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Ambassador Thermal Motel

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#26 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a find! Absolute silence in downtown Rotorua. Rooms are large and well laid out, beds comfortable, showers hot + strong. Slowing its age in places, but you're not paying $300 a night so who cares? Will recommend to others and would happily stay again.

Thank KentandMichelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stayed one night but excellent location within walking distance to city and beautiful museum close by. Hot pool and spa in hotel was lovely. Very friendly staff and helpful with where to go for attractions. Large clean room with a balcony and very quiet.

Thank Michelle S
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Ambassador Thermal Motel was a very short stay, just a day. It is a three story building and built in typical Motel style. The Motel is just a short walk from "Eat Street" in Rotorua and city centre. But you need to get used to the smell thats typical for Rotorua. The lady at the reception was...

Thank Benedict S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was clean and the hostess very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We only had a short visit and she was able to advise the best things to see in the area. A short walk to all restaurants and shops. The hotel also has its own natural hot spring which we dipped our feet into, quite hot! The...

Thank jennymF9537JU
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a room for 2 nights for 3 people. At first we thought we booked it too late as we ended up getting a huge room with 3 singles and 1 queen! Haha, there was no complaints though as we had huge floor space and we could move around easily. We peered into other rooms and they too...

Thank notesformia
Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We booked this motel after another one we tried failed to get back to us and we are so glad that we did. It was is a great location and the hosts were very friendly. We appreciated being put in the room beside the pool. Our grandson thought he was in heaven. It was an older motel but very clean....

Thank Glenda G
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very affordable to stay at and definitely didn't regret booking here. Staff were always friendly, rooms were always cleaned, big rooms and more than enough space for 6 people in the 2 bedroom apartment. Would stay here again no questions. Close to main street, restaurants, the lake and heaps more!

Thank sezmac12
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Working our way back from the South to North island we stopped over at rotorua for several days being well known for all things Maori. The accommodation we booked just a few nights before arriving and were very happy we chose this place. For the two of us we had a really large room and 3 extra single beds. Great...

Thank Narelle V
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great location, with friendly hosts. Handy for Government Gardens, and just a short walk from local shops and restaurants. The rooms are basic, but clean and have lota of space. There isn't much in the way of storage, but we were living out of our suitcase anyway.

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I booked this property on booking.com for the location. Well it met our expectations and exceeded them. Phillipa was a great host, the rooms were so clean, the facilities were amazing, the pools were well used, the location is amazing, we were there for New Years Eve, so we could walk to the lake and be part of the festivities....

Thank Jan G

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Ambassador Thermal Motel

Address: Cnr Whakaue and Hinemaru Sts | PO Box 1212, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $116 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambassador Thermal Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Upper Floor rooms with lake view”
 of 5 bubbles 850benedicts, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“shut the windows to avoid the smell and you'll be good!”
 of 5 bubbles notesformia, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet, great location.”
 of 5 bubbles JanG406, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A definite YES in all aspects - the central location is another bonus”
 of 5 bubbles JamesaM371, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you have mobility problems better to be on ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetF502, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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