We were looking for a place that was centrally located and low-priced. A complimentary buffet and complimentary WiFi were added bonuses; the continental buffet, while basic, was more than adequate. The WiFi was sufficient for checking e-mails, which is what we needed. The location was terrific as well, within walking distance of the city centre and Central Mall. The other places (mainly hotels) where we had stayed in the past were located way down on Fenton St, which meant we had to take the car out more often than we would have liked. The kitchen was very handy, e.g., a microwave for reheating pizzas and plenty of good-quality cutlery.
On the flipside, the shower was cordoned off from the rest of the bathroom by just a shower curtain, which meant the floor of the bathroom got wet - this is a safety hazard and not very pleasant by any means (this issue has been raised by others on TripAdvisor for this motel). There was no clock radio in the room to show us the time. The freezer compartment in the fridge was not functional as a result of which water dripped on to the floor of the fridge.
Notwithstanding these drawbacks, if we had to visit Rotorua again, we probably would first try this place first for a good price for a studio room before looking elsewhere. (We got the deal through Wotif.)
- Also Known As:
- Sequoia Acacia Hotel