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4.4 out of 5

"Great hosts. Quiet location. Nice modern clean and good size rooms, with all you need to ensure your stay is comfortable. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 24 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

At Aquarius Motor Inn you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Blake Park and Mount Maunganui Beach. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 16 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, free local calls and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges and microwaves. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are available.

Enjoy the spa tub and pool loungers. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6:00 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Mount Maunganui motel include Mount Maunganui and ASB Baypark.

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$145* Per night/room 24 Oct. - 25 Oct.

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Studio, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Aquarius Motor Inn ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aquarius Motor Inn

Everyone (37) Business (1) Couples (18) Family (15)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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12 Aug. 2019 by Kim.

Thanks for your feedback

4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2019

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18 Jul. 2019 by Kim.

Thanks for your feedback.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2019

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9 Jun. 2019 by Kim.

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Friendly and adaptable - ready to help with your needs

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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25 Feb. 2019 by Kim.

Thanks for your feedback.

2 out of 5
I was not given the same room I booked from website. Motel owner said that the room was already booked by another person when I made the booking, I said the room was available when I booked it, he blamed the booking website for time lag. I said this is not my fault, then he blamed me for not stating room preference. The owner was so arrogant that here was no apology or mistake acknowledgement.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2019

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30 Jan. 2019 by Kim

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry that you didn't get the room you were expecting but as we tried to explain, because you booked via an OTA you were allocated an available room of the standard expected. All the other rooms of this standard were already booked so we were unable to move you on the first night of your stay. We did offer to move you to a different room for the remainder of your stay, but you declined. Sorry that you felt we were being arrogant, but we did not make a mistake. You said you wanted a spa in the room, but the photo you had seen was of the guest spa in the pool area, not in a guest room. We did not blame 'time lag', but merely stated that the other rooms were already booked.

5 out of 5
Lovely place, very friendly and super helpful staff.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2019

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21 Jan. 2019 by Kim.

Thanks for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Lovely hotel close to beach and shops, also close to Tauranga and Papamoa.

Posted by , from Auckland on 31 Jul. 2018

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31 Jul. 2018 by Kim.

Hi Janet. Thanks for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards.

5 out of 5
Great hosts. Quiet location. Nice modern clean and good size rooms, with all you need to ensure your stay is comfortable.

Posted by , from Auckland on 24 Feb. 2018

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6 Mar. 2018 by Kim.

Hi Brett. Thanks for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards.

4 out of 5

Handy Location

Pros: Location
Location: Cafes, Restaurants, shopping, supermarkets, Mall, Speedway
Nice units, handy to the beach, shops, cafes, supermarkets, etc. Pleasant, helpful staff.

Posted by , from Marlborough, NZ on 22 Jan. 2018

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23 Jan. 2018 by Kim

Thanks for the positive feedback.

4 out of 5
Pros: close proximity to Blade Park
it was a good place to stay whilst close to the cricket ground. all good for an overnight stay

Posted by , from NZ on 22 Jan. 2018

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23 Jan. 2018 by Kim.

Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed the cricket during your stay.

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed for Christmas Day (25 December):

  • Front desk

Property Features

Aquarius Motor Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. Aquarius Motor Inn also features tour or ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and beach/pool umbrellas. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Mount Maunganui motel.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tauranga (TRG) (3.3 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aquarius Motor Inn offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchens with fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 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 - 8:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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. On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: NZD 200.00 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 17.50 and NZD 17.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

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

Hotel Names

  • Aquarius Motor Inn Mount Maunganui
  • Aquarius Motor Inn
  • Aquarius Motor Mount Maunganui
  • Aquarius Motor
  • Aquarius Motor Inn Motel
  • Aquarius Motor Inn Mount Maunganui
  • Aquarius Motor Inn Motel Mount Maunganui

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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