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Brylin Motel
Ranked #49 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Townsville, Australia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Don't judge a book by its cover”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Super friendly and obliging proprietors. A little way out of town on the Main Street but easily accessible by a short taxi ride. Great two bedroom apartment which was very roomy with two lovely balconies and a courtyard. Highly recommended for a budget stay in Rotorua.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at the Brylin Motel for 3 nights, the managers are really friendly and helpful. We had a 2 bedroom apartment, the set out of the apartment was 2 stories with the main bedroom, kitchen and lounge upstairs and the 2nd bedroom and bathroom downstairs. There is a laundry at the motel but not in the apartment. The parking is right outside your door but is a little tight to get out of, but with one person guiding it wasn't too bad. They have free wifi, which really helps to keep in touch with family, check emails and research other attractions in the area. The managers are happy to recommend restaurants and attractions and also to book for you. I would definitely recommend this family friendly motel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Being greeted as someone special and being shown your room with pride always gets me off to a good start in accommodation. The owners are lovely and with tips for restaurants and ideas on attractions and things to do and see in Rotorua filling our heads, we unpacked and settled in. It became quickly apparent on a 28 degree day that we would need air circulation even with the windows wide open, so dug one out of one of the many storage areas in the rooms. I think they had aircon as well but i prefer real air! That stayed on for the two days we were there and really helped to get a good nights sleep although the soft earthy tones of the room and the firm but comfortable bed helped as well. A quiet room apart from the occasional floorboard squeak from the room upstairs this was a nice place including free wifi (yes!), to stay although two points; the basin in the bathroom (which had a lovely spa bath in it) has a toothpaste holder immediately above it which meant I hit my head every time I rinsed my mouth out after brushing my teeth, plus the kitchen bench was unusually high, which for my 5 foot babe was a real problem, however, in the scheme of things they were minor. The place is ultra clean, well kept, tidy and with owners like that it will be my first place to stay in Rotorua in future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed at this motel for 3 nights. Right from entering the office we were made to feel welcome. Phil and Bev were most helpful in suggesting and booking things we wanted to do in Rotorua. We had booked a studio unit but they upgraded us to a 2 bedroom unit for the 3 nights we were there. The rooms are spacious, very clean and had everything we needed. Would stay here again and have recommended to other people going to Rotorua

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We needed a 2 bedroom unit in Rotorua, and Brylin had a vacancy, now we no why! The rooms were very small, the kitchen table was unusable, as soon as you sat at it, you blocked anyone else from getting past you. The beds were terribly uncomfortable, extremely hard surface, and the noise of anyone creeping around upstairs (or next unit), sounded like a bunch of women in stilettos stomping on a wooden floor. Also we stayed 2 nights at full price, but on the second night we had no clean linen or towels, no top ups for toiletries or tea/coffee etc.
I would expect a reduced rate for reduced services. Overall the motel was clean, but definitely dated. Stay somewhere else, we were too embarrassed to ask our friends back for drinks!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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BevandPhill, Owner at Brylin Motel, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
We are sure you would have been shown the unit for aproval, so must have been happy with the layout and size at the time of paying. All units are serviced daily between 10am and 12pm. This includes clean towels and 'top ups'. The only time a unit is not serviced is when guests are still occupying it beyond 12pm. We then rely on the guests to inform us if they require any services later on. It's a pity that you didn't bring your 'problems' to our attention at the time of your visit to enable us to sort things out for you. It is important to us that all of our guests are happpy and receive the best of service, but we cannot help when guests don't notify us at the time. Commenting a Month after a visit does not help us to help you.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Greeted by most friendly staff. Immediately offered to help us with our plans around town. Told us to come back to ask for info whenever suited us. Showed us to our roomy double story place. Bathroom and twin beds downstairs (twin beds in room), double bed in the room upstairs along with kitchen, fridge, 2 lounge chairs, large flat screen TV, dining table, microwave, stove top and heaps of kitchen cooking pots/pans and utensils.

They showed us all the great things to do around Rotorua and showed us the best deals.

Great value (i'm usually a backpacker and still think this was great value), great location (close to the main part of town) and even better, friendly and helpful staff!

Room Tip: The two bedroom place is more than enough room for 4 people. A good way to save money to split this...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Spacious, clean and cosy. We stayed in two bedroom split unit which was very comfortable. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return back in our next Rotorua visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Brylin Motel
Address: 315 Fenton St, 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Brylin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brylin Motel offers quality accommodation at affordable prices. There are 3 spacious Studio Units and 1 Access Studio Unit (sleep up to 3 people) and 7 Two Bedroom Units (sleep up to 5 people). All Units include kitchen facilities, a 42 inch Plasma TV, SKY TV, a spa bath (except the Access Unit), shower and internet access. The 2 Bedroom Units have a dining and lounge area and a outside balcony. There is a tour desk, laundry facilities, BBQ facilities, free off road car parking available. The Motel is located approx 1Km from the city centre and in close proximity to the racecourse, restaurants, golf course and many tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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