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Fernleaf Motel

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#13 of 45 motels in Rotorua
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Fernleaf is a great classic Kiwi motel in a central location close to the Central Mall in Rotorua. With its own geothermal bore, it offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, genuine mineral spa pool, as well as cosy warm units. Classic charm is the theme, with spacious units, fully equipped kitchens with stoves and plenty of beds to sleep the whole family in our one bedroom or two bedroom units. Enjoy a night of entertainment using our Roku Streaming units or Smart T.V.'s and watch your favourite movies, on our subscription paid channels. Or, use your own account to rent a new release. Also available for viewing are T.V. Series including documentaries and You Tube Channels.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Golf course
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fence around pool
Taxi service
Spa
Hot spring bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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SleepySteven wrote a review Feb 2024
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia107 contributions86 helpful votes
Hot and stuffy room. The window is unable to open and the current renovation is ongoing. Parking inside the motel. With kitchenette, fridge, oven (great for self-cooking) There is no reception and it is near the supermarket. Wifi provided
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Date of stay: December 2023
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kdidd wrote a review Sept 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
The Fernleaf was a clean, spacious motel. We found it easily and were greeted by the helpful, friendly proprietors. The rooms were well equipped and we were able to cook a meal in the kitchenette (supermarkets nearby). On site there was a thermal pool, as well as a larger swimming pool; my family enjoyed using both. I would highly recommend The Fernleaf Motel.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Jenleyran wrote a review Apr 2019
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Fernleaf Motel is awesome with an excellent location! Cherie picked us up from the bus stop, drove us around and gave a quick tour on which places to go and even kept our stuff for safekeeping after check out while we explored Rotorua and volunteered to meet us back at the bus stop to drop off our luggage. That’s what you call excellent customer service 👍
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Date of stay: April 2019
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JennNg_2012 wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions36 helpful votes
I gave it 5 star even though some of the furniture like the taps seemed age because the owners particularly the wife were lovely. The rooms were spacious. The location was central with a huge shopping area nearby. The motel has a thermal bath and swimming pool. My girl was really sad to leave the motel because she loved playing with their puppy. It made our stay memorable!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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ATWtraveler wrote a review Dec 2018
Waikiki, Hawaii94 contributions67 helpful votes
OK, I wan't real happy with my choice here but waited until I had at least 6 NZ Motor Lodges under my belt before writing a review. Now I'm sure this is the bottom of the 6 comparably priced places I've stayed. Kind of clean, but old so hard to feel it's clean. The window and door sills were dirty and dead bugs squished on the walls. Definitively needs upgrading and some fresh paint. Also seems to have some units leased out long term so kind of like a cheap apartment place. With all that said, it was on the low end in terms of price but in retrospect I would pay 10 to 15 $ more and stay in one of the much newer places 2 blocks away on the main highway.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Barry Webster wrote a review Nov 2018
Waipukurau, New Zealand331 contributions141 helpful votes
This is a very centrally located motel so close to town and just a 2 minute walk to the Mall.The rooms were spotlessly clean and the service was excellent.No sky tv but they have netflix which had some very good films.But......the downside was the families living there with young children who were quite loud.And the adults sitting outside the rooms smoking and drinking .Not a good look.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Responded 9 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time for your review. Much appreciated
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s0phiericard wrote a review Jul 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
Room is very clean, bedding is excellent. Everything you need to stay is in the room, including towel for mineral pool. Private hot mineral pool is amazing. Perfect spot to rejuvenate. They have Netflix available if you don’t want to live the room! Very easy to walk to town and central centres The hosts are very friendly and did a very good price deal for one night stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Dec 2018
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Jay K wrote a review May 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand159 contributions74 helpful votes
It is located in very good location in Rotorua, near central and nice fish and chips restaurant. It is located in the residential area and on a quiet street. The room has thermal heating and very warm.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Room Tip: I just jumped without booking, so not sure about the room but my room was big one in the corner...
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Penny079 wrote a review Apr 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand14 contributions7 helpful votes
Hosts were excellent, excellent, and accommodating to our young and loud family of 5 kids. SMART TV with trimmings - Youtube, Netflix. Never seen that in any motel before!!!! Gorgeous swimming pool and 24/7 genuine mineral pool (with water cooler, fan, toilet, shower). Although motel is dated, the hosts have tried hard to make the place presentable, clean, and cosy with trimmings such as kids playhouse, little ride on cars, plenty of towels for the pool. Stunning location (quiet back street and VERY close to town) - Warehouse, Food Court, Countdown 2mins walk away. Fussy guests - should inspect first. But we LOVED it. Downsides - smaller bedrooms, some parts aged, & tight parking area. If you are fussy, suggest you inspect first. But, as a total package, this motel outranks 95% of the other 50 motels we have stayed in in Rotorua.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: 2 bedroom unit was quite spacious in the shared space. Rooms smallish - but met our needs.
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veeRob wrote a review Mar 2018
Las Vegas, NV270 contributions155 helpful votes
My friend and I were in Rotorua for a couple of nights were overall pleased with the Fernleaf Motel, minus a couple of parts. For starters, the good. We had a nice big one bedroom apartment for a reasonable price. Being two adult males, one of us made the living room the bedroom while the other slept in the actual bedroom. Two separate spaces, which made for a bit of privacy after sharing a room for most of the trip. The apartment came with a well equipped kitchen which came in handy when we had an in-room movie & home made Lunchable(tm) night the first night when it was pouring. We were pleased to find a semi-working Netflix on the TV so we could bing part of the new season of Love. The hotel had a pool and a small thermal pool, but we didn't get to try either, sadly. Now, the downsides. The beds weren't the most comfortable... my friend called them inflatable mattresses as that's sort of what they felt like. The Internet was very slow on my computer and cell phone... I have no idea how Netflix even worked with those speeds! Not only was it slow it would just go out for periods of time. This was a theme of Rotorua, so I don't blame the hotel as much as I do the Internet in the whole city, apparently. The bathroom was also in need of a refurbishment. It was fine, but the toilet only had a non-locking sliding door on it, and the shower faucet was one of the oldest I've seen in a hotel, and I've stayed in a lot. Would I stay here again? Sure. Would I recommend it? Sure. But if you are used to American style upscale chains, this is not the hotel for you.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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$118 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fernleaf Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Fernleaf Motel?
Nearby attractions include Rotofobia (0.8 km), Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (1.0 km), and Polynesian Spa (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fernleaf Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Fernleaf Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fernleaf Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fernleaf Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fernleaf Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, El Mexicano Zapata Express, and Poco Tapas & Wine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fernleaf Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fernleaf Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Fernleaf Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fernleaf Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fernleaf Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Fernleaf Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (1.9 km), Te Puia (2.2 km), and Government Gardens (1.2 km).