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Fernleaf Motel

23 Toko Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#26 of 89 hotels 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fence around pool
Taxi service
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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Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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kdidd wrote a review Sep 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom19 contributions2 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
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
JennNg_2012 wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions35 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, Hawaii79 contributions41 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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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Barry Webster wrote a review Nov 2018
Waipukurau, New Zealand332 contributions137 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
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from CherieWillie, Owner at Fernleaf Motel
Responded 9 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time for your review. Much appreciated
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US$72 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
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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 Tamaki Māori Village (0.8 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, Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery, and Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fernleaf Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fernleaf Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fernleaf Motel offers an airport shuttle 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 Tamaki Māori Village (0.8 km), Te Puia (2.2 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (1.9 km).