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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Room was a decent size but kitchen was small, probably ok for basic heating of food or maybe making breakfast. Receptionist forgot to tell us that the fridge needs to be switched on, but got an apology and was shown the next day when reporting that it didn't seem to be working. Good for a short stay and reasonably priced,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove into Rotorua and needed lodging for the evening before a visit to the Redwood Forest. We were able to sleep fine and did not get the sulphur smell in other locations around Rotorua. It was a nice spot in a very touristy town.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this Motel 2014 it was excellent that is why we booked again for 2016. This time not impressed at all, without going into detail, would not recommend. Serving of the units left quite a bit to the imagination

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights which was close to everything. We had a spa studio but we asked for a room that had a separate shower from the spa which was great. Great price for a great stay. Heater in room didn't take long to warm the unit either and it also had a kitchenette to cook or have breakfast.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Our mistake was not inspecting the room first. Dated and shabby. We overlooked the heater only working on low, the electric blanket not working, the curtains that we clipped up ourselves. But we couldn't overlook the so called hot spa that could only be filled with warm water at best. The shower (over the spa) gives the same warm water.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Very disappointing that this so called 4 star Motel did not live up to its rating.... a few issues, of most concern a heater that was not fixed properly to the wall (safety issue) electric blanket that you could not plug in, dirty, leaking tap. that's just the highlight. In raising our concerns with the Manager, he offered us a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Malones is an older property, but the room that we had was clean and comfortable, the spar tub was clean and the water was hot. We stayed for 2 nights and were comfortable and the room was quite. The staff were helpful with the WiFi and we did not have any problems after that. There was a small kitchen which... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Smelly room dirty Walls photos on internet are designed to deceive spa pool was dirty and run down we decided not to stay upon inspection of unit and had run in with owner who became rude and very hostile towards us over this we ended up phoning online booking service to help try to resolve

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

we were lured by the prospect of a tub but the facilities were old, tired, Moule in the window frames, heater let of a bad smell then blew when turned on so had to be replaced with a portable one, kettle wouldn't work properly, the shower didn't drain properly so you had to jump in and out really quickly to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The sign at the entrance says "Sky" but turns out it is only Freeview TV. On closer inspection the website does only say "Satellite TV" but its a bit misleading. Free WiFi is slow and would not let us connect more than one device and requires re-connecting each time you come into range - gave up on that. Hot water... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Malones Motel

Address: 321 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $70 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Malones Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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