Can someone please recommend some super duper (budget) accommodation in the bay of plenty. I am planing the bay of plenty for the end of a three week NZ holiday and would like to spend three nights in nice spot. I would spend up to three hundred dollars (nz) a night on the right accommodation. My daughter would love a high rise with a spa, my wife would like room service and I would love a view. The right place might have none of these.
Ha ha... my idea of budget and yours ($300NZD/night) are a little different! I just spent a fantastic time in mid-July at the Bowentown Beach Van park , looking out to the Bay of Plenty. We were in a campervan and had a spot right next to the beach for $47/night. I could hear the waves crashing as we slept and my feet were on the sand less than 20 metres from the van. It was a beautiful beach.
See if you can rent a beach house or, as Chris says above, look at airbnb.com. I think the views and relaxed pace will more than make up for the lack of high-rise options and room service ;-) about 8 years ago