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Tricia D
Rotorua, New Zealand

Worst $150.00 I've ever spent.

2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Mar 2024
I usually try to find something positive to say, regardless of how bad the unit was. This time I can't. Perhaps the owners are doing their best, but I suspect they cater more for the tourists that are one off visitors and won't bother writing a review. Shocking unit. Would not stay again.

No electric heating, we rang reception (onsite reception was not open in the 4 hours we were there) and a guy (with limited English) turned up pretended that the thermal heating was on and warming up. I ended up sending my husband out to buy an electric heater.

Then our adult son visited and took one look at the unit and moved us to another motel. He was not having his parents "stay in that hovel".

Some serious money needs to be spent on this place.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

We stayed one night. On entry it was noticeable the place was run down. Nobody in reception, had to ring them. We asked for a price reduction as the place was not up to standard. No. We went out for dinner, on return there was a disposed of used condom in the backyard by spa pool. Rang the manager again. He was not concerned at all about our safety. The place was unclean, cockroaches, run down and needed maintenance. I'd never recommend this place to anyone. Don't book here. Manager is living in a dream world, thinks its top price for a top motel. Dreamer.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Reremoana R
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Awful. Very overpriced, one star at most.
Very dated and worn out motel, badly patched holes in the walls, very worn out kitchen and bathroom facilities, broken shower head, leaking toilet cistern, and the rooms smoke alarm had a flat battery.
No air conditioning or ventilation, but there was one fan for the two rooms.
External railing was so badly rusted it cut my partners hand, requiring medical treatment.
Had booked for multiple nights, but it was so bad we had to leave after just one night.
For a motel that advertises as "international" I am embarrassed that visitors to rotorua might stay at such a place.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Mathew C
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

This place should be condemed, its disgusting that they would charge out rooms that are so unclean and dirty. What you see of the website, is NOTHING when you arrive in person! i would never recommend my worst ememy to stay here either.

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Megan O
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Seriously it was soo sooo bad. There are no pillows in the room as we booked this hotel for 4 people but there is only 2 pillows and no heater inside the room my wife got really sick after visiting this rubbish motel and when we call on reception no one answer the call poor very poor services i don't recommend this motel in future to anyone!
They charge $180 from us but they do t give us that type of services atleast the basic needs..

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank nomi k
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Terrible place to stay room was so noisy you would have thought the traffic was driving through, the windows where drafty and handles broken the door in similar repair toilet seat was dirty and broken I didn't try any mineral baths the look of them was enough and the smell was rotten, we had booked 2 nights ,1 was enough we asked for a refund but the lady refused.

Date of stay: March 2023
Thank DavidHNZ3023
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