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“Walls a bit thin, otherwise all good.”

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New Castle Motor Lodge
Ranked #38 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Walls a bit thin, otherwise all good.”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is a good place to live with. However, just like most of NZ houses, the walls are a bit thin, so you can hear what the next doors doing, and they probably can hear you. It will be unfortunate for you if you have a crying bady next door.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 April 2013
Adam Y - thank you for taking the time to do us a review. We are very grateful. We are sorry that you seem to have some noise from the next unit. Our building is only approx. 9 years old and was built to the regulations regarding walls etc. We hope you will come and visit us again one day.
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North Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

After a long and tiring drive from Maganui to Rotorua, about 7 hours, we were thrilled to reach the New Castle Motel in Rotorua. The management made us very welcome to their clean and comfortable motel. The WIFI actually worked in the room even though Reception recommended we only use it in the reception area. We spent an enjoyable couple of nights and Reception was glad to give us dinner recommendations.



As we were checking out, my wife asked Reception where she might buy a curling iron in Rotorua as hers had broken. The Receptionist said she had bought one and didn’t like it so she gave it to my wife and refused any kind of payment. This was so typical of the kindness and friendliness of all the Kiwis everywhere we travelled.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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citylights10, Owner at New Castle Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 April 2013
heckmondwike - Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at New Castle and Sue & Quentin made you feel welcome. We hope you will come and visit us again one day - until then, travel safely.
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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#16 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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