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Union Victoria Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   26-28 Victoria Street, Rotorua, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #35 of 95 Hotels in Rotorua
Medford, Oregon
1 review
“Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Staying at this motel made a positive impact on my stay in Rotorua. Not only was my room clean with nice decor, but it felt like a private apartment. I was able to cook in my room and save money for the many activities they helped me set up. After a long day of activities it was such a relief to know I could use the mineral pools or the heated outdoor pool to relax. I will defiantly return here next time I come to New Zealand and refer my friends and family who make the trip over as well! Thank- you so much!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Hi Amanda, Thanks for the great review, the supermarket across the road is nice and handy when you have had enough of going out for meals and just want to chill out and then have a nice soak in the pools before a good nights sleep.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The accomodations were great, very clean, and well maintained. Both proprietors were nice and helped us out a lot with local attractions and even set most of them up for us. They were informative and made it feel like home. Would recommend the Union Victoria Motel to anyone near Rotorua. Great stay

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  • Stayed December 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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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Hi Nick, thanks for the great review it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and only to pleased to help out with the local attractions that Rotorua has to offer.
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Tasmania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a great place to stay, perfect location, good sized clean rooms, fab hosts and the spa/mineral baths/pool were the icing on the cake. Will recommend to all and certainly stay again next time in NZ.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Hi Susan, Thanks for the great review Cheri and I appreciate it very much I'm glad you had a comfortable stay with us and I hope you enjoyed the rest of you time in NZ, have a great Xmas and we hope to see you on a future visit.
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

No shortage of hot water or heating as the motel has it's own borehole behind the main block. The small pool and private spa/mineral baths were great for us and the kids. Great location, and just over the road from the main shopping complex with a supermarket. Bruce and Cheri were helpful and friendly, good to see recycling points around motel. Kids enjoyed the games room.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Hi John, Thanks for the review, the hot pools are great aren't they especially after a long drive or after walking around the geothermal parks that Rotorua has to offer. I hope the rest of you holiday went well and you took home some great memories from New Zealand and maybe we will see you again.
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

thanks for a great stay we enjoyed staying in your motel have stayed with you before and will stay again and will recomen d to friends Thanks Bruce and chrei for your friendlyness Pauline And Colin Keesing

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Hi Pauline, Thanks for your kind words it is much appreciated, hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Bruce thank you for a great stay October 2012. A great host. The spa pools were a great attraction for us tired Aussies on way home from a very hot and humid samoa. The night at the Maori village was very special

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Hi Barrie,

Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed the Spa & Mineral pools they are very relaxing after a long day wondering around all the attractions that we have on offer and the Maori Cultural Experience just tops it off. Hope you can make it over again in the future.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Thank you Bruce and Cheri, we had an amazing time even if the weather wasnt the most perfect. The rooms were clean and warm with plenty of room. The location was good, nice and close to the shops and city centre, within walking distance to musuem and goverment gardens We will be back!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Bruce B, Owner at Union Victoria Motel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Hi Marilyn, thanks for a positive review I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us, the weather wasn't the best but there are still a lot of things to do even on a wet day. thanks again and we hope to se you again in the near future.
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Additional Information about Union Victoria Motel

Address: 26-28 Victoria Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#25 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#33 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Union Victoria Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
20 self contained Units, 12x Studio Units, 4x One Bedroom Apts, 2x Two Bedroom Apts, 2x Two Bedroom Bungalows.All units are fully self contained with LCD TV's, Freeview, Sky, Telephone, Wi-Fi. All Units are non smoking, check-in from 2.00pm, check-out 10.00am.Off street parking, Guest laundry, Car wash, Games Room, Bike Hire. Outdoor heated swimming pool & toddlers pool , Covered Spa & Genuine Mineral pools.Continental and Cooked breakfast available on request delivered to your room. Rotorua International Airport 20 minutes drive, Sightseeing and tour activities arranged at reception, Thermal areas 5 to 20 minutes drive,Racecourse and Golf course 3 minutes drive,Intercity Bus Terminal 3 minutes drive,5 minute walk to City centre and Restaurants.Countdown Supermarket & Mall directly opposite the Motel. ... more   less 
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