We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
03/12/2017 04/12/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

    1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    03/12/2017 04/12/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    USD 126*
    View Deal
    Traveller (90)
    Room & Suite (36)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Trinity Wharf Tauranga
    1,126 reviews
    #4 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Quest on Durham
    134 reviews
    #18 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Hotel on Devonport
    542 reviews
    #3 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Hotel Armitage
    315 reviews
    #24 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Overview
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good30%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    Babysitting
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Trinity Wharf Tauranga
    1,126 reviews
    #4 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Quest on Durham
    134 reviews
    #18 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Hotel on Devonport
    542 reviews
    #3 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Hotel Armitage
    315 reviews
    #24 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Rooms
    3 Dec.4 Dec.
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 2 partner sites to see rooms from USD 126.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Tauranga hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "d65fd700099e436c850ea297e49e0ae2", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":595242,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[42967125],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":3,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":4,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":126,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"d65fd700099e436c850ea297e49e0ae2","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":126,"lowestMetaPrice":126,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":126,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":126,"lowestMetaPrice":126,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":126,"hotelName":"The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImQ2NWZkNzAwMDk5ZTQzNmM4NTBlYTI5N2U0OWUwYWUyIiwiQUlLIjoiMGVlMmEyMzRkYWNjNGJiZmFiOWQ3OTI2ZGJiMmJkMzIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "03/12/2017", "checkOut": "04/12/2017", "lowestPrice": "USD 126", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"42967125":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (270)
    There are newer reviews for The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    41 - 45 of 259 reviews

    Reviewed 6 December 2016

    Our first motel in New Zealand, our room was as advertised, over looking the bay, room as others have said floor to ceiling windows gave great views, taking pictures of sun rise was cool & the rowers going by. Good Kichenette,the room had a king...More

    Thank Robert M
    Response from TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront MotelResponded 9 December 2016

    Dear Robert, Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that for your first stop in NZ we made a great impact. We love being able to start a guests vacation off on a good note. We hope you have a wonderful holiday...More

    Reviewed 3 December 2016

    Stayed 2 nights here. Stunning view overlooking the water, just like in the advertised photo. We were in an upper room so didn't have a balcony, but better view from here through the floor to ceiling windows. Kitchenette, king bed, single bed, lots of room...More

    Thank Palmsandbeach
    Response from TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront MotelResponded 9 December 2016

    Dear Palmsandbeach, Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful views from the upper floor suites, we have to agree that windows make the water feel so much closer. We are very happy to have a great team running...More

    Reviewed 30 November 2016

    We are grateful to the motel for changing our booking at the very last moment due to the earthquake in New Zealand. We postponed for two weeks with no extra charge. The room was spotless and the view superb, uninterrupted with no passing "traffic" -...More

    Thank Adrienne N
    Response from TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront MotelResponded 9 December 2016

    Dear Adrienne, Thank you for the lovely review. We are always so pleased when we can make such a great impression. We are very fortunate to have the best location, we are close to the CBD and cafes yet we have the stillness of a...More

    Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

    Quiet, clean, excellent. We found our room spotless, well fitted out with a view to die for. Close to centre of town, restaurants and beach walk. the in house laundry is super useful, and off street parking a bonus. Highly recommended

    Thank Caipucci
    Response from TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront MotelResponded 30 November 2016

    Dear Caipucci, Thank you for the review. We are always so pleased to hear that a guest had a memorable experience with us. We look foward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

    Really enjoyed my stay here. Amazing views and the quality of the room was above board and so was the service of the staff. Would definitely stay here again and I recommend this to anyone. Try and get a room with a view, you will...More

    Thank Dunedinite2014
    Response from TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront MotelResponded 23 November 2016

    Dear Dunedinite2014, Thank you for the glowing review. We are so happy that you found everything that we have to offer wonderful. We hope to see you again very soon.

    Trinity Wharf Tauranga
    1,126 reviews
    #4 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Quest on Durham
    134 reviews
    #18 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Hotel on Devonport
    542 reviews
    #3 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    Hotel Armitage
    315 reviews
    #24 of 57 hotels in Tauranga
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 119 - USD 204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
    • #6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
    • #10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
    • #12 Family Hotel in Tauranga
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 26
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Bay of Plenty Region >
    • Tauranga
    • Also Known As
    • The Hotel Tauranga
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (90)
    Room & Suite (36)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (74)
    Bathroom (2)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Hotel on Devonport
    542 reviews
    .41 km away
     
    Trinity Wharf Tauranga
    1,126 reviews
    1.52 km away
     
    Hotel Armitage
    315 reviews
    1.21 km away
     
    Quest on Durham
    134 reviews
    .83 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Med Cafe
    439 reviews
    .40 km away
    The Barrio Brothers Tauranga
    319 reviews
    .36 km away
    Harbourside
    609 reviews
    .33 km away
    Cafe Versailles
    202 reviews
    .37 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture
    155 reviews
    .77 km away
    The Elms
    79 reviews
    1.40 km away
    Tauranga Art Gallery
    88 reviews
    .68 km away
    Tauranga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    61 reviews
    .70 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    suraksha
    25 July 2017|
    Answer
    Response from JUANITA C | Reviewed this property |
    oh sorry, we had a car so we didi'nt really looked at the bus stops....
    0
    Votes
    Stella T
    24 April 2017|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from TaurangaWaterfront | Property representative |
    Good day Stella, We have a family King Studio but this can only sleep 4. It has a King Bed and two singles. We can put up a trundler bed. We also have the same setup but in the more modern suite which is the Premier... More
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "The Avenues upstairs rooms for the views of the harbour"
    Read review
    "Any of the top water view apartments were great , the bottom water view ones are fine there to & there..."
    Read review
    "An upstairs room with a sea view"
    Read review
    "Get a waterfront view. Lots of action to watch on the sea estuary."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing