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Gateway International Motel
Ranked #86 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed here for a couples night away and thought it was wonderful value for money. We had a studio with a spa in a private courtyard for only $99. I though the bed was amazingly comfortable and the TV was modern. We had a hard time finding the sports channel but did find it in the end. All in all I had a great night.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

My Husband and I booked our stay through the AA, and we stayed 3 nights in a studio unit for $99 a night. (With a Spa Bath!) Great value for our money and very clean! Yes, it is an older place but a lot has been done to bring it up to 2014. Our bed was more comfortable than the one we have at home.....fantastic sleep. Considering the Motel is on a main road it was quite quiet and the lights went out at 10pm promptly. Very clean....I was impressed! The owners are very, very friendly and approachable. Our unit was cleaned every day better than some other Motels we have stayed at. We felt most welcome and nothing was too much bother for them. I would recommend this place to stay, and would stay again at "Gateway International Motel" the next time we are in Rotorua. Thank you Selina and best wishes for your future as a Motel owner/Host!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed at Gateway Int in Rotorua for 2 nights (5 people) and the apartment was a good size and clean enough, however it is old and worn and needs a bit of work. Many of the power points did not work, and with teenagers wanting to charge laptops and phones, and adults needing kettles, microwaves and hairdryers, it was a bit of a challenge!! The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was good, so not a really bad experience, just needs a little TLC to the building!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We had a night here in January.
The management seems to be very new, and are trying hard to tidy up the place. The room had signs of recent maintenance.
Bed very comfortable and room spacious.
The only real complaint was the lack of Sky Sport 1....we'd checked ahead and were told that it was there but it wasn't. A bit of a disappointment for sports fans given that we'd planned to ride all day and watch a particular match in the evening. If the hotel is going to have limited stations available then Sky Sport 1 should be at the top of the list!
The hot mineral pool was great, although the first one we tried was way to hot to even get a finger into the water.

Anyway, for a single night's stay for the price, it was fine.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Not too bad, good value for money. Can't securely close the Windows but everything else works. It was spacious and suited perfectly with what we need. Some added bonus of the mineral spa. Need more attention to it though

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Ronald S
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Selina Z, Owner at Gateway International Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Hi, thanks for stay with us and also give us this positive feedback! Looking forward to see you in the future!

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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Gateway Motel at the beginning of 2014.
It was clean, value for money, spring pools, free wireless available.

Stuff really friendly and we got a big welcome.

The best thing is that they offers us unique trip advises, lots of informations made up our trip.

Love our stay.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Robert2041
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Selina Z, Owner at Gateway International Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Thank you so much for your time! Looking forward to see you next time!

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We have recently returned from visiting family in New Zealand. As a special treat by them they booked us all into The Gateway international Hotel for 2 nights. What a disappointment! Both our rooms were not only dirty but cupboards were falling apart and in urgent need of replacement, the hot tubs were outside ( not inside as shown on their flyer) and situated in a most unattractive back yard! The oven had seen better days and overall these rooms were a disgrace and a let down for the New Zealand tourist industry! Avoid at your peril!

Stayed: December 2013
Thank Jacky F
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Selina Z, Owner at Gateway International Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Sorry for your feeling!

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Additional Information about Gateway International Motel

Address: 263 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range: £57 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway International Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Gateway International Motel. Now UNDER NEW MANAGEMENTOffering clean, comfortable and affordable studio and family units. Our concrete built motel is three levels north-facing. Elevator reaches to the top floor. Radiator heater and hot water thermally heated for all rooms. All studio units come with a spa bath or hot tub. The Motel has two private mineral pools for customer and a trampoline for children to play.Gateway International Motel located only 1minute drive from Rotorua city centre. 15 minutes’ drive from the Rotorua Airport; 3 minutes’ drive from the Lake side, 5 minutes’ drive from Redwood forest, Te Puia Maori village and golf club. Top one Fish ‘n’ chip takeaway shop in New Zealand directly opposite the motel.Gateway International Motel offers 15 self-contained accommodation units with at least one LCD TV for ALL units, offering kitchen facilities and full kitchen for some units. A refrigerator, microwave and cutlery are standard in all rooms. Each room is serviced daily. Owner on-site and on-call 24/7Laundry facilities, BBQ facilities, wireless internet and children’s cot are free of charge. Guest have free pick up from Rotorua Airport. Free off-road parking. Lockable garage for bikes, motorbikes etc. Ironing facilities, DVD player and newspaper are available from reception. Units 1 – 5 (Ground floor) Units 6 – 10 (First floor) Units 11 – 16 (Top floor) ... more   less 
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