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“Great Place To Stay For A MTB Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arista of Rotorua

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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #3 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Timaru, New Zealand
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“Great Place To Stay For A MTB Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

Close to Whakarewarewa Forest MTB tracks, with huge family rooms and private spa. Mike and Anne-Marie were awesome. Gave us a spot to assemble bikes on arrival and had safe storage available. Made our weekend, by helping us out with some transport to take our bikes to ride Crater's of the Moon' and a tip on a place to have a hot soak afterwards. Definitely book again if I have the opportunity to go again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Thanks for your review. It was great to see the dads taking the sons out for a memorable mountain bike weekend. Yes we pride ourselves on providing that extra service it just adds to the fun at the end of the day. I certainly had a lot of fun with you guys, especially having Bond and Bond sing Christmas carols in your room while on their end of end “Big Race” Christmas function.
We have a 20 foot sea container which is lock every night with two pad locks, it works will when we get guests arriving with a heap of mountain bikes. The bikes are super safe in there. After your stay here I am thinking about replacing my old trailer and gearing it up to offer taking bikers out to the stay of the mountain bike track. Mountain bikers do tend to find the services here well suited.
We look forward to you flying your bikes back up to Rotorua again in the near future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

Mike and Annemarie were great hosts and offered lots of tips on what to see and do in Rotorua. On the final of the rugby world cup, they brought their big screen TV out into the courtyard so all the guests could watch the game together - just an example of their willingness to help and interact with the guests. The unit was huge in size, perfect to have the kids sleep upstairs, and great to have our own cooking facilities. Very clean and the spa pool in the courtyard was wonderful. We will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

We were the first time in Rotorua and we inspected different Hotels/Motels along the Fenton Street. And Annemarie and Mike made us the decision quite easy! It was a very warm welcome, the rooms are very large and in a very good condition. Actually we were quite astonished to get such a room for such a price! You even have an own nice hot water tub in your appartment! Due to, we add an additional day and stayed 4 days at the Arista!

If we would visit Rotorua for a second time, we would go back to the ARISTA!

Annemarie and Mike, thank you for your hospitality, your homemade Shortbread and everything else !

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Hi Michael and laura! hope you had an awesome time on the rest of your trip and the states! It was awesome to meet you guys and thanks so much for your reveiw!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

We arrived late wet and cold due to bad weather after a long day from Ausi with our fight redirected to Hamilton and bus back to Rotorua and recieved a warm welcome from Annemarie
and Mike who organised a hot meal and had our rooms warm and ready. Our accommodation was morden and very comfortable, Mike looked after us and was very helpfull we enjoyed our few days there found the location suited our needs. I would recomend staying at Astra when in Rotorua... Paul & Judith Ausi Traveller

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Hi Paul, thanks for your kinds words. At a Arista if you arrive cold, wet and hungry, we certainly organize a quick meal for you. That’s the beauty of having a great relation with Oppies up the road, they will help us in a hurry to help you. Its important to us that our guest stay starts on a positive note!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

Wow is all i can. This place rocked from the minute we arrived Mike and Anne-marie made us feel at home. We were in Rotorua for the first time not sure what to expect or do and Mike suggested to us a 4 day itinerary of what to do while in Rotorua. It save us so much time as we were able to fit so much in as we wernt wasting time as Mike booked it all for us from the Motel. These guys know there stuff and know Rotorua and made our stay just awesome, Breakfast was great and no worries if needed to be for an early start. Great location close to city and restaurants. We will be back, Go the All Blacks. From the other side

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Thanks for coming all the way from Western Aussie to stay with us. We like it when Aussies turn up with no itinerary because it means that we can really plan your stay with us well and keep you moving through all the best tourist attractions Rotorua has to offer. Yes you certainly squeezed in a lot – well done!
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

This was a brilliant place to spend our 25th wedding anniversary. The sense of space and modern, clean decor together with a private spa was a real delight. This motel complex is beautifully presented and felt special the moment we parked outside our room. Mike was helpful and full of enthusiasm about making our stay the best we could hope for. We really couldn't ask for anything better

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Hi There,

Thank you for your lovely review. Thank you for sharing such a memorable occasion at Arista. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of your private spa, a great way to relax at the end of the day.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

Mike really went out of his way to make our stay in Rotorua a memorable one - he made bookings at attractions on our behalf, was full of ideas about what to visit, and even brought a very early breakfast to our room when we needed to leave early in the morning.

I will certainly recommend the Arista, and will be staying there again when we visit New Zealand again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Arista of Rotorua
Address: 296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arista of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Do you want SPACE? Try us, we're the largest Units in Rotorua! Sleeping 1-8, they all have Kitchenettes, private spa pools, thermally heated, 2 TVs, DVD player and free DVD hire for family units. We have a bus stop at our door step. We are just a kilometre from town, and if you want to be really looked after while you visit Rotorua, stay with us! Qualmark 4.5 Star rating. ... more   less 
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