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“"One of a the best places we ever stayed at"” 5 of 5 stars
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Arista of Rotorua
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“"One of a the best places we ever stayed at"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Stayed for three nights. Really loved the spacious apartment, especially the loft. Very friendly and helpful service from Annemarie and Mike. Great tips of what to see around town, saved as heaps of time. Had a wonderful stay. Thanks Annemarie and Mike, definitely will stay here again at our next Rotorua trip.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, December 3, 2011
I'm sorry it's taken us so long to post back! Thankyou so much for your reveiw... you were lovely ladies and we hope to see you in NZ again one day!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Katikati, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

We had a great 3 night stay with amazing hosts, so friendly and really went out of their way to make you feel welcome. The locked storage container for bikes gave us a real peace of mind knowing our bikes were safe while we weren't using them and close to Redwoods. We have a 2 yr old daughter and the playground was great for her to let some steam off while staying safe as it was fully fenced, she just loved the pirate ship. The rooms were nice and modern with plenty of room, having the upstairs area for the kids to play out of the way was a bonus. Will definitely be coming back to stay again, couldn't find fault anywhere. Also it was so nice to find some where that was NOT hiking up prices for Rugby world cup. Thank you Mike and Annmarie for making it a great break.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I recently stay with Mike and Annemarie with a friend from Canada. We were shopping around finding a place that we wanted to stay for a few days when we came across the Arista. It had recently been renovated and both loved it straight away. The service from Mike and annemarie was excellent.

If you are looking for a great place to stay you will certainly find it here. I will be back on my next visit to Rotorua.

Thanks

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Thanks for the lovely review and thinking of us after your stay here a few weeks back. We are glad you like the refurbishments that we have done here. We always try to give great service, we can appreciate your time is precious so we like to see it ultilised well! We hope your friend had a nice flight home to Canada.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I spend 2 months on the road at a time, and have lost count of how many motels I've stayed in this year alone. Mike and Anne-Marie are hands down the best hosts I have come across this year. They were exceptional to deal with on the phone - making it clear that they value corporate customers, and did not hike their prices up during the world cup months (unlike most other motels/hotels). They looked after me so well that I extended my stay throughout the weekend and had my partner join me. We had the best weekend - with Mike recommending the best dining experiences and things to do (and his recommendations were absolutely perfect). I will be staying with the for all future businesses trips for the area, and am looking forward to coming back for a holiday again in summer.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Thank you very much for the awesome review. We really enjoyed you staying here and pleased the extended stay worked out great with your partner. We really try hard to look after our corporate’s to ensure they have a comfortable stay and have some fun along the way as well. It will be great to have you back, there is so much to do in Rotorua………
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Just spent the weekend there, and was very happy. this is an old property, but the new hosts have done a good job in modernising the place and it is very acceptable indeed

all new furniture, very good bed, and love the space the studio units have, upstairs and downstairs layout, excellent

will return even when travelling on business !!

all the best annemarie

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Hi There,

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you like the new look and renovations we have done. We agree the space our units offer is great.
We look forward to your return visit.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Mike and Annemarie were fantastic hosts, friendly and very helpful i couldnt of asked for anything more. The kids loved the spa pool which we used a lot. Room was clean and tidy and quite. I wish you guys well in you new business adventure and we will defiantly be coming back down to see you again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Thankyou so, so much for your lovely reveiw! I'm not allowed to identify you, but you were an awesome family and you have absolutely made my day!
Annemarie.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Mike and Annemarie go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to attend to your requirements. The new Arista is a very friendly and welcoming place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Thankyou so much, we appreciate the time and effort to submit this reveiw and it means a lot to us that you took the time.
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Address: 296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arista of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Do you want SPACE? Try us, we're the largest Units in Rotorua! Sleeping 1-8, they all have Kitchenettes, private spa pools, thermally heated, 2 TVs, DVD player and free DVD hire for family units. We have a bus stop at our door step. We are just a kilometre from town, and if you want to be really looked after while you visit Rotorua, stay with us! Qualmark 4.5 Star rating. ... more   less 
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