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Arista of Rotorua

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296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Has 1 king size and 2 single beds. Generally well maintained. Free dvds to watch. Friendly staffs. Double storey, beds are upstairs and common area downstairs. No aircon but heated blankets and heaters were available, with no aircon, it was cold maybe due winter. Near the CBD, Te Puia and Polynesian spa. Less than 5 mins drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you to the staff at Arista! So welcoming and lovely facilities! We were booked into a One Bedroom Mezzanine for 3 nights which was great for a couple and still with heaps of room! Wonderful location so close to all attractions in the area. Thank you again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A huge thank you to Mike & Annemarie for such a wonderful stay in Rotorua. We stayed in a family mezzanine room and it was perfect for our family of four. From the moment we arrived we felt immediately part of the 'Arista family'. We were greeted cheerfully from Annemarie, Mike and Georgia, shown around the motel and walked personally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with a family of 6 and it suited our needs perfectly. There was a guest laundry where I could catch up on washing, the room was SO spacious we felt as though we were in a mini apartment. We had a private hot tub which was so lovely after skiing for the week prior to arriving. The... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi Renee!, we are very happy the family had a great time here in Rotorua. Arista has it all if you are looking for spacious rooms, from our 62m² ‘One bedroom mezzanines’ up to the largest 150sqm 3 bedroom apartment we have. Here you can just spread out having your kids on the second level while mum and dad could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Arista -- very nice room, with the bedroom in a loft above the spacious living quarters and a jet tub outside in a private alcove in back. It was a cold night, but Mike had the room toasty warm when we arrived. He also made recommendations for dinner and hot springs that were spot... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for this lovely review. Arista’s number one priority is the guest comfort while having a magnificent time here in Rotorua! We do hope you guys enjoyed your stay and have made your holiday so memorable. Hope to see you when you’re in Rotorua. Thanks for staying with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister, toddler son and I stayed at the Arista of Rotorua and it was a great spot. Easily located to town and attractions. The rooms were clean and well presented. They were also huge - plenty of room for the three of us. Extra touches such as having the heaters and electric blankets on for our arrival were truly... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review Melissa. All we want is the best for our guests, as you enjoy the beauty of Rotorua. Thanks for choosing us! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at the Arista of Rotorua for 3 nights in July-August 2015. We stayed in Room 9, which was extremely roomy, with modern amenities and a thermally-heater spa in the terrace area. Our room was private and was heated (perfect for winter). Hosts Annemarie and Mike were fantastic - they offered us great advice on local... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for this lovely review. Arista’s number one priority is the guest comfort while having a magnificent time here in Rotorua! We do hope you guys enjoyed your stay and have made your holiday so memorable. Hope to see you when you’re in Rotorua. Thanks for staying with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Arista hotel for two nights. When we checked in, the owner was working at the front desk and took the time to explain the area to us, gave us a map and provided us with recommendations for dinner. He then showed us where to park, helped take the bags to the room and... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi Mark, WOW, thank you for posting an AWESOME review! we were really touched. Here at Arista, we just love to help our guests as much as we can, we want you to get the most from your time in Rotorua! So on your next visit in Rotorua come and stay with us again. We thank you for choosing us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took me weeks of research online to reserve rooms for our holiday in Rotorua. I read reviews checked for convenience, location and amenities and found that Arista of Rotorua fit all of our needs. While driving down Fenton Street I recognized the other lodgings I had researched and found myself hoping that Arista lived up to the pictures they... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for writing this splendid detailed review, Janice. Indeed you made the best choice for your holiday. We are so glad you found us! We’re so happy to host your stay and hope you had a memorable time here in Rotorua. Thank you for that kind note on your table which we found when you left, we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely motel and would definately be my choice if I was lucky enough to travel to Rotorua again. This motel has been revitalised and renovated to a very high degree. We stayed in the huge loft apartment with one queen size bed & one single bed - both wonderfully comfortable. The downstairs has a lounge/dining room with... More 

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you love our rooms. Arista is central to all attractions, restaurants, supermarkets and other establishments. Hope you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again. Remember if you book direct and quote ‘AA10’ you immediately save $10 per... More 

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