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“Stay Closer to Town if you’re Thinking of Doing a Night Out”

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Emerald Spa Motor Inn
Ranked #16 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Stay Closer to Town if you’re Thinking of Doing a Night Out”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

50 SkyTV Channels! Sorry, that was a little sarcastic, but that seemed to be the highlight on their sign. Motel on the edge of town. Rooms were clean and the woman at the front desk was very friendly. I think this is a good spot for families. People looking to enjoy the town and not drive there would be better served staying closer to the lake. This was about 1.5-2km from the city center and walking was a bit of a hike. Taxis didn’t seem very plentiful either.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your review. We have just discovered that Trip Advisor have us in the wrong place on their map. We apologise for the miss information. This is beyond our controll and have notified them to correct it immediately.
We are pleased you found other aspects of our Motel enjoyable and once again we are very sorry for the inconvienience.
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Stayed here back in August, and have been meaning to write a review!

We stayed at The Emerald Spa for one night and had a fantastic time. The rooms are spacious and immaculate, the spa bath was awesome! Beds were really comfortable and the kitchenette was really handy to have.
The service was what set the resort apart from others, incredibly friendly and helpful.
I would recommend the Emerald Spa Resort to anybody staying in Rotorua they will not be disappointed.

Thankyou!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Manager at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
Thank you for your lovley review of Emerald Spa Motor Inn. We really enjoy meeting and greeting everyone who comes to stay at our Motel and making sure they they enjoy their stay with us. There is also so much to do in Rotorua, we love it. We will also pass on your comment to our housekeeping staff. Thank you. Look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We stayed here for four nights in July for a special couples time away. We were upgraded to a one bedroom unit which was a lovely surprise. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the spa bath divine. However what we really loved about the Emerad Spa was the wonderful service, nothing was too much trouble which made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Manager at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
We are so pleased you had a lovley stay here at the Emerald Spa. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Wellington
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Our stay here was beautiful. Very friendly staff and owners were helpful.
The 1 bedroom was very spacious and the kitchenette was good to have. The spa bath was very nice and it was good to have the selection of channels to watch on sky. Did however find the tv placement to be too high, as it was kinda awkward to look up for a very long time. Other than that everything else was good as gold.
It was our first time staying here and we will like to come back next time. Very good service and clean rooms.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Manager at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Thank you for staying with us and your review on trip advisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and found our complex nice and clean. We do appreciate your comments. Look forward to seeing you again at Emerald Spa.
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Ulladulla, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Booked this room for 2 nights on wotif.com & expected v. good features but definitely exceeded our expectations with their personal service. We were personally shown to our room & the ladies in Reception went out of their way when some friends needed somewhere for on our 2nd night. Also very helpful with local attractions especially when there is so much to do in Rotorua & we had oh so little time!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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RotoruaRata, Manager at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Thank you for staying at Emerald Spa and your super comments. It is our pleasure to make you feel welcome and ensure your experience with us and Rotorua is as enjoyable as possible.
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

I was away for work and have stayed here a couple times before.
Reception clerk was very accommodating and easy to deal with. She was a new manager and was doing the best she could, I had to go back to ask about Wifi, but otherwise it was great. She offered a wine or soft drink, took me to my room, with a snack basket and showed me how to work the TV.
The room was tidy, well made up. The bathroom fan had some dust around it and the shower ceiling a tiny bit of mould starting, but it was super clean otherwise.
Quiet, even though on a main street, comfortable bed, good lighting, everything I needed was there.
Easy, smooth checkout, and if it wasn't the end of winter I would have gone for a lovely swim!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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RotoruaRata, Manager at Emerald Spa Motor Inn, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review of Emerald Spa. We are really pleased you had an enjoyable time with us. We do appreciate your feedback and comments and ways we can improve your experience here at Emerald Spa. Hope to see you again.
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Tenerife, Spain
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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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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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