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Gateway International Motel

263 Fenton Street Glenholme, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#44 of 45 motels in Rotorua
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Welcome to Gateway International Motel. Now UNDER NEW MANAGEMENTOffering clean, comfortable and affordable studio and family units. Our concrete built motel is three levels north-facing. Elevator reaches to the top floor. Radiator heater and hot water thermally heated for all rooms. All studio units come with a spa bath or hot tub. The Motel has two private mineral pools for customer and a trampoline for children to play.Gateway International Motel located only 1minute drive from Rotorua city centre. 15 minutes’ drive from the Rotorua Airport; 3 minutes’ drive from the Lake side, 5 minutes’ drive from Redwood forest, Te Puia Maori village and golf club. Top one Fish ‘n’ chip takeaway shop in New Zealand directly opposite the motel.Gateway International Motel offers 15 self-contained accommodation units with at least one LCD TV for ALL units, offering kitchen facilities and full kitchen for some units. A refrigerator, microwave and cutlery are standard in all rooms. Each room is serviced daily. Owner on-site, wireless internet and children’s cot are free of charge. Free parking. Lockable garage for bikes, motorbikes etc. Ironing facilities available from reception. Units 1 – 5 (Ground floor) Units 6 – 10 (First floor) Units 11 – 16 (Top floor)
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Car hire
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Private bathrooms
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Mathew C wrote a review 18 Feb
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Awful. Very overpriced, one star at most. Very dated and worn out motel, badly patched holes in the walls, very worn out kitchen and bathroom facilities, broken shower head, leaking toilet cistern, and the rooms smoke alarm had a flat battery. No air conditioning or ventilation, but there was one fan for the two rooms. External railing was so badly rusted it cut my partners hand, requiring medical treatment. Had booked for multiple nights, but it was so bad we had to leave after just one night. For a motel that advertises as "international" I am embarrassed that visitors to rotorua might stay at such a place.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Megan O wrote a review Dec 2023
Wellington, New Zealand123 contributions41 helpful votes
This place should be condemed, its disgusting that they would charge out rooms that are so unclean and dirty. What you see of the website, is NOTHING when you arrive in person! i would never recommend my worst ememy to stay here either.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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nomi k wrote a review Nov 2023
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Seriously it was soo sooo bad. There are no pillows in the room as we booked this hotel for 4 people but there is only 2 pillows and no heater inside the room my wife got really sick after visiting this rubbish motel and when we call on reception no one answer the call poor very poor services i don't recommend this motel in future to anyone! They charge $180 from us but they do t give us that type of services atleast the basic needs..
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Date of stay: October 2023
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David Hawthorne wrote a review Mar 2023
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Terrible place to stay room was so noisy you would have thought the traffic was driving through, the windows where drafty and handles broken the door in similar repair toilet seat was dirty and broken I didn't try any mineral baths the look of them was enough and the smell was rotten, we had booked 2 nights ,1 was enough we asked for a refund but the lady refused.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Stu wrote a review Jan 2023
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We booked at late notice for New Years Eve and were expecting much even though we knew we were getting overcharged due to the time of year. But one thing you expect is to have a working shower, particularly after our long drive, but we were disappointed to find the shower was either cold or without pressure, after complaints the Reception lady said they would contact a Plumber and offered only to shower in someone else's room (the place was fully booked so I'm not sure if that meant showering while other guest were there) and partial refund was refused after they were unable to fix the shower. Also the Bathroom sink tap leaked and the bath had many dead insects the Motel itself didn't seem maintained but at least the Beds were clean. Didn't feel safe walking on around the Motel and along Fenton St at night, unfortunately many of the Hotels/Motels have been turned into Housing NZ accomodation.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Nal wrote a review Dec 2022
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The hot water didn't work. The room didn't have heat until we asked for it. The manager who managers Greenview Motel also owned by same people was rude. The room had cockroach. The mineral pool unclean. The deco is very dated. This used to be a good motel but not anymore. I won't recommend anyone staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Louise wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
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The room is disgusting!! Run down, mouldy and filthy! Bedding was dirty, curtains torn and amenities rusted and of poor quality! I got accommodated here as I'm doing contract work for 2 weeks....what a disgrace that an employer put his people up in a place like this.... disgusting!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Helpful.... yes, don't even think of this place as a getaway motel!
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Positive32 wrote a review Jul 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
This motel is rundown in need of repair. Holes in ceiling mould on walls . Duvets and bedspreads unwashed not worth the money. Worst motel I’ve ever stayed in will not be back. Spa was not clean. Lacks quality
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tasha wrote a review Jul 2021
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Unhelpful unfriendly, lack of empathy, dirty, old and rundown. Run as far away from here as you can. Do not stay here, it would be the worst experience ever. Place needs a major upgrade in both facilities, rooms and owners.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Explorer28 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Booked this place for 2 nights. The room is disgusting, as what others said. It didn’t look like the photos on booking.com. It’s filthy! chair covers have stain on them. The bed coverlet has tear on it, the taps is yuck. Shower is terrible, i cannot figure it out. Its get too hot and get too cold.. honestly, i would not recommend this place to anyone.. only positive is towels, it was white and very clean..
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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$120 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway International Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway International Motel?
Nearby attractions include Rotofobia (0.9 km), Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (1.2 km), and Polynesian Spa (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway International Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway International Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Gateway International Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway International Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, El Mexicano Zapata Express, and Gelato Mio Ice Cream.
Does Gateway International Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Gateway International Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gateway International Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gateway International Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway International Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (1.8 km), Te Puia (2.1 km), and Government Gardens (1.2 km).
Does Gateway International Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Gateway International Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.