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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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109 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Gisborne Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Rooms are dated but mostly clean except for bathroom draws which where full of other people's hairs nice !! And as for washing up or pay thirty dollars if I was told this beforehand never would have booked up .In my opinion you as staff should do this to make sure all is ok for the next guests and there... More 

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Thank fairynuffy2016
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi fairynuffy2016, Thanks for your comments. We really appreciate your honestly and work hard to ensure other guests don't have the same experience as you. Rest assured, all the dishes are checked in between guests, and we take this very seriously. I can tell you however, that since the Havana Motor Lodge changed ownership on the 1st of July, the... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Very friendly and informative reception staff who also gave out some 10% discount vouchers for places we were going to see including Wai O Tapu. Appartment a good size and well fitted out but a little TLC needed. Some of the decorations could do with a retouch and the kitchen units a spring clean. Nothing too bad but stops it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Going to start off by saying the staff are incredibly friendly and made an excellent impression. Our room was large, but very average. Had everything we needed though. The price was quite good considering it's located within a couple of minutes from the water and main shopping street. I didn't get to make use of the facilities because I was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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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: $73 - $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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Havana Hotel Rotorua
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#27 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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