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Green View Hotels
Ranked #69 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 5 April 2011

This motel is good value; it is well positioned on the main road into town. The rooms are clean,airy and well equipped, - fridge, microwave,iron etc. I particularly liked the fact that the kitchen was in a vestibule, with an outside door,so that cooking smells did not hang about the bedroom area.. There are distant views of he lake and closer views of other geothermic activity. The petrol station is an obvious presence, but it does provide a Wild Bean Cafe and a convenience store. The Wi-fi really is free and speedy. No rip off telephone charges calling to UK from the room.
If we are lucky enough to come back to NZ this motel will be on our visit again list.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

We stayed here with the family. The lodge is right next to a huge BP petrol station which means a lot of truck noise throughout the day. The climate was very hot when we were there and the lodge did not have air con or fan's which meant we had to leave the windows open. This meant bugs and a lot of noise from the main road and petrol station.

Definitely worth paying a little more for more ammenities and nicer decor in a place where you can sleep at night and relax.

I must say that the owners were very nice and helpful though.

  • Stayed January 2011
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nukz, Owner at Green View Hotels, responded to this review, 25 May 2011
This motel benefits by being close to the iconic geothermal area of Whakarewarewa and immediately opposite a beautiful golf course. Plus it benefits from views over the city to the lake. The garage can cause some noise but most guests see it as a positive because of its Wild Bean cafe and convenience shopping. We are sorry that this guest felt he/she had to stay in all day and experience some truck noise. That noise is not an issue in the evening or at night usually. The guest makes a good point about air conditioning though and if I raised my prices by 25% we may be able to pay for its installation. However my occupancy rates would probably drop so that puts us in a difficult position. We will continue to make improvements towards better guest comfort where and when economics allow. Because of Rotorua's distinct atmosphere there are problems with the lifetime of air conditioning units by the way.
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Property: Green View Hotels
Address: 418 Fenton Street | Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Rotorua Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Green View Hotels 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This motel has 26 rooms and benefits from a position opposite Rotorua Golf Club (Arikikapakapa), a unique geothermal golf course. It is a short walk and in sight of the main geysers at Te Puia, and a short walk to Whakarewarewa Maori Thermal Village.All other attractions are short drives away, such as Skyline Gondola, Polynesian Spa, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome, OGO, Agriventures, Duck Tours, Buried Village, and the Blue Lake. The CBD is five minutes, the airport fifteen, and Taupo or Tauranga 50 minutes.Rooms are spacious and clean. Prices put this motel in the budget category, but facilities are closer to four star, and these include large 32 inch LCD TVs with Free View in all rooms, direct dial phones and FREE wireless internet.There is a seasonal pool, hot pools and laundry for guest use, and DVD players and movies to hire for free. ... more   less 
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