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Golden Glow Motel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

were given the noisy room by the road. No hot water for the hot tub so we had to wait. after the spa, wanted a shower and again no hot water. Wireless very weak. Room very small, not even bedside cabinets. Clean room and staff good

Thank Cherie S
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very happy with our stay here. The room was tidy and comfy. The parking was good. The location is very handy to town. Very nice, helpful staff. We will definitely stay here again when we are back in Rotorua again.

1 Thank KevLyn2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Golden Glow was an excellent place to stay, in a world of very expensive hotel/motels to lay your head this was a A++ in value and price, who need fancy rooms. Everything was clean and tidy and the Staff on check in polite, friendly and helpful with her tips on saving a penny on tourist activities. The rooms were toasty... More 

1 Thank chrisste68
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Not over priced, very competitive. Good location to C B D, walk anywhere. Very pleasant helpful staff. Restaurants within walking distance. Good parking. Clean, comfortable beds, roomy suites. Heating in the rooms.

1 Thank FrogTravellingOn
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We checked in late last night after a cultural show in Rotorua. I stayed with my parents, we were checked in in minutes. The lovely gentleman on reception gave us a small bottle of milk for an extremely welcome cup of tea. This small touch made a huge difference! The rooms were spacious, the shower was great, the spa bath... More 

Thank Rachieonstage
Havelock North, New Zealand
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for the races with Chrissy (below review)as a family needing 4 units.Couldnt fault a thing.Ok units are dated but so clean,spacious and well supplied.Early checkin was so appreciated.Enjoyed fish n chips from corner shop all together in our unit after big day at track.So convenient!

Thank Staffydog55
Hastings, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

As a group visiting for the Rotorua Cup Horse Races for a night we chose the Golden Glow We phoned to ask if we could check in earlier and they accommodated us all early so we could get ready for our day. All 4 of our units though dated were nice, clean and spacious with spa pool size spa baths... More 

Thank chrissy g
West Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My partner, I and my two young brothers stayed at the Golden Glow for 2 nights and the rooms were nice, clean and spacious but the best part was the spa baths inside the rooms. They were massive and I think we stayed in there for a hour every night. Nice place to stay if you want a bit of... More 

Thank Miss_Marino
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Met by staff very friendly and helpful showed to our room ,very clean and tidy and reasonable price to ,lots of shops to visit and have some very nice things to buy ,local foot store over the road so it can be cheap to make a good meal in your motel as iv found nz can be expensive ,spar in... More 

Thank loretta f
Melbourne, Australia
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66 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. We were two couples so had connecting rooms 1 and 3, each with a private bathroom and a spa in between. Each room also has cooking facilities and a fridge. The motel is close to downtown, and has free wi-fi. A great place to stay.

Thank TravellingTex
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  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering spacious studios and family apartments with a private spa pool, Golden Glow Motel is a 5-minute walk from Rotorua Town where various shops and restaurants can be found. It offers free parking, free WiFi daily and a free shuttle from the bus station. Heated guest rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave, hot plates and a toaster. Each has a flat-screen TV with over 50 satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and shower. A self-service guest laundry service is available and luggage storage is provided. Motel Golden Glow is a 10-minute walk from the Polynesian Spa and Lake Rotorua. It is a 15-minute drive from the Rotorua Regional Airport, and a 20-minute drive from Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Glow Motel

Address: 253 Fenton St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $64 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#19 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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