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Blue Water Motel

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Indoor spa bath
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Blue Water Motel

Blue Water Motel

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
213 Main Road, Tairua, 3508

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTairua Beach2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Paku5 min drive
  • Popular LocationPauanui Beach23 min drive
  • AirportWhitianga (WTZ-Whitianga Aerodrome)29 min drive

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About this area


Blue Water Motel is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Cathedral Cove is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tairua Beach and Mount Paku. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as kayaking.

What's nearby

  • Tairua Beach - 2 min drive
  • Mount Paku - 5 min drive
  • Pauanui Tairua Trail - 15 min drive
  • Pauanui Beach - 23 min drive
  • Opoutere Beach - 32 min drive


  • Tairua Landing Restaurant and Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Pepe Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Punters Bar and Grill - 4 min walk
  • Flock Kitchen & Bar - 4 min walk
  • Manaia Cafe and Bar - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 99 min drive

About this property

Blue Water Motel

3-star motel near Tairua Beach
A spa tub, laundry facilities and a garden are available at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include barbecues. All 9 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include TVs, electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee. Change of towels is available on request
Blue Water Motel offers 9 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Things to do

  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 15 per day.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 15 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Blue Water Motel Tairua
Blue Water Motel
Blue Water Tairua
Blue Water Motel Tairua, South Pacific - New Zealand
Blue Water Motel Motel
Blue Water Motel Tairua
Blue Water Motel Motel Tairua

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 76 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 29 out of 76 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 76 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 76 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 76 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice place to staty
Great little place to stay and handy to everything.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great views
Handy position close to Tairua town. Very clean. Beds were comfortable. Good wifi. Hosts were welcoming. Lovely view from deck, had a great view of New Years fireworks.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location, walking distance to the shops.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Clean. Quiet. Nice ocean view. Comfortable Beds
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020