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Red Rock Thermal Motel

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#9 of 45 motels in Rotorua
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Red Rock Thermal Motel is a small motel with thermal heating, a private thermal mineral spa pool for rejuvenating after a busy day sightseeing and a outdoor heated swimming pool. We have gardens to relax in with a trampoline for the kids. All units have tea & coffee facilities, kitchenettes and bathrooms. The Motel is ideally situated to tour the many geothermal parks in the area. Many of the Maori Culture shows offer a free pick up service from here for a great night out, or if you prefer you can simply walk out of our back gate, catch yourself a trout from the stream & cook it on the BBQ.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Fishing
Spa
Hot spring bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Henning R wrote a review Mar 2024
Chilliwack, Canada65 contributions7 helpful votes
For a 3-Star location this is a very good small motel and a good option to stay in Rotorua - clean, with kitchenette, quiet area, reasonably priced, and friendly, caring owners; would book again if in the area. A guest laundry is available, but washer only (no dryer).
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Escape54740180424 wrote a review Oct 2023
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The motel is metres from the highway with trucks and road trains a constant noise. The garden looked unkept and the play area nothing like in the photos. We looked at the room and the chairs were stained. We looked in the spa and it was dirty and so was the shower t here - you could see the dirt drifting in places. I don't think the manager knows you have to change the water between uses. We waited 20 minutes at reception - ringing the bell and even phoning the motel number multiple times before anyone came. We had booked and paid but after inspection left. We lost our money but be aware the photos are not recent.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rene wrote a review Jun 2023
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Molly and Simon are so nice and showed me around the place. Room was lovely, heated by thermal water radiators, perfect for drying washing on. Mineral pool is so nice and private. Shops/food close by. Will be back
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Brenda T wrote a review May 2020
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We stayed in unit 5 which has a full kitchen. It looks out on the building which has the mineral pool (hot pool). I liked our room because it was away from the busy road so it was very quiet. We also did not hear any noise from unit 6, which was right beside us. Everything was very clean. There was milk in the fridge on our arrival. When using the shower, have a decent flow of water going or you will get temperature fluctuations. Note that laundry is not self-service. (We went to Sunshine Laundromat to do laundry.) The only negative thing about the motel is that there is no air conditioning. Since it is a good idea to have things locked up while one is gone for the day, the room will be hot when you get back if it is summertime. It is possible to open windows on both sides of the unit, though, to get good air flow. Putting the fan on also helps. By bedtime, we always had the room cooled down enough to sleep well. I should mention that the swimming pool was very clean and a good temperature. Also, the owners were super nice.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jay K wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand159 contributions74 helpful votes
The private hot spa is awesome! There is a kids play ground inside where my daughter and other kids play together. Furthermore, there is enough parking space. Staff are nice and friendly! Strongly Recommended!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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BillyV wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand117 contributions126 helpful votes
Above average for a typical self-catering NZ motel. We rented the 2-bedroom unit and although there is no air conditioning, it is adequately equipped. Kitchen is well equipped with a full-sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and cutlery. Service is attentive and the place is kept tidy. Highly recommended if you’re travelling with friends/family and want to keep costs reasonable.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Leonard W wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand22 contributions7 helpful votes
Ticks all the boxes Red Rock Motel. Rooms are spotlessly clean beds are really comfortable the staff are very welcoming and attentive. Nothing is too much trouble. The pool is excellent as is the spar. Although the thermal spa is a little old worldie and probably due for tidy up it still acceptable but would not suit fuss pots of the world. I'd stay again at Red Rock Motel in heartbeat. RR is not Rolls Royce but I'd rather stay here ahead of some that are. Finally it's damn good value.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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IHateThisWebsite wrote a review Sept 2019
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This place is great, despite it featuring 1mbps free wifi with a 50mb limit, and to upgrade wifi, it costs 30 bucks. Bad wifi, but otherwise, awesome. It is warm, but not hot, and has a good pool. Loved the Cottage.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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WELLANDITE wrote a review May 2019
Great Malvern, United Kingdom139 contributions78 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights whilst on a driving tour of New Zealand. After having sat nav problems finding it we eventually arrived and were made to feel welcome by the lady in reception. The room was very functional with lawn at rear but comfortable with all you needed. Fairly central for getting around Rotarua and surrounding area.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Red Rock T, Guest Relations Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel
Responded 29 Jun 2019
hi WELLANDITE, thank you for your kind review, Yes we are 12 minutes walk to town and/or lakefront, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to your liking. Regards, May.
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Judy T wrote a review Apr 2019
94 contributions47 helpful votes
One floor apartment with onsite car park. Spacious room with a little verandah & small kitchenette. Laundry facilities available at $5 per use. Good hot shower facilities. But, the bed is too soft that it is not comfortable for a restful sleep. Need to drive out to eateries & shops.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Red Rock T, Guest Relations Manager at Red Rock Thermal Motel
Responded 14 May 2019
hi Judy. Thank you for your feedback! we have come to realize that beds are very subjective,everyone has different likes with their bed, sorry if it wasn't to your liking. It is a 3 minute drive to city center and eateries and a 12 minutes walk sorry if this was too far for you. Thank you for staying with us, enjoy the rest of your stay.
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$137 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Rock Thermal Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Nearby attractions include Volcanic Air (1.0 km), Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (1.1 km), and St. Faith's Anglican Church (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, Poco Tapas & Wine, and Gelato Mio Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Rock Thermal Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Rock Thermal Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (3.9 km), Te Puia (4.0 km), and Government Gardens (1.8 km).