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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We were extremely happy with our stay at Arista. The staff were very friendly, helpful and always smiling and happy to chat. The room we had for our family was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We had a family unit, with bedrooms upstairs and living downstairs. Beds were comfortable with plenty of pillows and blankets provided. It does get hot...

Thank Jenni8774
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely clean, great staff, fab service and very comfortable. Stayed here 2 nights and would definitely stay again. its right on the main strip of motels and near a supermarket and a pizza hut which suited us fine! We liked that you could hire DVDs to play in the room for free, (we had a 4 year old so didnt...

Thank Sharon734
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very helpful staff, clean rooms and equipment. 7 of us stayed and we all enjoyed the stay very much. Buildings are beautiful and well looked after, I had complements from my in-laws that I have reserved a very nice place for them. Strongly recommended.

Thank nzjiyoung
Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great welcome by Michael, beautiful room all the comforts of home. Great nights sleep. I must say the shower needs to be closed in as water goes everywhere, small thing because they provide plenty of towels, this is the only reason i didnt rate 5/5. So well done Arista, i would certainly recommend this place.

Thank Holiday0610
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were lovely, welcoming and accommodating. The room was comfortable. We had five adults so a second bathroom, or even toilet would have been useful, and a dishwasher would have been magic. But overall, great location, clean and tidy, and had free WIFI

Thank 793fional
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What a beautiful stay. My wife and I were down in Rotorua for part of our honeymoon and loved Arista! Mike, the owner, was one of the most hospitable and friendly people I have ever met. He went out of his way to ensure that we had the best time. He helped us book dinners, gave us tips and...

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North Walsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, comfortable, quiet, and well equipped, friendly helpful staff ,(Michael deserves a special mention here) the hot tub was a boon after a hard days sightseeing. It was a 20 minute walk into town but there is plenty of free parking in the CBD so no problem there. All l in all a very pleasant place to stay

Thank Bruce L
Mike and Annema... G, Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hello Bruce, great that you enjoyed your stay and it was my pleasure having you here. Our location is indeed handy, just a nice walk or short drive to the CBD and all it's offerings. We take pride in ensuring the rooms are clean, comfortable and I will certainly let our staff know of your kind words. Kind regards, Michael

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Mike and his team at Arista, we were very impressed with Arista of Rotorua, the staff were lovely and friendly and added a personal bonus to our stay. The rooms and apartment were clean and tidy which made our stay feel very relaxing we would definitely stay again.

Thank taram662
Mike and Annema... G, Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hello taram662, we would love to have you back! Thank you for your review and rating and with service our # 1 priority we are happy that you were impressed. Our housekeeping staff take pride in ensuring the rooms are kept to a high standard and ensuring you feel relaxed and at home. We do look forward to welcoming you...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner or manager, Michael, was extremely helpful and made sure all our needs were met. Nice, safe motel in a good location. Room was well equipped. There is no air conditioning, but with fans in the room we were comfortable.

Thank Terry D
Mike and Annema... G, Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there Terry, thrilled that we met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay. Very thankful for your positive review and rating and we hope to see you again here at the Arista. Kind regards, Michael

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel. The rooms are very spacious and clean. It was nice to have some room to spread out a bit. The spa in the back was a fantastic bonus. It was a lovely way to end a busy day of walking. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. The staff was so nice and helpful. They gave...

Thank lizziegirl101
Mike and Annema... G, Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hello lizziegirl, thank you! We are pleased that you had an awesome stay, Rotorua is quite the place with so much to do. You certainly can spread out a bit as our rooms are quite large at 62-90m2 and the private spa, that is hard to beat. Yes, Mike and Annemarie are committed to helping make those little lives that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Do you want SPACE? Try us, we're the largest Units in Rotorua! Sleeping 1-8, they all have Kitchenettes, private spa pools, thermally heated, 2 TVs, DVD player and free DVD hire for family units. We have a bus stop at our door step. We are just a kilometre from town, and if you want to be really looked after while you visit Rotorua, stay with us! Qualmark 4.5 Star rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arista of Rotorua

Address: 296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: £98 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arista of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Arista Of Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
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#2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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