Welcome to Westhaven Motel

The only harbourside motel at Mount Maunganui

Come and enjoy a holiday at the Mount the way holidays used to be.

At our family owned and operated motel we take pride in making sure our guests are happy and comfortable.

As the only harbourside Motel in Mt Maunganui, we offer a brilliant location that’s quiet and safe for families, but also central enough that all of the Mount’s great attractions are only a stone’s throw away.

Our spacious, fully equipped units are perfect for families, visiting friends, or travellers who want to just kick back and recharge their batteries in a clean and relaxing environment.

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We look forward to welcoming you!

Westhaven Motel Mt Maunganui
1980s at Westhaven Motel

Family Owned And Operated

Westhaven Motel has been owned by the Matthews family for over 40 years, and is currently being managed by Debbie and Lee Porter.

The motel was built in 1969 and although rennovated over the years retains all the hallmarks of an old-fashioned family motel with spacious units, full kitchen facilities and separate bathrooms and toilets – in other words, there’s lots of space.

The motel has been a part of our family holidays and memories for decades, and we love seeing more families and travellers making it a part of their holidays.

Plenty to See and Do

You’ll enjoy watching the constant activity on the harbour, with shipping, sailing, kayaking, wake-boarding and many other water based activities; or stroll along the beach to the wonderful Mauao (Mount Maunganui) which has an easy walking track around it, with stunning views.

If you are feeling more energetic climb the Mount and enjoy the expansive views from the top then finish by relaxing at the lovely hot salt water pools at the base.

It’s an easy walk round to the main surf beach, or to the Mount Maunganui shops and cafes. You can also take your car and explore the wider Bay of Plenty area.  We are also an easy day trip to Rotorua.

View from the top of Mt Maunganui

Pet Friendly

Pets are welcome at Westhaven by arrangement in all units except 1 and 2.

There is a small nightly charge for your pet – please contact us to discuss prior to booking.

Perfect for Families

Our spacious units are great for families, apart from units 1 and 2 which are upstairs and less suitable.

Our two bedroom units (8 and 9) are very popular with families.

Great for Groups

Our units can accomodate groups comfortably.

Please contact us before booking to discuss your group’s requirements.

Our Units

Westhaven is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a relaxing stay because it’s spacious, quiet and provides great access to Mt Maunganui.

We have two upstairs units (1 & 2) with stunning harbour views, and seven ground floor units.  All units have their own off street parking.

harbour view from unit 2

One Bedroom Harbour View

Harbour facing units with stunning views over Pilot Bay. Two units are on the ground floor and two are upstairs.

One bedroom with separate shower and toilet.

Open plan lounge, dining and full kitchen with full-size stove, fridge and microwave.

Unit 4 Westhaven Motel

One Bedroom Courtyard

One bedroom courtyard unit with queen bed and single bed in bedroom, two single beds and divan bed in lounge.

Full kitchen with full-size stove, fridge and microwave. Separate shower and toilet.

Back door access from bathroom to grassy area – great if travelling with pets.

Unit 8 Westhaven Motel

Two Bedroom Courtyard

Spacious two bedroom courtyard units. One bedroom has queen bed and single bed, second bedroom has two single beds.

Two single beds in lounge. Full kitchen with full-size stove, fridge and microwave. Separate shower and toilet.

Back door access to outside area.


All of our units have at least one bedroom, off street parking, SKY Guest Select (50+ channels, including the rugby!), iron & ironing board, free Wifi, tea & coffee are provided. Multi zone DVD players on request. Coin operated guest laundry on site.


Free Off Street Parking


Onsite Laundry


Free Wifi


SKY (50+ Channels)


Iron & Ironing Board


Free Tea & Coffee

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For more information about each unit please see the Our Units page.

Westhaven Motel Mt Maunganui

Trip Advisor Reviews

star rating  Fabulous location, beachside at Pilot Bay. Classic Kiwi motel that I suspect looks much like it did in the 1970s. Clean, tidy, spacious and functional. It’s not 5 star luxury... read more

Neil B
February 20, 2022

star rating  Awesome old school motel, reminded me of the typical kiwi holidays when I was a child. Staff were very friendly and welcoming, motel facilities are nice and clean.Beach is right... read more

December 27, 2021

star rating  My wife and I stayed here on Thursday night and Had a great stay
The motel is of an older style but kept really well and sparkling clean
Right... read more

May 14, 2021