stopping in at the Summit Motor Lodge for short visit to Tauranga. Sounds like you chose the right spot, WIFI has to be the biggest must for travellers, the world we live in today. It's crazy to think how much our lives are based around this, whether it's social networking or business, its everything...

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had been on a cruise ship for New Zealand that "died on the water". So when were towed back to Melbourne, AU, we "abandoned ship", flew to Auckland, rented a car and did the North Island on our own. Made a last minute reservation at the Summit as we had a tour of Tauranga and Rotoruda the next day....

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning Paul, Oh no that would have been a bit of stress, not always a good time when things dont run to plans. But how great that it didnt let you you stop your holiday and made alternative arrangements. We do apologize that we also had some issues with the hot water, this can be out of our control...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Stayed only 2 nights, 3 days, and used the meeting room for one on one training session. The rooms are very clean and comfortable but the staff are BRILLIANT, always helpful and VERY COURTEOUS. The location is quiet and close to the main town. Will definitely stay there again on my next trip to Tauranga.

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Steve N, Manager at Summit Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning Brent, Was our pleasure to have to you here for your stay. We aim to make sure all is set up to accommodate requirements. The staff we have on board really are a huge asset to the business, we want them to feel just as important and have the guests comfortable especially as services are carried out. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in a quiet garden setting in central Tauranga, Summit Motor Lodge is just five minutes drive from the city - close enough to be convenient, far enough away to be relaxing. It's ideal accommodation for the corporate traveler, family holidays, weekend breaks or group tours. We look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Summit Motor Lodge

Address: 213 Waihi Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $124 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summit Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Best Western Tauranga
Summit Tauranga
Tauranga Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tauranga
#2 Spa Hotel in Tauranga
#8 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#13 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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“As grandparents with poor mobility, access to the ground floor 2 bdrm family unit was ideal.”
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