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New Castle Motor Lodge

18 Ward Ave, Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Narooma, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A great room with disabled access, just needed a few modifications to upgrade the disabled status (handrails, shower chair) but otherwise excellent with comfortable beds and a great layout for a wheelchair. The staff were welcoming and very helpful with local attractions and things to do, etc.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We are a group of 4 ladies staying at this motor lodge April this year. We stayed two nights and was surprised that it was so quiet and we liked the outside fairylight . The room was clean and the owner was friendly. It was closed to the geyser and redwood forest. We will go back again and thank you... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The motel was lovely and clean. I found the location to be perfect as it's off the Fenton street, so there will be less traffic noise. My kids loved the park across the road and we loved the spa bath. The room was spacious and my kids enjoyed staying there. Most of all, free wifi provided and friendly staffs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The owner was very polite and welcoming - eager to please. Was quite disappointed with the facilities though. The bed was hard and our shower did not work properly. Could only be used on half pressure or the water would spray upwards. Layout was very odd. Basic accomodation and is great if you're on a budget. Good value for money.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Located in a quiet part of Rotorua, 5 mins from Polynesian spa. Motel was super clean, beds where very comfortable and clean. Room was spacious with a kitchen area well equipped to cook a basic meal on a stove. Outdoor eating area a plus, loved the fairy lights!! Would def recommend this place as very clean and great value for... More 

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brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were greeted by the most convivial owner we've seen for a while. Good start. The motel rooms are wonderfully spacious, the beds totally comfortable and the kitchenette provided all we needed for a very pleasant 2 night stay. Efficient and reliable free wifi available, as well as a huge spa bath for those who need it. The whole place... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stayed for 1 night in a 1 bedroom apartment. Rooms were basic but very clean, fast free WiFi and a nice spa bath. It's a bit of a hike to nice restaurants but otherwise handy location for the tourist attractions. Good value, just don't expect luxury!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

As advertised for a change many are not up the the Star rating they are given Quite new and everything fresh and clean Free Wi Fi which is a must Back door so a breeze can be channelled through the rooms We were happy and will be back

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. Sthe staff was really nice and helpful, the room was big and spacious, renovated bathroom, balcony, good WIFI for free, good location. Nothing to complain about at all. Apx 1h drive to Matamata. Can really recommend Hobbiton movieset and Waitamo caves.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Really spacious comfortable room with good amenities. The room was clean and the hotel was quite pleasant. I would definitely recommend staying here. Only one tiny thing was that the lovely spa bath in the room doesnt work from 10pm to 7am (for noise control I think) ..it would have been nice to have a late spa and time should... More 

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