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.

“Nice motel”
Review of Golden Glow Motel

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 7 more sites!
Golden Glow Motel
Ranked #34 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Nice motel”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Friendly and helpful owners and staff. Rooms were clean and tidy and a good size. Kitchen is well equipped and a small microwave. The spa kept the kids busy. There is a shed to keep bikes locked up. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank RSang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

132 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    69
    46
    5
    7
    5
See reviews for
53
47
3
4
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed in this motel about twenty years ago and always find it clean and comfortable, the spa is always good after a hard days drive.Close to town, great breakfast next motel a few doors down.The manager was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank kevinandmorika
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I found Rotorua to a great place to visit.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The room was very tidy and clean.
Best thing was the in room spa.
I do recommend this place to stay so I would stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: Choose one with the spa in the room but I think they are in all.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Mark E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Very nice place to stay. Well equipped kitchenette and the spa pool was a big hit! Central location, easy to walk to shops, take away and the museum. very helpful staff with local tips and discount vouchers.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Pinkicemaiden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and i had a night in Rotorua and chose to stay in the Golden Glow Motel. It was everything that we could have wanted. A reasonable cost a nice king size bed, cooking facilities, a private spa and very close that we were able to walk to town and all the local restaurants. I have stayed in many motels as we have journeyed around New Zealand and this was as good as it gets. Please accept our thanks for having us stay at your motel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank d0nt50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
oregon
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We spent two nights here in a very comfortable suite/very large room. We were looking to replace a particular piece of broken pottery that, we thought, came from Rotorua. The owner took our photo, drove around town looking for galleries that might have it, asked friends if they knew where it came from, and took our email to let us know what she found after we left. We were amazed by the attention she paid to our quest to replace the piece. The motel is quiet, lots of parking, and quite comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank oldbones46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Loved this motel. Lance and Yvonne went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable. We were a couple and a friend and they upgraded us so we had separate bedrooms. The motel is impeccably maintained, very clean, excellent beds, lovely linen, loads of towels - everything we could want. I would highly recommend this motel which is extremely good value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a downstairs room if you want a spa pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Pat J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rotorua hotels
1.4 mi away
Lake Rotorua Hotel
Lake Rotorua Hotel
#45 of 92 in Rotorua
248 reviews
0.7 mi away
Aura Accommodation
Aura Accommodation
#3 of 92 in Rotorua
185 reviews
0.0 mi away
RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Apex on Fenton
Apex on Fenton
#10 of 92 in Rotorua
340 reviews
0.1 mi away
BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge
BK's Rotorua Motor Lodge
#14 of 92 in Rotorua
406 reviews
0.7 mi away
New Castle Motor Lodge
New Castle Motor Lodge
#39 of 92 in Rotorua
197 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Golden Glow Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Golden Glow Motel

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:
#13 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 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your Golden Glow Motel 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:
Golden Glow Hotel

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