We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“December Break Away”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
New Castle Motor Lodge
Ranked #41 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“December Break Away”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

It has been an awesome time in Rotorua especially when arriving at a place with friendly and open heartiness. The owners is very fortunate to have such friendly and hard working managers in the persons of Sue and Quintin, a husband and wife team. They were most hospitable, kind, accommodating and went the extra mile. We would highly recommend this motel, which is very reasonably priced and one of the best that we have stayed at in New Zealand. Thanks Sue and Quintin.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Marina O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Marina - many thanks for your glowing review. It is always so gratifying to hear such lovely things, especially about Sue and Quentin, who are indeed wonderful hosts. We look forward to welcoming you again at New Castle Motor Lodge in the future - until then, travel safely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

193 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    92
    73
    16
    7
    5
See reviews for
42
93
10
10
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed at the luxury family units. The unit is quite spacious.Wonderful accommodation,location and facilities.
Sue is wonderful. Great to deal with. Very prompt, efficient, friendly and courteous.
Highly recommended for 5 people for a comfortable stay.

Room Tip: The luxury family unit is great. The in room spa is a plus after a tiresome day. The balcony is nice...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Adrian F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Adrian - many thanks for your lovely review. We are very grateful that you have taken the time to share your experience with other travellers and we are very happy that you enjoyed New Castle Motor Lodge so much. We are blessed with wonderful managers in Sue and Quentin, who are so friendly to all our guests. We look forward to greeting you again in the future. Kind regards
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed January 1, 2013

It was awesome staying at this place with family. Although it was for a night but it was truly a five star service. The host Quintin & Sue were outstanding from arrival to departure. Believe me or not we even broke a glass and got away with paying ZIL. I hope all the best for this place and would def visit again and highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Shiraz R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Shiraz - many thanks for your glowing review. We are so grateful that you took the time to write about your stay with us and are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves so much. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future, until then, travel safely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed December 30, 2012

It has been an awesome time in Rotorua especially when arriving at a place with friendly and open heartiness. The owners is very fortunate to have such friendly and hard working managers in the persons of Sue and Quintin, a husband and wife team. They were most hospitable, kind, accommodating and went the extra mile. We would highly recommend this motel, which is very reasonably priced and one of the best that we have stayed at in New Zealand. Thanks Sue and Quintin.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Johan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Johan - thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much that you want to tell others about it. We completely agree with you about Sue and Quentin being the most hospitable managers and we are very lucky to have them. We hope you will come and stay with us again one day, until then, travel safely and thanks again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
Reviewed December 23, 2012

My daughter and I from Canada were very pleased with the accommodation. It was very spacious, bright, extremely clean, well equipped and well maintained. The company is very fortunate to have such friendly and hard working managers in the persons of Sue and Quintin, a husband and wife team. They were most hospitable, kind, accommodating and went the extra mile. We would highly recommend this motel, which is very reasonably priced and one of the best that we have stayed at in New Zealand.

Muriel St. John, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Muriel S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Muriel S - thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so grateful that you took the time to share your experience with other travellers and I agree wholeheartedly that Sue and Quentin are indeed wonderful managers. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the unit to be extremely clean and spacious. We hope you may come back and visit us again in the future, until then, travel safely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rotorua
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have business concerns in South Africa and New Zealand and travel frequently between the two countries. My wife and I stayed 10 days at the New Castle Motor Lodge in Rotorua. Wow what a wonderful experience. Let me explain. You can find many places to stay with clean apartments and comfortable beds like the New Castle Motor Lodge for about the same price tag. However our travel budget is limited and the problem with about all the other places we use to sty is the food. I am a bit embarrassed about the fact that we cannot afford to eat breakfast, lunch and supper in the restaurants as expected in about all other accommodation facilities for travelers. The extra bills to fill up our tummies usually double our travel expenses and it is not nice to smuggle food in at places you are not expected to do it. At best you can treat yourself with a cup of coffee or tea in your room. What a completely different experience at New Castle Motor Lodge. Sue that runs the Lodge enthusiastically showed us our room with the neat and well equipped kitchenette. She even directs us to the nearest supermarket within walking distance from the Lodge. Thank you Sue you will never know how much that meant to us at that moment. If you want more than a clean room, comfortable bed and clean bathroom reasonably priced I sincerely recommend New Castle Motor Lodge. I am sold to that place.
Johan Smit

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank johan s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Johan S - Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are thrilled that you think our units at New Castle Motor Lodge are great value. Our managers Sue and Quentin do a wonderful job welcoming our guests and I'm glad they made such an impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you on your future business trips to Rotorua. Until then, travel safely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Our large room was very clean, with a microwave, hot plates, frige, spa bath and heated towel rails. The owner kindly allowed us to park nearer our room because of the inclement weather. The only negative was the thin walls through which we could hear other guests making a racket. It was easy to find, just off a main road, but no traffic noise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Superbud42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Superbud - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very grateful that you took the time to do this and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at New Castle Motor Lodge. We hope you will come back and visit us again one day, until then, travel safely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Rotorua hotels
0.3 mi away
Brylin Motel
Brylin Motel
#49 of 92 in Rotorua
106 reviews
2.1 mi away
Lake Rotorua Hotel
Lake Rotorua Hotel
#48 of 92 in Rotorua
239 reviews
2.1 mi away
Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park Rotorua
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Apex on Fenton
Apex on Fenton
#10 of 92 in Rotorua
330 reviews
0.7 mi away
Golden Glow Motel
Golden Glow Motel
#35 of 92 in Rotorua
131 reviews
0.4 mi away
Geneva Motor Lodge
Geneva Motor Lodge
#34 of 92 in Rotorua
140 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to New Castle Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about New Castle Motor Lodge

Property: New Castle Motor Lodge
Address: 18 Ward Avenue, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#16 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — New Castle Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your New Castle Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
New Castle Motor Hotel Rotorua

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing