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Bay Palm Motel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

A mixed review Negatives: Lack of compassion - when we turned up and she asked where we'd come from and I said that I'd just had 3 1/2 days in hospital there wasn't any compassion evident or further discussion Dirty - it needed a springclean and higher standard of regular cleaning ie grime on painted wallpaper; handprints on doors; cobwebs; dust on blind base and top of microwave etc, stains on bed cover Pool - we were in unit 2 which is the second unit from the pool so when we were in the unit from 8am-8pm it was rather noisy with kids arguing and playing. Design choices - the microwave was low over the sink, the cultery draw wasn't deep enough to house the cutlery completely within the cutlery draw, the curtain was missing curtain hooks, the kitchen rubbish bin was sitting on top of a floor tile on top of the carpet... Of the two breakfast bowls provided in the unit, one was small and the other extremely small and non-matching Positives: The bed was firm and really large, was great to sleep on Very close access to the beach, just a hop skip and jump away. Also a very short drive to the Mount and all that it has to offer When asked about dinner choices the suggestion of Imbibe bar and restaurant turned out to be a fantastic choice Close access to the shops at the other end of Girven Road Close to the main road into Tauranga city centre and then up to Auckland too

We had a couple of nights at the Bay Palm, The owners were very friendly and happy to assist when we arrived and showed us around, While the 2 bed room was small with a kitchenette (The second bedroom was on a mezzanine) it was adequate for a short stay. My daughter said the upstairs was very warm even with the sky light open so it may be quite hot over a Bay summer?. We had a back room so apart from some noisy neighbours we didn't notice any road noise despite being on a busy road. Easy walking to Bayfair shopping centre or the beach so no problems there. It was booked out for the weekend we were there and the neighbours could be reasonably easily heard through the wall which is my only small complaint. Accommodation is always expensive in Mt Maunganui so I assume the >$200 per night is standard for the area. I would stay again if I had too.

The rooms are good, clean though there were cobwebs everywhere. The carpet and wiring looked like done by them not professional looked tacky. I had tripped in the joinery area near the kitchen. But for a short stay of one night it was okay.

Absolutely fine hotel, normal level of amenities. Pretty comfortable rooms, beds etc. We had a room at the back and it was OK for street noise, but as it's on a busy road I'd avoid the rooms closer to the street. Great location, close to the Airport, Mall and beach. If you wanted a quiet get-away I'd suggest somewhere else. Free wi-fi, which every motel should have, but not enough do...

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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 50 reviews