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All reviews private spa huge supermarket ample space family room close to shops very nice place to stay free wifi thanks guys spent two nights room was clean small kitchen short stay fantastic stay stayed for one night short walk air conditioning enjoyed our stay
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

This motel is just a few minutes walk from everything i needed. its newly renovated to a high standard. I found the staff very helpfull and friendly. If your looking for a five star motel at a bargan price then i would recomend you stay at the Golden Glow Motel Rotoua.

Room tip: Check out which spar suits your needs
Date of stay: May 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank russInvercargill
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

We have stayed at Golden Glow before and after five marathons. It's not far from the marathon start but is also just over the road from two supermarkets and there's an award-winning take-away very close. However, there's nothing like having an individual spa bath in each unit to help those aching limbs after 42 kms of running. The hosts can't do enough to help and its a pleasure to return.

Date of stay: April 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank marian024
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

A lovely motel, with very friendly, helpful owners. The unit was warm, very clean, extremely comfortable and the spa pool was a great hit especially with the kids - beds are really comfy too. We would definately come again

Date of stay: April 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank Jane N
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

I am a regular visitor to Rotorua on business, I always stay here and love it. The hosts are friendly and helpful. It is well located, just a short walk to the city, and just across the road from the supermarket. Older style buildings, but they are clean, well furnished, and very comfortable. On my previous visit in March I stayed with four professional colleagues, and they all loved the friendly, homely atmosphere. Good value for money, convenient, comfortable and friendly, helpful hosts.

Date of stay: April 2011
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Thank bdra
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Reviewed March 27, 2011

We found the hosts were not very friendly at all. Not even a 'thank you' when we paid on departure or a 'hope you enjoyed your stay'. I found the cleaners more friendly.

The family studio we booked was adequate for what we were after, really just a place to sleep. We booked for 3 nights, ended up staying 4. We would have just stayed for the 3 nights and moved onto another motel if it wasn't for the hassle of packing up 3 children and re-organizing them somewhere else.

Location was very handy.

Date of stay: January 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank wezshay
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golden_glow, Owner at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2011

We are stunned and very sorry to receive such negative feedback! Our aim is at all times to be friendly and give helpful, advice on all Rotorua has to offer. Since this review is two months after the event, it is harder to recall details, especially at such a busy time of the year! We are surprised that someone who labelled us unfriendly would even consider staying an additional fourth night ! Our records do show that this guest was given a special rate from the beginning - it was 'peak rate' time but they were only charged 'off peak' rates and no charge for the use of a cot. How 'unfriendly' is that? We can only assume these people didn't receive the attention they were expecting. This is a shame and we sincerely apologise for unknowingly and unintentionally neglecting these guests. We try our hardest to converse freely with all our guests as time allows us to, without encroaching upon their personal time - must have got the balance wrong here. It is inexcusable and extremely rare for us not to say 'thank you' upon departure - can't imagine how that occurred! We hope this guest can forgive our failings.

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