The Tauranga On The Waterfront Motel

1 Second Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3110  show map
 4 stars
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The Tauranga On The Waterfront Motel


On-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Picnic area/ Tables

Spa and relaxation



Flat-screen TV


Tauranga On The Waterfront is a pleasant 4-star hotel set 44 km from Te Aroha Mineral Pools and 50 km from Paradise Valley Springs.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

The Tauranga On The Waterfront Motel offers a magnificent view to its guests.

The hotel enjoys a prime location within 10 minutes' drive from Tauranga City airport.


The property comprises of comfortable rooms appointed with individual climate control, flat-screen television, a microwave, a refrigerator and a dining area. Some rooms overlook the patio. For more comfort a shower, a spa bathtub and a bidet are provided.

Eat & Drink

Guests will find the coffee shop Abrakebabra within a 5-minute walk.


Aside from a storage room and parking, guests can make use of laundry, housekeeping and room service.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   27.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities


  • Towels


  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Tauranga On The Waterfront Motel Tauranga location
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Hotel Address:

1 Second Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3110

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City Center
  • Tauranga
    500 m
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    3.1 km
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    48.5 km
  • Grindz Cafe
    190 m
  • Alimento
    220 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

The Tauranga On The Waterfront photos Exterior Hotel information
Family King Studio
Street view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center400 m

Local attractions

  • Footprints Waipoua4.0 km
    29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest
  • Adrenalin Forest5.5 km
    18 Whataroa Road, Tauranga
  • blokart Recreation Park12.5 km
    176 Parton Road, Tauranga
  • Maunganui Beach5.5 km
    Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui
  • Kaiate Falls9.7 km
    Upper Papmoa Rd, Tauranga

Restaurants nearby

  • Grindz Cafe190 m

    Address: 50 First Avenue

    82% likes this, based on 36 reviews

  • Abrakebabra270 m

    Address: 114 Devonport Road

    83% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant330 m

    Address: 100, Grey St

    62% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • Alimento220 m

    Address: 72 First Avenue

    87% likes this, based on 18 reviews

  • Jasmine Thai Restaurant310 m

    Address: 98 Devonport Rd
    Phone: 07 571 8330

    69% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
Cities nearby
  • Rotorua hotels - 50 km
  • Hamilton hotels - 79 km
  • Cambridge hotels - 65 km
  • Pauanui hotels - 79 km
  • Mount Maunganui hotels - 6 km
  • Whangamata hotels - 59 km
  • Whakatane hotels - 78 km
  • Waihi hotels - 44 km
  • Tairua hotels - 82 km
  • Thames hotels - 82 km

The Tauranga On The Waterfront Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Tauranga On The Waterfront

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Based on 101 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    We liked that is was really quite and the separate shower and toilet was a bonus. Breakfast is good value as long as they improve on the poaching off the eggs. Complementary new paper is a nice touch. Great parking. We would stay again that is for sure.

    Breakfast poached eggs, hard, not really poached, more in those tin things that you can poach in and they are always hard. Like to have had real poached eggs. Under the tap in the bathroom sink was the only dirt in the whole place other wise spotless. Fan in bathroom goes on too long after the shower, fire alarm set off as steam set it off since it was only on top of the kitchen unit thingy.

  • Older travelers

    The view from the waterfront apartment. Clean tasteful new refurbishment

  • Couple

    Really Nice apartment with lovely shower, bed and view across the bay. Great helpful staff and good location for exploring the bay of plenty, nowhere is too far. You can also do the coromandel but it is a long days drive from Tauranga. Can walk into central tauranga, literally a 10 min walk to all the bars and restaurants.

    Not really a negative but just be aware that the kitchenette comes with a toaster, kettle and microwave (no hob). This was fine but we didnt realise until we got there.

  • Single

    I was charged the wrong rate when leaving which was embarrassing for me as I had to correct the mistake.

  • Single

    Location, cleanliness, room comfort

    For price and on viewing photos on website I had anticipated a reasonable view over sea, not out the side if you sat in a corner of the room. I also expected to be able to sit outside of the room on balcony etc.

  • Older travelers

    High quality, great value motel. Spotless in external & internal appearance & cleanliness.Very hospitable host on arrival. Large, comfortable room with view of bay. Parking outside room. Easy 15 minute walk to town & restaurant strip by the water. Short drive to neighbouring town of Mt Maunganui & its sights. A really delightful area.

  • Single


    Car parks outside your room taken up during the day by conference people

  • Older travelers

    Nice clean room, quiet location with a nice view

    Pillows hard. Maybe have a couple of softer ones available

  • Older travelers

    very clean, great location..fantastic view..friendly helpful staff..very nice room, very close to centre of town..easy walk to restaurants

    no water pressure in shower

  • Older travelers

    free washing,location, internet use,staff where great

    the bed, old needs replacing,

  • Older travelers

    The central location of the Hotel was excellent being just around the corner from the main shopping centre. Also the view from even the ground floor side unit was good.

  • Older travelers

    Great location.Rooms are nice, especialy the ones facing the waterfront. Walk to the citycenter. Reasonably priced.

    pillows were rockhard, shower had very low water pressure

  • Older travelers

    Location convenient for our purpose reasonably quiet location and magnificent view of upper harbour

    Very expensively fitted out room with poor and impractical result eg shower and toilet with glass part door and glass wall to bed area, glass shelf in shower at eye height 1 reading light at double bed, 2 over single, main light over table so low as to obstruct view of TV

  • Older travelers

    Excellent location, comfortable room with very nice view. Friendly staff.

  • Family with children

    I really love the simple but elegant design of the room and the ensuite.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Tauranga On The Waterfront Motel Tauranga location
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Hotel Address:

1 Second Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3110

Get directions
City Center
  • Tauranga
    500 m
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    3.1 km
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    48.5 km
  • Grindz Cafe
    190 m
  • Alimento
    220 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms: