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“Good Value and Good Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rotorua Motel

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Rotorua Motel
Ranked #5 of 56 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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135 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Good Value and Good Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

The location is very handy - 10 to 15 minutes to central Rotorua on foot. It was easy to find and we were pleased with the value of the motel.
The accommodation was clean and there was everything you would need from a kitchen for a holiday (especially when eating out most of the time!).
However, we didn't think the pool was as warm as we had been informed although the hot tub was very agreeable. The accommodation, although clean as mentioned before, was tired and perhaps could do with a spruce up. Also, the bed was very soft indeed and I don't think I would have coped for more than the two nights we were there.
There is a very sulphurous smell in the air due to the thermal activity in the area, however this is one of the reasons to be there (the thermal activity, not the smell!).
If you visit Rotorua, be sure to lookout for the free activities (tramping tracks, waterfalls, government gardens etc.) as the paid ones can be very expensive if you do lots of them!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Good to be near the town and the rooms are fully serviced with all equipment. The pool is nice and the kitchen has all the appliances you need. Could only stay one night as my wife did not like the sulphur smells of the city ,but this is a fascinating town to visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

The rotorua motel was very nice and clean! The bed was very comfortable! Small kitchen was very handy for breakfast! Everything worked out very good and the owner was very nice too! Would definitely stay here again!! Thank you very much!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Two lovely hosts could not have done more for me. Enjoyed the use of the pool and the spa. Had my best night's sleep for a while. I was even taken to the i-site for my onward bus journey. Thank you both. Highly recommended. Theresa - UK

Stayed March 2014
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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with family. Location walking distance from supermarket and easy road access to town center. Clean and fully functioning facilities. Complete kitchen and microwave. Only setback, no ironing facility readily available but accommodating hosts. Very friendly staff. Great value for money and excellent location.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Good base if you're in Rotorua. Spent most of our time out and about, but loved the pool and spa after a full on day of activities. Towel provisions very awesome :) Interior of studio unit dated, but tidy enough. Toilet makes weird noises at random times...

Just a note regarding the lady who did our room service... Made the bed and put one new towel, one flannel, no bath mat for two guests... And then later knocked on our door to ask "what did we want"

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hua Hin
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Do not look further. Excellent! Manager is a good travel guide.j
Free fast wifi.
Room is large and clean just as the bathroom. Every room has own balcony, with two chairs. A hot swimming pool ( 35 degrees ). Own parking place.
I can recommend this motel to everybody. Also disable people.
I the motel there are many brochures for things to do in the neighborhood.

Stayed February 2014
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Additional Information about Rotorua Motel

Property: Rotorua Motel
Address: 19 Malfroy Road | Victoria, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rotorua Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ROTORUA MOTEL comprises 11 Studio & 4 Family Rooms. All rooms are sunny & sheltered & with their own outdoor patio. Several rooms refurbished with EVERYTHING NEW!! ... more   less 
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