The Tauranga on the Waterfront

1 Second Avenue Tauranga3110New Zealand
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About The Tauranga on the Waterfront

An attractive motel with conference facilities, The Tauranga on the Waterfront offers modern self-catering accommodations and stunning views over a natural inlet. The many restaurants and shops of Tauranga CBD are about five minutes away on foot.

The airy, open-plan suites are each fitted with a kitchenette and dining area, as well as a flat-screen television and complimentary Wi-Fi. Many open onto a furnished patio with sweeping views of the waterfront, and some also feature a two-person spa tub.

Free parking is provided on site. The Tauranga on the Waterfront also offers a guest laundry room, luggage storage, and a tour desk.

For breakfast or lunch, travellers might try The Alimento Eatery or Grindz Cafe, about five minutes away on foot, while the Harbourside, a 15-minute walk, is an elegant option for dinner.

The spectacular views from Mount Maunganui, roughly nine kilometres from the motel, are a must-see. McLaren Falls Park is a 20-minute drive, and the Waimarino Adventure Park is about half that.


1 Second Avenue , Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)5787079 | Fax: +64(7)5780812 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely views with a room

Travellers rave about the lovely waterfront views from the balconies, patios, and floor-to-ceiling windows featured in many of the suites. The rooms are also widely described as very attractive, with modern furnishings and well-equipped kitchens, plus nice extras such as a Nespresso machine and complimentary capsules. The standard of housekeeping is top-notch, too, and many guests sleep well in the comfortable beds.

Cheerful, thoughtful staff

Guests are consistently impressed by the hospitality offered by the reception staff. The team is widely described as kind, friendly, and helpful. Travellers particularly appreciate niceties such as escorting them to their rooms at check-in and asking whether they need any assistance with restaurants or sightseeing.

A quiet yet convenient location

Apart from its enviable views and proximity to the waterfront, the motel's location is also prized for its position relative to Tauranga CBD. Travellers often comment that they are able to walk to many restaurants and shops in five to ten minutes, yet the motel is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac, so traffic noise is not an issue. The motel is also fairly convenient to the area's best day-trip destinations, with Mount Maunganui and other natural attractions about 15 minutes away by car.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 32 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 32 reviews