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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #4 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in March 2013 with our two children. Everything about the stay was wonderful and it would be a great spot for families or groups to stay. Upstairs in our room were I think three doubles and a single bed and downstairs another double. The kitchen was well equipped and it was all decorated nicely and everything was very clean. We had a great time in Rotorua and visited all the main attractions like the Skyline luge, Rainbow springs, Redwood forest, Wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland, Waimangu and Tamaki Maori village. It is a top place to visit and I would recommend not only this accommodation but the area to anyone. The staff were very friendly too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Hi there, thanks very much for taking your time to write a review on us. Yes you are right our rooms are massive, they are the largest of their kind in Rotorua and we are certainly are becoming a popular spot as people find out how big they and unique our rooms are. I’m glad you enjoyed Rotorua and made the most of it, there is so much to do here in Rotorua and you certainly need that 3 plus days to get a good taste. Thanks again.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

My family and I stayed 2 nights at the Arista over Queen's Birthday Weekend. Our room was very spacious, clean and good value for money. We had a Family room with a queen bed downstairs, and 2 singles and a queen upstairs. Great for a large family or two couples. It is great having the single beds away from the main living, however you have to keep the TV low as it can still be heard on the mezzanine floor. We enjoyed using the outside spa bath. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TheRobertsons43
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Hi there the Robertsons, Thanks very much for your lovely review. All the beds down stairs in the family mezzanines are split Kings with a queen and 2 or more singles up stairs. Yes we are getting a lot of couples that are utilizing our room combinations due to the king down and queen up. And certainly becoming popular with large families or groups. Glad you enjoyed the spa, they are pretty roomy. Thanks again. Hopefully see you again next long weekend.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great stay. We were very warmly welcomed and found all staff very friendly. Huge room and space aplenty with having the bedroom up on mezzanine floor. Lovely to relax in the private spa after a long day. Great having seperate sleeping area with a 2nd tv. We highly recommend this property and will be shore to return. Bed was most comfy one we had on our travels and was huge, (king size).

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank kath909
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Hi Kath,

Thank you for your review. Our rooms are the largest of its kind in Rotorua and we love how the mezzanine floor allows for separate areas when needed.

We are glad you made the most of your private spa. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I really liked the loft design and layout of these units, though I can see that some would find the different sleeping level with bathroom on the ground floor inconvenient. We didn't use the spa tub (our time in the Polynesian spa was enough) but it was huge, though the outside patio wasn't particularly inviting.

A few quibbles: Water pressure in the shower in our unit was lacking. On a cold May night, electric blankets would have been appreciated. The loft units did get a bit chilly at the hot air rose away from us!

We didn't get much guidance about restaurant options when we asked, but the owners' child is undergoing serious medical treatment, so they are having others "step in" to help them out who may not be as knowledgeable about the area.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Arista and would choose them again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Six of us stopped for one night in one of the family friendly units. Modern and spacious and clean, host was very friendly and helped us out when we couldn't work out the hot tub. Plenty of towels. The unit was open plan so be aware of that as children liked to peak down at us when they should have been asleep. We loved our own hot tub, it was great after a day seeing the sights. We used the DVD library which was handy to chill out with children before bed. Would recommend. Little play park ok for younger children but you need to supervise.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Hi there,

Thank you for your review. We are glad your group enjoyed the private spa in your room, we agree its a nice way to finish off a busy day sightseeing.
Our DVD library is most popular with our guests, with a range of genres to suit everyone’s tastes.
We hope to have you stay again

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Another great stay at Arista in the school holidays. Mike had our three mountain bikes safely locked away when we weren't using them, so no worries there. Great to have a lovely large unit as there are 5 of us. Kids love having their space upstairs and their own television. Having the spa pool to relax in after a day out riding or exploring Rotorua is also a welcome bonus.
We just love the staff at Arista as nothing is any trouble and you are always greeted with the biggest smiles. Thanks again Arista you are awesome.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank hsmall64
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Hi there,

Thank you for your great review. We are always happy to help our guests to ensure they have the best stay in Rotorua.

The family mezzanine is a great option for large families and groups to spread out and the mezzanine floor provides the kids space of their own when mum and dad want to relax.
We are glad your family enjoyed the private spa , we agree its a nice way to finish off a busy day out and about in Rotorua.

We hope to have you stay again soon

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed for a week in April 2013, took a family room, beds to spare, all very comfortable. The spa was great at the end of a day sight seeing. Very impressed with the cleanliness and the daily cleaning staff even did my few breakfast dishes whilst I was out, surely not part of the deal, but most welcome.
Ideal location, price was lower than we had budgeted for, a short stroll into town, plenty of parking, wifi was easy and included, will definitely return on our next visit.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Arista and our facilities met all your needs.

Our proximity to the center of town and the attractions of Rotorua is great for guests and being able to walk to some destinations is a bonus.

We look forward to your next stay.

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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $124 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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