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“Nice Motel - Spa Tub Fun!”
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Arista Capri Motel
Ranked #6 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Nice Motel - Spa Tub Fun!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

First I need to mention that we didn't find the switch to turn on the spa tub until we had used it for a nice comfy bath. The switch is on the bedroom side of the wall not in the bathroom. We didn't want to waste water by filling up the tub again! BTW - they have a small containers of bubble bath sitting on the spa tub so our bath did have bubbles, just not those generated by the spa tub!

The motel has an interesting entry. You come through a sliding glass door (the entire wall is glass) instead of a standard door. The motel is single story so everybody can park in front of their door. I had no complaints of any kind and enjoyed the hospitality of the hosts and the clean room. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Regarding Rotorua - yes you can smell sulfur the closer you get to the thermal area but the smell means there is cool stuff around to look at and be awe inspired - that means the smell is great!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CapriC, Manager at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We are delighted that you had an awesome stay. Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed soaking away in your private Spa Pool ! Bubbles or no bubbles it is always fun and relaxing. Thanks for taking the time to write an inspiring review. Regards
Glenn and Sharon
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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Hosts Glenn & Sharon are very friendly, helpful and informative. We are regular guests and have always been treated with the 'best possible consideration and treatment'. Room service is very thorough, everything is sparkling clean with special attention given to detail, especially tissues, body/hair lotions even personal cards (Easter Eggs) to welcome us. They go out of their way to make sure we have a comfortable, relaxing stay. We highly recommend this establishment for high quality linen, cleanliness, gracious hosts who are friendly and helpful. The spa bath is another experience not to miss as it is so big - just amazing and so relaxing guaranteed for a good night's sleep following. Any inquiries are readily answered with handfuls of brochures to tempt your taste buds and tourist attractions. If you have a special occasion to celebrate or anniversary they will direct you to the best value experiences.

Room Tip: Rooms to the right back fence near bbq area are quiet and peaceful away from highway traffic.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CapriC, Manager at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
First of all, we must say you are a delight to host and we look forward to your regular visits. Thanks heaps for taking time to write this review it is greatly appreciated. We do wish all our guests a clean, quiet, relaxing and memorable stay with us. We ar so pleased you enjoy your comfortable stays with us. - We look forward to your next visit !! Kind Regards
Glenn and Sharon
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed three nights here and found it a well-equipped, clean and friendly place -what more do you need?
Nice spa bath (glad to see that the usage times were restricted, as they can be quite noisy next door!) and the room had everything you need. The owner even did our washing for us and dried it (for $10 -but worth it). The room was rather hot, but the weather was unusually warm when we were there.
Only thing about Rotorua we didn`t like was the ever-present small of rotten eggs -one of the downsides of being a geothermal area. It didn`t seem to bother some people, but we found it quite intrusive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CapriC, Manager at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Wow ! So gald we met your expectation and more ! Thanks for the great feedback, will pass on the encouraging comments to the Housemaids - that will make their day. Thanks for staying and we may see you again sometime soon. Regards
Glenn and Sharon
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Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Recently stayed at Capri court inn for meant to be 4 nights but ended being 5 night while Te Matatini kapa haka Nats were held. what can i say it was fantastic very friendly managers went out of their way to make sure your stay was a good one helpful the units were awesome and the service of the room awesome thanx so much capri court cleaners you were the boom i highly recommend that you should stay their if you get a chance cause i will be back again. Once again the team from cari court motor inn Awesome job

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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CapriC, Owner at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the rooms and service were up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Rotorua.
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Have recently stayed at Capri Court for 4 nights for the Matatini kapa haka bi-annual competitions and it was fantastic. It was a last minute booking at an amazing price considering others could not accomodate for the numbers we had. On arrival we were welcomed warmly which made our stay very pleasant. The room was immaculate and being peculiar about hygiene there was absolutely no problem at all, the facilities had been maintained very well as well. The hotel is central to all amenities which makes it fantastic for tourists to get from one place to another. Overall Best Western Capri Court was a lovely stay and would definately recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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CapriC, Owner at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
We are pleased to have been able to accommodate your group and that the room met your expectations. It was a great few days here with the Kapa Haka groups which we always enjoy too. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we appreciate your recommendations.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were recommended the Best Western motel, Capri Court by a family member. When we arrived we welcomed warmly by the managers and shown to our spacious room. We were on our honeymoon and so were very happy to see that our room had an outdoor (but covered) private spa bath outside! On check-in there were a few small problems with the room that were dealt with almost immediately and we found the managers very helpful and accommodating. They also recommended some great local attractions to visit and booked them for us as well. Whilst were there, another customer experienced a major tragedy and they dealt with the matter very sensitively, going far out of their way to make them feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend Capri Court - it's close to local amenities, the rooms are clean and spacious and the customer service is second to none.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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CapriC, Owner at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us here and also enjoyed the attractions we recommended. There is so much to see here it can be very overwhelming to decide what to choose. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Recently stayed at the BEST WESTERN Capri Court Motor Inn for 2 nights for the Raggamuffin concert with 5 other friends (recommended by family).The location is GREAT as it is right on Fenton with bus stops, a countdown and food places close by. Both rooms seemed to be quite new or recently renovated as it was VERY clean and nicely made up - rooms and bathrooms - We were expecting an in room spa as many places in NZ such as Rotorua have them - and theirs was the largest i've seen in all the places i've stayed, which was a pleasant surprise and good fun! Glenn and Sharon were lovely and helpful both on arrival and over the phone with bookings and transport information to the stadium for the concert. Overall highly recommended to all looking at a nice stay in Rotorua for a great price, location, and service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Rae M
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CapriC, Manager at Arista Capri Motel, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Well Raggamuffin is certainly a hit for Rotorua and it comes once a year. We are so happy you not only had a great time at the concert but that you really enjoyed your stay here with us. Thank you for your kind words, it makes our day, and keeps us smiling and encouraged to keep doing our best to make guests have a pleasant stay when in Rotorua. Cheers ! Glenn and Sharon
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Property: Arista Capri Motel
Address: 290 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arista Capri Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located close to the city and thermal attractions. Our 17 ground floor units are self contained and thermally heated with free parking at your door. We have studios and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with BRAND NEW SUPER KING BEDS, Sky TV, plunger coffee and guest toiletries. All units are serviced daily and EVERY UNIT has a large self fill, Private SPA POOL for your enjoyment . ... more   less 
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Best Western Capri Court Motor Hotel Rotorua

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