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“Lovely Lodge”
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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #3 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Lovely Lodge”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Liked the decor and the home-style feel. Much better than a sterile hotel room. Always appreciate a fully equipped kitchen and we loved the king sized bed! Quiet, not too far from the city, lovely hosts who were very helpful. Our stay was short, but very easy. Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Hi there,
Thank you for your review. We refurbished our units at the end of last year and are pleased you like the new look and facilities our units offer.
We hope to have you stay again.
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent a wonderful 3 nights at the Arista and will definitely be back the next time we stay in Rotorua. The room was spacious and very clean and have recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The whole atmosphere at Arista is friendly and happy and nothing is too much trouble for Mike and Annmarie. They should be very proud of themselves and the hard work they have put into their Motel. Thanks again for your hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Hi Heather and Ken, Thanks so much for your nice review. It was great that you choose us. Lately we have had quite a few guests from the Naki come and stay with us and that’s great. It’s really important that our guests feel relaxed and enjoy their time in Rotorua. We look forward to you coming again. Thanks again.
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Warkworth
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Great rooms, quiet, warm, plenty of space, and recently refurbished to a high standard. These features and the excellent service provide a point of difference from other Fenton St motels. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Hi David, thanks for your review. We have certainly spent a lot of money to get the rooms up to the standard they are today but along with the great service we have lots of returning guests. The thermal heaters this winter is proving to be a great hit! We will see you when you return.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Just returned from a fabulous stay at Arista of Rotorua. What can we say, we had a lovely warm and welcoming stay in Arista's spacious well kitted out accommodation, the adjoining spa was a real treat! Hosts Annemarie and Mike were the perfect kiwi hosts, who made our stay extra special, nothing was to much trouble for them. We would recommend Arista to all, definetly the best motel we have stayed in so far and we intend to come back next year! Keep up the great hospitality Mike and Annemarie because at the end of the day it's those little differences that set you apart from the rest! Thanks heaps, Jo and Murray from Auckland.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Hi Jo and Murray, Thanks so much for your cool review. We really do appreciate it. We do our absolute best to ensure the level of service is excellent. I guess that’s part of the difference of being an owner operator as well. We look forward to you coming back next year!
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Thank you Annemarie and Mike. The Cameron family had the best time staying with you. The kids loved the playground (even my 9 year old who didn't think it was too "young" for her). Very welcoming and felt like part of the family. Wish we could have stayed longer than the week that we did. Very spacious, clean, comfortable and certainly affordable. Was given the best advice for places to visit - along with great discount coupons. We will certainly be back for another visit. Loved Rotorua - thank you for sharing your beautiful town with us.

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, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Cathy, what a neat Aussie family you guys are! We really enjoyed your company and one thing we try and do at the Arista is have a laugh along the way and make our families as welcome as possible. We thank you for taking that extra time to stay in Rotorua and really get a good taste for our district. We are so lucky and pleased we brought this motel to have the opportunity to show case Rotorua to the rest of the world. We hope to see you again sometime. Thanks very much for your lovely review.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Amazing renovated, spacious rooms, fitted our family of five comfortably. Modern furnishings, fittings, kitchen and bathroom. The kids just loved our own private spa, freshly poured thermal water. Playground with playhouse, slide/swings and a cool playboat in a safe secure fenced area, and a vast aray of the latest dvd's for the kids to watch, on there own tv/dvd, and a further tv for adults downstairs. Incredible and accomodating hosts, with advice and great local tips for activities. The rooms are clean and fresh. Highly recommended, we will be back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Hi Leanne, thanks very much for your full marks review. Yes we are perfect for young families, the playground is a hit with young kids, they just use their imagination and float away. The DVD selection for kids only gets better and certainly after this busy school holidays certainly confirms that free DVD’s hire is a hit for kids, AND Mums and Dads. Thanks for staying with us.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Under new ownership since i last stayed and the new owners have renovated throughout.
Theres a kids playgound on the premises and a little kitchen in the apartments. Friendly owners ... wil be back!

Room Tip: Large rooms are awesome. the one i stayed in had 4 beds + a double upstairs and a double downstairs.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
Thanks for your review, and thanks for coming back. Yes we are so delighted that our renovation plans are well ahead of schedule with having revamped all bathrooms and replaced all kitchens.

We have also rolled out bran new 32” TV downstairs and upstairs in the studios and 32” down stairs in the family rooms. We have HD free view and 7 sky channels so yes we have made a lot of progress throughout the year. There are few more little jobs yet to do we are getting there.

We have also just been Qualmarked last week at a high four star so we are so happy with that result. Its just reflecting in the effort and investment we are making at the Arista.
Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
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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 star — Arista of Rotorua 4*
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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