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Durham Motor Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Over priced beyond belief, The interior is 1980. Paint missing in most rooms...flooring ..stained carpets..lino marked with chips out of it. Ripped wallpaper. Grounds look like a rubbish tip at rear of units. Noisy and awoken at 5,00am by presumably a council rubbish truck. This motel is in serious need of a modern upgrade. Next time I'll take care to read the reviews! We'll be back - Yeah right!!

We couldn't believe how out dated the interior was. Paint missing in most rooms...flooring ..stained carpets..lino marked with chips out of it. Ripped wallpaper. Grounds un kept Tiles missing in swimming pool. Toilet not clean. Have to say the guy (owner) was friendly and understanding and refunded us in full. This motel is in serious need of a modern upgrade.

I stayed two nights here recently while visiting Tauranga. The location is good as its only a short walk to the bars and restaurants in the Tauranga CBD. The room was dated and dreary with old furniture. Definitely not a nice place to stay. I'm sure Tauranga has better value for money than this place. I definitely wouldn't stay here again.

Easy check in. Room was spacious, clean, and warm. Very convenient to downtown restaurants but kitchen facilities are in the room for some basic food preparation. No restaurant at hotel, but cafe nearby. Would certainly stay again.

Super good service. The reception lady was absolutely lovely, pronto to help with informations and organize a few tour for us. Our room was clean and nice smell. Location is fantastic you can not get better location and such a good price. we will definite come back. Arrivederci :)))))

We were not impressed when we stayed earlier this year The complex looked tired,gardens needed care and attention,very lacklustre. The location is great,so we decided to try them again. Wow,what a difference!! New managers,lovely clean units,gardens immaculate,lovely breakfast each morning. So close to the shops and beach, Definitely will stay again when next in Tauranga !!!

I travel all over NZ and I wasn't impressed by this place. From my check in I gut a bad vibe from an unfriendly lady with a really bad attitude on the front desk. Made me feel unwelcome. My room was freezing upon arrival with all the windows open at 6pm on a cold 7 degree day. The room was very tired with upgrades required. In the bathroom the soap was listed on the wall in the shower, but the dispensers were empty. I feel this is a cheap way of providing the guest essentials, but they couldn't even get that right. No TV in the main bedroom... I like to watch TV in bed when travelling alone. I'm sure this would be a good improvement. My room had a so bath, but when I ran the bath, a dirty film settled on top of the water. I presume this was from a mix of dirty residue and cleaning product. The heating is poor. A small heater to hear a large room... A bit of live and care required to improve this motel along with a better attitude from the lady on the front desk. I won't be back here.

Booked in at a great price during a super busy weekend for Tauranga. Place is clean and tidy and you can't complain at the pricing for what you get and location in my opinion. Owners were absolutely lovely and accommodating of our needs which was much appreciated by all.

Very run down, old everything. The hot water didn't work - but they did fix it. Jets in the "spa bath" didn't work. I was just there for a quick night, which was good enough, but it's fairly backward - wouldn't stay again. Best thing about it is it's location - quick walk to the waterfront.

This place is not very good. Bed was uncomfortable Room 1 bed apartment was cold and very rough TV was rubbish For what you pay you will find a lot better $2 per hour for wifi is a rip off. there are plenty of options in Tauranga so look else where for better value. this motel is very tired.

Corner Cameron Rd and Harington Street Tauranga

Located within a 5-minute walk of Tauranga Art Gallery, Durham Motor Inn is within a 15-minute stroll of Monmouth Redoubt. Each of the 20 rooms at this 4-star motel includes a refrigerator, a minibar, and a coffee maker. Brain Watkins House and Robbins Park are also a short walk from this Tauranga motel.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of Durham Motor Inn's 20 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Property features

Durham Motor Inn offers an outdoor pool, conference space, and a business center. There's free parking if you drive. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage. This motel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

One Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio with Spa Bath

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 95 reviews