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Red Rock Thermal Motel
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All reviewsmineral spasmall complexfree wifiprivate thermal poolfull kitchenshort walk into townkuirau parkthermal heatinga great staymain roadserviced dailyroom was largestayed longerbed was very comfortableonly stayed one nighttea and coffeenew zealand
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed one night at the Red Rock in early January. Of all the motels we stayed in in our short trip around the North Island, the Red Rock probably had the most up to date and stylish décor. Our room was spacious enough and well equipped for a stay longer than our single night. Complementary toiletries were of a high standard and the shower itself was amazingly powerful.

We made use of the outdoor pool and indoor spa (both I believe are heated geothermally) as well as the trampoline in the courtyard (yes I’m in my thirties, don’t’ judge me).
I think the location is slightly away from the main strip so a walk into town is 15 minutes or so. The lake front is probably a little closer.

Yep, excellent standard accommodation for a very reasonable price. If there’s one proviso it’s that the only thing separating your motel room from the courtyard is a sliding door and a set of curtains. Not a great issue, just was mindful that conversations could probably carry outside the room and felt a little exposed in that respect, but no big deal, wouldn’t stop me from going back.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room off the main courtyard if you like to talk loudly!
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dan B
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Kia Ora Dan. Thank you so much for the comment in regards to our décor, we have been working our way through our units and only have a couple left to completely modernise. We too agree the showers are wonderful. Rotorua is quite a spread out town and there are mainly only Hotels in the dead centre of town, a lot of our guest go for a wander around Kuirau Park then head into dinner and then stroll back later on. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review - Merryn & Ngata

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

my family and i stayed red rock motel for 2 nights, just wish we could have stayed longer. everything was great, lovely clean rooms, my grandkids loved the pool and spa. can not fault this motel at all. host was very friendly and helpful. i recommend this motel to anyone staying in rotoura and we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Kia Ora Raewyn, so glad that you & the family enjoyed your time here with us. The heated pools are wonderful and a real hit with kids of all ages. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness & service. Thank you for the recommendation - Merryn & Ngata

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

I stay in Motels every weekend This Motel is one of the cleanest spacious room and on top of that very friendly hosts. Very handy to the centre of town and activities, I would definatley recommend this to anybody looking for accomodation in Rotorua.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Stephanie B
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Kia Ora Stephanie, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we greatly appreciate your comments about the cleanliness & service. All the best - Merryn & Ngata

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

During our 3 week trip to New Zealand the Red Rock Thermal Motel was on of the best Motels/Hotels we had booked. Our room was very clean, unlike other Motels here you got daily room service. Kitchen was fine and fully equipped, coffee got a daily refill!
The Motel also has an own mineral spa which could be used 20min in Private or open without a time limit. It was also very clean.
Meryn is a very nice host and provided us with all info about the area that we needed.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christian F
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Kia Ora Christian, wow one of the best you stayed in! That is great praise, thank you so very much. We realise how important coffee can be to some people so ensure the plunger is replaced on our daily room services. Great to hear that you made use of our geothermal mineral spa and I am always happy to help in any way I can. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand - Merryn

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was our first place of accommodation in New Zealand and as soon as we checked in we felt ever so welcome and comfortable, Merryn (I believe it was) was helpful with all our questions, and even offered to find out information for us to make our trip smoother, such as pick ups and drop offs and opening times of stores we like over the holiday period.

She then took us around the place and we were happily surprised by the 36 degree outside pool and then the thermal spa which was available to use at all hours, even at night after New years eve fireworks.

The room was clean and modern with everything feeling well up kept & the wifi worked great. We were definitely glad we had chosen to stay here in Rotorua for 2 nights

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Natalie D
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Red Rock T, Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Kia Ora Natalie, thanks for the wonderful comments, I like to be able to help whenever I can. Sometimes a bit of local knowledge and use of Google can be a great thing! I am glad to hear that you liked the unit and enjoyed your 2 nights here with us. Thanks you again for the review 7 all the best - Merryn

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