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“At last, a great place for a mature sports team!”

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Wylie Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #40 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Reviewed June 27, 2009

We are regular visitors to Rotorua and as a mature sports team, have been visiting annually for about 15 years, and we have stayed at many different motels in the area. Our priorities may be diferent from other guests, as several of our team are married couples along with several 'single' players and our winter sport is hard on the body, so we crave the relaxing warm water.

Situated on Rotorua's main road and just a two minute drive from the town centre, it is easy to find. From the outside, it looks far more 'Kiwi' than almost any other motel, with the outdoor thermal swimming pool nicely landscaped - and at night, the poolside has a very attractive blue light.

Reception was brilliant, with a friendly and efficient check in and unusally, with two married couple sharing our unit, two cartons of milk and two keys offered without us even asking. The manageress also did an excellent job of talking us into using the house restaurant at night! That was a good move, as we thoroughly enjoyed it, as the meals were quite homely and reasonably priced.

The site has a mixture of unit configurations and personal pools and it probably pays to ask questions when booking. Several are open style, with either a double or two singles upstairs, some have two doubles, and some have the singles downstairs.

Ours (unit #5) has the two doubles and although there is a degree of visual privacy, there is no audio privacy - and the stairs squeaked a bit! The ground floor bathrooms have a shower, but no bath, (no problem for us) and of the four units we had, all bathrooms were immaculate.

Ours had a proper thermally heated spa pool (thermally heated in Rotorua, means the heat source comes from underground, and is major attraction of the area.) The pool coped with 4 adults adequately and was in a covered deck at the rear of the unit. Some other units had a small pool only - so this is one of the variations mentioned. The unit was warm (thermal heating again - though even in winter, you occasionally need to let in a bit of fresh air).

Our kitchen was well equipped and modern, but somewhat surprisingly, there was no fresh coffee, just instant. Microwave and two hobs was adequate for our needs.

Our downstairs area had a modern TV but there was no TV upstairs, yet another of our group units did have an upstairs TV. There was free internet access - but we didn't manage to connect to the internet even though we tried, even though we connected OK to the Wylie network.

Although I didn't sample the outdoor pool, those who did, loved it.

The owners (I presume) were on reception during the Saturday and Sunday morning, and were just as pleasant and friendly as the manageress. This meant that from start to finish, this was a great place to stay, with reasonable prices, and at long last we have a place we'd really like to return to, whether as part of a sports team, a couple, or a family. The lack of privacy when sharing is no problem when all know each other, or you have the kids upstairs and can hear them misbehaving, though thye might be disturbed by the TV downstairs..

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 11, 2009

This is an excellent place to stay. We had a fabulous time. The rooms are clean and modern. The swimming pool is fantastic. We will definetely go back to this motel.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2008

We absolutely loved this hotel. The kids loved the pool which was warm and could be used even when it was cold out. We also liked the private plunge pool in the back of the unit. The unit was large with separate beds upstairs for the kids. There was a small playground outside. The unit was clean and had everything we would want.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2008

I really enjoyed my stay at Wylie Court, I was arriving later than expected and rang to let them know and they were really great everything would fine, they organised breakfast for the next morning, so when we arrived and had the spa in our unit, We had a good nights sleep after travelling all day.

The hosts were fantastic and the meals were supurb at the restaurant, Venison then Sticky Date pudding for dessert yum, makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
We will definitaly be going back and I recommend this to my family and friends

  • Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed February 18, 2008

We had a great experience staying at the Wylie Court for two nights! Our room was an exceptionally clean bi-level unit with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen (silverware, pots, glasses, plates, etc.) We also had our own hot tub. Wylie Court is about a 15 minute walk from the center of town, but the owner happily offered to drive us into town twice when we were short on time. We would stay there again!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank amyb1008
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Reviewed June 3, 2007

Stayed at Wylie Court with a group of staff. The Motel staff went out of there way to make sure our stay was sucessful. The rooms are spacious, warm and extremely clean - although furnishing a little dated. The hot pool was excellent and whilst I didn't try the one attached to the room - other staff said it was excellent. Resturant food was ok, better resturants in town.
Would stay here again - great value for money!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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1  Thank justolly
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Reviewed July 6, 2006

stayed for a couple of nights. Very pleasant room with upstairs bedroom and personal spa on the patio. We also had dinner at the onsite restaurant. A little warm inside but food very good and very good service.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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3  Thank ronij
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Additional Information about Wylie Court Motor Lodge

Address: 345 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#33 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $98 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wylie Court Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wylie Court is Rotorua's best know and trusted Motor Lodge, with is's Licensed Restaurant & Conference Centre, Complimentary Wireless Internet Service. Our award winning Chef has a well-deserved reputation for fine cuisine,set amongst our park-like surroundings with private spa/plunge pools (subject to availability) Large thermally heated outdoor pool, 2 x playgrounds. Guests enjoy the superb service, and our friendly staff with helpful advice will make your stay enjoyable! ... more   less 
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