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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The motel as changed hands..the place it very tied. ..this time around it was a lot cleaner..we have been coming to the Motel for 45 years...its had its ups and downs..the new owners have fantastic ideas for this place. .looking forward to our next visit. .its a very quite Motel..

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Thank jocelynm306
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi jocelynm306, Thanks for taking the time to review us, it's great to hear you've been coming for 45 years, and still coming. Here's to 45 more right? Yes, the place has had it's ups and downs, but it only will go up from here. We've got lots of plans, some that are already rolling out- call it a revolution... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner is awesome. so helpful & knowledgeable on what to do in the area & recommendations for where to eat. location is great & the pool is a very nice one. plenty of parking. rooms are quite spacious

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Thank Brett H
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Brett H, Thanks for dropping us a review, we really appreciate it. We are stoked you were able to enjoy the heated outdoor pool, and make the most of our central location- we pride ourselves on giving our guests the best experiences around Rotorua. But, we don't want to be just good, we want to be the best around... More 

central auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for one night and found it a pleasant stay. The owner is very obliging and helpful. The motel is old - but the new owners are working on up dating it - it is otherwise clean and comfortable. It has plenty of off street parking, a lovely hot out door pool and two private... More 

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Thank looking4nemo
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi looking4nemo, It's no surprises with a name like looking4nemo you were a big fan of our pools- we think they are near enough unbeatable at this time of year. And our location, you say very short stroll, we say an ant would walk it, it is literally a stones throw to' Eat Streat' and our guests love that. Yes... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Helpful and friendly hosts, great location, free on site parking and free wifi. The lodge has 2 private thermal pool for its guests. Walking distance to the lake front and the gardens. The interior is kinda rusty and run down, need some refurbishment.

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Thank Forevermui
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Forevermui, thanks for your honest comments. The Havana is under new management and refitting that 'rusty and run down' interior is high on our priorities. I'm please you had a pleasant stay, and look forward to you returning some day. Nick More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Due to a late booking and limited options I booked this place For one night and was pleasantly surprised with my stay. Due to flight delays I arrived late at night.On advising the office they arranged to leave the key in the door and I found The room nicely warmed.There were 3 separate bedrooms Which could sleep 6 people. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I arrived at Havanna where my ACC case manger had booked me in for 3 consecutive weekends, as I was attendng QE hospital for serious health issues, I arrived atHavanna and was greeted by I dont know where to jiggle you in, after 10 mins this women gave me a key to a room. Unpacked my car then this woman... More 

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Thank justme255115
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Justme255115, I'm really sorry to hear of your negative experience at the Havana Motor Lodge. I'm please to tell you that the Havana has been under new management since the 1st July 2016, and we are the new owners. We would love to have you back, and I know you will be pleasantly surprised. I do hope your treatment... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The motel is very centrally located, but very quiet. The room was very large, with a second bed. All the usual room facilities were provided. The motel is slightly dated, but this did not diminish our satisfaction. The motel has a large outdoor mineral spa pool as well as two private indoor ones for use by guests. The temperatures set... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beds not comfortable and ambience leaves much to be desired. For $150 a night it was a bit steep. Owners need to invest in their motel to bring into this decade and improve mattresses, put in a decent sitting area and provide more in they way of toiletries.

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Thank ketchwave
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ketchwave, Thanks for your review. We really appreciate your honest comments. The Havana is under new ownership (from 1st July), and we are serious about moving the Havana Motor Lodge in 'this decade'. So we are on a journey to right the wrongs of the past against this aging beauty. We see you are from Canada, so if you... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We spent 2 nights at this Lodge (with a 2yr old) and will definately be back... it is in a perfect location so close to the lake and city attractions but, was so lovely and quiet at night. Our room was spotlessly clean, and the pool is simply divine!

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Thank Kelly F
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kelly F, Thank you so much for the review. We love nothing more than happy guests, and enjoy even more seeing familiar faces on return.... Even if they have grown alot. Thanks again, Nick More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights. Very helpful and friendly owner/reception who was a font of advice on local attractions and doled out a couple of 10% off restaurant vouchers. Unused in the end but nice to be offered them. Wonderful 30+ degree swimming pool. 2 min walk to Eat Street and all the local restaurants and bars. Handy for... More 

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Thank Pam G
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Pam G, Thank you very much for the review. We love to hear that you had a great time at the Havana, and in Rotorua, and got great advice. That's something we really pride ourselves on, after all all, it is our home and we love to share it with our guest. We are sprinkling alittle fairy dust on... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The HAVANA MOTOR LODGE is under NEW MANAGEMENT as of 1/7/16 Featuring 2 hot mineral pools and an outdoor heated swimming pool, Havana Motor Lodge offers quiet and refurbished self-contained 3.5 star accommodation with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and kitchenette facilities. The lakeside, Rotorua Havana Motor Lodge is 3 minutes' walk from restaurants in Rotorua's city centre. It is 8 minutes' from the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village and 15 minutes' drive from Rotorua Airport. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is located opposite the motel. Each studio and apartment includes a mini refrigerator, microwave and toaster. All have central heating, tea/coffee making facilities, a radio and a telephone. Every bathroom has a shower and hairdryer. Facilities include a BBQ area and coin-operated guest laundry. Free on-site parking is provided for cars and boats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Havana Motor Lodge

Address: 1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $79 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Havana Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Havana Motor Hotel Rotorua
Havana Hotel Rotorua
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#28 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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