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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jason, the new owner, was an incredible host! He picked us up from the bus stop and delivered us back to the bus stop after our stay. He upgraded our room without us asking and even helped carry our heavy bags up the steps! The location is an easy 10 minute walk to the downtown area and right across from...

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Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say that the young man at reception was friendly, helpful and clearly a good host. However, the wi fi was terrible which in my opinion drops 2 stars off the bat. The shower had an incredibly low shower head and the rooms (we had 2) were small. In our room the fridge was turned off - and then...

Thank RichardAJohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good location on the main road and opposite a supermarket. Easy access for all sight seeing around the area. Really comfy beds and a very warm welcome from the family that run the motel. Our room was spacious with a kitchenette and a hot tub. We had a tv with lots of channels. We was supplied with fresh milk...

1Thank MOMMY2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice clean and tidy motel. 1.Very close to Packnsave and Redwood. 2.A big spa pool in the bathroom with bath towels, very private, do not need to share with others lol 3.Has a kitchen where can cook your own food with enough equipment. 4.Can watch TV 5.Big parking area 6.Many travel information can achieve at the reciption. 7.Staffs are...

1Thank Catherine X
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine I was so pleased to read your review, thank you. I'm delighted you had an exceptional stay with us. Thank you for your detailed feedback. We do hope to be able to welcome your back to the hotel in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few things that stand out about this motel: 1. very friendly hotel management and staff. Jason is truly a great guy, young, enegetic, easygoing and always ready-to-help. 2. great location. We certainly didn't know before our arrival why stay at a place @ Fenton Street would make your going around Rotorua so easy and smooth in terms of dining,...

1Thank Kevin L
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin I was delighted to read your review and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Golden Glow was everything we could ask for in a motel. Simple, Clean, Cheap and Jason the owners is such an awesome guy! Jacuzzi was fun and room had all the amenities you'd expect. 10 min walk into town and 15 mins to the Polynesian Pools. Perfect place to stay and we'll be going back again! Thanks Jason! You're a...

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

I was so delighted to read your review and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm very glad to be a star to you and it is our pleasure to offer you the best services we could. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Happy with the service, and room. Each room has its own spa / bubble bath spectacular. Nice easy walk to the city as well as 1min away from supermarket. The management are friendly and will go out of there way to help you. Would recommend!

1Thank traveltree2015
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Travektree2015 Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm delighted we exceeded your expectations and hope to be able to welcome your back in the near future.

Gold Coast; Queensland
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Golden Glow Motel for 3 nights and it was a really good stay. The good: • The hosts were friendly, professional and hospitable • There isn't a word to describe how clean the rooms were, the cleanest room I've ever stayed in • Free off-street parking • Free, good quality Wi-Fi • Linen and towels that...

1Thank Amanda W
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Amanda Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay. I'm delighted we exceeded your expectations. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Stretton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We had rooms here with friends who had never done anything like this before and we were all most impressed. Jason could not be more helpful. Beds comfortable and parking perfect outside rooms. Breakfast an option was passable but no more but the room facilities were all embracing anyhow. Will be back again on our return from S Island.

1Thank Baldbutsexy
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Baldbutsexy I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful spa room and received outstanding service. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back one day in the near future. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

It is an awesome motel where I have not stayed before, nice staffs and very good customer service. The price is reasonable for our young generation. Good location where you can visit the city easily. Good quality of the motel. It is very suitable for families or group of friends to stay! I'm appreciated for their professional hospitality. I'm sure...

1Thank Kenny L
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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 Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $74 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#15 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“Ground level good for parking... but all units seemed equal. No road noise to speak about. Ask for extra bubble bath for spa.”
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