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“Tiny rooms but good staff”
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Stayed at Astray for two nights in late November. The staff were great, highly accommodating. This was because I got quite a shock from how utterly small the single room was that I had booked. Just a bed with a little bit of walking room! Just be aware of this. Staff swapped me over to a 4 bed room for more space, which was shared with one other girl...so I payed around the same but lost the privacy of a single room.

Kitchen upstairs was well set out and a nice spot to cook and interact with other travelers.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We took a family one bedroom, only NZD95 per night. Although the room is small, it is clean and cosy, The ensuite bathroom is big though. The owners are very helpful especially when our windscreen was frosted and discount voucher for Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is available. Recommended to stay there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Great location close to the centre of Rotovegas, rooms clean, single room was just that, quite small. Bathrooms nicely kept but still quite small. Noise between upstairs and down was quite noticeable, also between rooms so a difficult sleep but good amenities. Overall not bad...

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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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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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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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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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.

Room Tip: Travelling with the family - ask for air conditioned room in summer.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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 #16 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range: £30 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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