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Astray Motel

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The location of the motel is great, easy access to everything in Rotorua. The staff were friendly and answered all the questions we had about the area and even gave us many useful tips. The room was clean and tidy, although a bit too small.

Thank R Z
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great location, very central in Rotorua. Friendly staff who got us a discount for one of the local maori experiences. Having an on-site laundry was great, too. Shower was good and the wifi was good too. Bed comfortable enough aside from the pillows. Somewhat bizarrely, there was a TV not only in the main living room but in each bedroom....

Thank LilaBear87
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight for one night and were pleased with everything. The staff member at reception was SO friendly and he gave us tips on activities in the area. The room was clean and the wifi worked well.

Thank Eliana F
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect for an overnight stay. The room was clean and had what we needed although much smaller than the photos make it out to be. Good sized bathroom. Really friendly and helpful staff. Great location, not 5 stars as the bathroom sink was really small and difficult to fill water bottle from

Thank Jea M
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Exceeded expectations. Julie (?) and Lee bent over backwards to ensure that I had what I needed. The internet was great. Location, as others have noted, also great. It's listed as a micro-hotel in Lonely Planet by the previous owners. I see that the "micro" has been dropped from the name. While it was fun for me a a solo...

2Thank bacon222
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Staying in Rotorua over the weekend. The place is nice tidy and quiet. The location for this place is fantastic and is right in the heart of the city center. Close to pretty much everything. Chilled ambiance with very friendly staff. Recommend.

Thank Anirban G
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Can't express enough what a joy it was to stay here and the level of service was outstanding. Hotel under new management past few months from a couple from China. Both husband and wife went way beyond expected to help me multiple times during my stay. Room I had was small but very clean and comfortable. My room had microwave,...

Thank Neerjamd
Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I hope you have great holiday in New Zealand. All the best.

Province of Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This motel is right in the center of Rotorua, it has a carpark so it's easy to leave your car and take a walk in the town. We had a twin room with single beds, it was quite small but it perfectly did the job. Special thanks to the gentleman at the reception who was really very kind, he helped...

Thank yeStoryteller
Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, that is great support. We try our best and would love to see you again.

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Probably the best value for money if you want to be in the centre of the party CBD, eat street and shopping. We booked to rooms the budget twin (upstairs) with bathroom which was a shoe box, but for one night more than adequate. Was tidy and clean but very compact. Friday, coffee etc supplied. The other room a access...

1Thank JJnzNz
Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. this is great support. I will keep improving and try my best to deliver the best service I can. Thank you so much

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great price for such a great location. Really friendly staff. Helped me out when I couldn't get the free wifi to work. Clean, basic room, secure parking, close to everything. Stayed two nights and enjoyed.

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Xiaofeng G, Owner at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much. That was really nice to have you stayed in our motel. Your review is real support for us. Thank you and love to see you again.

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rotorua Motel ASTRAY is a Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. We have off street parking, Freeview TV, Free WiFi. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Close enough to walk to Rotorua's many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua's lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door. We know all the "must do" activities in Rotorua and we can book you in. Our motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities. Rotorua Motel ASTRAY look forward to hosting you in Rotorua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astray Motel

Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Price Range: $43 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Good WiFi, great location”
603liamw, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“You can do better sleeping in a car for hire.............”
433josephl, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a motel unit is singles very basic and small. Feel 35 dollars a more realistic price.”
jonasluck1234, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great Location”
sols308, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“On the 2nd floor is better as there are a table and chairs outside your room”
447connie, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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