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Red Rock Thermal Motel

#19 of 96 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
109 Lake Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 96 Hotels in Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and decently big. The price was cheap for the quality of the room I was staying at. The only thing I didn't like that much was the design of the shower. There isn't anything to keep the water from washing all over the bathroom floor. Only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed in Red Rock thermal motel on 24th May. The room we used was really good condition and the staff(not sure if he is the boss or not) was so kind. The old man introduced us all information for room. Also all restaurant and activities info is in the booklet in the room. Awesome. Thank you for fiving us... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Owner was very friendly and showed me around the motel and explained the facility's available. I was even given a complementary upgrade to a unit with a kitchenette. Tidy and exceptionally clean the units have been completely refurbished inside with quality fittings. The bed and linen was comfortable and good quality. Well insulated so quiet and warm. Free parking and... More 

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Jade H Thank you for the wonderful review you wrote ,we are glad that you enjoyed our clean and spacious units . Hope to see you again on your next visit Greetings Sue More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stayed overnight and visited the Blue Lake. The motel was close to Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland and Wingspan and the Redwoods so an excellent stopping place. Comfortable, clean, excellent service and a hot mineral pool to relax in.

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Diana A, Thank you for the great review , we are glad that you enjoyed our facilities and hope you return when next in Rotorua. Kind Regards Quentin & Sue More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were upgraded to the cottage upon arrival, although I am not sure if the cottage really is an upgrade. The cottage provided lots of space and a full kitchen, with enough beds to sleep six people. But we found the cottage to be worn and not very clean. There were dead bugs on top of some of the beds... More 

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Earth trekkers, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate your feed back and can assure you that we try and rectify a problem when notified . We are in the process of updating our cottage. Kind regards Sue & Quentin More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Sue and Quentin extremely helpful hosts and very friendly. The accommodation was clean and comfortable - certainly enjoyed the three nights stayed there. The use of the thermal spa and swimming pool were an added advantage. Would certainly recommend.

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Sheila Thank you for the time you took to write this great review. It was my pleasure to assist you during your stay hope you enjoyed the rest of our lovely country and would like to see you again when you return to New Zealand for another visit Travel Safely Greetings Sue More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Despite being off State Highway 5 the unit was surprisingly quiet. Sue was friendly and helpful, showing us where the nearest supermarkets were. The thermal pool was lovely, it's housed in its own little shed so it can only be used by one person (or couple) at a time. The swimming pool was under repair so we didn't get chance... More 

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Bluey Besar Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed the quietness of the motel and using the thermal pool. The main pool is now fully renovated and I hope when you return to Rotorua on another trip you would be able to use the main pool. Enjoy your travels. Greetings Sue More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This accommodation was so lovely, the owners are super nice and the facilities are well up kept and comfortable. The room was large and very clean. The mineral spa was amazing, having it as a private spa made it even more enjoyable! I would highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely be returning when I stay in Rotorua.

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello 10u92 Thank you for writing us a lovely review We are glad you enjoyed the mineral spa and comfortable units We would love to have you stay with us when next in Rotorua Greetings Sue More 

London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very clean, well appointed, friendly helpful hosts. Doesn't look much for the road but it is great with all you could need. I don't know wh I put 4 not 5 really, guess it is just not quote 5 star quality fittings but it's excellent. We were very happy and wish we had stayed longer in Rotorua. So much to... More 

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Lou Thank you for the review . We try to make sure our guest are comfortable while staying with us Hope you will be back in the near future so you can enjoy more of Rotorua while staying with us Greetings Sue & Quentin More 

Melbourne
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Doesn't look much from the street view but surprisingly comfortable and spacious and very clean. Helpful hosts. Well equipped rooms. We had the two bedroom family suite and it was excellent. Rotorua is worth more than the 1 night stay we gave it.

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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review

Hello Katymack Thank you for your review we appreciate the time you took to write this ,glad you enjoyed our clean and spacious unit Rotorua is a great destination to visit and I agree with you that 1 night is to short so hope you will be back in the near future Greetings Quentin& Sue More 

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