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Fairy Springs Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   156 Fairy Springs Rd | (State Highway 5), Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014
Fiona M Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the motel to find the driveway being resealed so we were dealing with sticky pebbles for the duration. The manager was extremely helpful, and the motel was very comfortable. We walked next door and headed up the gondola for dinner and then headed back the next day for a luge ride so it was great those facilities... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

It was certainly great to have you ladies to stay, and I'm so pleased you were happy with your experience. You & the other guests were such stars on the day the driveway got resealed, it now looks great and we've had minimal problems with stones that were sticky for a few days. Hope to see you back here again... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed here last week for a wedding as it was next door to the venue at skyline gondolas. Asked to check in an hour early as needed to shower and get to venue in time. Was charged $25 to check in an hour early, Had no choice but o pay as had no chance to look for anywhere else. Found... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

Early check ins are to be arranged in advance & carry a $25 fee. What you fail to say in your review is that you arrived before 10.30am and I was unable to help you with that on the day, I explained there was a fee and told you to try again at 1pm. You are of course entitled to... More

Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a family function in Tauranga. Based ourselves in Rotorua for a week and stayed in the 2 bedroom family unit. The unit is VERY comfortable and warm, the cooking facilities came in handy when feeding 5 hungry munchkins, (with a meat and grocery store across the road) Cooked a roast dinner for a crowd of 14 one night. The... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

With fantastic guests like your family, it's a real pleasure being in the hospitality industry, and grateful to the lovely people we meet along the way. Thank you for your review & we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The location was superb. We were in Rotorua for one night, attending a wedding at the Skyline. We just had to walk through the gate and across the grass to the entrance of the Skyline. Although the buildings are not modern, the rooms are well appointed. Our unit was clean and tastefully decorated. It was a very quiet environment. Although... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

Yes, it's surprisingly quiet & restful for a Motel on a main State Highway, glad you enjoyed your stay & I look forward to welcoming you again sometime. Regards Vicki More

Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our stay was brief as we were attending a function at the Skyline. The location couldn't have been more convenient (just a walk through the fence to get to the gondola. Although the buildings were a little date, our unit was pleasantly decorated, spacious, well aired, clean, adequately heated and quiet. The owner was very obliging and we wish her... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

Merci for a lovely review and I so much enjoyed meeting you. I am glad you were satisfied with the accommodation as a week is a good while & it's quite risky booking a place you've never seen before, which is why Trip Advisor reviews are so important. Ciao Vicki More

Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My partner and I recently traveled home for a funeral and we just needed somewhere to shower and have a sleep and this place was perfect. The owner was helpful and sympathetic to our situation. As said in previous reviews the rooms aren't luxurious but comfortable, the beds especially so. Even though it is situated on a main road the... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. I like to think my motel is giving comfort and service to my guests for the many various reasons they need those things. Not everyone who stays with us is on a holiday & having fun. Some are in situations of sadness & grief, as in your case, others are having eye operations down... More

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very well located; the owner very helpful with advices, amenities; spa private and interesting. Wifi performant and included in the price. Room well thought; kitchen functional; altogether I would recommend this place, given the very reasonable price demanded.

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

Roger thank you for the very nice review & your recommendations, I'm always happy when we have delivered the comfort, service, and value our guests expect. Being an older property we certainly have the room for relaxing outdoors and the apartments are very spacious. Hope to see you again in NZ. Happy memories !! More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We booked a one bedroom suite for us and our 2 children. The room was clean and relatively well equipped (no dishwasher) as we had a full dinner in the room. The motel is next door to the Skyline (luge) activity, which was very practical the next morning! Also close to Zorbing and other activities. The motel had some games... More

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

I enjoyed having you to stay and thank you for your honest appraisal & review. I love our location and am happy that you chose to stay here because of it. Watch this space for some updates & fresher looks. Come again if you can. More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great value for money. Not flashy but very comfortable, clean, and well appointed with in-room sky and wi-fi. Beds were great and staff friendly. No traffic noise or smells and our daughter loved watching the both the pet and wild rabbits

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Vicki F, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

It's lovely that the children enjoyed the wildlife around the Motel, & I'm happy that the value was good for you as holidays for families can be so expensive when the kids want to see & do everything going. Thank you for making Fairy Springs Motel your accommodation of choice in Rotorua. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We chose this motel because of its location right next to the gondalas and Rainbow Fairy springs, two places we always visit when in Rotorua. Room was good size and has what we needed, even had a decent LCD TV with full Sky, not this limited bad reception rubbish you get in other places. Room did need a good clean... More

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FairySprings, Owner at Fairy Springs Motel, responded to this review

Well I can say thank fully that a LOT of work has gone into the Motel since you visited over 8 months ago so it's not a very relevant review. I won't even bother to put my side of the story about the difficulty the guest had in finally paying by the said lost card, suffice to say I do... More

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Address: 156 Fairy Springs Rd | (State Highway 5), Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairy Springs Motel 3*
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8 Ground floor apartments in 2 typically kiwi timber buildings. All apartments are self contained with a full kitchen, bathroom & separate toilet. Very Spacious, Comfortable and Clean rooms in quiet peaceful surroundings. Good value & excellent location next to many of Rotorua's famous tourist attractions ... more   less 
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