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Pohutu Lodge Motel

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3 Meade Street Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#25 of 68 Specialty lodging in Rotorua
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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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BBQ facilities
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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
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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
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MGARD63 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia43 contributions19 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
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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
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Lifestyler4 wrote a review Dec 2019
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom60 contributions69 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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Brad S wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions11 helpful votes
Booked for 5 nights and the staff have been great. Very friendly and willing to help with anything we asked. The family unit was comfortable with bonus of Netflix and wifi included in the cost so it was great value compared to other motels/hotels for same price. It is close to town but a car is needed to get around. It is also around the corner from Whakarewarewa which is the best cultural village in town where you can see the geysers, have a traditional hangi and watch a great Maori performance. In the family unit there are 2 single beds down stairs and the main bathroom with a spa bath, while upstairs was a double bed with own toilet. The kitchen is small but sufficient for a short stay and the loungeroom upstairs also has a foldout bed. We have stayed at other motels in town for a lot more money which delivered less. Some people have spoken about noise however despite the car park being full we were not disturbed at night. Like any older building you can hear people walking around upstairs and other units slam doors but that occurs at any motel/hotel. The only negative is the tight car park but every unit has a numbered car space and there also room to park on street outside if needed. I highly recommend staying at pohutu lodge if in Rotorua for the service and value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sally Cale wrote a review Aug 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand71 contributions27 helpful votes
Not a bad motel. Staff were friendly. Family unit we had was good set up. Only down side was the Internet wasn't that flash and you had to get new code when it ran out. Bathroom wasn't very clean and the desk/ table in bedroom was still sticky and coffee rings on it. Some cutlery in kitchen weren't clean, so we washed everything before use. Other than that was good. Location was pretty good, not noisy from traffic, 5 mins by car to centre of town
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Date of stay: August 2019
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kiwitoonkid wrote a review Jun 2019
Palmerston North, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Price rate for room was very reasonable for what we got. Our room was a two storey two bed apartment. Living quarters upstairs. They lent us a part-a-cot for our baby free of charge. No highchair available. Room was tidy and clean with everything we needed. Furniture was modern but bathroom was a little dated. The free 1gb wi-fi ran out quickly with 4 adults and they gave us another 3gb's worth for free. they also gave us extra towels when requested. We left a wallet behind in the room and the receptionist was so unbelievably helpful. She wrapped the parcel up, printed out our courier labels and called us to confirm once it was collected. Above and beyond what we expected.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms have a car park.
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Gavin M wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand196 contributions68 helpful votes
As mentioned in previous reviews, while clean, the rooms are a bit tired, That said, let's mention about the positives. The unit was really big and spacious - kids room and bathroom downstairs, adults and living upstairs. It was very clean (although the bathrooms needed a bit of TLC) The location (basically next door to Whakarewarewa and mountain biking) was perfect. Big TV with lots of channels (and WIFI) Excellent, friendly service - we needed somewhere special to park the big truck (to not obstruct other guests) and they happily obliged with a staff park. We would happily return to Pohutu Lodge next time we're mountain biking - you can ride to the forest in about 5 minutes. You can do a lot worse in Rotorua for a lot more money :)
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Date of stay: April 2019
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RoamingK1w1 wrote a review Jan 2019
40 contributions40 helpful votes
Reception was very helpful and friendly, and they were very accommodating during peak season. Whilst the bed linens were clean, the rest of the unit was very worn down, and not as clean as it could be....the shower had a thick layer of scum around the base. The units get very hot in summer, and the two-level unit we had had the creakiest floor, so would wake up people in bedroom below. If I could offer any constructive advice that would be to get a handyman or builder to go through all the units to get things back in working order. The only x-factor of this property was that it backs onto Te Puia geyser, and you can go through the gate to adjacent park and view the thermal activity from above. Needless to say, being adjacent to a thermal park attracts sulphur smells (which I actually love).
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$91 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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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 Matai Restaurant, Chapman's 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.