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“Lovely deep spa pool. Warm comfy room”
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Golden Glow Motel
Ranked #37 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Very friendly people. Lovely rooms with everything u need . highly recommended.free wifi.close to bottle store supermarket and best takeaways shop called oppies.great motel.....................................

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

The Golden Glow offers great service, great location, walking distance to town. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable and warm. The private spa pool was very enjoyable. Lance and Yvonne are excellent hosts, we would definitely be staying with them again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Booked in for 2 nights we were so impressed with Rotorua and the Golden Glow we stayed for 4 nights. The owners were very friendly, with lots of great local advice. Our room was clean and comfortable with a private spa out the back. Very good value for the money we paid. Everything is handy supermarkets, restautants, takeaways. The town center is only a short walk away. There is so much to see and do in Rotorua for all ages, so far it is my favourite place in NZ.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

i was treated to a night away just to spoil me and found this lovely little motel. the owner was super friendly and allowed us to check in early which gave us the chance to thoroughly check out the spacious clean room complete with kitchen and enjoy a lovely spa in the big outdoor pool on our private deck. the location is so close to town and the shops its well worth staying at for more than 1 night. extremely great value for money and is a place we definately will be recommending to friends and will visit again. thanks so much for the pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Golden Glow is indeed a perfectly situated motel, a easy stroll to shops, restaurants, supermarket and the lake at a very reasonable price. Clean rooms, lovely huge private spa in its own enclosed deck area. A great couple of nights sleep on a lovely soft bed ! The real gems here are the owners with their local knowledge and advice - tell them what kind of experience you are after and they will share their experiences of the attractions. Worked out perfect, thanks guys.

Room Tip: I had a room furthest from the street so no noise issues.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The motel was nice and comfy, we had one family room fit for 5 adults. Two bedrooms (double bed) inside with a dining room and extra bed for the 5th people at the dining room. Ensuite bathroom with nice bathtub, small kitchen and dining table, plus sofa. It was clean and OK.
This motel is in walking distance to the city centre, on the main road, close to restaurants and supermarkets. Next two buildings to the south was the shop of the winner of "New Zealand Grand National Winner best Chips Shop Competitions", People queue to buy, it is worth to try.
The sleep quality was OK, except if you have a rowdy and noisy neighbors.
The manager/owner was friendly and helpful, give some hints and useful to go around locally.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

We booked for two nights and ended up staying for three. The motel is very clean and comfortable and the owners were very friendly and had fantastic advice about local attractions. Our children were very happy with the space in the room, and we made use of the wonderful drying room to catch up on our washing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the motel as it was reasonably priced, close to town and gave us invaluable advice about what would suit us during our visit to Rotorua.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Golden Glow Motel

Address: 253 Fenton Street, 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 Suites
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: £64 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering spacious studios and family apartments with a private spa pool, Golden Glow Motel is a 5-minute walk from Rotorua Town where various shops and restaurants can be found. It offers free parking, free fast speed WiFi and a free shuttle from the bus station. Heated guest rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave, hot plates and a toaster. Each has a flat-screen TV with over 50 satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and shower. A self-service guest laundry service is available and luggage storage is provided. Motel Golden Glow is a 10-minute walk from the Polynesian Spa and Lake Rotorua. It is a 15-minute drive from the Rotorua Regional Airport and a 20-minute drive from Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. ... more   less 
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