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“Excellent stay, warm reception”
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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #3 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Navi Mumbai, India
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“Excellent stay, warm reception”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Loved the motel.. its cosy !!
The icing on the cake was the private jacuzzi..
Very warm and friendly owner, receptionist..!!
Location on fenton street is excellent.. making it accessible to the city centre as well as the main high way

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thanks for your review! We strive to make all of our guests feel warmly welcomed and we are happy you too felt this way. You are right, our location makes it very easy for our guests to access all of the attractions within minutes and also the city centre. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are happy to hear you made great use of the private Jacuzzi! Thanks again for the review.
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

The room was roomy and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The owner told us about some great hikes and free public areas where we could experience thermal activities -- mud pools and side by side hot and cold streams. Friends of ours recommended Arista and we are happy to recommend it as well.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad your friends recommended us and glad we didn't disappoint! We all work really hard to make sure our guests enjoy their stay with us and are happy to pass on any insider tips on the local attractions. The thermal mud pools and hiking areas really make Rotorua a great place to visit and we are happy you were able to maximize your time here with our helpful tips! Thanks again for the review.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Arista. The location was very good and the rooms are spacious, quiet and comfortable and the private jaccuzi was a nice touch.
The real value comes from Mike who is friendly, super helpful and has great advice and tips on places to see in Rotorua and surrounding areas that you wont see in a tourist guide.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thanks for your review! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We love to let our guests know where the local attractions are and we pride ourselves on our local knowledge. It's great that you found our rooms spacious and comfortable and we know how nice it is to soak in the Jacuzzi after a long day of sightseeing! Take care and we will see you again on your next trip to Rotorua!
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Nice place, good, spacious houses boosting private jacuzzi.
Best asset, though, is the owners. Knowledgeable, patient and nice as they come, a real pleasure to have such helpful people caring so much about you, not the norm.
We really enjoyed our time here.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Samuelyague
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi Samuel.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We were more than happy to have you and your partner stay with us. It is always great meeting such awesome people and it was our pleasure to help with the planning of your trip. We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and go out of our way to make sure our guests enjoy their time here in Rotorua! Hope to see you both again one day!
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Arista with Mike providing fantastic service. He offered great pointers on local attractions and made sure we were all settled in. The facilities were perfect with so much room for our group (5 adults and an infant). The spa was a delightful way to end a very busy day of touring. The room was clean and neat. We stayed here on a recommendation and I would also pass on a positive experience.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi Tamara, thanks for your lovely review. We wish we could air-condition at Arista, but unfortunately our sulphurous environment makes it impossible. We are constantly looking at ways we can cool our rooms, luckily its only a problem for two months of the year. We have just tinted all our windows which has helped immensely. Thanks again, it was lovely having you stay.
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New South Wales, Australia
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, with convenient parking and free wifi. Thanks to Mike for his outstanding guidance in recommending attractions to visit. We enjoyed all our visits, but especially the walk north of the lake. Thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are all about our people here at arista and we love to share our local knowledge with you. We love Haumarana Springs too!
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights and loved 1. The area and 2. Our lodgings. Mike and Annemarie are most gracious hosts and so helpful. You don't need to worry about booking all activities before your arrival- their recommendations are excellent! We also appreciated the 500 mb of free wifi each day. They have done a lot of work to update the property and we felt right at home. You do smell the sulphur- but that's Rotorua- part of the experience!!! Rotorua has so much to offer! Stop here for more than one night as you'll regret it if you don't!

  • Stayed February 2014
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danjoge, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do encourage our guests to stay more than one night in Rotorua, there is just so much to do here! You have three times the options of the south Island and Auckland, so allow more time for Rotorua, we are a lot more than just geysers!
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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
#2 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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