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“Home Renovations”
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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #4 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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“Home Renovations”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

we stayed here for a few days whilst our bathroom and toilet were being renovated. the place was very spacious and the hot tub was just superb. It was a two level room, where our children were in the top space. The facilities were wonderful and everything is very central to the township. Hosts were very pleasant and accomodating.

Room Tip: We were in the corner suites and didnt hear any traffic or other visitors to the motel.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the private spa, we think they are great.
Good to hear the Family Mezzanine room provide your family the space you needed, giving the kids their own area to hang out.
If you are doing further renovations in the future, please come and stay again.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Love the spa/jacuzzi !

the rooms are incredulously huge. for traveling families, this is the place for the space and affordability.

one thing i was rather disappointed over was the dead bugs on the ledge when i opened the window. a simple dusting by room service would easily suffice.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Hi there,
Thank you for your review. We think the private spas are great too.
Our rooms are very spacious giving plenty of room for the whole family.
Our cleaning staff does a great but thank you for picking up on an area that may have been overlooked.
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

This was the most incredible of all our hotel/motel stays.
The place is easily accessible and has awesome cottages. All well kept and clean and with all kitchen amenities.There is a a private patio and a spa tub as well. The location is good for a relaxing and quite atmosphere.The hosts are very friendly and very very helpful. They have a good collection of movies too as well in case one wants to watch. Will definitely be back for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Ask the hosts for anything and they will help..The town itself sleeps very early so if you are looki...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Hi there,
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at arista so much, we would love to have you come and stay again.
Our DVD collection is very popular with our guests and we are glad you liked it too.
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Stayed here recently on a trip with family and we hired 2 duplex units. The units were clean and comfortable and we really liked the mezzanine bedroom area. The private outdoor patio/hot tub area was also a hit. The staff were very friendly and we liked the DVD library which had some good titles. The location is ideal and it is an easy walk into town and the restaurants and supermarket but far enough away not to be bothered by noise.

Room Tip: The duplex rooms have loads of space
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for review.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Arista so much. We love the spa baths too and find our DVD library a hit with our guests.
Being within walking distance of town is also very handy for guests without cars or those who simply want to walk.
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a few nights in Dec 2012 on our visit from Canada. We were pleasantly surprised at how large and modern it was. It is well located in Rotorua so as to be 'near' things but also far enough away from noisy parts of town. It's only about a 5 minute drive to be downtown in the restaurant area.

It was not only large and modern but well appointed with a nice kitchen area stocked with coffee/tea etc, but also had several extra beds in a loft (which we didn't need) and free Wifi in the room which is very nice to have.

There is a nice sitting area with couch/table as well as a desk for using a computer, and a dining area with table & chairs. Not to mention your own private hot tub on the private patio. The hot tub is a bit dated, but it's still there and a nice thing to have if you want it.
The bed was also very comfortable.

We had a bit of trouble with very noisy neighbours letting their kids go wild in the hot tub after 10pm and we contacted the front desk to ask for assistance in dealing with this - the owners were away with their ailing child and the fellow that they had in at the front desk was first rate. He was a very friendly and helpful individual and he right away went over to deal with the noise problem.

We were very happy to have had such a nice stay in such a lovely spot, we will stay here again for sure next time we visit Rotorua.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that our facilities met your needs.
We had recently finished renovations when you stayed so thank you for your positive feedback, we agree that the new modern look is great.
It is also great to hear that the temporary management at the time dealt with the issue of excess noise next to your room promptly. We always address noise issues seriously as we aim to have everyone at the Arista have a great stay.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Singapore
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

My family was on vacation to North Island in Dec 2012 for 13 days and stayed 2nights here. The most unique experience here is the duplex unit which my wife liked a lot. Also my wife liked the spacious cooking area. Plus there is a jacuzzi in the sheltered backyard which my 6 year old daughter enjoyed tremendously. And we get to rent 2 DVDs per day for free from the reception. The motel is within short drive to amenities. The only negative comment is that the upper deck where the beds are can be warm at the end of the day i think due to the hot air rising. The fan helped to cool it down. In the end my wife voted this as her favourite lodging for our vacation.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Tony C
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Hi Tony,
Thank you for your review. We are pleased your family enjoyed your stay with us so much and it makes us very proud to hear we were your wife’s favorite lodging of your vacation.
We hope to have you stay with again
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We loved the amount of space provided and the comfy furniture too. It was well presented and smart. The private spa bath with outdoor courtyard was fun - you can add lots of bubble bath and not worry too much. Very hot when we stayed and upstairs could use some air con. Lovely hosts and would totally recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Trevor W
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Hi Trevor,
Thank you for your review. We have lots of space to spread out here at the Arista and are pleased you enjoyed the private spa in your room.
Unfortunately due the Sulfurous environment of our location installing heat pumps to air condition the room is not a feasible or economical option for us. However we do have fans available to ensure guests are comfortable especially during the warm summer season
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Arista of Rotorua 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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