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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, tidy and comfortable. This is fairly standard motel and does everything you should expect. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. The only downside for me was the lack of good places to eat without going for a drive. The owner suggested one place (the RSA) but it wasn't for us. We ended up with a Chinese take-out.

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for placing a review, Interestingly there are several restaurants in walking distance from us. The best Thai restaurant in the Bay of Plenty (which has won numerous awards) is just 250 metres from our gate (only closed on Monday nights), as is a Fish n Chip Shop and Chinese. Tay Street Cafe and restaurant is also just 10 minutes...

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

On a whim. A short notice booking. Friendly staff nice welcome. Took us to our unit and showed us around. Unit is neat and tidy. Modernised. Has everything we need. Across the road from supermarket. Some shops within walking and beach one street over. Close to turn off for link over to Tauranga. One back from the main road so...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We look forward to seeing you again in the future, All the best Craig and Paula

Newbury Park, California, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stayed at the Blue Haven Motel only for a night on a stopover in Tauranga. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are clean but expect everything to be very dated. We were there in the middle of winter and rooms were cold. They give you a small space heater but it does take some time for the room to...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write a review but we do challenge the 'very dated' - we are definitely an older style motel (concrete block etc and our very reasonable tariffs reflect this, the closest 'modern' motel to us is $50 more per night for their cheapest studio unit!) but our rooms, furnishings and surroundings have all...

North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed for a couple of nights with relatives who were over from England. Good location just across from the supermarket, and a 5 minute stroll to the beach. Relatively close to the town centre but we still drove down or taxi'd in the evenings for dinner. Comfortable bed and good bathroom facilities. Nice outdoor space both out the front with...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to place a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed both our location and our facilities and look forward to seeing you again in the future, All the best, Craig and Paula Jamieson

Auckland
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. The unit, as always, was clean and sparkling. No paint chips or any sign of wear and tear. They have added two tub easy chairs in the lounge - the lack of comfortable seating had been a real problem here but no more. Also they have added outdoor tables...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thanks so much for the comprehensive review. We are thrilled you are enjoying all the ongoing improvements and we look forward to seeing you again in the future, All the best, Paula and Craig.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I liked the place. The man at reception was very kind. Room was very clean, the bed very comfortable, wifi was working very well. The location is fine: you have a New World supermarket and a petrol station less than 1 minute away but there is not plenty of restaurants around. Good place.

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to place a review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, Cheers Craig and Paula Jamieson.

Beaminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This motel is clean and comfortable. It is a fairly long walk from Mount Maunganui town and the Mount but is only a short walk to the beach. It is also just over the road from a New World supermarket. The room was very dated and needs refurbishment. The motel is only a short distance from the railway line and...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi Richard, We are glad you felt our motel was clean and comfortable. We are puzzled that you felt it is dated and needs refurbishing, as new owners (Dec 2015) we have done nothing but frantically refurbish. Every room has been recently painted, new furniture and new furnishings, in fact it goes right down to new modern new hairdryers and...

Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Nice motel with all the essentials Room 3 had 1 X queen bed in the main area and 2 X singles in the bedroom. Beds were comfortable. Had its own kitchen with mini fridge and oven/stove top to cook own food. Very tidy set up. Great location- right next to New World supermarket, Z gas station, Bakery, fruit and vege...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chelz, Thanks for taking the time to post a review, We are glad you found we had everything to ensure you had a relaxing and comfortable stay. We agree that we have a great location! Cheers Paula

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We stayed overnight in Room 8 - Large Queen Studio - just fabulous. The unit was very spacious, beautiful decor and furnishings, very tasteful. There was a large queen bed, wardrobe, comfortable chairs, dining bar and chairs in the excellent kitchen area, which had a free standing full oven and all other necessities. The bathroom was also spacious with a...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review - we truly appreciate it and are thrilled that you enjoyed every minute of your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future, All the best, Paula and Craig

australia
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Good sized room with well equipped kitchenette . Appreciated being able to actually cook a meal on the hotplate and also the convenience of the supermarket being just across the road. Good bed and clean unit. It was great being provided the free use of a washing machine and powder to wash with .. a big plus! As some have...

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pjamieson, Owner at Blue Haven Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to place a review. We are glad you could take the opportunity to get caught up on your laundry while staying with us and travelling. Providing washing facilities free of charge seems to be very popular. All the best, Paula and Craig

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The accommodation consists of 9 ground floor units, which are 5 one bedroom suites, 2 large studios, and 2 corporate studios. Parking is outside units. Selection of king, queen and single beds. All units have dining areas, shower bathrooms, flat screen TVs with Freeview and Sky, also free WiFi. Walking distance to beach supermarket, RSA, and shops, restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Haven Motel

Address: 10 Tweed Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: RM364 - RM484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Haven Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Unit 8 or next unit 9”
 of 5 bubbles markilee, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Nice and quiet. One street from the beach. Across from supermarket”
 of 5 bubbles natashaa493, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Nearby supermarket is only 20 meters walk up the road”
 of 5 bubbles Jayelle62, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Just enjoy the time your their.”
 of 5 bubbles amandahP3806UP, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If mobility is an issue, ask for a ground floor unit - I know there is at least one "accessible bathroom" (for people with disabilities). The owners are so helpful when booking - is worth making a call using their freephone number and discussing your needs first so they can accommodate you accordingly where possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Porshanz, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
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