We knew this wasn't going to be a five-star experience, but we expected a little more than what we got...
The whole motel seems to be in need of a refresh. It's very tired and offers nothing very special. Some of the rooms are themed but the identity just seems to be a bit confused and the decor cheap. We stayed in the Studio Spa Funky room, which had a microwave cookbook that we first thought was a 60s themed prop. Then we saw the microwave and weren't so sure, as I think it was one of the first microwaves ever made. The fridge (at the end of the bed almost) clicked on and off very noisily to ensure I didn't get a great night's sleep.
The walls are thin so you can hear lots of noise from outside as well as the plumbing noises from neighbouring rooms.
We were given wifi codes on arrival but they didn't work when we got back from dinner. Unfortunately at that point the reception was closed (from about 9.30pm) so there was no one to go to with the problem.
The receptionist (owner?) was very enthusiastic but we felt rather bombarded with information on arrival when all we wanted to do was collapse in our rooms. If she had only thought to use the opening question "have you been here before?" we would have been able to tell her that yes we had and we knew exactly what we wanted to do, instead of watching her circling lots of different places on a map, none of which were of interest to us unfortunately, without pausing for breath.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua is centrally located on Fenton Street within walking distance to Restaurants, Shops and Tourist Attractions. RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua has a heated swimming pool, private spa pool units, sauna and ample off-street parking for campervans and large vehicles. Our affordable quality accommodation suits most budgets as there is a range of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units that can sleep 4-6 persons to smaller Studio units that sleep 2-3 persons (majority with Private Spas). ... more less
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