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Bay Palm Motel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were 3 adults staying in this hotel and we found it to be just what we needed. Within walking distance to the beautiful beach and only a short drive to the city centre or even closer to the local plaza. The staff were also extremely friendly and accommodating and housekeeping even washed up our dishes for us. Would definitely recommend this place and go back again some time.

The unit we stayed in was a two-storied, two bedroom unit and it was really, really spacious. There was a bedroom with a double bed downstairs and the mezzanine upstairs had another double bed and a single bed. The bathroom downstairs was huge! It had a large spa bath, as well as a separate shower. The living area had leather seating and couch, and a dining table. It also had a kitchenette with microwave and stove, and only the fridge was a bit on the small side. There's a pool, which was nice and warm with seating area, and they provide towels for you to use, and there's a BBQ at the back. Everything was very clean and well-maintained. And after the other motels and holiday parks we stayed at, this one nearly seemed luxurious to us!

I stayed here over Christmas. Nice clean rooms. Off street parking. A very small walk to the beach. A short walk to the shops and wave pool. Friendly and helpful staff. Probably not easy for eldery to get out of the bath / shower. Overall pretty impressed with everything

Comfortable, tidy, and centrally located to Bayfair. A friendly host, clean, tidy and spacious rooms, with a usable sized kitchen with cooktop, a pool for this warm days, and ample off street parking. I was in a front unit which did have a bit of traffic noise, however if you live in the city this wouldn’t bother. Free Wifi an additional bonus.

Stayed here one night. Room was very spacious, bathroom was a good size. Kitchen was great. Not to much street noise. Warm and cosy Only down side was an idiot next door sitting outside smoking all night, talking on his phone, and swearing the whole time

Stayed in a two bedroom unit at the back. No road noise and room was really well fitted out unit. main Bedroom also has a TV which is a nice touch. Location is really close to Bayfair Mall and is a good launching point to get out about around to various sites around the Bay while avoiding the busy traffic at the pointy end of the Mount.

We were booked into two units 10 and 11. We had 11 which had an upstairs queen size bed, tv and down stairs single bed with tv kitchen and bathroom. Very clean and tidy, quiet no hassels. Parking was right ourside the units. We had a spa bath which was delicious to sit in. The free wifi didnt work that well, we couldnt connect because it said we were to far. we enjoyed our relaxed overnight stay before travelling on. The whole complex was so quiet even tho all the units were full. No road noise. Had set the alarm incase one didnt wake up in time.

My daughter and I had a very pleasant stay during a weekend sporting event at Baywave. The proprietor was very accommodating to our needs. The location made it so easy to come and go from the pool, supermarket, food hall etc. Parking was very easy and secure. I found our room to be immaculately clean. We had hot plates and a microwave so could make hot pasta and sauce on a cold night. Bliss! We both slept very well. The shower was hot, with high pressure. I would well recommend this clean, comfortable, safe and secure motel to anyone.

Good location for my 4-day training course, husband joined me on the Saturday night, which meant we had 2 vehicles. Initially, we were told we would have to park one vehicle outside the motel (with yellow lines on road) but when I arrived, the friendly male host allowed me to park in front of their own garage. Much appreciated. Our unit configuration was bedroom upstairs on mezzanine with TV, and kitchenette, lounge bathroom downstairs, complete with comfy sofa, larger TV and a single bed. Did not need wifi, nor breakfast so can't comment but enjoyed this unit and will stay again.

On 2 of the nights of our stay, the wifi did not work(appeared to be turned off) Contacted reception who advised us they were having problems with wifi. When it was working, it only worked periodically and very slowly. Also the stairs to the main double bed are very steep. Not advisable for a person who has problems with their legs. Also have come down steep stairs if wanting to go to toilet at night. Very hard mattresses on the beds.

84 Girven Road Mount Maunganui

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool

Located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from ASB Baypark, Bay Palm Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Blake Park. This 16-room, 3.5-star motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, the motel is also within a 15-minute drive of Tauranga Art Gallery and The Elms Mission House.


Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 16 heated rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. 32-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers.

Property features

Guests of Bay Palm Motel enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Queen Studio

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 54 reviews