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Malones Motel

321 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #71 of 94 Hotels in Rotorua
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rotorua is beautiful and I have never seen so many hotels/motels in one area ever. Nor have I ever seen so many signs announcing spas! Malones is in a huge cluster of motels and is fine for the price. It is a fair walk from the town centre though so keep that in mind if you don't have a car.... More

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New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in here using Internet booking, got the dates wrong, change was no problem and owner was very helpful. Turned up late as we missed a turnoff, not a problem either! The room was one with a private spa, living area and bedroom area were lovely. The kitchen bathroom area was dated but clean and tidy, nice towels and super... More

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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night, booked online the motel sounded good, the room we had was downstairs at the front, we were very disappointed with it, it had a big spa in a dark room, was hard to get into the spa and the shower head was on the wall above the spa high up, I couldn't reach it.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Found this Motel to be adequate, clean and tidy. Dated Décor but comfortable beds. Friendly staff and reasonable rates. Everything you require for a comfortable stay. Spa pool was nice. Don't expect too much when staying here, Ideal for a budget traveller.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Rooms large but very worn. We had ones with private spa baths which would have been wonderful except the surroundings are damp and need a really good clean. Lots of hot water and buddles supplied. Lots of road noise and about 15 mins walk to places to eat. Bedding very clean

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Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My fiance and I stayed in an executive suite with an indoor spa. On arrival we were greeted with a smile and they were very helpful when asking for local information, wifi was great and offered more if we needed it. The spa was an awesome size, really fresh and clean in the room. We were away for 2 nights... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I just called to try to make a booking, as the pictures of the Motel were very nice. An Asian boy answer the phone - I have nothing against to an Asian person as I have many Asian friends - but I have to say that this boy had a lot of hard time to communicate with me. Anyway, we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a group. Room was modern with stylish finish and clean. Bathroom had a large spa bath. Free wifi for 30 mins and a new code each day. Had kitchenette which even had washing up liquid and dish towels. Didn't make much use of it but great if you wanted to save and cook... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed here twice and both times at the back quieter end of the place. The owners are lovely, helpful and couldn't do more. WIFI worked and was free with a voucher. Rooms were clean and big enough for a family, Enough room for everybody and a well stocked little kitchenette with a toaster, kettle and hot plate. The furniture... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Myself and partner stayed in Rotorua over the summer and chose to stay at Malones as we had heard great things-value,service etc..we had an enjoyable time while there! we stayed in the Executive Studio and the room was immaculately clean, we got there after the new furniture was put in and wow! they look really good.Loved the spa pool-great to... More

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Address: 321 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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