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Gateway International Motel

263 Fenton St | Glenholme, Rotorua 1310, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

One of the few times I didnt check trip advisor reviews before booking. ..what a mistake! Our prepaid room was filthy..carpets look though they have never been cleaned...dust on skirting boards..everything looked dowdy and old..tiles broken..no sign of any repairs or maintenance for a very long time...would not recommend this place. Very disappointed!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Yes good location, but stay somewhere else!!!! This place lacks in cleanliness, the furniture is old and rooms need a lot of attention to bring them up the spec..... Very disappointed with the motel. For what you get it's terrible value for money!!! There are plenty of other motels in Rotorua choose one of them seriously!!!

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Selina Z, Owner at Gateway International Motel, responded to this review

It is not surprise that see your review here. You came to the office and asked me for a money refund. I asked you the reason and you said you didn't happy what you get from the room. So I said you could let me know when you checked in, or few hours later or even in the night. You've... More

Hong Kong, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed in Gateway Motel for 5 nights visiting my friend studying there in Rotorua. Great experience, was offered a room beyound my expection. Great communication with the staff, they are friendly and helpful. Will recommand to my friends.

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Selina Z, Owner at Gateway International Motel, responded to this review

Hi Christ, so happy to see you put good review for us! It's my pleasure to have you at our motel. Hope to see you next time! More

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We chose to stay here because of the location - in walking distance of where we wanted to be around Rotorua , and it very reasonably priced. Most of the power points in the room didnt work - had to unplug the fridge to boil the jug. Also the cooktop on the stove did not work ( an extra 2... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was with much anticipation that we arrived in Rotorua & booked into the Gateway International Motel. On entering the unit I just about cried. The carpet was filthy - obviously not vaccuumed for awhile. The bathroom & toilet obviously had mould problems that was not able to be covered by a coat of paint. Dishes in the cupboard were... More

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Great Western, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We went there because they are on special. We thought they are just on special, didn't really expect their quality to be poor. Very old furniture, the duvet was a bit smelly. Have to drag the sheet up close to face otherwise cannot sleep. Very disappointing. We thought we would stay for 2 night, but we only stayed 1. The... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a great stay at the Gateway International Motel. The service was great and very friendly. Everything worked and was very clean but it was a little old and run down. The free wifi was great and worked really well. I would stay here again.

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Good location we had unit with private spa which was great had everything you need will stay here again.Also has mineral plunge pool housekeeping staff nice and friendly. Oppies the best takeaway food shop in Rotorua just across the road.Walking distance to good range of bars and restaurants.

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Hi, we are really appreciate your time staying with us and giving us good feedback! All the best to you! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

came down from auckland for a relaxing weekend only to find no hot water for the spa in the unit,was really disappointed and asked the staff why no hot water only to be told another unit had used their spa all night using up all available water,was offered late leaving as our unit was being cleaned. WON'T BE GOING BACK

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We booked for a night in a studio room, after traveling some distance and arriving late afternoon we looked forward to relaxing in the spa only to be disappointed that there was no more hot water left. However the disappointments continued, the bathroom vanity was not only rotten but also uncleaned from the previous occupiers shaved hairs all around the... More

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Address: 263 Fenton St | Glenholme, Rotorua 1310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Welcome to Gateway International Motel. Now UNDER NEW MANAGEMENTOffering clean, comfortable and affordable studio and family units. Our concrete built motel is three levels north-facing. Elevator reaches to the top floor. Radiator heater and hot water thermally heated for all rooms. All studio units come with a spa bath or hot tub. The Motel has two private mineral pools for customer and a trampoline for children to play.Gateway International Motel located only 1minute drive from Rotorua city centre. 15 minutes’ drive from the Rotorua Airport; 3 minutes’ drive from the Lake side, 5 minutes’ drive from Redwood forest, Te Puia Maori village and golf club. Top one Fish ‘n’ chip takeaway shop in New Zealand directly opposite the motel.Gateway International Motel offers 15 self-contained accommodation units with at least one LCD TV for ALL units, offering kitchen facilities and full kitchen for some units. A refrigerator, microwave and cutlery are standard in all rooms. Each room is serviced daily. Owner on-site and on-call 24/7Laundry facilities, BBQ facilities, wireless internet and children’s cot are free of charge. Guest have free pick up from Rotorua Airport. Free off-road parking. Lockable garage for bikes, motorbikes etc. Ironing facilities, DVD player and newspaper are available from reception. Units 1 – 5 (Ground floor) Units 6 – 10 (First floor) Units 11 – 16 (Top floor) ... more   less 
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