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Cleveland Thermal Motel
Ranked #12 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Waitara
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We returned”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Our Badminton team had such a great time last year we decided we would definitely return. The pool was a great relaxer after a hard day on the court. We were able to just relax in the heated outdoor pool. Also the units very clean and are in the process of being renovated and we look forward to returning again next year. Would recommend this Motel to suit all whether you are a team or a family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed staying in our refurbished unit; the first of many being given a new lease of life. By the time you return the area around the pool will have had a makeover too.
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went to the Cleveland because they could accommodate a family of 6 (4 teenagers). We were disappointed with first impressions but we reluctantly took the room because it was getting late & thought it was better than sleeping in our vehicle (it was school holidays). The carpets & furniture looked very old, grubby & stained - the beds that looked like they were 30yrs old. The pullout couch was all stained with stained mattress toppers provided but no sheets to make it. When mentioned the next day that they had forgotten to give us sheets no discount was offered. Although it wasn't dirty it kind of looked it, shabby & in need of a spruceup. The swimming pool was very good though and the hosts seemed very nice. If a place is not up to its star rating then it shouldnt be let out till it is; or let out at a much reduced price. Hence we checked into the Boulevard for the next two nights which was beautiful and at a cheaper rate.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thanks for your review. We are sorry your stay with us was not a good one. We started refurbishing the larger 2-bedroom units in April and have completed 4 of these units. We are continuing with our refurbishment programme and are on target to complete 2 units each months. Already we are getting good comments from guests who have stayed in the refurbished units. We are not a flash motel however we offer clean, comfortable rooms and provide a great environment for families to have fun.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay. The mangaer was so helpfull with informtion on what to do & where to go.
If in Rotorua again I would definitely stay there & I will recommend the motel to others.

Rooms were well appointed, clean & warm..

Heated pools were great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay. We look forward to your next visit by which time our 2-bedroom apartments will have already been re-furbished and the gardens replanted.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The premises are fully equipped, as well as the rooms. WIFI works quite well, compared to other motels we stayed in New Zealand. The warm water swimming pool is wonderful. Although Rotorua city center is close by (reachable by walk), the place remains quiet.
Most importantly, Brij and Ronette really enjoy welcoming visitors. Thanks to Brij's most pleasant relationship, we decided to stay one more night. Cleveland motel features are clearly adequate for families and children do have fun.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. You are right, the Cleveland is perfect for children to have fun while on holiday. We will continue making sure the grounds and the rooms are comfortable & clean. Come back soon.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We are currently touring NZ and our friends had booked a 2 bed apartment at the Cleveland; On arrival we were amazed at the lovely hanging baskets that adorned the whole complex they looked really stunning, sadly the apartment was no where near as stunning with aged fixtures and fittings and a smell of damp, it was in need of a serious makeover, our hosts were apologetic and advised that they were due to start the redecoration on Monday, The beds were fairly comfortable and the rooms warm, Please to advise there was a decorater on site when we left Monday morning

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
We are glad you appreciated the hanging flower baskets; we are often asked if the flowers are real. The hanging baskets will be changed next week for winter. Yes, you are right; the make-over of the rooms did start on the Monday you left and you saw the first of several tradesmen working. The 2-bedroom apartments are getting re-painted, new carpet, new bathroom, new lights, new mattresses and a more efficient ventilation system. Also, quite a few areas of our gardens have been re-planted. You won't recognise the apartment when you next visit.
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We booked two studio rooms for our party of five and were not disappointed. The rooms were side by side, and the motel is well laid out so that everything feels convenient.The kids loved the pool and we loved that it was open for a good part of the day. The rooms are a little dated but very clean and included everything that we needed, including great heating and plenty of hot water (perhaps my only moan, that the shower was a little hot!). The hosts are lovely, very welcoming and just awesome when I had a problem that needed them to go the extra mile. I can't thank them enough.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay. We have a team of painters, plumbers, carpet layer & electrician starting on Monday 6 May on a makeover of the 2-bedroom apartments.
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights with my kids who have severe food allergies. I booked online and further communicated with Brij to check on the kitchen facilities as this was vital for me to be able to cook full meals for my kids as takeaways are not an option for us.

Brij replied quickly and professionally, giving full information and confirming all the little details I needed to know. Going above and beyond, he organized for our unit to have the carpets and sofas professionally cleaned prior to our arrival to further help ensure the safety of my allergy kids. To me, this made the trip, as it meant I could be a bit more relaxed about my kids' safety.

We arrived and were warmly greeted by Brij and when we got to our room found a great 2 bdrm unit, clean, warm and exactly what we needed.

Our whole stay here was great, our needs were met perfectly, the mineral pools were fantastic, the kids' play area wonderful and included two brand new trampolines.

Other little touches that went above and beyond included being greeted by my name each time I went to reception, being given great advice showing a good knowledge of the local area and having a thank you card with a box of chocolates given to me prior to departure.

This is an excellent value for money motel, and the service and attitude are exactly what will make this motel a successful as the new owners work on restoring the motel to its former glory.

Having said that, I found the motel in its current state quite acceptable. Sure it could use a little work (which is underway), but its clean, comfortable and warm. And for the price charged its unbeatable value for money.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Cleveland Motel.

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank JulieMil
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BrijGurm, Owner at Cleveland Thermal Motel, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Your review made our day; thank you. It was a pleasure having you & your family stay at the Cleveland. We enjoyed talking to your mum; sounds like she is a great cook!
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Property: Cleveland Thermal Motel
Address: 113-119 Lake Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly The Cleveland Thermal Resort)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#13 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#16 Business Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cleveland Thermal Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Cleveland Thermal Motel. The Cleveland Thermal Motel is perfectly situated only minutes from both Rotorua's lake front and city centre, and in close proximity to many leading tourist attractions. We are an outstanding accommodation option for those visiting this tourist haven in the central North Island. Set in over 2 acres of spacious grounds with manicured lawns and beautiful gardens, the motel also offers a great outdoor heated pool, two hot thermal mineral pools, and a large children's playground area. Our comfortable rooms and amenities make The Cleveland the perfect accommodation choice for couples getaways, large groups, and in particular, family holidays. We have plenty of parking for boats, trailers, second cars or large vehicles, and with our location within walking distance of the markets at the lake, the central city, and the hospital, we are ideal for those without transportation too. ... more   less 
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