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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We were recently in Rotorua for a family event and of course stayed at our favourite motel in Rotorua Arista. Just after arriving our teenagers who were staying in the upstairs bedroom discovered the television upstairs wasn't working. Annemarie was straight over to have a look but unfortunately it couldn't be fixed. Half an hour later Annemarie arrived at the door with a new 32cm flat screen television. We were just so impressed with this service nothing is ever any trouble here and we had happy teenagers.
As we are in Rotorua a lot for the mountain biking another wonderful service that has been installed at Arista is a bike wash. After a busy day out on the many tracks around Rotorua you can now wash your bikes down on the all weather concrete wash bay.
We really love staying at Arista its family friendly, mountain bike friendly, and the owners and staff are awesome.

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

Hi thanks very much for a lovely review. Yes you are right we have been very busy at Arista and built a bran new mountain bike hose down area. This is proving to be really popular especially for our Aussie guests that need to return to Australia with spotless bikes. Thanks for mentioning the TV we have gone through all our family units and put new 32" TV upstairs as well with sky and free view. We recon that's pretty good. It's can make life a little easier for mum and dad that has a couple of kids. Thanks again for your review.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We booked at this motel for four people for two nights and we were not disappointed. The room we stayed in was spacious and very clean. We had our own private outdoor spa which was divine. We had a lovely complimentary breakfast which was more than adequate. The beds were lovely and totally enjoyed my sleep. This place is great to stay in weather its a couple, small family or a large group as our room could fit seven people easy.
The owner and his dog were lovely, easy to talk to friendly and the place just had a nice family atmosphere to it. If you are in Rotorua for a weekend I would totally recommend staying here.

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

Thanks very much for your lovely review. Our rooms are certainly well suited for 4 people. Ted our dog is well loved around the motel and we certainly have tried to create that family atmosphere around the property. In fact quite often the guests will meet and greet each and leave as friends. That's the beauty of the lay of the motel and the atmosphere we try and create. Thank you very much once again for taking the time to write this review.

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We stayed 4 nights. The room was spacious, clean and had all facilities for an excellent stay, including lovely private spa pool. The breakfast baskets provided in our room were more than adequate with top ups provided on request if required. Mike the owner is more than "an ok guy". Nothing was too much trouble for him, he was helpful and friendly. Shona is also delightful and helpful. Best wifi since we arrived in NZ and it's free and unlimited. Thoroughly recommend.

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

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write a review on Arista. We are glad we meet your expectations and that we were able to show you a great time. The WIFI we have invested a lot of time and resources into and we are one of a couple of motels on fibre optic. Its really going well. We think this is a important service to have right for skyping or making VoIP calls back to your home country. Thanks again and we hope you have many happy memories of New Zealand.

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We were greeted by Mike with a warm smile and a welcoming manner. No reservation, he was more than accomodatiing. Top notch decore with black leather furniture, a spa bath in a private courtyard off your room. Comfortable beds and very very clean. I can not fault this place and would recommend this to anyone visiting Rotorua. Forget these big hotels. Enjoy a bit of Kiwi hospitality with Mike and his family

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

Hi Debbie, thanks for your awesome review. And thank you for driving of the street and choosing us to stay with. I,m just happy you guys had a great stay and recharge the batteries really for your busy life style in Auckland. I do hope you come again Debbie. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We had a very nice stay at Arista. Quiet and clean spacious rooms with a separate, private spa bath on geo-thermal. Laundry facilities on-site. Probably would want to drive to most restaurants, but the Urbano Bistro, ($$$) is close and excellent.

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

Hi there, thanks very much for your nice review. Yes town is 1.1 km away from us. Some tend to take a taxi then walk home most tend to go for a drive. The urbano restaurant is only a couple hundred meters down the road and we classify the best in Rotorua. We hope you make it home ok to the USA and thanks for coming to New Zealand.

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