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- Non-smoking hotel
- Hot tub
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBrylin Motel Rotorua
The usual motel with a slightly unusual exterior, a long way from the city centre and no bus service to take you in. The room we were allocated was very noisy as it was on the main road and by the side lane leading to the units at the rear. It also suffers from the same gentle aroma that pervades the whole town.
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua
... At one point to test the large bird I push him back, and apparently this set him off because as soon as I did that he kicked me back. Thankfully I was just kicked and nothing else, but as soon as that happened I was out of the paddock. The owners (Nads and Cal) were both impressed and gave me a couple of free drinks.
Not so soon after that was dinner ready. It was a huge buffet filled with the Hangi food and the friend bread the cooking class made. ...
... We arrived in Rotorua and the first thing that we noticed was the smell. I mean, this town really stinks. It's from the sulfur in the hot springs and mud, and sometimes it could really gag a buzzard. We checked into our hotel Rotovegas which was cute, clean, comfortable and I suppose a bit trendy. I proceeded to lay on the couch for the duration of the day while Clint went out and enjoyed some nice lunch and went for a walk to the lake. Later ...
... a steaming mud pool.
After a short break we went to the information centre and to Lake Rotorua. Next we stopped at 'the Redwoods' Whakarewarewa Forest where we went for one of the short walks (3/4 hr) through the giant redwoods and silver ferns - very pleasant even though it was a bit soggy underfoot.
We picked up a pizza to have back at our geyser view room.
... We sat talking to some English girls who we got on with really well. The weather is getting colder now! But some people were actually going into the freezing cold sea - crazy! After the national park, we went to the holiday park, which is where our hostel was that we were staying at. It cost us 30 dollars each, but it was a really nice hostel. We all then went to the hot water beach, where you can make hot water baths and lie in them. So basically, the water under the ...
... timber. One such area, which covered several acres, looked like some kind of disaster scene. It's very rare to see this kind of destruction firsthand. As well as the cultivated plants, uninvited foxgloves lined the edge of the path, along with brambles complete with near-ripe blackberries. The washing that Kori did last night wasn't quite dry this morning, so we strung it across the back of the camper. As we drove away from the forest, ...