A friend and myself decided that we needed to get away from all the stresses of Auckland. The temptation to soak in hot baths and unwind in Rotorua was just too good to resist so after some internet hunting I managed to purchase a really good accommodation deal thru Trade Me and Travel Bug. Well what can I say except for the fact that I'm glad I did not pay the full rate of the unit price otherwise there would have been a mutiny! On reading the advice of other travellers I did know well in advance that the units were old, tired and very outdated so I was forewarned. I found the unit that we stayed in to be clean but badly in need of repair. The shower pressure was pathetic, there was only 1 working stovetop hob and there was a big gaping hole in the roof which overlooks the Spa Pool and If it rains and you're in the Spa Pool at the time like I was you can feel the cold rain dripping down on you. The unit was not ready when we arrived and took an extra hour to be ready. The puzzling part of the early evening though was some woman in her late 40's I'd say banging loudly on our door asking If there were men around so that she could borrow their undies Ummmm, Eeeeeee!!! Apparently this women was part of a netball team and they wanted men's undies for god knows what, I shudder to think! Thankfully we had no men with us. On the plus side the bed was comfy, the Spa Pool was big, the size of the unit was rather spacious and since we had unit 9 which was located at the rear of the building we had a private carpark alongside our unit in which to park my car which came in rather handy as another resident claimed her car was not going (this turned out to be a lie) and so her big 4 wheel drive vehicle was actually causing parking problems for other people staying at Gwendoline. In concluding this review, Gwendoline could have great potential if it was upgraded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gwendoline Court Motor Lodge is within walking distance to Puia and the Rotorua International Golf Course, the Motor Inn offers 18 spacious one bedroom apartments, each with spa pool, full kitchen facilities, central heating, wireless internet, digital TV, en-suite with shower, tea/ coffee making facilities. ... more less
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