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Red Rock Thermal Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   109 Lake Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #20 of 94 Hotels in Rotorua
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“Great place, not to be missed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Terrific rooms, great spa, perfect location, great value for money.
If you are in Rotorua then make the effort to find this place and you will be glad you did. It has everything you need and more.
Probably our second favourite place in New Zealand after a 3 month trip round both islands

Room Tip: No 2 is great
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora Mark. Thanks for saying we were your 2nd favourite place in New Zealand, that means a lot to us! We have tried our best to provide guest with everything that they could need in the units. Many Thanks for the wonderful review, all the best - Merryn & Ngata
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Room was clean and modern with all the necessary facilities. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Location is great near town centre and Ohinemuthu. They have a heated swimming pool (closed at night so as not to disturb other guests) and a mineral thermal pool (24/7). Really loved the mineral pool and you can lock the doors for 20 minutes for private use. There was also free wifi.

There was a broken fridge but the staff quickly replaced it after reporting e problem.

Also the price is great compared to other motels in comparative category and I managed to find a 2 night special price when I booked online.

Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora. Thank you for writing a review for us. We are glad that you found the unit clean and with good amenities. We agree about the mineral pool, nice to be able to shut off from the world and have some quiet time. Apologies about the fridge, but thank you for bringing it to our attention. Glad you found our website for the special 2 night rate! All the best - Merryn & Ngata
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

great smaller motel block and therefore personal and friendly service, quiet location, great thermal pool, outdoor pool maybe a few degree too warm for swimming but great on a cool morning, refurbished unit was excellent. good value for money, compared to Rotorua is better value

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora Kevin. Thank you for the review. We are a smaller Motel with only 8 units so we do make an effort to get to know our guests. We have been adjusting the temperature on the pool as the days here are lovely and warm but it can still be cooler in the morning & evenings. Glad you enjoyed you stay. Take care - Merryn & Ngata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed for two nights at the Red Rock Thermal Motel and really loved it. The room was modern and spacious, and had a fridge and microwave which was useful! The location is perfect, close enough to the town centre but nice and quiet at night time. We loved the thermal pool, so relaxing and great the way you can use it at any time! We'll definitely be back on our next Rotorua trip :)

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora Jess, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the comment about the property being quiet at night and the useful facilities in the unit. So glad you found the time to relax in the mineral pool and we look forward to being able to accommodate you again in the future - Merryn & Ngata
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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic place to stay in town without that town noise. Rooms appeared to be recently renovated, very clean and tidy and quite spacious too. The hosts were awesome and the pool and spa on site were well used by my family. Would not hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend to all of my friends and family!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora Angela, many thanks for the review. Thanks for the comment about the town noise, we are only a few minutes' drive to town, but we have a wall around the property that greatly reduces the road noise. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed staying in the unit and made the most of the pool facilities. Thanks for the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you & the family again. All the best - Merryn & Ngata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed in the 1-bedroom unit, which appeared newly renovated. The beds and furniture was comfortable, full kitchen facilities and excellent shower. Easy to find and close to town. Having a thermal spa on premises was a nice bonus. Only wished we could have stayed for a longer duration!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Red Rock Motel and that you found the time to relax in our private geothermal mineral pool. We too wish you could have stayed longer!! Many Thanks for the review - Merryn & Ngata
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Awesome family friendly motel, we went as an entire family group - 3 generations, youngest was a baby, just over a year old - many teenagers.

The cottage is a great place for parents with babies that take a bit to settle its away from the many units. Great full kitchen with indoor outdoor dining area's, we took that other bedroom and lounge units that also had stoves in them, so we could cook if we chose. However, the barbeque was all we needed.

Older generation needed the mineral pool, and as we also had Unit 1 - didn't disturb others when our lot enjoyed the outdoor heated pool. Parents could take littlies for walks, petrol - meat, vege, and great fresh baked cookies were also within walking distance - diaries for milk easily available.

We did the usual activities - split into groups, going in different directions - the kids were able to come and go - eat and swim as they pleased, while babies caught up on sleep after high energy packed days

Would return to this motel - even the other people staying there, were amazing, appeared to be alot of regulars - great, helpful hosts... who were really accommodating

Room Tip: Cottage is great if you are concerned that others with you might be noisy (such as children crying...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Kia Ora Candy. It was an absolute pleasure to have you & your family stay here with us for your family get together. The Cottage and One Bedroom units worked out well for everyone and it was great that the kids enjoyed the trampoline & pools and the BBQ certainly helped with meal times. Great to hear about your activities for the day and we love hearing the laughter of happy guests. All the best to you & yours - Merryn & Ngata
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Address: 109 Lake Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 94 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Rock Thermal Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Rock Thermal Motel is a small motel with thermal heating, a private thermal mineral spa pool for rejuvenating after a busy day sightseeing and a outdoor heated swimming pool. We have gardens to relax in with a trampoline for the kids. All units have tea & coffee facilities, kitchenettes and bathrooms. The Motel is ideally situated to tour the many geothermal parks in the area. Many of the Maori Culture shows offer a free pick up service from here for a great night out, or if you prefer you can simply walk out of our back gate, catch yourself a trout from the stream & cook it on the BBQ. ... more   less 
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