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australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its very clean and close to center of town. Hot showers & brilliant water pressure. Free wi fi & swimming pool & two hot mineral spa pools.. Parking was good, right out side our door. This motel is opposite a free thermal l park. The price is very affordable, would stay again

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Thank nelsonsAustralia
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have stayed at this motel many times before. Last year we found the standard had slipped a bit from previous visits, but the place has improved since it changed hands recently. The unit looked and smelled clean and fresh. Everything we needed was there. What we like best about this motel is that it is easy to find,situated opposite... More 

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Thank Liz L
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

The owner of the motel really needs to upgrade her customer service skills. When we first arrived, there was no soap in the bathroom and one of the towels was stained with what looked like dried blood. I asked the owner for some soap and if she could replace the towel. She then frowns and says: 'what, do I have... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The facilities were average, the layout of the rooms are extremely confusing. Parking is ok. The rooms are not as clean as expected, there were visible handprints on the walls, the towels are dated and don't look clean, there was flaked paint behind the sofa, the dining chairs had marks that could've been wiped off. The futon chair cover looked... More 

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Waipu, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

I stayed at this motel for 2 nights in the family unit, 3 bedrooms. The furniture and all the beds needed upgrading badly, never known double beds so hard. The bathroom was very dated, toilet very stained as was basin and bath, the shower was just ok but at least had a good water pressure. Alot of the plugs didnt... More 

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Thank 1959jules
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The room was dated and well priced for what it is. We were very happy with the hotel until we came back later that day after exploring Rotorua. Upon trying to turn on the TV and even taking it off the wall to see if it needed to be switched on elsewhere, it would not work. Also the outdoor spa... More 

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Thank 297nikitac
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

This place is excellent value. Good location close to town and all amenities. We stayed in the 2 bedroom at the back near swimming pool. Very spacious and comfortable and can sleep 5. Queen in 1 bedroom and single and bunks in the second.

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The motel is close to the tourist attractions, it's cheap and its easy to find place for your car. So far the good news... Our room was ensuite with an own kitchen. When we arrived, there was a terrible smell (from a fishy meal some other guest obviously had), and the kitchen was barely cleaned. We went to a supermarket... More 

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Thank Cindy B
Auckland, NZ
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

A slightly dated motel, but hey- the price was good. Basically clean and tidy (a bathroom cabinet was showing some water damage (but with MDF timber this is very common). Kitchen unit reasonably well equipped, with good refrigerator/freezer, microwave and full stove. Location - very close to Kuirau Park and main shops. Bedding was clean. Master-Bed displayed a little "roll... More 

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Thank Possum46
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

We were late, but the proprietor waited for us. The room was ready for us. Since it is so close to all the amenities we left the room after we hada shower and walked to a restaurant. WE had a very good dinner and went back to the motel to get ready for business purposes next morning

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Kowhai and Colonial Motel

Address: 1232 Ranolf St.,, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: £59 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kowhai and Colonial Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“make sure there is a car park to park your car”
 of 5 bubbles nelsonsAustralia, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a unit near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 579lizl, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“just find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 1959jules, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Make sure things are working.”
 of 5 bubbles 297nikitac, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you have special request try and ring them before hand to make sure they understand.It's too late when you get there and they don't have any alternative rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles juls14926, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
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