We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Clean and convenient but not for a long stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
301 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Clean and convenient but not for a long stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We spent 5 nights at the BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge and in hindsight we may not choose it again for more than a night's stay as a family. We had a one bedroom unit. The room was clean and spacious but lacking in hanging space and benches or side tables to place those odd items you tend to leave out when you are staying for a few days. The hanging space is only a small cupboard in the main bedroom and no hooks anywhere else bar one in the bathroom. The two single beds in the main living area have no side tables at all. The bathroom whilst spacious has only a small vanity basin and insufficient hanging space for 4 people and no where to place all our vanity items. Just minor things but which would make the room a little more comfortable.

The motel is very convenient to downtown Rotorua and has two supermarkets within close walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank GlobeTrotters4001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you "GlobeTrotters4001" for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us. Our rooms are well equiped however we do limit what we put into the units to keep them clutter ferr and appealing. In the bedroom we have a side table either side of the bed a luggage rack and a wardrobe, extra coat hangers and even a chest of draws are available on request. In the lounge the coffe table can double as a bedside table, again we have a bedside table available on request. A suggestion for those wanting some extra space, our three bedroom suite has a wardrobe a TV and side tables in each bedroom.

Yes our location is great with the closest supermatket across the street and two more close by (400 meters) and all our rooms are equiped with a kitchen. For those that perfer to eat out the restaurants are located an easy walk away in town.

Thank you for your feedback.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

381 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    244
    121
    13
    2
    1
See reviews for
92
192
23
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (59)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Staff were friendly and very helpful.Room was very clean with very comfortable Lazy Boy armchairs. Walking distance to great restaurants and shops.The manager gave excellent advise on local attractions based on personal knowledge.She had visited all the tourist attractions advertised in her office.This was very helpful when deciding which attractions to go to in our limited time.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Sar04h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you "Sar04h" for your review. We are pleased we were able to make your experience in Rotorua enjoyable. We ensure our front line staff have a great knowledge of what Rotorua has to offer for our visitors, this enables then to offer informed advice to our guests. After the big day exploring the sights there is nothing better that than relaxing inour recliner chairs other than perhaps a soak in one of our Spa Baths with a glass of wine.

Thank You for your comments.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whakatane, New Zealand
Level Contributor
100 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

A well run motel .The hosts were friendly and very helpful.
The motel was spotless.
We stayed on a Saturday night, the online deal we had was $125NZD which included a continental breakfast.
The motel is across the road from a main shopping area, but it is about a 15-20 minutes to walk down to where all the main Rotorua restaurants are.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WendyG84
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you "Wendy G" for your review. 15 to 20 minutes walk to down town and the restaurants, the shops must have been open. 10 minutes walk usually takes you through town and to the edge of the lake. We are located on the Southen edge of town across the road from Rotorua Central Shopping Centre. One of the closest motel in Rotorua to the town centre.

Thank you for your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is a typical New Zealand motel nestled beside some seemingly flasher places, but it has features these establishments are unlikely to match. BK’s is just off Rotorua’s main motel strip on Fenton Street and a short walk to the main shopping area, restaurants and local tourist facilities such as the Government Gardens and Polynesian Pools. Our unit was very adequate with kitchen facilities, a spa bath and comfy bed. Parking was right outside the door.

The owners were very friendly and helpful. It was nice to stay in a motel that is owned by the couple that you deal with.

Overall this is a nice place to stay and it is good value.

Room Tip: Not all room have spa baths.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Al_paca10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
Thank you "Al_paca10" for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

The staff were very helpful , friendly and gave great advice. It was spacious very clean and comfortable. Very good value for money and excellently appointed. Nothing was too much trouble and the room was very clean, plenty of soft towels.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Anne S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
Thank you "Anne S" for taking the time to review your stay with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
143 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Excellent central location. Unit spotlessly clean, and such friendly, welcoming hosts. Got to rate the shower pressure.... Awesome. A lovely contimentsl breakfast , so conveniently delivered evening before - great when on business. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Caroline C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
Thank you "Caroline C" for your comments. Our cleaning staff do a great job with their room preperation and isn't the shower pressure fantastic. Thank You and look forward to your next visit.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

We spend 2 nights and had a wonderful stay. Place was nice, comfortable and tidy. It is located right across from the central Mall which had supermarkets & shops. Also pretty close to any food outlets of your choice. The manager was very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sue H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
victoriaB62, Owner at BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Thank you "Sue H" for your review of your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location excellent.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rotorua hotels
0.3 mi away
Quest Rotorua Central
Quest Rotorua Central
#1 of 93 in Rotorua
5.0 of 5 bubbles 660 reviews
0.7 mi away
Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation and Spa
0.5 mi away
Emerald Spa Motor Inn
Emerald Spa Motor Inn
#13 of 93 in Rotorua
4.5 of 5 bubbles 375 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Arista Capri Motel
Arista Capri Motel
#6 of 93 in Rotorua
4.5 of 5 bubbles 499 reviews
0.1 mi away
RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua
0.7 mi away
Sport of Kings Motel
Sport of Kings Motel
#2 of 93 in Rotorua
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,193 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge

Property: BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge
Address: 16 Victoria Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#9 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#12 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B-K's Rotorua Motor Lodge, Qualmark rated 4 star plus is a modern 16 unit motel located in central Rotorua 100 meters from the town centre. One of Rotorua's newest motels all our units have extra insulation and hush glass making for quiet and modern units. Our units range from generous studios, one, two and three bedroom sleeping up to 7 guests. All our units have kitchens, recliner chairs, LCD TVs and some have duo spa baths. Local tours and attractions and be booked through reception and we are always happy to offer assistance on what to do in Rotorua. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK) and Hotels.com so you can book your BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bk`s Rotorua Motor Hotel Rotorua
Bks Rotorua Hotel
Bks Rotorua Motel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing