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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived to the outdated run down room, wall paper peeling off, curtains falling down. Mould on roof above bed.... gross! The shower was very very unclean and wouldn't stay at a constant temperature. But the bed....... the bed was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on, it was so hard and you could feel the springs underneath you,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

As this was one of the cheaper motels I was not expecting too much so was pleasantly surprised. Room was a good size. Well equipped. Clean and bed comfortable. The only thing I would mention that the shower was over the spa bath which meant getting into was a bit tricky so may be a problem with elderly people.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean room, 2 beds (single and double), nice kitchen and spa (didnt use), shower was in spa which was a bit different but all in all a good room with nice location. Kitchen was well equipped and great location to town

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Thank Dave S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly compliments to the lady boss who was really friendly and helpful to all our questions and needs. Great service! Our stay was pleasant and comfortable. The sheets were clean which is very important and they have split shower and toilet. The location is very convenient. Best of all there's free internet. Why it did not get 5 star? -...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Room was a decent size but kitchen was small, probably ok for basic heating of food or maybe making breakfast. Receptionist forgot to tell us that the fridge needs to be switched on, but got an apology and was shown the next day when reporting that it didn't seem to be working. Good for a short stay and reasonably priced,...

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Thank Rachel T
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We drove into Rotorua and needed lodging for the evening before a visit to the Redwood Forest. We were able to sleep fine and did not get the sulphur smell in other locations around Rotorua. It was a nice spot in a very touristy town.

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Thank TransformedTraveler
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stayed at this Motel 2014 it was excellent that is why we booked again for 2016. This time not impressed at all, without going into detail, would not recommend. Serving of the units left quite a bit to the imagination

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Thank Julie S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights which was close to everything. We had a spa studio but we asked for a room that had a separate shower from the spa which was great. Great price for a great stay. Heater in room didn't take long to warm the unit either and it also had a kitchenette to cook or have breakfast....

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Our mistake was not inspecting the room first. Dated and shabby. We overlooked the heater only working on low, the electric blanket not working, the curtains that we clipped up ourselves. But we couldn't overlook the so called hot spa that could only be filled with warm water at best. The shower (over the spa) gives the same warm water....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Very disappointing that this so called 4 star Motel did not live up to its rating.... a few issues, of most concern a heater that was not fixed properly to the wall (safety issue) electric blanket that you could not plug in, dirty, leaking tap. that's just the highlight. In raising our concerns with the Manager, he offered us a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Malones Motel

Address: 321 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $98 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Malones Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“inspect the room first before you pay, make sure you are satisfied.”
 of 5 bubbles TangDawae, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the back were quiet and not on the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles grubbaldd, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Very central location”
 of 5 bubbles 881elained, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles mary19, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“#10 is at the end (quiet), but tough to get the car to.”
  • Another view of the main room - dining table and note door to car.
  • private spa
  • refrigerator in the kitchenette
  • Sink area
  • Nice shower - old, but worked very well
  • The bathroom - separate room for toilet
  • The bedroom - door goes to private spa
  • The kitchenette
 of 5 bubbles A419RDandyw, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
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