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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 235: English reviews
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Convenient Motel,walking distance to main shopping area as well as many Restaurants close by to the city and on Cameron Road. We stayed in room 18 for the second time a Studio well appointed and very quiet. Nice bathroom with seperate toilet. Comfortable bed.

3Thank rosemaryc438
TaurangaWaterfront, General Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you had a wonderful stay with us. We do have very comfortable beds. Look forward to having you visit us again in the near future.

Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lovely hotel, we were upgraded to a waterfront room without extra cost which was a neat surprise. Beautiful room and great view of waterfront. Comfy bed and very clean room. Will stay again when next in Tauranga.

2Thank Pollywoffle
TaurangaWaterfront, Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Paula J, Thank you for your review of our property. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade (we don't often get a chance to upgrade as we do get busy but when we do we love the reaction of our guests). We have been getting a lot of reviews lately on the comfort of our...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We booked on line for one night as we had a funeral to attend in Tauranga today. The motel is really nice and we were lucky enough to get a studio unit on the first floor with street and harbour views. The room was fine, well equipped and comfortable. The hosts were lovely and very helpful, explaining they were only...

Thank karori12
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We booked this property at short notice, in a hurry, online looking for a one-nighter on our way through. Not only was the rate reasonable the view was amazing, the coffee was better than the average on offer (pod machine not that freeze dried instant), the bathroom was modern.. and other little touches that made this stay a pleasure. We'll...

1Thank Jacinta M P
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Staff were very friendly and helpful from the beginning to the end. Accommodation was very close to town and included a free designated parking space. The room was very nice and clean and warm....and the beds were comfy. Overall, I was glad I changed my choice of accommodation to this one...was definitely worth it. My family and I enjoyed our...

Thank YolandaO1021
Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We have stayed here twice would not go anywhere else. We walked in to our room and was instantly amazed by the views, fittings and interior design of the room - it was like walking into a Home and Garden Magazine! Everything was perfect from the white wooden shutters to the nepresso coffee machine. Wake up in the morning to...

Thank b_s_hodgson
TaurangaWaterfront, Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hi B_S_Hodgson, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Tauranga on the Waterfront, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the views from our Waterfront are truly breathtaking with the floor to ceiling glass windows. We do hope you get to return again. The Tauranga on the Waterfront Management Team

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here before several times and found it great. However this time I didn't book a waterfront unit. BIG mistake. These have been refurbished and are excellent. The rest haven't and simply aren't worth the price. If you do book a non waterfront unit make sure you get an upstairs unit as the noise from these downstairs is shocking....

2Thank Doctommo
TaurangaWaterfront, Manager at The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Dear Doctommo, Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your previous stay with us, we are obviously concerned that you did not enjoy your last stay. The motel is recently under new Owners & Management in the past week, and from your review we are unable to gauge what...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I stayed two nights in this motel this week for work. A single lady on my own, I could not have been welcomed in a more friendly and reassuring way. The room was very nice indeed - true, it wasn't the superb one shown on the website, but really smart and modern. The location of the motel is wonderful -...

Thank LadyMol
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is a lovely setting and the rooms are very nice. It is well located with shops, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Unfortunately for me the inability to get a reliable Wifi connection, even after going and asking about this and the lack of attention to the removal of a hairdryer were key issues. The Wifi was the big...

Thank SCalvert2708
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Not a bad place to stay in Tauranga, as it is close to the town centre and close to the restaurant area. It is right on the water, and the rooms are nice and clean with good amenities. The staff were very helpful and it was very easy to book in on the internet. Probably if I was staying in...

Thank justy7749

83 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (72)
Room/Suite (10)
Bathroom (2)
View from Room (5)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Other (48)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (11)
Room/Suite (4)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tauranga hotels
1.5 km away
Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Trinity Wharf Tauranga
#5 of 57 in Tauranga
1,042 reviews
0.4 km away
Hotel on Devonport
Hotel on Devonport
#3 of 57 in Tauranga
500 reviews
1.0 km away
City Suites
City Suites
#7 of 57 in Tauranga
294 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 km away
Summit Motor Lodge
Summit Motor Lodge
#2 of 57 in Tauranga
279 reviews
0.8 km away
Quest Tauranga
Quest Tauranga
#19 of 57 in Tauranga
119 reviews
5.1 km away
Bethlehem Motor Inn and Conference Venue
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel

Address: 1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: RM518 - RM787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline 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.
Also Known As:
The Hotel Tauranga
The Tauranga On The Waterfront Motel New Zealand, South Pacific
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#10 Business Hotel in Tauranga
#12 Family Hotel in Tauranga
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Tauranga on the Waterfront Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Views are magnificent on front but they also catch the train noise...”
 of 5 bubbles 14lizb2016, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view unit are worth the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles VivM732, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Water views are best, but dearer units.”
 of 5 bubbles barnyard2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground level rooms are better: (a) can open more windows & doors for cooling the room (b) don't need to climb stairs to your room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in an upstairs room with ocean view. Lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles LauraJK124, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5