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“Enjoyable stay”
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Astray Motel
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Stayed for 2 nights during February 2014, mostly an enjoyable stay.

The location is good, the staff were helpful for handy tips (which buses to get etc), the room wasn't bad (except there wasn't much of an airflow) and the free WiFi was very fast.

I am sure there are better places to stay in Rotorua but I definitely wouldn't knock back this accommodation and would stay again if need be.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pune, India
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83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

The motel is decent with clean rooms but very congested and tiny. Also, the rooms do not have proper ventilation - its a problem for non-AC rooms. Its a little expensive considering these drawbacks.

It has sufficient parking and walkable from all the restaurants and bars in Rotorua.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

good value for money and great service, nice and central, good parking ... only reason they don't get an excellent is the amount of mould in the shower in our room ... its easily removed and there's no excuse for it

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Nimes, France
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a room for 4 persons and despite the fact that the room was very small all the rest was good : very clean and new, very good location, calm, clean kitchen with dish washer, washer machine and dryer, car park... I really recommend it

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed here for two nights and it was an excellent base for exploring Rotorua. It has a very central location, and the Polynesian Spa, Museum of Rotorua and plenty of good eateries and pubs are all within easy walking distance. The shared bathrooms were clean and kitchen facilities was good. Our room was quite small, but the beds were nice and wifi worked well too! Reception staff were friendly and gave us good tips and recommendations for the area. This place is affordable and has very good value for money!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

The bed was most comfortable, the room a little small, the German roommates were devoid of personality, not the fault of Astray of course! The showers and toilets were nearby and very clean, a little small but functional. Decent amount of wifi was available and very fast. A lot of wife available free locally too. Kitchen had only a small cooking area and also was the dining / lounge room so seats could have been more comfortable. Hosts were quite informative about the area. Central location

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Good location, clean, safe, with helpful staff. Would highly recommend this as a backpackers or as a motel (good parking). There was a good kitchen with a nice balcony. The staff were most helpful, and the room was really comfortable. We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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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 58 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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