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“Spacious, clean and comfortable” 5 of 5 stars
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BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   16 Victoria St, Rotorua, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #16 of 96 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Spacious, clean and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Modern motel, plenty of space, comfortable place to spend a few days in Rotorua. Owners we really nice and were helpful and provided good ideas for things to do.

Only fault I would say is that the rooms don't have aircon which is needed on a hot humid night.

Thanks for a great stay

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BKsRotorua, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you "Soupyinaus" for review. We are pleased you enjoy your stay with us and found our rooms modern, spacious and comfortable. It's great to see the sun this summer after it being so wet last Christmas and New Year.

All our rooms have been designed to be cool in summer and warm in winter. All our suites are equiped with ceiling fans for the warn stuffy nights and enable us to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. On a hot summers day we find our rooms cool to walk into.

Thank you and safe travels.
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stay at this motel every time we go to Rotorua. It is very conveniently situated..right opposite the shopping centre,..just off Fenton street so not too much noisy traffic. Close to everything and spotlessly clean. Only small, but 2 lazy boy chairs to relax in....we have the queen Spa studio and find it very comfortable.

Room Tip: There is an upstairs or downstairs. We like the lower level, but that's just a personal choice.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BKsRotorua, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you "Zinny2000" for taking time to review us. Yes we have great location next to the shopping centre and everyone likes our lazy boy chairs. We look forward to your return visit again next your.
Regards Dean & Debbie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The room was fairly standard but comfortable. There was free (100Mb I think) and good high-speed internet. The motel is in a good location, and the host was very friendly and extremely helpful. I recommend BK's.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BKsRotorua, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you "kpossum1" for your comments. Yes our rooms have everything required for a comfortable stay, they are generously sized with lazy boy chairs to recling in while watching TV. We have free WIFI available to all our guests allocated in lots of 100MB with further vouches available as required. We are always more than happy to assist our guests make the most of their stay in Rotorua with us by sharing our local knowledge with them. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Thought it was fantastic, very clean and comfortable, with everything you need. Good attention to detail can't fault the place at all. We needed a late check out due to car trouble, and our hosts were extremely helpful. Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed January 2013
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BKsRotorua, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you "Kathy C" for your comments. The service technicians did a great job getting you back on the road so soon. We look forward to your next visit with time to stay longer.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Booked a last minute trip to Rotorua and chose BK's because of the reviews here. I wasn't disappointed. Took my parents visiting from the UK, on their first trip to Rotorua. My father finds walking up stairs difficult and when I explained this on the phone to the motel, I was offered two ground floor studios with connecting doors. The rooms were immaculate, comfortable and spacious. The bathroom and kitchen area were absolutely spotless and equipped with everything you could need. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows lovely and soft. Lots of facilities nearby, supermarket, shops and places to eat. My parents were extremely impressed with the accommodation. The hosts were very friendly and gave us some great advice about which attractions to visit. I can highly recommend BK's as a base to explore the Rotorua area and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • 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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BKsRotorua, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you Dib26 for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and both youand your parents found our rooms very comfortable. The kitchens in all our units are well equiped, the bathrooms spacious and the recliner chairs comfortable

Our location is great, right across the road from Rotorua Central Shopping Centre and only a short walk through the Shopping Centre's food court to th main street of town and the local restaurants.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and will welcome you back when you next visit rotorua.

Thank You
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here in October for 4 days - absolutely wonderful place to stay - close to the heart of Rotorua, walking distance to supermarket and mall. Very clean rooms and the spa was a great joy after days of walking tours. Dean was an excellent host with plenty of good advice about where to visit and came to my rescue in the night when my power went out. Travelling as a single female I felt very comfortable and safe at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge. Thanks for a great stay and a great memory. Definitely will be back in the future.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you Tracey for taking the time to review your stay with us. Yes our location is great, being one of the closest motels to Rotorua's Central Shopping Mall and an easy walk through the shopping mall's food court into the centre of town. There is plenty of things to do in and around town and we are more than happy to offer advise on the must do's given the time you have. By staying the number of nights you did you would probable have seen more than most who come to Rotorua. Have a merry christmas and stay cook in Queensland over summer.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Very comfortable, spacious, modern rooms with kitchen, bathroom, kitchen, dinning table and chairs, and lazy boy arm chairs. Across the road from a large supermarket and mall, and within close walking distance to the city centre, so great location. Rooms clean and daily housekeeping very good. Guest laundry on site, which was great as we stayed 5 nights so could do a couple of loads while we were there. Had a problem with noise from the guests directly upstairs one night - they were banging around until 1am and that was quite disturbing. Didn't find the hosts very friendly or welcoming. There were also a lot of information regarding charges, which I also found off putting eg no cooking curries, seafood in room or you will be charged, no smoking or allowing smoke to waft into rooms or you will be charged, if you soil the bedding you will be charged, loose your key and you will be charged etc - charges are all around $200.

Room Tip: I would choose an upstairs room to avoid noise coming from guests above
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry we missed you and you found our minders slightly less than friendly. Previously we have had nothing but positive feedback about them. We were having a much needed break before the busy Christmas holidays start. We find regular holidays help us to keep smiling.

We take pride in presenting our units in their best possible condition to our guests. We are a smoke free Motel inside all our units (designated smoking areas outside) and have incorporated our "No Smoking" sign and "Please do not cook" sign to be noticed but un-obtrusive. We have guests from all nationalities who have wide and varied culinary tastes which as we all know can leave pungent lingering smells not liked by everyone. The costing advised in our guest compendium (based on an actual quote for a replacement lock and key) are a worst case scenario should we need to call someone in on a public holiday.

We appreciate you taking the time to read our guest compendium and value your feedback. We are sorry you may have found this information off putting, that was not our intention. It is our belief to be upfront with our guests and have no hidden costs. The information in our compendium is intended to be both informative and a deterrent, prevention is better than cure.

We ourselves have travelled extensively here in New Zealand and overseas and have found similar information in guest compendiums at a majority of establishments we have stayed in.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Address: 16 Victoria St, 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#8 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#15 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B-K's Rotorua Motor Lodge, Qualmark rated 4 star plus is a modern 16 unit motel located in central Rotorua 100 meters from the town centre. One of Rotorua's newest motels all our units have extra insulation and hush glass making for quiet and modern units. Our units range from generous studios, one, two and three bedroom sleeping up to 7 guests. All our units have kitchens, recliner chairs, LCD TVs and some have duo spa baths. Local tours and attractions and be booked through reception and we are always happy to offer assistance on what to do in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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