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Napier, New Zealand
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80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If the desk staff are friendly - good one. When they make an extra key available and lift a heavy suitcase - very good one. This is Kiwi hospitality. Units are well equipped and there is the bonus of a heated pool.

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Thank Mary Ellen W
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Kiwi hospitality, that's what we pride ourselves on. We are always happy to go that little bit extra to make your stay all the more enjoyable. Sounds like you fell in love with our heated pool? We think it is pretty special, in fact we use every bit of restraint to keep ourselves out of it. Thanks for... More 

Clovelly, Australia
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of this motel is it is walking distance of all the restaurants and attractions in Rotorua town. Most motels on highway on way in are a long walk from town. The new owners were very helpful and keen for us to enjoy Rotorua. The motel itself is spacious has a thermal pool and outdoor pool.

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

Hi Timclovelly, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We think being walking distance to the restaurants and attractions is pretty important to your holiday, that's why we think we have the best location in Rotorua. Spin an arrow and follow the direction, you know you'll find something awesome within a one block walk, whether... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

now under new [younger] owners the havana is getting a good spruce up and is looking refreshed [on going] handy to the lake front , hospital , spa and massage available over the road , events centre ,eat street restaurants , 2 mineral pools and large heated pool what more do you want ?

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Thank nala8816
notincuba, Owner at Havana Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi nala8816, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we appreciate the positive comments, especially about us being younger. Josh turned 30 on Friday and he suffering a wee complex about this significant milestone, haha. Now since I think of it, what more could you want? Well the answer to that is plenty- we are adding more value by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the pictures showing newly refurbished rooms with ranch-sliders, I didn't get one. The pool was good, like many others in Rotorua. I hope the Havana does get the makeover it deserves as it needs it.

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

Hi HitGurl, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry that you didn't get a room with a ranch-slider, I'm sure that you can understand the math, that when half the rooms have ranch-sliders, the other half do not. Therefore not everyone can have a room with a ranch-slider. In saying that, the rooms without ranch-sliders have exactly... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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123 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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  • 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
  • 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: $84 - $109 (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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