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Ambassador Thermal Motel

Cnr Whakaue and Hinemaru Sts PO Box 1212, Rotorua New Zealand
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#31 of 89 hotels in Rotorua

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Rotorua does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ambassador Thermal Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Sulphur Point (0.2 mi) and Eat Street (0.2 mi), guests of Ambassador Thermal Motel can easily experience some of Rotorua's most well known attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ambassador Thermal Motel offers guests wifi.

The motel features sun umbrellas, beach chairs, and newspaper. Plus, Ambassador Thermal Hotel offers a pool and barbeque facilities, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Rotorua, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Atticus Finch, Cobb & Co. Rotorua, or The Thai Restaurant.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a garden, such as Government Gardens.

Ambassador Thermal Motel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Rotorua.

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Property amenities
Free parking
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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BKwang wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand27 contributions
Great location; it's in a quiet corner of the city with plenty of parking outside but within walking distance to Government Gardens and a whole bunch of restaurants and shops. Room, furnishing and facilities were clean and tidy, even if they aren't the most modern; the room prices were good value for money though, so I have no complaints. We didn't have a chance to try the communal spa pool but there was one right outside our room to use if we did. Would be more than happy to stay here again - recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Tanya R wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
After checking out of a filthy Rotorua hotel we were extremely fortunate to find that there was a room available here for our family of five. The owners are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The motel is dated but very well maintained and very clean. The cost to stay is extremely well priced compared to the majority of Rotorua accommodation. The common areas and pool area are also well maintained and clean. We had an upstairs view which had a view of the lake. The lake, shops, Eat Street and Government Gardens are all within walking distance which was a bonus. Most importantly this is not WINZ accommodation. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Lamca274 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand57 contributions40 helpful votes
This place was booked the day before we arrived for our extended family of 6. We were not disappointed, from the lovely reminder phone call by the owner to our checkout experience. It was a lovely and clean separate "house" in a quiet street with a large main room and plenty of free street parking. The two bedrooms were large and comfy with 2 separate comfortable single beds in the open plan lounge/dining room. Wifi access was good. The bathroom was quite spacious although I was a bit surprised that it opened up to the kitchen directly! Because we only stayed one night and left the next morning, we did not really make full use of the facilities. Very convenient to walk to local eateries and the Government Gardens. Would definitely recommend this to future travellers with large families.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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TeamAitken wrote a review Sep 2020
Wellington, New Zealand109 contributions31 helpful votes
A great place to stay. Motel is adjacent to Government Gardens so an excellent location for any events in that area. Also handy to the main shoppibg area and restaurants. Unit was clean and tidy and a good size. Shower was one if the best for pressure i have experienced in a motel. Complex has a thermal pool and spa pool. Unit was wzrm and comfortable. Staff were excellent and very accommodating. We have already booked for our next event in Rotorua. Thanks for all your help
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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solomon08 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand97 contributions34 helpful votes
I think we booked the last available room in Rotorua (that was not going to cost an arm and a leg) on the school holiday weekend and we were delighted with the complex. Friendly check in, spotlessly clean unit, well appointed little kitchen, and family friendly. A super find. So central to downtown also. Park and walk.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: There maybe concert noise from park nearby. Choose an east side room.
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US$87 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ambassador Thermal Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Nearby attractions include Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (0.5 km), Tamaki Māori Village (0.4 km), and Government Gardens (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Mexicano Zapata, Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways, and Sabroso.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Ambassador Thermal Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ambassador Thermal Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tamaki Māori Village (0.4 km), Te Puia (3.4 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (3.1 km).
Is Ambassador Thermal Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.