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Red Rock Thermal Motel
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 2, 2011

I stayed over at Red rock thermal with my family (8 of us), and after booking the room online for a very reasonable rate, I was frankly not expecting much. I was surprised by the spacious, clean cottage. We had clean linen, supplies for the bathroom and kitchen, quality utensils for cooking and dining, plus access to a pool, thermal spa and trout stream. Just an awesome deal, plus the service was good too. I'd certainly recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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citylights10, Owner at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2012

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are very pleased you liked our cottage and hope you liked the new bathroom and extra toilet that has been put in there recently. Our cottage has always been very popular with large families and groups and we will keep working hard to make sure it stays that way. Many thanks.

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We spent two nights at this Motel. The staff were friendly and approachable. The room we had has been refurbished and was lovely. Very spacious and clean. The beds were comfy. The shower is the first of its kind we have seen, that didnt throw water all over the bathroom floor. Although by a busy road, we were still able to sleep well.
We would highly recommend this Motel to others.

Linda and Robbie
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

What a lovely room! Immaculate kitchen and facilities. Nicely laid out with modern clean bedding, furniture & comfy bed. The heated pool was lovely. The layout of the spa with the kaponga ferns, shower and wood floor created a relaxed and private atmosphere. Improvements were being made on the grounds, childrens play area during our stay. The back fence along the river/creek needs repairs as there are gaps and people do walk past and can see into the pool area :( - however, staff informed us that this is next on the to do list. We would definately stay here again. Thank you and well done to staff for your welcoming manner throughout our stay!

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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citylights10, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2011

Thank You for your great review. We strive to provide comfortable, clean accomodation and are pleased you enjoyed out Spa & Pool.

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Reviewed August 25, 2011

This was a great place to stay had a spa, heated swimming pool outside in winter but was lovely and warm. trampoline for the kids.
our room had two separate bedrooms and a lounge dining and kitchen, fantastic value for money.
About 7 mins from town.

Room Tip: we choose a cottage room great for families
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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citylights10, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2011

Thank you for the impressive review. We are a family friendly motel and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us while in New Zealand

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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Stayed last weekend at Red Rock, didn't plan or book just dropped in and took an available room. Very happy with facilities and friendly staff. Bed was extremely comfy and slept great.

Only thing I would ask is please add desk lamps to bedsides! I enjoy a book before bed but just couldnt as it was way too dark by bed, just a little bedside light would be great.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed: August 2011
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citylights10, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2011

Thank you for placing a lovely review for our Motel. Thank You for bringing to our attention that desk lamps would be of benefit in the room. We are currently putting reading lights into the rooms as we renovate them.

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Reviewed August 6, 2011

We LOVED:
1. the rooms
2. the comfy beds
3. The WARM outdoor pool
4. The private spa
5. The extra service - looked after our extra requests and SAVED US when the taxis deserted us!

We will definitely reccommend, lovely hosts, lovely place. Absolutely :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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citylights10, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2011

Thanks Girls really glad you had a great weekend with us, we were only happy to have been able the help make your hens party night a success. Look forward to seeing you all again soon

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

We chose the red rock motel because it had the best deal on a family apartment. As in most NZ towns, there are several motels on the same street with roughly similar offerings for roughly similar rates. But the red rock stood out with some nice touches: the bed coverings and crockery were tasteful (not the usual floral stuff), the spa shower was fabulous as was the thermal spa. The heated pool was OK (on the other end of the spa which meant we couldn't jump from one to the other), but that's minor. The playground had a swing and trampoline. Enough to keep our four year old happy while we cooked dinner and kept an eye on her from inside.

All in all, great value for money and a good base for exploring the Rotorua region.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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citylights10, Owner at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2011

Thank you so much for you kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Red Rock Thermal Motel

Address: 109 Lake Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range: $81 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Rock Thermal Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Rock Thermal Motel is a small motel with thermal heating, a private thermal mineral spa pool for rejuvenating after a busy day sightseeing and a outdoor heated swimming pool. We have gardens to relax in with a trampoline for the kids. All units have tea & coffee facilities, kitchenettes and bathrooms. The Motel is ideally situated to tour the many geothermal parks in the area. Many of the Maori Culture shows offer a free pick up service from here for a great night out, or if you prefer you can simply walk out of our back gate, catch yourself a trout from the stream & cook it on the BBQ. ... more   less 
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