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Ambassador Thermal Motel

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#29 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is the second time our family have stayed at this motel. It is reasonably priced, very close to Lake Rotorua and the CBD. It is clean and roomy. We stayed in Unit 4, which has a main room (double bed) and a single bed; with two single beds in the lounge/kitchen area. A very sunny unit as is Unit...

2Thank kp p
Whangamata, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2015

i always enjoy our stays here, very central to eat street, town, govt gardens etc. comfortable spacious rooms, excellent mineral pool available for guests, plus outdoor pool if required.Friendly reception.

3Thank Lesley S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Place is a bit dated. Very soft bed. Had a room upstairs something I need to make sure of in future as it is not so easy for us climbing stairs now. Warm room if you work out the heating arrangement. No electric blankets on the beds not such a worry for us but we were with older people and...

1Thank Janet F
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Good walking distance to Eat Street. Bathroom looked recently up dated and shower was great. Found the bed very uncomfortable- soft and lumpy- however the overall room is clean and basic with plenty of room. Even in winter the room was quite warm- a very efficient but slightly noisy oil heater. The girl at reception wonderfully helpful

1Thank Gail B
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

A really excellent two nights in a spacious and well equipped apartment in the centre of Rotorua near to all ameneties, gardens, thermal pools etc. Very friendly staff who run a first class motel. Many thanks for an excellent stay!

1Thank colinjm
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 16 March 2015

As I always plan my trips at last moment, I arrived in Rotorua without any idea about where I would spend the night. I've been advised by the i-Site to opt for Ambassador Thermal Motel, which seems to be the best option still available. And it was ! Ideally located in Rotorua city center, near the beautiful lake and only...

1Thank LG-Aude-LG
Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our stay. The location is great, within walking distance of the lake, supermarkets and the town centre. The room was well decorated and of a good size with Queen bed, single bed, kitchen area, dining table, standing fan and decent size bathroom with good shower. The high ceilings gave it a good open...

1Thank succulant
Bunbury , Western Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Ignore Fenton Street motels and book here! The lady at reception was lovely and we virtually blew in off the street and paid only $115 for the night. It is close to restaurants, shopping, Government Gardens and the lake. Do not look too closely to the outside of the building as it needs some maintenance, but the rooms are very...

1Thank westli
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This place is a God's send! Friendly and warm service, nothing was a problem. Good, clean, spacious room and the facilities were all in working order. Great room for a great price - will be staying here again. Thank you to the fabulous hosts!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This motel is very close to the lake and the eat st area of Rotorua. The facilities are great with an onsite thermal mineral pool, spa and swimming pool. The rooms were very spacious with a bedroom with a queen bed & 2 singles in the lounge room. Only downside was that our room was on the second floor with...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

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: RM390 - RM619 (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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 of 5 bubbles JanG406, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles JanetF502, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Great location. Panoramic windows in corner units.”
 of 5 bubbles Jboycey, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a room above the laundry room. 08, so it was very warm. They built in an ac system, split, when we were there.”
 of 5 bubbles 491max, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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