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3.9 out of 5

"Very comfortable, a little dated but clean and spacious. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 03 Apr 2017

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Hotel Description

At Garden Court Motel you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Tenpin Tauranga and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Tauranga South Bowling Club. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and in-room kitchens.

WiFi, phones, and irons/ironing boards are featured in all 11 rooms. Kitchens come with microwaves and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

Enjoy the spa tub and seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as access to a playground. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Tauranga South motel, you'll be 12.7 km (7.9 mi) from Mount Maunganui.

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Garden Court Motel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Garden Court Motel

Everyone (11) Couples (3) Family (5) Other (1)
4 out of 5

Quiet Motel

Pros: It was quiet and handy for our needs
Cons: Modernising the bathroom and kitchen
Very comfortable, a little dated but clean and spacious.

Posted by , from NZ on 3 Apr. 2017

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1 out of 5

We won't be going back there!

Staff inefficient and incompetent. Gave us wrong room when we arrived. Had to repack and change room on second day. Took ages to check out due to problems with Eftpos machine which the manager blamed on my credit card.

Posted by , from Auckland on 22 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5

Pet friendly

Pros: They are very accommodating to our furry one and the staff is very friendly.
Cons: Just a suggestion, we reckon the rooms where they allow pets would look fresher without the carpet.
The room was comfortable and clean. Most importantly they welcomed our little furry one Benji. Even Benji was very comfortable in the place. The location was also good.

Posted by on 30 Oct. 2016

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4 out of 5
Very clean and tidy and just a short drive away from town.

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2016

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3 out of 5

OK for us

Pros: Quiet and location for us
Cons: The shower rose is nearly totally blocked
Location: Fine for us
OK Just Shower see below, Josh says its the shower head

Posted by , from Hawkes Bay on 17 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

good location

Pros: Friendly management
Cons: Ok for our purpose
Location: Several restaurants and shops within 15 mins walk or 3 minutes in the car
Good location walking distance from shopping centre/restaurants and Tauranga Historic Village

Posted by , from Christchurch NZ on 30 May 2016

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5 out of 5
Location: Tranquil, Just right
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Affordable; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Manawatu on 15 Feb. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Feb. 2015 by

what a wonderful review. many thanks Jason, good luck all your family and God bless all of you. Eli

4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Had everything we needed with polite and helpfull staff
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Everyday; Value: Economical; Service: Helpful; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Manawatu on 21 Sep. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Comfortable bed and clean facilities
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Modest; Value: Economical; Service: Respectful, Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Spotless; helpful staff

Posted by , from New Zealand - Wellington on 16 Sep. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Sep. 2014 by

Hi, Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again. Eli

Property Features

Garden Court Motel offers its guests a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Garden Court Motel also features a garden, dry cleaning/laundry services, and RV/bus/truck parking. Self parking is free. This 3-star Tauranga motel is smoke free.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Tauranga (TRG) (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Garden Court Motel offers 11 air-conditioned accommodations with irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Accommodations at this 3-star motel have kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. This Tauranga motel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Garden Court Motel Tauranga
  • Garden Court Motel
  • Garden Court Tauranga

National Rating

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

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