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4.0 out of 5

"Was undergoing maintenance which is understandable " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 09 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Tenpin Tauranga and 2 km (1.3 mi) from Tauranga South Bowling Club. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and free high-speed Internet.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 5 rooms feature sofa beds, coffee/tea makers and portable fans. Kitchenettes come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Hairdryers, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and dry cleaning/laundry services. Added amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby and luggage storage. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Tauranga South motel, attractions include ASB Baypark and Mount Maunganui.

Access Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$131* Per night/room 17 Oct. - 18 Oct.

Deluxe Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (WOTIF CITY SALE)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga ratings based on 195 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga

Everyone (97) Couples (56) Family (42)
5 out of 5
It was new building everything was nice and good enough staff was helpful

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2019

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3 out of 5
We spent one night arrived very late. Although very dated was very clean and comfortable with all basic requirements. The hosts very very nice and honest and obliging

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
We had a wheelchair access room so it was nice and spacious. The building was under repair and did look a little old. Bed was comfy

Posted by on 18 Nov. 2018

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2 out of 5
This motor inn looks quite ok in the pictures online. I arrived to find that the manager was busy on the phone sorting out his insurance and too busy to check myself and another lady in, who were waiting in front of him. The rooms are very tired looking and need a revamp. Could be a bit cleaner too. There were a number of light bulbs not going in the room, but the bed was very comfortable. I realised that I was paying an amount toward the bottom end of the price scale but I was paying a decent amount and I want to feel that it is value for money.

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
Was undergoing maintenance which is understandable

Posted by , from Auckland on 9 Aug. 2018

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1 out of 5


We are used to staying at 'dated' hotels but this 2 bed unit was not just dated, it was DISGUSTING. Damaged and dirty furniture throughout. Dodgy electrics, threadbare dirty carpet, mouldy, dirty and decrepid shower. Dirt, dust, dead (and live) bugs and cobwebs throughout. Fly poo and dirt on walls. We have taken photos and written a formal complaint to the Golden Chain group. DO NOT STAY HERE.

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2018

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2 out of 5
Not properly vacuumed, lots of dust on skirting boards, stains on duvet and blanket, no cereal bowls. Bed comfortable and office staff very helpful and friendly.

Posted by , from Auckland on 13 May 2018

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3 out of 5
A bit dated but you pay for what you get and the price was right, it was clean and presented as well as it could be given the age.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great price, great location

Awesome room and location. Met by lovely host and the price was excellent value for money. Will definitely rebook when traveling to Tauranga.

Posted by , from new plymouth on 14 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel clean

A couple of things the toilet continued to flush most of the night the bath oozed crunk when filled and the lounge couch had no supprt, however beds lovely comfortable

Posted by , from Auckland on 29 Dec. 2017

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About the Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga

Location 9 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga, 3112

Property Features

Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga offers its guests an outdoor pool, a BBQ, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga also features laundry facilities and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Tauranga motel is smoke free.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Tauranga (TRG) (9.6 km / 5.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga offers 5 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Tauranga motel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Children aged under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: NZD 20.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted



  • High chair fee: NZD 15.00 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 12 and NZD 18 for adults, and NZD 8 and NZD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 20.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga
  • Ambassador Motor Tauranga
  • Ambassador Motor Inn
  • Ambassador Motor
  • Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga Motel
  • Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga Tauranga
  • Ambassador Motor Inn Tauranga Motel Tauranga

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.