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“My wife's favourite” 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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Ranked #5 of 94 hotels in Rotorua
Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My wife's favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My family was on vacation to North Island in Dec 2012 for 13 days and stayed 2nights here. The most unique experience here is the duplex unit which my wife liked a lot. Also my wife liked the spacious cooking area. Plus there is a jacuzzi in the sheltered backyard which my 6 year old daughter enjoyed tremendously. And we get to rent 2 DVDs per day for free from the reception. The motel is within short drive to amenities. The only negative comment is that the upper deck where the beds are can be warm at the end of the day i think due to the hot air rising. The fan helped to cool it down. In the end my wife voted this as her favourite lodging for our vacation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 Tony,
Thank you for your review. We are pleased your family enjoyed your stay with us so much and it makes us very proud to hear we were your wife’s favorite lodging of your vacation.
We hope to have you stay with again
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We loved the amount of space provided and the comfy furniture too. It was well presented and smart. The private spa bath with outdoor courtyard was fun - you can add lots of bubble bath and not worry too much. Very hot when we stayed and upstairs could use some air con. Lovely hosts and would totally recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 Trevor,
Thank you for your review. We have lots of space to spread out here at the Arista and are pleased you enjoyed the private spa in your room.
Unfortunately due the Sulfurous environment of our location installing heat pumps to air condition the room is not a feasible or economical option for us. However we do have fans available to ensure guests are comfortable especially during the warm summer season
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was a great hotel during our time in Rotorua. It was a 2-story unit with only the bedroom upstairs. There was way more room than the 2 of us needed. There was also a giant bathtub outside in a private room but attached to the room. This was actually really nice after a long day out in the rain. The guy at the front was very nice and quite funny gave us all the info on the sights in the area. The kitchenette was a very nice option. There is also a laundry facility in case you need to do washing. Overall we were very happy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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, it’s nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much.
We think the spa pools are great too, a good way to end a busy day sightseeing.
Hope to have you stay again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We are a family of five so we were very excited to find the Arista Motel which catered for our family with its lovely spacious rooms.
Three of the family are averred D H mountain bikers and were thrilled when Mike took great interest in their bikes and offered great storage and lock up facilities. There was also plenty of room for all the bike gear too in our room and of course a good soak in the spa pool after a day on the bikes.
This was our third visit to Arista, our first in the middle of winter, the room was warm and cosy. The second in Spring and now in Summer. Although it was hot upstairs; using the fans cooled things down and no one had any trouble sleeping.
Annemarie, Mike and their wonderful staff have always made us feel so welcome, like a friend not as guests, and will help with anything. They are terrific hosts who operate a first rate motel in Rotorua.
Thank you so much for having us to stay and we look forward to staying with you again soon.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We had lots of space. Double bed downstairs and slept another 5 upstairs. Very clean and tidy. Playground for the kids suitable for young children. Location is at the far end of the motel strip. Private courtyard with spa, little old but works well. Rooms could do with airconditioning but we had a great stay.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 find our playground is very popular with families, providing the kids entertainment during down time for parents.
We do have fans available to help cool the rooms when needed, as due to the sulfurous environment of our location installing air con is not a feasible or economical option.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed at Arista with our four year old joining friends and their toddler too. We had neighbouring rooms which made life easy for giving everyone enough space but staying together at the same time.

Service was exceptional, terrific playground for the kids, beds (Super King) ultra comfortable and there's a spa pool for each room. Location ideal for getting around Rotorua and only a couple of minutes from supermarkets, pools, town, restaurants and activities.

Loved it, highly recommend it - would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Hi Libby,
Thank you for your lovely review. It’s so nice to hear from guests who love Arista as much as we do.
We are pleased you made use of the playground and spa pool, we find these a hit with our guests.
We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have you stay again.
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Seoul, South Korea
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12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Our children loved it here! The enjoyed a two-story building! Great big rooms, super location, fabulous playground. Good amenities. There was a nice bath tub, but we never got a chance to use it. Very accommodating staff with a great knowledge of the local area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 your children enjoyed their time here so much. You will have to come and stay again so you can try the spa
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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 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arista of Rotorua 4.5*
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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