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4.3 out of 5

"Nice and cheap. Had a roof, a bed and a shower. What else do you need? " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 19 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

Rotorua Motel places you in the center of Rotorua, within just a 15-minute stroll of Polynesian Spa and Rotorua Central Mall. Highlights at this Art Deco motel include 2 spa tubs and an outdoor swimming pool.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 15 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies or patios, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, phones and desks are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find barbecue grills, express check-in, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Rotorua motel include Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua.

Business Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$84* Per night/room 27 Oct. - 28 Oct.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Studio with Spa Bath

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Hot Tub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rotorua Motel ratings based on 111 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rotorua Motel

Everyone (57) Couples (29) Business (1) Family (26)
4 out of 5
Nice and cheap. Had a roof, a bed and a shower. What else do you need?

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2020

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4 out of 5
It was reasonably clean and tidy . Problem with heater no option to control it , shower room water temperature was unable to adjust because controller was faulty.

Posted by , from Auckalnd on 15 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2020

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2 out of 5
The motel is on a busy road with a lot of Traffic noise in the room. No Laundry

Posted by on 4 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
We liked that there was a separate bedroom. The Unit was well facilitated with everything we needed. Nice to have the Spa Pool to relax in after a long day.

Posted by , from Auckland NZ on 3 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
The room was good, convenient location. Great stay. loved it

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Was nice and clean , a little old but this is reflected in a cheaper price . Would stay again

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Easy access to town, good car parking Clean Sadly no airconditioning

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5
The drawback for us was the stairs thats a no no for us. On our next hotel booking we will make sure we are on ground level

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2019

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2 out of 5
I have stayed in hundreds of motels/hotels over the years on business and holiday. This one ranks right up there as one of the dirtiest I have experienced. This establishment needs to get its act together on cleaning and general management. We wont be staying again until they do, and can't recommend it to others. Check in was arriving at office was cursory and the person was obviously uninterested. We had a kitchen unit with spa pool in it. The place had the heating on full when we arrived and it was stifling. There was some slimy substance on back of TV remote that transferred to my hand. It wasn't sticky it was something slimy. In kitchen, the pots, plates, and cooking utensils all had food residues on them. No kidding. The cooking utensils simply hadn't been cleaned at all and had food and grease/oil thickly coated on them. The knife and fork divider in drawer was gross. Everything in the place needed cleaning. The spa pool in unit had not been cleaned for a very long time and wiping a small part of it with tissue left the tissue black. Two of the power points in the unit didn't work, and one of the lights behind the bed flickered on and off. We left sign on door for room to be serviced. Bed wasn't made up. At check out I went to the office to raise these issues with management/owner, however, when I went to the office there was an old plastic supplements bottle with a hand written note on it saying at check out leave keys in it.

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2019

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Property Features

Rotorua Motel offers its guests 2 spa tubs and an outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Rotorua Motel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Rotorua motel.

  • 1 building
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1974
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Rotorua Motel offers 15 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Motel Rotorua
  • Rotorua Motel
  • Rotorua Motel Motel
  • Rotorua Motel Rotorua
  • Rotorua Motel Motel Rotorua

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8:30 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.