Aquarius Motor Inn

447-449 Maunganui Road3116Mount MaunganuiNew Zealand
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About Aquarius Motor Inn

Found at low-rise premises just ten minutes’ walk from sandy Pacific Ocean beaches, Aquarius Motor Inn is a contemporary motel in Mount Maunganui, a coastal suburb of Tauranga. The extinct volcano and scenic outdoor recreation area of Mount Maunganui is less than three kilometres away.

There are studios and one or two-bedroom units all containing private bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers. Flat-screen satellite TVs, desks and kitchenettes with microwaves and fridges come as standard. Most units are air-conditioned. Selected units feature spa tubs.

Apart from free Wi-Fi throughout and complimentary parking, amenities comprise a laundrette, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor spa pool.

A cooked breakfast is available on request. Dining options situated within 15 minutes’ walk include the Tay Street Beach Cafe and Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub.

Aquarius Motor Inn lies approximately ten minutes’ drive from downtown Tauranga. The Classic Flyers Tauranga, an aviation museum, is roughly five minutes’ drive away.


447-449 Maunganui Road, 3116, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7572)3120 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

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

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Customer service earns praise

Most guests note that the customer care here is of a good standard. They explain that they receive a warm welcome from the friendly and helpful hosts. On top of this, they usually experience a hassle-free check-in.

Handy location proves popular

The location of this motel is a crowd-pleaser for travellers because it puts them close to cafes, bars and restaurants. Moreover, guests love being a short walk from sandy beaches along the Pacific Ocean coast. In addition, those who need to visit downtown Tauranga, can do so easily by car.

Clean and spacious accommodations

Not only do reviewers note that the rooms here are spotlessly clean, but also say they are rather spacious. In addition, travellers appear to appreciate the in-room kitchenettes because they can prepare light meals at their own leisure.

Negative Reviews

Poor maintenance

There are occasional reports of malfunctioning fridges and hairdryers in negative guest feedback. Furthermore, it is claimed that there are sometimes broken ceiling fans in the units that come without air conditioning. Dim lighting is another concern for guests.

Claims of starchy bed sheets

One theme that emerges in guest reviews is criticism of the bed sheets, which some find to be too scratchy. Travellers often suggest the sheets might be more comfortable if they were a bit less starchy.

Poor sound insulation between rooms

Light sleepers mention that they can be disturbed by nuisance noise from adjoining rooms at times. Most point the finger of blame at inadequate sound insulation between the units.

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