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Auckland
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111 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect for an overnight stay. The room was clean and had what we needed although much smaller than the photos make it out to be. Good sized bathroom. Really friendly and helpful staff. Great location, not 5 stars as the bathroom sink was really small and difficult to fill water bottle from

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceeded expectations. Julie (?) and Lee bent over backwards to ensure that I had what I needed. The internet was great. Location, as others have noted, also great. It's listed as a micro-hotel in Lonely Planet by the previous owners. I see that the "micro" has been dropped from the name. While it was fun for me a a solo... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Rotorua over the weekend. The place is nice tidy and quiet. The location for this place is fantastic and is right in the heart of the city center. Close to pretty much everything. Chilled ambiance with very friendly staff. Recommend.

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Thank Anirban G
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't express enough what a joy it was to stay here and the level of service was outstanding. Hotel under new management past few months from a couple from China. Both husband and wife went way beyond expected to help me multiple times during my stay. Room I had was small but very clean and comfortable. My room had microwave,... More 

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Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I hope you have great holiday in New Zealand. All the best. More 

Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This motel is right in the center of Rotorua, it has a carpark so it's easy to leave your car and take a walk in the town. We had a twin room with single beds, it was quite small but it perfectly did the job. Special thanks to the gentleman at the reception who was really very kind, he helped... More 

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Thank yeStoryteller
Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, that is great support. We try our best and would love to see you again. More 

NZ
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38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Probably the best value for money if you want to be in the centre of the party CBD, eat street and shopping. We booked to rooms the budget twin (upstairs) with bathroom which was a shoe box, but for one night more than adequate. Was tidy and clean but very compact. Friday, coffee etc supplied. The other room a access... More 

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Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. this is great support. I will keep improving and try my best to deliver the best service I can. Thank you so much More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great price for such a great location. Really friendly staff. Helped me out when I couldn't get the free wifi to work. Clean, basic room, secure parking, close to everything. Stayed two nights and enjoyed.

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Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much. That was really nice to have you stayed in our motel. Your review is real support for us. Thank you and love to see you again. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It was really comfy, tidy and clean. My girlfriend and I stayed in a double studio room for a night. We enjoyed staying in this motel. All the staff showed us thier smiles and Tim was really kind and helpful. Also, they organise some booking, tour and trips for guests. We would like to stay in this motel again later... More 

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Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Kwak, your review is great support. As a new owner I try my best to make sure every customer happy while staying in our motel. Thank you so much:) More 

Brisbane, Queensland
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The gentleman who runs Astray was so helpful - always cheerful and willing to do whatever he could to help. I arrived to check in before my room was ready, so he gladly put me up in another room so I could have a nap after my long trip. Then, when I was stuck in Rotorua due to roads closed... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed in one of the single private rooms for 2 nights. The single private rooms share a bathroom with a few other rooms, but there are enough showers and toilets that it's hardly noticeable you're sharing. They are small but affordable. The biggest downside to these rooms is that the walls are paper thin. You can can clearly hear... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rotorua Motel ASTRAY is a Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. We have off street parking, Freeview TV, Free WiFi. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Close enough to walk to Rotorua's many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua's lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door. We know all the "must do" activities in Rotorua and we can book you in. Our motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities. Rotorua Motel ASTRAY look forward to hosting you in Rotorua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astray Motel

Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Price Range: £36 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Some distance from supermarket, stock up before going to hotel. Parking is short supply, ground level room easier for access”
 of 5 bubbles JJnzNz, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Private doubles on the second floor are the best rooms, private, quiet and big.”
 of 5 bubbles alasanonfn, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“No city view. Ask for room on ground floor but at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles bambooKK, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“dark, too much beds in a small room”
 of 5 bubbles 239dagmarr, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Twin with ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles 813PatC, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
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