RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua

Address: 249 Fenton Street, Rotorua, North Island, 3010 , New Zealand | 4 star motel
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This 4 star motel, located on 249 Fenton Street, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua Museum, Swoop Rotorua, and Rotorua Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRotoVegas Motel of Rotorua

    Reviewed by mothman

    Could do better.

    Reviewed Jul 10, 2015
    by (40 reviews) Brighton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    First impression was good with big room, well equipped, 2 large TVs, DVD player etc; however we were only staying for a couple of nights so did not need all that jazz; however what would have been nice is bedside tables and places to hang wet things which were strangely absent.

    Shower was wet room style with a totally insufficient curtain to stop the whole floor getting a soaked. Toilet was weird in that you would sit on it, do your business, close it, flush it; but then next time you want to use it the toilet seat would be all wet! This caused some discussion between us until we realised it was the fault of the toilet and could not be blamed on an individual!!

    Good selection of sachet drinks provided including hot chocolate and orange squash.

    Staff were helpful, but their hours are limited (as is not a full hotel).

    Location was alright at 10 to 15 minute walk from eat street, Lava bar, bus stop etc, but was a pain (in part due to having to cross a busy street, with lights that take an age to change). Fast food places like McDonalds are very near the hotel).

    Room took about 24 hours of having radiator on full blast in order to feel warm; this is an issue in general in our experience of New Zealand (although not in our Auckland hotel); places seem under-insulated and have a general cold feel which in winter indoors you would not desire. This applies to many restaurants and bars as well. None of that cosy winter feel that you get in Europe.

    Bed was comfy and despite no double glazing, it was quiet. Free internet useful. Swimming pool was awesomely warm.

    I would give this place 3.5 if I could, but as can only give full 'stars', I deliberated over a 3 or a 4; but I have given many, far superior places 4 dots; and this place despite its positives, just would not be very recommended (mainly due to location, temperature and lack of practicality); however the price is good and with a lack of cheap, private en-suite rooms in the centre it does make it a viable option.. Final nail in the coffin is fee for credit card use!!! - therefore 3 it is!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua

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