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Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation and Spa
Ranked #5 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed May 18, 2005

We stayed in the Silver Fern for our two nights in Rotorua en-route from Auckland to Napier.

Despite arriving later than planned we had a great welcome and the staff couldn't do enough for us. The layout was slightly different to what others may be used to with each room having direct access to the outdoors but our room was great - spacious, with a spa and a large bathroom.

Breakfast was delivered to our room on time allowing you to eat in the comfort of your own room (no separate breakfast room). We liked this as we didn't have to get dressed to eat!!!

Although it was a mile or so to the town centre this it was easily walkable and the town isn't affected by the sulphur smell.

Would recommend a trip to the Maori village if you get the chance for a traditional NZ meal.

All in, this is a great little motel.

  • Stayed November 2004
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Reviewed March 29, 2005

Stayed during Feb 2005 in top level room with large spa. Very good motel accommodation and exceptionally friendly and helpful hosts. Distance from central Roturua is no problem if you have a car - or, as we did, take a cab to and from restaurants. Very good value for money.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2005

Located midway down Fenton Road, it is too far to walk to the city centre and Rotorua Lake (over a mile). It is a nice place to stay if you're just stopping in Rotorua for the evening, but for extended stays its not convienient enough for walking to local cafes,shops, and the lake itself. Since you're close to the geysers, there's definitely a sulfur smell in the air - which could be good or bad. Unfortunately there is no air conditioning, and guests were recommended to keep their windows closed at night (since the windows have no screen) due to recent break-ins in the area. We appreciated the fact that they told us about the break-ins (a notice on the dining room table), but it is a little disconcerting to find this out. The host was very friendly. We thought having a spa would be a true luxury, but it was very basic compared to the 5 seater we have at home - and that every motor inn along the road also seemed to advertise in-room spas.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2005

The Silver Fern is a good place to stay in Rotorua. The rooms are modern, clean, bright and tastefully decorated (though not interesting). (I was a little skeptical because of the name –it sounds like it's at a truck stop!). The spa baths are great (though many places in Rotorua have spa baths). It is also a good value, and I would recommend it.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2004

I love this place!! The hosts are very helpful, they went out of their way to find us fun things to do, although in Rotorua that's not too difficult. The spa baths are great, although you can't run them after 10 PM. It's a bit of a walk into the main part of town, but you can still do it. The rooms are nice, we got an upgrade because they were renovating some rooms.

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Reviewed March 9, 2004

This was our second trip to Rotorua and the Silver Fern Motor Inn. The Inn is well maintained & sparkly clean! The hosts are very friendly & helpful, & made us feel right at home. We definitely recommend it!

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Property: Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation and Spa
Address: 326 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five star motel accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Silver Fern offers free wi-fi, free parking, free DVD hire,free bicycle hire and an on site Day Spa. Spa bath or spa pool in every room, and high quality fittings and furnishings make Silver Fern the best choice for accommodation in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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