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Kuirau Park Motor Lodge

Corner Hinemoa/Ranolf Sts., | PO Box 837, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Kuirau Park Motor Lodge
Ranked #76 of 93 hotels in Rotorua
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
20 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

With Rotorua being an expensive place to stay, this motel was fine for the price (about NZ$175 for 4 people). It's true the place needs a major refurb (it almost has a retro feeling to it) but many local motels are in a similar state. However, it was spotlessly clean, as was the on site thermal pool. Potentially noisy if... More

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Bulls
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It started off bad, we booked for 4 and on arrival paid and then checked it out, only 3 beds in the unit but was told the 4th bed was the sofa which would be required to be made up, wasn't really suitable for us but was offered an upgrade for and extra $15 a night. Wasn't very happy about... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I would not stay here again. Badly in need of updating the rooms (beds, furniture, appliances, décor etc). After checking in and paying for our four night stay upfront before viewing our room , I wish I had only paid for the one night, and gone elsewhere the next morning. First night, woke up with a bad back, slept like... More

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Kuirau Park M, General Manager at Kuirau Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our motel. We believe the unit you are staying is a studio pool unit from your description of it. First of all we apologise for the overlooked pan in the oven and have reprimanded our cleaner. We have been replacing beds in our motel as the need arises and we had some new beds that... More

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Visiting from the UK, we spent a good few days of our holiday jet lagged, and we weren't prepared for what we faced at this motel. The bedding, in our opinion, hadn't been washed, or if it had, it had been done so very badly. The bedding smelt so vile that we could not put our nose to the pillows... More

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Kuirau Park M, General Manager at Kuirau Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our motel. We are sad to note that your experience at our motel was not pleasant but we beg to defer on many things you had mentioned in this review. All our beddings are thoroughly washed and dried and are free of hairs and what not. If they would have smelled so bad (we believe... More

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have been staying at Kuirau Park Motor Lodge on and off for many, many years (approx 30) and would have to say that my last stay was rather disappointing. We had two rooms (usually three) as we were travelling with a netball team and this is the fourth time that we have stayed at this motel with three different... More

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Balclutha, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

What a top spot Rotorua is. We stayed one night as part of our North Island road trip and found the little bit extra in fee was worth it as we got our very own private hot pool at the back of our room. We found the proprietor to be very friendly and more than willing to go the extra... More

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Tokoroa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great place to join with family and friends. Love the mineral pools and the outdoor heated pool. Not too hot on the unit with pool attached its like one huge clay pot. Not keen on the fold down couch as it is uncomfortable to sleep on. Great stay, for a great price, close to town, perfect for movie lovers as... More

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Te Aroha, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

An older motel and a bit dated inside. Rather chilly, however an extra heater available. Roomy. Very clean. Very nice linen on bed, therefore warm and comfortable (despite no electric blanket). Hosts most obliging. A good central location for easy walk to shopping and to Kuirau Park.

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Auckland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We have used this motel a few times now over the years and it certainly needs a revamp now. The facilities are very tired, eg rotten wood in the bathroom, curtains that only just meet in the bedrooms. There was not much in the way of service for these rooms - no beds made or dishes done - it's nice... More

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Booked via phone for 2 bedroom apartment for 4 of us. On arrival was charged $160 for 2 bedroom, went upstairs only to find we had been given a 1 bedroom unit with only 3 beds in total. reception staff advised this was all they had, no apology given. Room we received was shown online at a charge of only... More

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Kuirau Park M, Manager at Kuirau Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, We are so sorry for what had happened with your booking and we recognise the fault was from our end. As explained to you, we had a computer crashed and bookings got mucked up. We did our best to fix things for you by offering you an alternative unit (1 bedroom) that accommodates the number of people you... More

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Additional Information about Kuirau Park Motor Lodge

Also Known As:
Kuirau Park Motor Hotel Rotorua
Kuirau Park Motor Hotel
Address: Corner Hinemoa/Ranolf Sts., | PO Box 837, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 93 hotels in Rotorua

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