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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a bit outside of the centre of town, but since we had a car, this didn't make much difference for us (it's less than a 5-minute drive into town), but if you didn't have a car, it could be inconvenient. Our hostess was lovely, immediately drawing on a map all of the things we should visit and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jason is very approachable and friendly, right from the moment we checked in for a 2-night stay. He even went out in his car to look for us in town on a Sunday morning due to a change in the Maori performance show time and sought our feedback to book for an earlier show time. This gesture is highly appreciated....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed here for two nights over Labour Day weekend. Very clean and tidy room with Sky TV and a comfy bed. Owner was very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of advice on free things to do and visit in the local area, recommended to us to visit the Polynesian Spa in the morning which we did and it...

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a very favourable review, we appreciate it very much. We are please to read that you had an enjoyable stay at the Santa Maria Motel and that everything met your requirements. Regards Jason

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Having stayed one night elsewhere for one of our 7 planned into Rotorua what could only be likened to the 'bates hotel' we searched for a reason to stay and not simply return home. From first contact on the phone with this motel manager our faith was restored. As a hotelier who runs 4/ 5 star hotels internationally Having just...

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We were pleased to be able to help you and your family out in time of need. We were very happy to host you and tell you of the many local free sights and attractions that all new comers to Rotorua should visit. Thank you again from all at the Santa...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A warm and friendly greeting from the manager who let us view the room before we committed to stay as we had already had a bad experience at another local motel. Jason could not have been more helpful, once settled in he came over and marked up a local map of all the attractions locally that are worth a visit....

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Stephen, We would like to say thank you for this review, we like it when people take 5 minutes to leave us a review. The Santa Maria Motel were very happy to host yourselves in what was a trying time for you. We hope you enjoyed the many free sights and attractions in and around Rotorua. We sincerely wish you...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed at a holiday home run by the Santa Maria folks for about one to two months while we were working in the area. It was a very nice house. There was some road noise as it is on one of the main routes into/out of Rotorua. Everything in the house was colour coordinated which was very nice. The...

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much from the Santa Maria Motel for leaving us such a kind and favourable review, we very much enjoyed hosting yourselves. Regards Jason

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for only one night, but was very pleasant. Owner was extremely helpful and gave lots of advice on (free) things to do in the local area. He even allowed us to print our flight boarding passes from his personal printer. Highly recommended!!

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you vey much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you both. I hope that you continue having happy and safe travels through New Zealand and beyond. Regards Jason

Matakohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Clean and tidy if not a bit dated decor but suited us perfectly. Comfy bed. We were right on the main road and there was truck noise at night. Friendly staff and nothing was to much trouble. Good showers with limited hot water. Would stay there again recommend it to others

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and a favourable one too, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and everything met expectations. Regards Jason

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Friendly and welcoming owner/staff. Pleasant room, only stayed the one night, got what we paid for. Other friends stayed as well, they were also happy with the stay. Only drawback was the noise from the road, but as that was a constant, we got used to it as the night went.

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for taking the time to leave us a review for the short time that you were here. Glad to see that you received a warm welcome from our great staff. We are also happy to see that your friends enjoyed the stay here at Santa Maria Motel. Regards Jason

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The owners were very helpful, would highly recommend and highly likely to stay again. Used towels were collected daily and the place we were staying was very clean and pleasant. Great for couples. The motel is also placed in a great location.

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Jason E, Owner at Santa Maria Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a warming review, we very much appreciate it. Regards Jason

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Santa Maria Motel

Address: 270 Te Ngae Road | Ngapuna, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM337 - RM593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Maria Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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#29 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“We booked a Maori experience in advance, we should have waited until we got there, as our hostess had so many discounts and advice to offer!”
 of 5 bubbles adrianl69, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the rear”
 of 5 bubbles russwendy2015, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“rooms in the back, away from the road seem even quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Seitz-Cherner, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms are easy access to the car for multiple in's and out's.”
 of 5 bubbles kumarw2015, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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