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New Castle Motor Lodge
Ranked #39 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice place to stay, good size of the room, heater didn't work though. Would recommend to take salt and paper, cutlery with you if you want to cook dinner at home. Quite clean and in good location. Prices are on the average level of the city.

Room Tip: take the room with jacuzzi. A little bit more expensive but worths it
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My mum and I did a very short trip to NZ and needed to book a place via internet before leaving. We booked on internet, the description wasn't very clear but the reviews seemed nice and the place looked clean. Very easy to get there, close from everything in Rotorua, an amazing little gem really! We got there early and the manager received us very well and happily, he offered us a room with a spa bath with no surcharge. The wifi was free and very quick. The room was clean and warm. Best hotel we got in New Zealand!!!

Stayed August 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was amazed by the hospitality of the staff at this motel. They were extremely friendly, went out of their way to recommend places to visit, offered to let me take the towels from my room to attractions like the Polynesian Spa and zorbing, and when I asked for the laundry service for one item of laundry, they washed it for free. I arrived a couple of hours before the check-in time but my room was already ready.

The room was very spacious with free wifi, a big spa bath and cute decor. The information pack includes menus for several takeaway restaurants that will deliver to the motel. As others have mentioned, it's near a lot of restaurants and attractions but off the main road so there isn't much noise. Those who have Air New Zealand airpoints cards can use their airpoints to book a room here. Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great hospitality at the motel. Large room with kitchenette. Décor was a little tired but very clean.
Off the main road so night time traffic didn't affect sleep. Wi-Fi included.
Good distance to eateries and attractions.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at this Motor Lodge for 3 nights and found upon arriving early to check in that the the owner was very friendly and though we arrived at 2 our room was ready and he had actually upgraded us to one of the bigger rooms. We found our room to be big with plenty of room and a really nice spa which was used every day with it being July. The location was also very good as it was located off the main road ( Fenton Street) and was very quiet at night. The proprietor was very helpful with a lot of ideas for trips and was very knowledgeable on Rotorua.'s attractions. We would recommend this Motor Lodge to anyone that is wanting to stay at a place that is very affordable and has excellent facilities.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wollongong, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

From the exterior itself, it looks so good already. The inside did not disappoint as well.

My friends and I initially booked a room for 5 but the last minute we wanted an extra bed and the owner/man at the reception was so helpful. He personally carried the extra bed up the stairs (our room was upstairs) and tucked in all the covers neatly. The man also recommended us places to go and which tours and packages are more worth our money.

What wow-ed us was the jacuzzi - like hot tub in the bathroom. The bathroom is very spacious.

Not forgetting to mention that the wifi is unlimited.

Overall a very nice place to stay in and excellent hospitality.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed at this Motor Lodge for one night and found upon arriving early to check in that the Receptionist was very friendly and quickly went out to check if our room was ready in which it was. We found our room to be a lot bigger than expected for a spa studio which was great. We did however find that there was not really enough lighting in the room, but other than that it was great. The spa was certainly a nice touch after a day filled with adventure activities. The location was also a great advantage point as it was located off the main road ( Fenton Street) which meant it was very quiet at night. Would recommend this Motor Lodge to anyone that is wanting to stay at a place that is not only affordable but has the excellent facilities to go with it. :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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:
#7 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
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