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Pohutu Lodge Motel

3 Meade Street Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#27 of 72 Speciality lodging in Rotorua
Pohutu Lodge Motel, your perfect Rotorua Accommodation experience. Rotorua is a vibrant, exciting and interesting destination with something for everyone. Pohutu Lodge is conveniently situated for you to discover everything Rotorua has to offer. Pohutu Lodge Motel is on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and takes its name from the famous Pohutu Geyser. Pohutu is a natural fountain of explosive boiling water and is only a few hundred metres away, situated in one of the most popular tourist attractions of Rotorua and indeed, New Zealand. If you are heading to Rotorua with the intention of doing some mountain biking at the internationally famous Redwoods Forest, then you're not going to find a motel any closer to the action. From Pohutu Lodge Motel on Meade Street, you are within a few minutes’ drive of both the main carparks of the Waipa and Redwoods Forest mountain biking trails. Our rooms are all very spacious, most with two separate bedrooms so perfect for families
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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lala wrote a review Oct 2020
Masterton, New Zealand5 contributions
What shock when we got there found out the the lodge was a housing place for MSD ( ministry of social development) families and that out of the 11 units 7 were taken by MSD. So there are kids running wild from 1 end if the complex to the other outside your room as the balconies run the length of the complex. We had a 2 bedroom unit right in the middle of these families and could hear the next door people walking around as the upstairs floors creaked and the walls were not sound proof. These units need some TLC as doors are squeaky, coming off the hinges. Units could be updated but I suppose if they are getting used to house MSD families you would bother. Then to top off our stay we had no hot water for 24hrs as the hot water cylinder broke down ( with no compensation offered). The unit was clean.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
The Boss wrote a review Jun 2020
Wirral, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
The heating is very very poor no heat pump little tiny heaters that give out little heat. In summer it will roasting as no Air Con is present. Furniture is outdated and in need of replacement damaged by water. Key to your room also fits other rooms I mistakenly entered another room using my key which frightened me to think how easy it was for someone to do it to my room. Bathroom is downstairs in the COLD so when you get out of the shower you have to go all the way upstairs to where some attempt of heat is. Can;t close bedroom door as bed is in the way they obviously have no idea how to run the place out to make a profit and provide very little. Noise of traffic is heard all the time from nearby Highway. I would not recommend staying here until they spend some money of renovations.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No rooms are good
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MGARD63 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions18 helpful votes
I travel to Rotorua each year to go mountain biking. While only a five minute drive into town, the Pohutu lodge is the closest hotel to the mountain biking hub. It’s only an easy 5-10 minute ride to the trails. Accommodation is not modern, but comfortable, and the staff are all helpful, friendly and attentive. The owner Mark, has always been great to deal with and has gone out of his way to attend to our needs in regard to our bike storage and cleaning. The Pohutu geyser is literally next door, and there is 24hr BP right across the road. I’m already looking forward to my next stay at the Pohutu!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
swimmingotta wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions25 helpful votes
Our family of 4 stayed for one night in a two-bedroom, two-story room. It was comfortable and clean - basic but what we needed and paid for. Good cooking facilities and very quiet. Our top floor doors opened out onto a walkway for all units, but this was not an issue.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Lifestyler4 wrote a review Dec 2019
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom61 contributions51 helpful votes
I would have liked to give a very good review to this motel, which tries hard. Receptionist really friendly, and the room with small kitchen was well set up for a budget stay. As others have said, some things are old and tired, but for the price, you’re going to expect that. Unfortunately the nearby highway meant a good sleep was impossible for me: I woke at 5am each day with the noise, and the passing trucks made the building and bed shake. If you’re a heavy sleeper, or maybe in a room on the non-highway side of the building, you might not have any problems, as other reviewers have said it was fine for them. Otherwise, all was good.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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US$59 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pohutu Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Te Puia (0.4 km), Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (0.2 km), and New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chapmans Restaurant, Matai Restaurant, and Mr Yakitori.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pohutu Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tamaki Māori Village (2.6 km), Te Puia (0.4 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (0.2 km).
Is Pohutu Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.