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“If your budget allows, splurge the small extra for next step up.”
Review of Manhattan Motel

Manhattan Motel
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Manhattan Motel
Ranked #74 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“If your budget allows, splurge the small extra for next step up.”
Reviewed 18 December 2012

While the location of this hotel is not bad (just a few easy walking blocks from city center) this hotel is in desperate need of some TLC. The staff is extremely friendly (owner is from South Korea and has been here for 7+ years) but the rooms all have the same musty smell of not haven been aired out in years. Perhaps because there are no air-conditioners or fans which means no air flow at all. The furniture feels like they haven't been cleaned in quite some time and even simple items like bedside lights were broken and not easily fixable (pull switch broken). Nothing here is terrible, but when you add them together perhaps the very small extra for a nicer place might make your stay more relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank CA-Matthew
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I forgot to write a review last year when we stayed but just read another review and felt I had to add ours. We had a fantastic stay at the Manhattan, the owners were just so nice and helpful, the place was clean and tidy although the decor and plates etec were a bit old and tired. We absolutely loved the pool (even though it looks grotty from the outside - it helped with the general aches and pains of travelling!)
We had the cooked breakfasts twice, they were so nice and substantial and delivered exactly on time.
We can thoroughly recommend the Manhattan from our experience and price wise thought it was excellent. plus love how we could throw washing over the thermal fired heaters and everything was dry by morning.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank NzShazbut
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2011

When we arrived we got greeted by the friendly owner/manager. He showed us to our room . We had friends visitng from overseas so there were a total of 4 adults & 2 children. We booked a 2 bedroom unit and the room seemed okay in the beginning. Howevver when we opened the bathroom cupboard, it had rubbish (used sanitary pad) lying in the cupboard. The toilet had no rubbish bins. The sheets on the bed did not look fresh. The wall behind the toilet pan was rotting, and the floors(both kitchen & bathroom) looked as if it had not been mopped for months. The unit had a full kitchen facility, however had very old cups, plates & bowls. It only had 1 dirty pot and a rusty tea-pot.(we had to wash the pot to use it, we did not bother with the tea-pot). The facility advertises it has a pool, the pool temperature was 42degrees. I am not sure if this is standrad temperature but seemed awefully hot. Someone(possibly a guest) hosed cold water into the pool. My kids with our friend decided to go for a swim and while they were in the pool a guest comes in, jumps into the water nude. My kids quickly jumped out of the pool. We complained to the manager and he apologied but the guest remained in the pool, needless to say my kids did not return to the pool. There was one baby Cockroach roaming in the kitchen, which quickly disappeared into the rotting window pane.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Manhattan Motel
Address: 1322 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Manhattan Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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