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Ledwich Lodge Motel
Ranked #74 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Reviewed 28 March 2010

One of the few hotels / motels in Rotorua with anything like a Lake View. Samm family run motel. Rooms well equipped but a little tired

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2009

We had upstairs studios units with the queen bed in the lounge. This area of the unit was very spacious and clean. The kitchen was very clean also. No microwave was a pain. I assumed there wld be one since it is the 21st century. The bathroom was average. I think a little showerpower wld go a long way in the shower/bath itself. However, clean towels and bed made every day.

You can sleep with the back windows open all night because you are on the second floor. Had to have the front windows and door shut to avoid the conversations of everyone who passed or who decided to have a long conversation usually accompanied by a smoke which drifted into the room. I would not stay at a motel where the rooms all open off the same walk way, but that's just me. I don't like other people's noise.

Good location. Right across the road from park and lake - great for early morning walks and photos. 3 mins to Novotel and Ibis. 5 mins from the icercream shop on the corner and the main stree. 15 mins walk to Great Lakes Convention Centre, Museum, Blue Baths, etc.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 January 2009

This is a reasonable option for Rotorua with decent sized rooms, balconies with lake views and a good location for the town. Rotorua however is a souless place which seems to exist only to service the fantastic attractions in the area. There is little of interest at all in the town and the main strip of good restarants was largely deserted in the three days we were there. If you are going to visit the area, which is a North Island must, then I would advise that you either you stay out of the town or lower your expectations of what the town itself can provide. None of this of course is the fault of the Ledwich which proved to be a good base for our time in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2009

I rented two adjacent studio units for myself and friends for four nights over the New Year period. The main reason for selecting this property was its very close proximity to the lake front and the War Memorial park [across the road], where a New Year’s party was being held in the Sound Shell. Our units were located on the second floor and there was a very handy veranda (complete with outdoor tables and chairs) in front of the rooms where we spent many hours socializing and taking in the views.

The studio units were comfortable and contained the usual facilities found in New Zealand motels. The unit contained a small kitchen (fridge, oven/stove and all cooking/eating utensils). Other facilities included a [thermally] heated outdoor pool, free parking in front of the property, guest laundry (coin-operated) and WIFI Internet (you could purchase time [30 minutes [$4], 2 hours [$10] and 6 hours [$20] blocks] from reception). My only gripe with this property, as with numerous other motels/hotels around the world, is the lack of decent black-out curtains. The curtains we had were only really decorative.

The motel is located within 5 minutes walk of numerous restaurants and bars, which are located at the lake end of Tutanekai Street. There is a Pizza Hut located next door to the motel. Walking a couple of minutes further along Tutanekai Street leads you into the heart of the shopping area. A couple of recommendations: Try Papa Luigis for excellent pizza and pasta. The Belgian Bar had a good selection of different tap and bottled beers.

The best recommendation I can give for this particular property is that I would stay here again the next time in Rotorua.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2007

We stayed here for 4 days in an upstairs studio room. The room was clean and light with very adequate facilities. The location is excellent just across the park from the lake with a nice view and next to the Novotel and Ibis. There are many restaurants nearby. The owners are very friendly and helpful; we had an in-depth explanation of the geothermal water heating for the room and small pool heating

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2007

Stayed one night on 2nd Jan, its very centrally located with ample parking close to lake and local restaraunt. Host very friendly, ample space and comfort. Sure its not luxurious but for a reasonable priced base to dump you kit and go exploring it excellent. Has a pool and breakfast service (not tested). Cheap rates although GST wasn't included in the rate when booked.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2006

Great location especially on the weekends, walk over to the Sunday market in the park. Also the Aquatic Centre a 7min walk away.
Stayed in the 2bdrm upstairs, very clean & quiet.
Excellent friendly hosts, very helpful, would definitely recommend it for families.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Additional Information about Ledwich Lodge Motel

Address: 12-14 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #74 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range: £66 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ledwich Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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