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Astray Motel
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
“Awesome!!!”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We have stayed in both the Backpacker rooms and Motel Units and we find both great value for money.Rooms are fully made up, very modern and super clean. Location is perfect for getting around Rotorua. The bus stop is on the doorstep and these buses can get you to all the main attractions Rotorua has to offer. The best thing about this place is the owners. Frank and Sue will help you with anything and have great knowledge of the area. They also do really good internet. Fast/ Reliable and really cheap at only $5 for 3hours! We will definatley recommend this place to friends and will be back the next time we are in Rotorua.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

This place is lovely, the rooms are spotless and very nicely decorated. The beds are the comfiest we've had in a long time! The owners are so sweet and helpful and they know a lot about the area! The internet is fast, there is parking onsite, and our room even had a cute little shared balcony. Another plus was having an oven in the kitchen which has been quite rare throughout the other hostels we have stayed in. would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

Was here for 2 nights and all whas great, helpful staff, laundryroom and parking right outside the rooms. I would stay again if i come to Rotorua again.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Auckland
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

we booked this as a result of a last minute couple of days away with overseas visitors. We wanted cheap and somewhere that could accommodate their family of 5. We were very impressed with what we got. The rooms were clean, modern, extremely compact but designed in a way that utilized all the space.we had family units that came with cooking facilities and the kids even got their own room. No need for a designated driver - your in the city so its an easy walk to dinner. The hosts are lovely.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed in the dorm with 4 beds but Frank the owner let us had our room with only three of us. The room was very small that we had to stay in bed when we got into the room. Only one person could move around. anyway, the location is right in Rotorua town and it can be reached to the lake and other attractions easily. Plus, the parking space is provided without any cost. Frank was a nice and friendly person. He provides lots of information about Rotorua and other towns clearly. We surely stay at this motel again next time when we go to Rotorua but we will stay in a bigger room.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Ukraine
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

My wife, my daughter 10 years old and I stayed here for 2 nights. I admit that I chose the cheapest accommodation in Rotorua. Oh, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw two rooms! It is sometimes so important when you're traveling with your daughter. There is good parking, a small kitchen on the second floor, a microwave and a few kitchenware in the room. There are many restaurants and stores around the hotel. The hotel is very clean and nice. We enjoyed staying here.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

stayed 5 days in one of the family units (sleeps 4) great in room amenities - fridge, oven, microwave so easy to prep meals for children (3 girls). Very clean room and common areas, saw staff cleaning every morning, which is always a good sign. Clean and nice vibe that the children were comfortable enough to go to the common kitchen alone to get the odd kitchen utensil. The owners are so friendly that the girls were also comfortable enough to ask them for information and brochures regarding Rotorua activities by themselves. Highly recommend Astray for families - don't be put off by backpackers...this is not a backpackers party place, so affordable accomodation for all. Great location to explore Rotorua and then come back for a rest and then head out again. It is compact accomodation so will get a little squeezed at meal times (if all adults or teenage kids) but we had no probs as lucky to get sun all week, so always had dinner outside the room (table and chairs on the balcony). For 2 nights the place was completely full - only knew because no vacancy sign went up in office, otherwise wouldn't have even known as quiet and peaceful. Did hear tv in next room a couple of nights but not major. Thanks to Frank & Sue & staff for a great stay

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Astray Motel
Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rotorua Motel ASTRAY is a Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. We have off street parking, Freeview TV, Free WiFi. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Close enough to walk to Rotorua's many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua's lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door. We know all the "must do" activities in Rotorua and we can book you in. Our motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities. Rotorua Motel ASTRAY look forward to hosting you in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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