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“One night of Bliss!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Glow Motel
Ranked #38 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“One night of Bliss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Very clean and tidy place to stay. Beds and pillows comfortable which is important when staying away from home! Spa was spacious and amazing!! This room had everything we needed for a pleasurable nights stay. Sky TV sports kept him happy, and i was happy soaking in the spa for as long as i liked! Very close to everything, supermarkets, restaurants, liquor store which makes it very convenient. I had a bit of trouble connecting to the wifi, but in the end didn't need it as i was too busy soaking in the spa! If i had needed though, I'm confident the hosts would have helped me out with it. We will be checking again next time we go to Rotorua.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Foxton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

lovely owners very helpful situated on main street close to everything shopping complex pac and save, countdown etc food and takeaways close by.very clean and tidy.spa lovely relaxing after long trip.beds are really comfortable good pillows. clean towels every day.good cooking appliances microwave,toaster, elements, fridge cutlery etc.sky tv free wi-fi.good parking.worth staying here when in Rotorua or passing threw.would recommend it to anyone going up this way

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I kind of felt the hostess was too friendly, almost to the point of wondering when we were going to get left alone to get on with it, but that's probably just me. The room was clean and tidy, the beds and pillows very comfortable. We didn't use the spa, but using the shower over it was incredibly awkward - the shower head did not come over far enough and I felt like a failed contortionist trying to get my hair washed. The hotel is within walking distance of a lot of shops, which would be helpful to a lot of visitors. The toilet is a very small area, I think a very large person would struggle with getting in and closing the door behind them. It was also very hot and there is no air conditioning. Although I sound very critical, the negatives did not seem major, and it was an acceptable stay with positive features.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed a night at Golden Glow which is on the main street (Fenton Street) and is very central, The owners were very helpful and friendly. The motel was clean and had everything we needed such as a nice spa, free Wi-Fi etc.

There is a great take away practically next door; many restaurants within walking/short driving distance; and fast food outlets are within walking distance and the lake is close by.

It is a handy place to stay in Rotorua which is pretty good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is a great complex with very friendly hosts. The spas are a little noisy but very relaxing. Bottle store and supermarket across the road. Award winning takeaway's very close by.
Not the cheapest in town but I believe very good value for money.
The rooms are a good size and the beds very comfortable with a range of pillows.
There is no need to search for hours on the net; if they have a room available, book it you will not regret it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Levin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Wow where to start. These are folk that go beyond the norm to make one comfortable. Thank you so much for a wonderful couple of days. Would return any time to your clean and pleasant Motel. It was a joy to spend time with you, God Bless and stay well.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.....................................

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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:
#14 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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 WiFi daily 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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