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Gateway International Motel

263 Fenton Street Glenholme, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#83 of 89 hotels in Rotorua
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Car hire
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Tasha wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
1 Helpful vote
Explorer28 wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
Jake wrote a review Jan 2021
Wanaka, New Zealand13 contributions26 helpful votes
Absolute dog s#!t of a place... it’s filthy and looks nothing like the pictures on booking.com, dishes, sink, bathtub we’re all full of grime. Was woken up at 7am to loud banging on the roof which didn’t stop for over half an hour. Owner played oblivious to this & wouldn’t offer any partial refund.... DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! The building needs to be condemned it’s that bad....
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Skywalker wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand45 contributions13 helpful votes
Hi Travellers This motel was listed on very economical price on booking.com. We purchased the motel stay for one night. Location of this motel and the staff is ok. We didn't like the cleaning standard in the motel. The room had mist smell and cutlery wasn't clean properly. There were lots of black sulphur mark on the bathroom tab and on the spa bath. Bedsheet cover had of dust on it. Overall if you want to travel solo or just the stay. .. Then it will be best to do but not recommended with kids. Cheers!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
BabsNZL wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Terrible beyond belief. The hotel looked nothing like what was advertised on hotels.com The room was dated, dark and smelt of smoke. The NZ Police were there arresting a clearly drug addicted ‘guest’. Found that they were housing extremely dodgy people so was completely unsuitable for a family to stay there. We didn’t even check in and manager refused to refund us. We had booked that day so could not give the 48hours notice of cancellation. It was a nightmare. After more than an hour of arguing, phone calls to hotels.com and support from the police officers who were there, they agreed to refund 4 of 5 nights’ payment. We then had to drive to a different hotel owned by the same person to get the refund. A truly upsetting, stressful and deeply disappointing experience. DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Unhappy Camper wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you don't want to be a motel owner don't be. I've just had my first worst experience at a Motel. I'll put up with most things and never had a complaint, until now!!! Gateway International, Why even bother having a bed? I might as well have slept on the floor it was as hard as concrete!! The light blew as soon as we turned it on. The TV turns off on its own and also turns down on its own. The first thing I noticed was a beetle or something crawling across the kitchen floor. Gross!! One pillow per person as thin as paper and no spare!! My husband and I are that annoyed with the state of this place we are took the loss and went somewhere else . $235 per night, this is absolute robbery. We will NEVER stay here again!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
mildredchubby wrote a review Feb 2020
Upper Hutt, New Zealand5 contributions11 helpful votes
Not much to look at, very much needs refurbishment, and very overpriced! Stayed two nights, bed was comfortable. But will not return in a hurry. The plus: it has a lift for upstairs unit The minus: underwhelming
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
KiwiRoverJim wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions31 helpful votes
There are absolutely no redeeming features about this property. The room itself was well overdue for a refurb, but for heaven's sake, at least make sure all the light bulbs work and the curtains are actually on the track.. The bed was uncomfortable and jammed into a corner, there was no aircon or double-glazing - and this on a very busy road, so it is also noisy. The bathroom was appalling - the shower was over a very old, very stained spa bath and had very low pressure and ran hot/cold randomly. Just glad we were there for just one night - couldn't have tolerated any more.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jaroslav Nečas wrote a review Jan 2020
Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions112 helpful votes
Classic motel with parking place directly in front of your room. Room was large well cleaned and equipped with whirlpool, microwave oven, toaster and fridge. Unfortunately we haven't opportunity to try whirlpool. Wifi connection was okay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Response from Gateway M, Manager at Gateway International Motel
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your time to give us positive review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to see you near future. Thank you.
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Graeme Hunt wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Sorry but this Motel needs some TLC. Taps dripping in the kitchen, lino cracked, curtains that wouldn't close. The main bed had a huge sag in the middle, no smoke alarm present in room. The hot pool looked old and the surrounding area needs a fresh coat of paint
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I wouldn't stay here again
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US$80 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Tamaki Māori Village (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway International Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
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, Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine, 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 Tamaki Māori Village (0.9 km), Te Puia (2.1 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (1.8 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.