At the most central hotel in Tauranga, each earth-toned room has a balcony looking over the city, the harbor, or the port. It's a groovy little place with a big-city character, especially in terms of design and attitude. In winter, you'll be greeted with a cosy fire in the foyer (along with a complimentary drink). Fresh continental or cooked breakfasts are delivered to your room, for other meals guests are welcome to dine in the adjacent Tauranga Club, a private members' club where they can also use the gym facilities. Guest rooms and suites range from NZ$180 to NZ$240, with frequent online specials.