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Golden Glow Motel

0.5 miles from Rotorua centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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253 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had seen some good reviews of the Golden Glow but we were a little disappointed. Certainly the staff are friendly and the place is spotlessly clean. However our room seemed a bit tired and shabby in comparison to the photos of some of the other rooms. Maybe the motel is in the process of all being refurbished. Everything worked...

Thank Kenneth L
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice and cosy motel. Beds have just been changed so we slept really well. Well equipped kitchen. It is clean and nice. Staff is welcoming and very helpful to advice visits in the region and can give some discounts on tours. Make sure to ask them before booking at isite

Thank mariekgou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Private spa, new beds, clean linen and carpets. Wonderful experience and service. Private spa the highlight - sit back and relax. Jason really looked after us. It was a great last minute find for our family of 6. . Jason's the Man!!!

Thank Renee C
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Jason, the new owner, was an incredible host! He picked us up from the bus stop and delivered us back to the bus stop after our stay. He upgraded our room without us asking and even helped carry our heavy bags up the steps! The location is an easy 10 minute walk to the downtown area and right across from...

1Thank ohio2017
Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Let me say that the young man at reception was friendly, helpful and clearly a good host. However, the wi fi was terrible which in my opinion drops 2 stars off the bat. The shower had an incredibly low shower head and the rooms (we had 2) were small. In our room the fridge was turned off - and then...

Thank RichardAJohn
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Really good location on the main road and opposite a supermarket. Easy access for all sight seeing around the area. Really comfy beds and a very warm welcome from the family that run the motel. Our room was spacious with a kitchenette and a hot tub. We had a tv with lots of channels. We was supplied with fresh milk...

2Thank MOMMY2014
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Really nice clean and tidy motel. 1.Very close to Packnsave and Redwood. 2.A big spa pool in the bathroom with bath towels, very private, do not need to share with others lol 3.Has a kitchen where can cook your own food with enough equipment. 4.Can watch TV 5.Big parking area 6.Many travel information can achieve at the reciption. 7.Staffs are...

2Thank Catherine X
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine I was so pleased to read your review, thank you. I'm delighted you had an exceptional stay with us. Thank you for your detailed feedback. We do hope to be able to welcome your back to the hotel in the near future.

Reviewed 28 December 2016

A few things that stand out about this motel: 1. very friendly hotel management and staff. Jason is truly a great guy, young, enegetic, easygoing and always ready-to-help. 2. great location. We certainly didn't know before our arrival why stay at a place @ Fenton Street would make your going around Rotorua so easy and smooth in terms of dining,...

1Thank Kevin L
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin I was delighted to read your review and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Golden Glow was everything we could ask for in a motel. Simple, Clean, Cheap and Jason the owners is such an awesome guy! Jacuzzi was fun and room had all the amenities you'd expect. 10 min walk into town and 15 mins to the Polynesian Pools. Perfect place to stay and we'll be going back again! Thanks Jason! You're a...

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

I was so delighted to read your review and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm very glad to be a star to you and it is our pleasure to offer you the best services we could. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Happy with the service, and room. Each room has its own spa / bubble bath spectacular. Nice easy walk to the city as well as 1min away from supermarket. The management are friendly and will go out of there way to help you. Would recommend!

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Travektree2015 Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm delighted we exceeded your expectations and hope to be able to welcome your back in the near future.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering spacious studios and family apartments with a private spa pool, Golden Glow Motel is a 5-minute walk from Rotorua Town where various shops and restaurants can be found. It offers free parking, free WiFi daily and a free shuttle from the bus station. Heated guest rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave, hot plates and a toaster. Each has a flat-screen TV with over 50 satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and shower. A self-service guest laundry service is available and luggage storage is provided. Motel Golden Glow is a 10-minute walk from the Polynesian Spa and Lake Rotorua. It is a 15-minute drive from the Rotorua Regional Airport, and a 20-minute drive from Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Glow Motel

Address: 253 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: £64 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#15 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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