Ambassador Motor Inn

9 Fifteenth AveTauranga3110New Zealand
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About Ambassador Motor Inn

Ambassador Motor Inn provides a selection of budget units in Tauranga on the gorgeous Bay of Plenty coastline. City centre shops and restaurants and sights such as Elms Mission Station are around three miles away.

Standard and deluxe studios and one and two-bedroom units offer accommodation options to suit most needs. An en-suite shower and satellite television are standard as is a lounge area and a kitchenette with a microwave. Some units include a spa bath.

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout and ample on-site parking is also provided for free. Other amenities include barbecue facilities and an outdoor heated pool.

Guests staying at Ambassador Motor Inn can purchase a cooked or continental breakfast for an extra fee. For fish and chips New Zealand-style, Fourteenth Avenue is a half-mile walk.

The extinct volcano Mount Maunganui, an 18-minute drive, offers the chance to glimpse wildlife and enjoy magnificent views from its summit. At its base, Maunganui Beach is perfect for a spot of sunbathing.


9 Fifteenth Ave, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)5785665 | Fax: +64(7)5785226 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Spacious units

The various units provide plenty of space which guests appreciate. The two-bedroom units are a good choice for larger groups and the kitchenette facilities allow guests to prepare their own meals if they so wish. Guests are also generally satisfied with the standard of cleanliness.

Friendly staff and managers

For the most part, guests don’t have any complaints about the standard of service at this motel. The front desk staff members do a good job welcoming guests and are able to provide useful information about what to see and do during a stay in Tauranga.

Good value accommodation

While the accommodation isn’t perfect, guests feel it offers good value for those travelling on a tight budget.

Negative Reviews

Noise disturbances

Guests report that noise disturbance can be an issue here. The motel’s location on a busy road means that traffic noise can sometimes be heard, although the units do benefit from extra-thick glass for added sound insulation. Also, there are reports of noise being heard from guests above when they walk around.

Needs better maintenance

Some parts of the motel are showing signs of wear and tear which doesn’t reflect well on the accommodation. Guests are particularly critical of the bathrooms which are not always in a very appealing state.

Outdoor pool not the best

The outdoor pool isn’t the most popular amenity. Guests mention that it is quite small and doesn't always look very inviting.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 351 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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7.9 out of 10 based on 351 reviews