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“Value for money!”
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Green View Hotels
Ranked #68 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Value for money!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Booked in for 2 nights and paid $85 a night and checked out yesterday. The room was clean, tidy, and provided alot more amenities than I expected. The location was brilliant - any of the reviews that have stated it was too far out of town are completed unfounded! It was probably a 1 minute drive from the middle of town, a 30 second drive to the nearest Countdown, minutes away from any family restaurants and approximately a 10-15 minute drive to any of the furthest tourist attractions. Yes, the balcony overlooks a BP station, but I didn't find it a problem, it wasn't at all noisy for me or my 12 year old daughter, plus I enjoyed taking a stroll to the Wild Bean cafe for a coffee. Plenty of parking. They provide a black folder with admin bits'n'pieces but most importantly, what you can do around Rotorua - free & pay-for attractions, very helpful.
Tim the owner, was friendly, generous & humourous, and seemed genuinely interested in our activities around Rotorua.

After reading a few of the negative reviews here - what were you expecting for the price you paid??! Why bother going to any form of accomodation if you are out to discredit it - stay home then!! I felt it was value for money plus more! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and will be coming back again without hesitation! Highly recommend this place :) Thanks Rotorua Motor Lodge!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Warsaw, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Motel is owned and managed by Tim, 100% Englishman. He is very nice gentelman and he helped us a lot to plan our time in Rotorua. We rented a clean, large studio units witch a kitchenette with fridge, toaster, microwave, sink. Studio has a nice bathroom with shower. There is one pretty big size bed. Location of the motel is not perfect (motor lodge) but at the price we had paid it was pretty good deal. I recommend this motel. We had spend there great time in Rotorua.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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nukz, Owner at Green View Hotels, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
The motel's family owners are very pleased to have sensible and reasonable reviews. We act on any comments wherever practicable. Economic circumstances have slowed the pace of change but we are still moving the motel forward with the object of providing the best budget motel rooms in the city.
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Booked in for 1 night. Tim at the front deck was helpful.

Studio Room was basic, Lacked enough power points in Living/sleeping area. and also
lacked table/Cabinet units for you to put things on.
The Bathroom/Toilet was just passable with the floor appearing to have not been cleaned properly under the Hand basin area, as with the shower unit, Orange muck around the bottom, and Pinky orange colouring on the ceiling in the shower. We did not use it, as we thought it was not clean enough.
The Bed was good, but had to ask for 2 more pillows, as there was only 2 for both of us ( 1 Each ).
The room was uphill from the BP station, hence a lot of Road noise throughout the night.
Also noted that the Sliding door on the balcony was not locked.
We asked for, and paid for ( A mistake on our part ), 2 continental breakfasts, and what we got
was far from what one would expect.

Stay here if you are not fussy, otherwise look elsewhere.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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nukz, Owner at Green View Hotels, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
The reviewer makes some good points and we have already acted upon them. The uneven surface of the tiles does slowly accumulate material in spite of the rooms being thoroughly cleaned after every occupation. We do this whilst charging very cheap rates by the way, but we are glad to be reminded that a deep steam clean is required of the tiles and shower in our quieter times. This has already been done by myself personally.
Four power-points in the room and another four in the kitchen should be adequate. We consider too much furniture a hazard but this room does benefit from a sofa and a bedside table. You can expect four pillows at any four/five star motel, but please remember we make no claims to such luxury, but if a guest asks for more we provide them, as we did with this customer. The breakfast came as it was described at the time of ordering it. The guest received this breakfast in the afternoon. We would have been happy to change it or add to it if the guest had asked us. Again we are happy to leave to the readers of such a review to judge this motel AND/OR the reviewer by what is written in it.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

There are miles of nothing but motels in Rotorua. Do yourself a favor and pick another one. I wasn't expecting or needing much, just a budget place for one night but I wasn't expecting to feel like I was in prison for a night. Not only was the motel aged, run down and dirty, but the cinder block room felt like a prison cell. The room was freezing (in the middle of summer) and even running the tiny space heater in the room all night didn't help, it was too cold to get much sleep. The old mattress and rock hard pillow slabs didn't help either. The bathroom was downright frightening. The free wi-fi lasted about a half hour - it's only free up to a point and then they want you to pay for extra data. I wasn't bothered by the road noise (just the constant loud buzzer pressing of people trying to check in because there is never anyone in the office) or the view of the gas station but I wish I had known how many options there were in Rotorua and saved myself a night in lock up.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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nukz, Owner at Green View Hotels, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
The motel is very sorry our american visitor found the cool Rotorua evening difficult to bear even with the use of the 2KW heater. We will not be expecting him back for the winter! Quite why our modest motel,with even more modest rates-(this guest paid $80NZ) has attracted such venom, we can only hazard a guess. Once this traveler has sampled a few more motels in this region he will learn that a free allocation of 200MB and an excellent wi-fi signal is actually very generous. For a few dollars the allocation can be easily increased. A quick read of other reviews will testify to the cleanness of our rooms, and the 'downright frightening' but unqualified judgement of the bathroom is really not helpful. How are we to improve if the best you can offer is that? This motel is proud to offer the genuine budget conscious traveler rooms which are more than adequate and believes it is disrespectful for a visitor from the country that 'invented' sleezy motels to try to savage a person's livelihood by writing such a venomous review.
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Huntly
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Once again we have stayed at Rotorua Motor Lodge.
We always find Tim and Faith most obliging. The rooms have had a change of colour and they look GREAT! Nice, clean and fresh. Pool is awesome and spas are very nice too....had a wonderful time...look forward to our next stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Well worth a stay. Very quiet...nice atmosphere.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Carolyn V
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nukz, Owner at Green View Hotels, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
It is very gratifying to know so many of our guests understand what we are trying to do here. We are a work in progress, but it's still nice to be patted on the back occasionally.
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 1, 2014

For a small family of 4, the ensuite unit was very suitable, the tariff was very reasonable, location was good being right next to BP petrol station, but most importantly, Tim was generous, friendly and extremely helpful when we stayed there, taking the trouble to stay up late and waited for us to return from a Hangi dinner, on a chilly raining nite, and staying on to help us in our search for accommodation for another part of our vacation travel over the festive period.

Many thanks for the helpful suggestions and driving tips
Pok and family

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I booked a room for 5 and the price is very reasonable. Based on the design, I would say the motel has not been renovated for quite some time. Looking at it at another angel, the motel gives off a vintage atmosphere which I pretty much enjoyed. The facilities are still well managed and usable. The room is spacious as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Mieun K
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nukz, Owner at Green View Hotels, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for what is a thoughtful and astute review. There is a way to go before we have finished the upgrade, but in the meanwhile we try to give value for money.
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Property: Green View Hotels
Address: 418 Fenton Street | Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Rotorua Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Green View Hotels 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This motel has 26 rooms and benefits from a position opposite Rotorua Golf Club (Arikikapakapa), a unique geothermal golf course. It is a short walk and in sight of the main geysers at Te Puia, and a short walk to Whakarewarewa Maori Thermal Village.All other attractions are short drives away, such as Skyline Gondola, Polynesian Spa, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome, OGO, Agriventures, Duck Tours, Buried Village, and the Blue Lake. The CBD is five minutes, the airport fifteen, and Taupo or Tauranga 50 minutes.Rooms are spacious and clean. Prices put this motel in the budget category, but facilities are closer to four star, and these include large 32 inch LCD TVs with Free View in all rooms, direct dial phones and FREE wireless internet.There is a seasonal pool, hot pools and laundry for guest use, and DVD players and movies to hire for free. ... more   less 
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