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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #4 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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“Owners have great suggestions!!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed for first 2 nights of a 3 week NZ trip. These owners can't do enough for their guests. Their suggestions for local sights were fantastic. The room was very large with comfortable bed. Great for families too as they actually have young children's area for play.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thanks for your review! We are always happy to help our guests to maximize their time here in Rotorua and are happy to hear you could do just that. We hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable. Take care.
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Mike and AnneMarie's local knowledge of the attractions to see and help in booking activities was the main drawcard to staying here. We had read reviews of how helpful they are and we found that very true. The facilities were not quite as fancy as other places we had stayed, but Mike and AnneMarie's efforts for us to enjoy our time in Rotorua was really appreciated. Their children were also very friendly and made us feel welcome on the playground. We asked for a quiet room and were given one near the playground, which suited us all very well.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Hi Cheryl, thanks for your review. We are very pleased to have provided you with a great service and local knowledge for your stay. It is our pleasure to help! We are constantly upgrading the facilities one step at a time and have been so so busy over the summer months that we are now finding some time to continue the upgrades so it will be even better next time you and the family come to visit. Thanks again for the review.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

My partner and I had for a long time wanted to go and ride the trails in Rotorua. One of the biggest deciders on where we would stay would be the location to the trails and that the hotel needed to be MTB "friendly"...In that is needed to either have a secure lock up for the bikes (or allow them in the rooms & that is needed to have a wash down facility. The Arista was the first one on our search when we entered "MTB friendly". It was the most amazing choice. Mike and the staff were awesome. We were made to feel very welcome from the get go. Mike and the gang bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed, pointed us in the right direction for great restaurants and sights. We definitely recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking at a getaway in Rotorua. Great rooms, Great location....Simply awesome! Thanks Mike.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Clean, tidy, modern...Centrally located to town and the shops!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Hi, thanks for the great review! Mountain-biking in Rotorua is a MUST and we are proud to be MTB friendly. Since building the wash down area, we have had so many guests compliment us on it. The secure lock up provides 'piece of mind' for guests and means the bikes don't get in your way inside the room. The benefit of being so close to the MTB tracks too is that you can leave your car secured here and ride straight to and from the tracks! Thanks again for the review. We hope to see you again soon!
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

My family we all so impressed with the beautiful mezzanine rooms, all which contain spas. The rooms are huge and contain everything you need. The owner Mike is so helpful and will go above and beyond to make sure your stay is enjoyable and will suggest local places and attractions to visit. We haven't had that level of personal customer service in all our travels throughout the whole of NZ. Highly recommended!

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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Hi there, thank you for your kind words. It is our pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay and maximize your time here in Rotorua. We are proud to showcase our local knowledge and enjoy spending time with our guests. Hope to see you all again soon! :-)
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Stayed here with my young family and loved it - clean and spacious room, easy to find. The outdoor spa was a hit with my son as well as the playground (though I would suggest a bit of maintenance to be done with it) The service were friendly, I do find the washing machine and dryer to be very expensive to use.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Hi Shirley, thanks for the review! It's great to hear the kids enjoyed the playground and of course the spa! We have been so busy maintaining the rooms that we've neglected the poor playground. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! We are glad you and the family loved staying with us. Hope to see you again next year! :-)
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stayed for two nights having read reviews on Trip Adviser. Very welcoming and helpful owners and spacious accommodation with spa bath. Easy to find on "motel mile". Our unit was tucked away in a corner and quite dark inside. Also location is a bit further out from the town centre than the website implies. Good supermarket nearby.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the spa bath. We do our best to make sure our guests feel welcome here so I'm glad the two of you did. The 25 minute walk (5 minute drive) into the town centre is great for us because it means we are still close but also closer to attractions like the Redwood Forest and Te Puia, and the perfect location to head south to Lake Taupo or east to Tauranga. Thanks also for bringing to our attention the darkness of the room! We have just invested in new light bulbs which should improve this for future guests. We hope to see you again when you're next in New Zealand!
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Friendly and thoughtful operator. The units we stayed even has jacuzzi in the backyard. There is even free wifi. Good for those travelling in big groups. The unit I stayed in can fit 7 persons. Fully equipped kitchen. Has laundry facilities and free DVD for guests to watch.

  • Stayed March 2014
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Hi Susanna, thank you for your review. We are happy we could provide the perfect accommodation for your group of travelers. The kitchenette does indeed come in handy for a large group and it's great to hear you enjoyed the Jacuzzi. It is our pleasure to provide you with friendly and thoughtful customer service and we take great pride in ensuring all guests are well looked after. I'm glad you found the amenities, free wifi and free DVD hire a bonus on your trip. Thanks again for the review.
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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 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic 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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