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Emerald Spa Motor Inn
Ranked #16 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Tenerife, Spain
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109 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“Love this place”
Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

We lived in taupo for 2 years and would often like to get away for a little break every now and again. Rotorua is less than an hour away and we stayed a few times at emerald spa as a treat. We've tried out many spa hotels in rotorua and emerald is by far the best. We just love the spa bath in the bedroom because we can watch the tv from there! The room is super clean and comfortable and there are many nearby restaurants offering delivery. After our first visit we received a free bottle of wine voucher which we were able to hold on to for future visits and have since passed on to a friend. We've now left NZ and are sad we are no longer able to treat ourselves in this fabulous hotel. Thankyou guys you made our rotorua trips very special!

  • Stayed December 2011
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RotoruaRata, Manager at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are really pleased you were able to pass on the voucher to your friends to enjoy Emerald Spa. All the very best for the future.
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Had a wonderful stay here!! service was great with lovely owners. They were so helpful and nothing was a hassle for them. Rooms are very nice, clean and spcaious with decent sized spa's. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here :) The bed was really comfortable and had a nice quiet sleep. Only stayed for one night because of work but will definately come back one day.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Owner at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Thanks heaps for staying with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. We do appreciate your feed back.
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We used the Emerald Spa as our base from the 25 to 29 Aug 2012 while we saw the sites of Rotorua. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and the room was ideal. Nothing was too much trouble and the advice on what activities to see and do was much appreciated. Central to everything and very comfortable we will definetly use again on our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Owner at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
It was lovely meeting you and thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feed back.
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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We stayed here on our last night in NZ and really enjoyed the room. The spa was lovely and the host was very kind and helpful. Didn't care for Rotorua because all of the activities were so pricey and we're more into nature sightseeing.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Owner at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the reiew.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Great service upon arrival and very helpful. The room was spacious and welcoming. The place looked great. Large bathroom with a nice big spa. Super comfortable bed. About a $10 taxi fare from resturaunt area (about a block behind the information centre). We would have loved to stay here longer

  • Stayed August 2012
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RotoruaRata, Owner at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to do a review, and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We decided to have a bit of a winter break.
The Emerald Spa is great, clean, modern and you get your very own spa.
Beds were comfortable and we had 50 Sky channels and could watch the Olympics.
You get 100MB of Wi-fi if you can't bear to be disconnected.
We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Owner at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 13 August 2012
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review.
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Arrived Rotorua late on a Friday afternoon and after finding this motel and reading reviews on my I-pad decided to check in for two nights. What a brilliant choice. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. My husband has a back problem so they kindly helped take our luggage up the stairs. Room was wonderful - very comfortable bed, spa bath, lounge and well appointed bathroom and 50 channels of Sky TV to choose from. Everything in pristine condition - top accommodation at a reasonable price with several eating places and attractions within easy walking distance. We have already recommended this motel to a several people.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Owner at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 17 August 2012
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write the great review.
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Property: Emerald Spa Motor Inn
Address: 286 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#11 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#11 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#14 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Emerald Spa Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Rotorua's newest 5 star Motels providing "luxury" accommodation with an outdoor heated swimming pool, BBQ facilities and small gym. 28 luxurious suites; studio, one and two bedroom all air-conditioned with large spas, 50+ Sky TV channels, Free WiFi, King size beds, hush glass and self catering kitchenettes. Ideal for families, couples and business travellers. Only 0.5 km from the excitement of the city, this 5-star motel has an excellent location for restaurants, golf course, racecourse, conference centre and thermal attractions. Offering superior services Emerald Spa Motor Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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