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Astray Rotorua Motel

1198 _ 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#21 of 71 Speciality lodging in Rotorua
Rotorua Motel ASTRAY is a Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. We have off street parking, Freeview TV, Free WiFi. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Close enough to walk to Rotorua's many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua's lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door. We know all the "must do" activities in Rotorua and we can book you in. Our motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities. Rotorua Motel ASTRAY look forward to hosting you in Rotorua.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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fullofunteararoa wrote a review Mar 2020
Russell, New Zealand2 contributions5 helpful votes
Very disappointed. Photos online look great. Room smelt of cigarette. No cups in room. No breakfast bowls in shared kitchen. Would not return. Dirty. Have spoken to others people who stay here a few years ago. Was great then but not now.
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Date of stay: March 2020
775traveller wrote a review Feb 2020
NSW252 contributions72 helpful votes
The room had a window to the car park with people arguing with locals, or long term residents, there. The next room played their music into the night and the hotel reception after hours number had the police emergency number as a contact. The light bulbs were removed from the hall lights and this was where the bathroom sinks were, there was no door, just washbasins to use in the dark as the picture shows. The kitchen had 2 cups to use. The single bed room was so small that the door did not even open all the way as my photo shows. Lots of visitors to the other rooms as I unfortunately saw from my bedroom window view to the car park.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
shekhar wrote a review Oct 2019
New Delhi, India786 contributions462 helpful votes
We booked this place through Air BNB, very expensive, too small with basic amenities. No place to hang cloths, or to keep your luggage. Place is good for bag backers, heart of the market rest every thing is bad,rooms are too small, only one heater for two rooms. Avoid if you are traveling with family.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Emily P wrote a review Oct 2019
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Me and a friend stayed here for 3 nights while exploring beautiful Rotorua. The city itself is so lovely and I would highly recommend, but what brought down our trip was our accommodation. Despite advertising as a nonsmoking room, our room stank of cigarettes and it was clear that it hadn't just been a one time thing. The room itself was an ok size for what we needed, but it was hard to be comfortable in a room that smelled so bad of stale cigarettes. The room itself was relatively clean, not the best but certainly not unbearable. The rooms also had very thin walls and noice travelled throughout which kept us up pretty late. From what we could hear there was also some permanent residents who stayed in our corridor who were up shouting, swearing and smoking at 1am, and yelling down the balcony to people on the street despite the motel apparently having a "no noise" policy after 10pm. Ultimately this motel was exactly what it says, its a budget motel suitable for staying if you plan on being outside of the room for most of the day. However for the money you spend there are other hotels/motels/hostels in the area that I would defintely suggest looking into.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
jessbrind78 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Our stay at the Astray Motel was not an enjoyable one. Don’t get me wrong, the size of the room was fine. 2 beds and a bathroom, that’s all we need. How ever, despite the “no smoking” signs, our room smelt horrendous. I would never want a child to stay in there, someone with asthma or someone with any sense of smell. None the less, the location was fantastic and within walking distance to main attractions, however feeling uncomfortable in your room isn’t the most pleasant feeling. Being right on the street with thin walls also meant you heard every conversation, so to be a light sleeper might not be the best. I definitely recommend staying in Rotorua, however I can’t exactly recommend the motel. Again, size and location were amazing, but it is just unfortunate that a stricter “no smoking in rooms” policy wasn’t in place.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$34 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Astray Rotorua Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Astray Rotorua Motel?
Nearby attractions include Rotofobia (0.3 km), Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (0.2 km), and Tamaki Māori Village (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Astray Rotorua Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include laundry service, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Astray Rotorua Motel?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Astray Rotorua Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine, and Gelato Mio Ice Cream.
Is Astray Rotorua Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Astray Rotorua Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Astray Rotorua Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Astray Rotorua Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tamaki Māori Village (0.5 km), Te Puia (2.9 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (2.7 km).