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Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama
Ranked #47 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Reviewed July 13, 2011

These are apartments not a hotel but the full kitchen was very serviceable & our cabin opened straight out the back door onto a balcony just metres from Lake Rotorua which amounted to amazing views that changed every day depending on the weather.

The place was clean & neat & the gas fireplace was also great - just make sure you close the doors & windows before dusk so you don't get overrun by whatever those bugs were that come out at night! Also it can be a bit hard to find in the middle of the night - I don't recommend trusting to a GPS under those circumstances!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

town houses were perfect as you get the privacy and space that other hotels lack! our house for the week was beautiful and set at the back on the rim of the lake...beautiful view when enjoying a few cold one's out back on the deck! our children loved the clean and simple pool everyday! bedrooms beautifully appointed with plenty of closet space. kitchen nice & modern with everything you may need to cook up a feast! definitely great for families and some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

Very clean spacious units. Excellent swimming pool, spa with great views of lake and Ohau channel. Tennis court a bonus. Overall excellent although very modern and functional - lacks a little bit of cosy charm. Easy access to Rotorua and local attractions but away from the hassle and tackiness of the town. Would be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

We had a great time at this resort. Would definitely go back when we visit NZ next.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

We found this resort as part of our retravision resort cheques, and were able to get a deal for $100 per night for a 3 bedroom appartment, for 5 nights. We stayed because it had a reasonable floor plan, it was cheap, and we probably wouldn't have found anything better for the money during the Xmas holidays (and yes, we DID contemplate leaving soon after our arrival). The location was quite nice, on the canal, and we didn't find the location too bad as we live about 20 mins from the nearest town back at home.
Now for the downside. The furnishings are seriously DISGUSTING. Not just cheap and nasty (also true) but stained,soiled, frayed, chipped and worn. The first thing we did was to put the sheets from the spare bed over the lounges and remove the cushions. The bedspreads are straight from an 80s teenage boys bedroom and are dreadfully pilled. Also a major turn off, yet so easy to fix for management (!!!). The sheets and towels are fine, so why destroy the scene with rags on the beds? There has also been no maintenance on these units so the lights are full of bugs, holes in the walls have not been repaired, paintwork has not been maintained and, frankly, they need a damn good scrub (and deodorise). There seemed to be one bloke driving around in a golf buggy for 30-40 units and certainly no other housekeeping staff were visable during our 5 days so I guess that explains it. Don't expect the daily servicing you'd get at a 4 star resort.
So many corners cut...the bedside lamps didn't have long enough cords to reach the bedside table so they'd put them on the floor (!?), one tiny soap for all of us (bath, shower everything), the cheapest of cheap new cane drawers for clothes but only hanging space in the downstairs childrens' rooms, open plan master bedroom so no privacy and when the kids wake in the morning, so do Mum and Dad.
Sooooo...not 4 stars, more like cabins at a caravan park. We got a caravan park rate and demanded a lakeside cabin (as originally requested) instead of one in the middle of the car park, which was a complete fish bowl with no privacy that we were initially given. In the end we stayed and found it was workable, and it was saved by the pretty spots next to the canal. If you reckon you're going to a caravan park, and end up in a nice cabin here, you'll be really happy. If you reckon you're going to a 4 star resort, you'll be really disappointed. Wyndham just needs to get a bit more honest about it's advertising and everyone will be happier.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

Checked in & checked out 2 hours later.

Nothing like the pictures displayed on their site. The rooms and furnishings were very rundown, tatty and dirty. Mould on the blinds, stains all over the carpets, damp patch on bedroom ceiling and something very nasty splashed-up the lounge wall. Comdined shower room & toilet, totally unsuitable for 4 adults of mixed sex sharing. The 'tranquil' water shown on their site is, in reality, backwash from the lake, dirty with scum floating, a breeding ground for trout flies which swarm in when a window is opened to join their dead friends on the beds and kitchen surfaces. No outside furniture or sunshade just the remenants of the last occupants food on the decking. Bar & cafe' closed for the holidays.

This was to be a treat for relatives visiting from the UK, more like a nightmare!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights during our NZ visit and found the resort to be lovely, nice views and very quiet and peaceful.

Room facilites were good- nice warm rooms, modern kitchen, decent bathroom with washing machine and dryer.

Only thing that was a bit of a pain was that it was so far away from the main part of Rotorua and there wasnt anything close! Had to travel a good 15-20 mins into town for activities and lunch/dinner

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama

Address: 1420 Hamurana Road, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand (Formerly Scenic Circle Marama Resort Hotel)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $133 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rotorua is truly like no other destination. It's a fascinating mix of culture, adventure and relaxation. Renowned for being a hotbed of thermal activity, Rotorua's hot springs and spas make it the perfect getaway for pampering, stress-release and rejuvenation. At the same time it's also a place where you can truly get the heart pumping. Adrenalin-raising adventures punctuate the Rotorua landscape from thrilling luge rides, white water rafting and even rolling down a hill in a giant translucent ball (zorbing). If all that's not enough for you, then you also have an area rich in Maori history and culture and friendly locals to walk you through it all. Located just 20 minutes outside the city to ensure your getaway is relaxing, WorldMark Resort Rotorua is the perfect base for whatever brings you to this simply wonderful area of New Zealand. With apartments sleeping 4-6 people in 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and lodges (utilising double sofa bed in living room), your stay will feel like your home-away-from-home. Located on the edge of the lake, the resort offers beautiful views right over the Ohau Channel. You can kayak your way back to your room or picnic at the parklands located right within the resort. If fishing is more your thing you'll be in heaven - the area is rich in fisheries and you'll be able to throw in a line from one of the various resort banks. The apartments include all modern conveniences, with the resort also boasting outdoor swimming pool, heated spa, gymnasium and a tennis court. ... more   less 
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Worldmark South Pacific Club By Wyndham Hotel Rotorua
Wyndham Rotorua
Rotorua Wyndham

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