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“Clean, quiet, comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rolleston Motel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Thames
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet, comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

I'd echo the other reviews. The motel looks like it was originally built in the 70s, but has been renovated carefully. Our room was very clean and the location, though lacking much of a view, was quiet in terms of road noise.The spa pool was great and the service was friendly.

Handy to the Kauaeranga Valley - we stayed overnight while our kids walked up to the Pinnacles Hut - and a short drive into town.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 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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English first
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

I stayed here recently with my mum, and found the place on the dated side but it was clean and tidy. Also the room that we had, i felt it was quite roomyThere was some road noise, the only thing that was loud was the siren for the volunteer fire brigade (which I recognised straight away), apart from the little road noise and siren this place was quiet. I found the hosts welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this place

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grass Valley, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

This was a lovely motel on a quiet street. Our room had a separate bedroom and lovely patio. Mary, our hostess, greeted us with friendly suggestions on what to see and how to travel on the Coromandel peninsula. Her suggestions were very helpful. She also presented us with a small bottle of milk so we could have a "cuppa" before we set off on our travels. She also accommodated our early arrival,noon, so we could check-in, get rid of our luggage and freshen up before we set off sightseeing. It was a nice start to our 3 weeks in New Zealand.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

Not really sure what we were expecting, but we were pleasantly surprised by the Rolleston Motel when we stayed recently.
The motel was comfortable, light, airy, quiet, and exceptionally clean!
The bed was comfortable and the hosts were very friendly. Great value really!
Don't let the dated construction of the motel put you off. It's clean and fresh inside with modern kitchen, bathroom and furnishings.
We're quite fussy guests and we'd happily recommend this place to friends and family!

Room Tip: We had room number 1 and it was great. Do note though that the swimming pool is very close to room...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank NZTiberius
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

Our second night in NZ. Loved the motel. Great helpful staff, always ready to help. Clean rooms. Kids loved the pool. We felt very safe and camfortable. Will stay again in this motel next trip. Motel was easy to find and quiet location.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Thank Cogos79
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Dongara, Australia
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We spent our first night in NZ here. Considering it was new years eve, we both slept well. We thought it might be noisy but wasn't. The motel is a bit dated but very clean & comfortable & with a good kitchenette. The manager was very helpful - marking the town map where restaurants etc. are located. Recommended The Brew for a good meal & drink - we weren't disappointed. He also pointed out various sights on the Coramandel map. With a Pak N Save supermarket down the road it was easy to pick up a few things for our continuing journey. There a few sights around town also worth checking out. We would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

We arrived early Jan 2013 for 2 nights (one day) and was pleasantly surprised. Don't worry about first impressions, the building looks a bit dated but our room was clean, quite spacious with plenty of light and well equipped for a short stay. The pool was not heated on our visit but there was a heated spa. There is a small courtyard outside but only a view of the grassed back yard of the motel next door. Our hosts gave us good information on where to go and what to see in the area. It is a short walk into the main shopping street from the motel, probably 15 minutes, or a 2 minute drive. The motel is one street off the main road into Thames so there is some traffic noise but it did not disturb us at night. This motel is great value.

Room Tip: All apartments are at the rear of the property and offer the same amenities and outlook.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Rolleston Motel

Property: Rolleston Motel
Address: 105 Rolleston Street | P.O. Box 228, Thames, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Thames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rolleston Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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