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Havana Motor Lodge

1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Ranked #78 of 93 hotels in Rotorua
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
BarryandJan40 Lancaster, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed with Jan & Merv twice on one holiday Feb/March 2014. Very convenient location, great outdoor pool and indoor thermal pools. Jan very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Helped with local information. Very large comfortable room. All in all a good place to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Havana has a great pool plus mineral pools. Great basic accommodation and so close to the lake. shops and restaurants. staff very helpful. Would definitely stay again as it was my 4th stay there. Took my grandson who loved the swimming pool I would say the pool is better than the Novotel indoor pool(no spa pools or saunas bur the... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Worst experience ever staying at this motel!My family has booked a studio unit for three days via bookings.com and sent out a special request stating that there will be two adults and a child in total. Owners didn't seem to have bothered reading this as they have received the booking but booked in with two people (strange enough they charged... More

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Good basic accommodation which was clean and tidy. The heated outdoor pool is superb. The indoor mineral pools were a little hit and miss - they were a bit too hot or a bit too cold but very nice anyway. Nice and close to the Lakefront and QE Spa. Just what we were looking for for a one night getaway.

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stayed three weeks as this motel Sept 2013 and found it to be a very good place to stay. During this time the host Jan was very friendly and accommodating and went above and beyond (even lending me her car so that I didn't have to walk to the supermarket as I have a partial disability and did not... More

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I have stayed at this motel while attending QE and was made very welcome by the hosts Jan & Merv. They are very accommodating and even gave me a late checkout which was a great help. The beds are comfortable and the pools are fantastic as is the location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Went to this motel September 2012....would never refer this motel to anyone!!...went there for an appointment at Q.E hospital...found the host Jan to be very rude......accomodation was paid for by Nzta with a formal letter from Gisborne hospital...was treated very rudely by the host Jan demanding payment on the spot...told her would pay with my eftpos card if tht was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I was a guest in the Havana motor lodge motel near the water-front of Rotorua. The rooms are very unclean. The shower is dirty. Heaters not going half the time. Patchy repairs to the room. Bed sheets not changed often enough. Reception shuts before time on door half the time. Had to clean all of the pots and cutlery on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I found this hotel not at all clean, uncomfortable cheap beds,1 bar a soap to last a complete stay and told that's all you get. Sheets very clean. No shampoo. Hospital patients are staying there and after 8 days still no clean sheets(.not kidding) so that is their standard.

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merjarotorua, General Manager at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I do not know if this person was a guest or not, as we provide 2 cakes if soap on arrival, and if your stay is more than a week the sheets are changed every 5 or 6 days. The beds are not cheap and have had great feed back on their comfort, so the person with these false accusations... More

Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Paid $220NZD for 2 nights in December 2012. You should be able to get cheaper other times of the year. Havana Motor Lodge is about 5-7 minutes walk away from the Tourist Information Centre on Fenton Street. It is well located to walk to all you need to see around Rotorua town center; musuem, waterfront promenade and main eating area.... More

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Also Known As:
Havana Motor Hotel
Havana Motor Hotel Rotorua
Havana Hotel Rotorua
Address: 1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #78 of 93 hotels in Rotorua
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