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New Castle Motor Lodge
Ranked #42 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb budget accomodation”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

stayed for 4 nights recently and have nothing but praise for the accomodation, after an initial minor hiccup involving the booking (we weren't expected until the sunday) this was all solved. the rooms are spacious and clean, there is a small kitchenette for basic breakfast meals and the location is approximately 5-10mins away from the city centre. The only unfortunate aspect is that its adjacent a pub, and it got very noisy on the saturday night and kept us awake until the small hours, but this is beyond the control of the owners, just something to bear in mine.

The owners are very obliging and acted as the point of contact for passing on information for tours. For the cost of the accomodation it doesnt come much better than this!

Room Tip: if warm check the cupboard for the fan, we only looked in there upon checking out.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
TheGeneralPublic - thank you so much for your glowing review. We are proud of our units and even prouder of our wonderful managers, Sue & Quentin who work very hard to make sure that all of our guests have a great time in Rotorua and at the New Castle Motor Lodge. We hope you will visit us again one day, until then, travel safely.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Very sympatic owners. Rooms are big and clean. No noise from the main street / highway - you can sleep relaxed after your daily trips. Would book it again. Thank you. No luxury, but it is not necessary, there is so much to look and visit in and around Rotorua, right?!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
qdmp - Kia Ora! Many thanks for your review. We are grateful that you took the time to share your experience with other travellers. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our clean and quiet units and our wonderful managers. We hope you will have the chance to visit us again one day, until then, travel safely.
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Stayed for four nights to mountain bike in Redwood Forest. Lovely little balcony with table and chairs. Good parking. Good size rooms. Great location. Free wired internet. Hosts could do with reliable staff, and a decent holiday away!. Provided bucket and shampoo to wash dust ridden car. Lovely hosts I will not forget. Would stay there again.. Would even work there!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Helen W - thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed our spacious, clean units with internet and our wonderful managers, Sue & Quentin who make all of our guests so at home. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future, until then, travel safely.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We stayed here just this weekend past for the Kapa Haka Nationals. 6 of us and the trip and stay was perfect, close to every thing and you couldnt ask for a better host. I will definetly stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
TauHenare1960 - thank you so much for your kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we agree that Sue and Quentin are wonderful hosts. We hope you did well at the Nationals and would love to have you come and stay with us again - any time. Many thanks.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Lovely little place. Friendly and helpful staff. Easy parking. Free wired internet. Sizeable rooms. Good facilities including mircowave, fridge, decent sized TV, spa, towel heater. Slightly away from town centre but really not that much an issue if you've driven there. Would definitely come back here.

Room Tip: Slightly away from Rotorua town centre but won't matter too much if you've transport.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
shoegazer82 - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are grateful to you for taking the time to let other travellers know what you think of New Castle Motor Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Until then, travel safely.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Very nice and tidy, affordable accommodation in Rotorua. Staff are very knowledgeable about local attractions. Excellent value for money, clean and tidy room. Wired internet service in room was very good.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the spa bath in my room, relaxed me after a long day out exploring the local attractions.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
NZSBS - thank you kindly for your wonderful review of New Castle Motor Lodge. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the spa bath, wired internet, clean rooms and our wonderful managers Sue and Quentin. We hope you will come and visit us again in the future - until then, travel safely.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

I was in town attending the annual mud running competition and stayed at the New Castle. I must say the spa bath was the perfect tonic for an after race relaxation! The rooms were perfectly kept and also silent through the night for a much needed sleep.

It's close enough to town to be able to take a walk, and I thought quite central to most local attractions.

The Manager Sue was very lovely and accommodating. It seemed she took real pride in making sure her guests were looked after. She also knew all the local attractions. From her advice we had great days river rafting, speed boating, horse riding and tobogganing. Her husband even gave us some great tips were to do some excellent trout fishing.

Would I go back...? Absolutely.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Craig L
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 20 February 2013
Craig L - thank you so much for your glowing review. We are very pleased you enjoyed New Castle Motor Lodge so much and enjoyed our spa bath after your run. We agree that we are conveniently situated close to town and the attractions and Sue takes great pride in offering the cleanest motel units in town as well as making sure her guests see all the wonderful attractions in the area. We hope you will come back and visit us again one day, until then, travel safely.
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Property: New Castle Motor Lodge
Address: 18 Ward Avenue, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — New Castle Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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