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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #4 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Arista was a great place to stay. The rooms were fresh, clean and spacious and the spa pool was a great way to relax. Lovely and quiet with lovely extra touches that made it a perfect place to stay. The bed was so comfortable we had to buy ourselves a new one when we got home.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Karen V
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Hi Karen, thanks very much for your lovely review. Yes most our guests are enjoying the comfort of the new king beds we put in last year. It's probably one of the most important things to get right. Hope your new bed is going well. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Myself and a group of friends stayed here recently for a mountain biking trip. The accommodation is perfect for what we required with a living area downstairs and the sleeping area upstairs. There is a wash down area for the bikes and we could keep them locked up in the outdoor spa area at the back of the unit. There is a laundry available and free WIFI. There are many room options including a house for large groups. The Motel is walking distance to the centre of Rotorua and a short drive or ride to the Redwood Forest MTB area.
The hosts Mike and Anne-Marie are two of the nicest people you could ever meet and made us feel right at home. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
I can thoroughly recommend the Arista and would have to say it's one of the best places I've ever stayed at.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank DarrenN2121
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Darren all I can say is like wise. You guys were a great bunch of Aussies and the whole family enjoyed the time we had with you. Mountain bike guests is certainly a market that we see potential in and we are certainly doing our best to accommodate for that market including storage, wash down area and basic mountain bike advice. Thanks for mentioning the WIFI we have put a lot of effort into this area and recognise this as a crucial service for our guests.

Thanks for inviting me out to have some fun with your group in the redwood forest, I'm now starting to do more exploring of late my self on the mountain bike. Darren thank you for sending us the photo,s and movie clip of the day trip. I will be certainly looking to you and the boys coming back this year. I really hope things are ok for you and the troops back home.

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We had the benefit of a nights accommodation at this Rotorua Motel while attending a Reunion of Forestry employees in November and were very impressed with the warm welcome and friendly reception from all the staff including those servicing our room next morning. My wife was really impressed with the quality of the bed linen and commented on how comfortable the beds were. We have stayed in a number of hotels in Rotorua and the Arista was by far the best value for money and we will return in the future.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Hi there Alex and Mary, thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the room and we look forward to you returning again some day. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Our family of five stayed at Arista. Our room was very clean and spacious. Our 3 children thoroughly enjoyed the private spa, and they must have ultra sound proofing because no one complained about the decibels coming from our room! The outdoor play area is fantastic, we were able to watch our kids play from our room. Nothing was to much trouble for the lovely hosts. Great attention to detail.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

These are very spacious units and very clean. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. We were very happy to be there for 2 nights. Especially loved the private spa pool in the rear courtyard. Handily situated and we would have taken advantage of the free DVDs from the reception but we were out both nights. Also the gardens are lovely - beautiful lavender and roses out when we were there.

Will definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We had room 10 - this was tucked away in the corner. The whole development was pretty quiet anyway...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Recently renovated, and while the old hotel still shows through in places, the place feels fresh and revitalized. The staff is also enthusiastic and friendly, and eager to make your stay at Rotorua enjoyable.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank joshj81
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

The hosts were wonderful people, extremely helpful and caring. The location, along Fenton Street's motel row, was quiet and convenient. The room's 2-storey design provided plenty of space, but be aware that the bathroom is not on the bedroom level, but is on the ground floor. Dealing with the stairway at night might be a problem for some people. The unit was spotlessly clean and bright and well-stocked with every item we might have needed. Altogether, an excellent motel with superb hosts.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Rick S
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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: £87 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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