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Review of Kowhai and Colonial Motel

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Kowhai and Colonial Motel
Ranked #86 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Zug, Switzerland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Certainly not a fancy place, but a very good deal. Clean and enough space. Got a 1 bedroom unit with a queen and 2 single beds and fully equipped kitchen, perfect for our family. Free wifi internet and pool, free laundry, just needed to pay for the dryer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ReBiPa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

stayed in the 2 bedroom motel, which can comfortably fit in 5 people. For the price, it was very reasonable as it inc fully equipped kitchen, TV with some sky channels and heater. Location wise, all within walking distance from the town center. Definitely will recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

it's a good location, but very very basic - the spa unit spa was dirty and a panel was missing, doors to shower room didn't close properly, and it just seemed to lack cleanliness. Sofa had a big rip in it, and we had to ask several times for an extra pillow. Toiletries not replaced when used up etc. But it is cheap ;-)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

Location is very close to city center, service has been good (our shower pan wasen't draining and it was corrected the next morning, willing to let us print some activity bookings at main desk). Small details missing - some of the doors don't close well, stove/oven range isn't balanced so it wobbles, cheap toiletries, not the most efficient furniture placement (e.g. two single armchairs face 2 single beds) that are an alleyway to old school television set. Overall, stay wasen't bad, but you don't feel at home. You can pay to do laundry, but use the highest hot cycle for drying. Our clothes did not dry at permanent press and it was too humid to dry well by air. Did not use mineral or spring water pools

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kowhai and Colonial Motel
Address: 1232 Ranolf Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #86 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kowhai and Colonial Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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