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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lads running this place are legends! Both very helpful and professional. I stayed here with my wife a couple of days after competing in Ironman NZ. The guys took a genuine interest in my ironman and provided 2 separate rooms over 2 nights as that was all that was available. They offered to carry out luggage to swap rooms...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Julian, We are absolutely stoked you guys had a great time with us. Comfort is essential after an Ironman. It's awesome to be able to have a genuine yarn with the guests, it is without a doubt the best part of this industry as everyone has come from different parts of the work. Hope you got home safely, we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at Aura. The guys were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Genuinely interested in what we were visiting for and willing to offer local insight. Room was great, clean and tidy. Pool was awesome too and loved how close we were to city yet in a quiet street. They were also accommodating regarding requests...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Kirsty, Thanks for the great review. We love to hear we have exceeded guest expectations. We love nothing more than sharing our knowledge with guests and giving all the local insight. After all, that is why we travel, to experience other places and people. All the best, Nick

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we were greeted by one of the owners Nick who welcomed us to Rotorua and Aura Accommodation and took us on a tour of the facility. The hotel offers free bike hire and use of its great facilities including a heated pool, barbecue, steam box and its very own mineral pools! The room itself was extremely modern, clean...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey KimandJuliette, Thanks for review, but more importantly thanks for coming and spending some time with us. You certainly had a busy time while you were in Rotorua so I'm really glad you enjoyed the comforts of our place. And for you to say 'best hotel experience on our trip', well that makes us blush. Thanks again, and all the...

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Josh made us very welcome Great location near lake and restaurants.Comfortable bed ,family atmosphere with Pool, spa and bikes offered and BBQ. But quiet at night. Would happily stay there again

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Kiwipuska, Thanks for the kind words and review. Josh always claims he is the best at Check Ins so I will be sure to not pass this on to him haha. I'm glad you had a great stay with us and were able to enjoy all the facilities. We look forward to your return. All the best, Nick

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay. Great service, they knew the best place for coffee in town. Was a very short walk to eat strert with amazing menus for dinner (huge choices). After dinner was a short walk to the lake front on the way back to motel. The pool was an absolute hit for all of us. Wish we could...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey RoxyMay81, I'm glad you were able to enjoy our location. It truly is awesome to have a meal in Eat Streat, stop in to Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour, wander to the lakefront and back one block to Aura Accommodation. They say you need 6 blocks to walk off an ice cream, but one block is plenty for me....

Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being close to the town centre yet in a quiet location overlooking a tranquil lake we found this a very pleasant place to stay with everything being close to hand. Coupled with the most polite and helpful staff, nice clean room and a good shower, what more could you want. Glad we went there and enjoyed it very much.

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Bob S, Thanks for the review, great to hear you had a great stay with us. What more could you want? Well we strive to be a 5 star accommodation provider so we will continue to improve for our guests. All the best, Nick

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was very dated and needs some help. The bathroom toilet barely flushed and walls were cinder lock painted beige. Beds were uncomfortable and I worried about what remains lived in the old carpet. The smell of sulphur was ever present from the "hot spring". The pool in the photo looks great but I wouldn't get in it! The...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Ketchware, Thanks for your eagerness to review us, however based on your other reviews from Rotorua and your comments I believe you stayed at the Havana Motor Lodge and not Aura Accommodation. We have gone through extensive renovation to re-inject new life into the place, the pool is immaculate (your lucky I'm not telling Josh about this, it literally...

oxford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nick and the team gave us a great welcome, full of helpful advice. The accommodation was simple but spacious and very comfortable. Very convenient to the town, lake and, best of all, Eat Street. Added bonus of a hot mineral bath to ease the aches after a day walking around Rotorua. Bikes, Barbie and a pool as well. Ideal for...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Maryann, Thanks for coming and staying with us. It sounds like you had a busy time in Rotorua and I'm glad we were able to help with plenty of advice. I do wonder what would turn us from a 'Good place in Rororua' into a "Great place in Rotorua'? Because we certainly don't want to settle with 'Good'. Hope...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aura accommodation has a lot to offer. Nick is great and a font of knowledge. He always has the answer and is more than willing to book whatever you want. The rooms are small and comfy, room we had, had a queen and 2 singles, functional kitchen anf a large bathroom. The property is conveniently located near everything from eat...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Mr Turner, Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the review. I'm glad you had a comfortable stay with us in between every activity and attraction in town. We really do pride ourselves on sharing that local knowledge of the area so all our guests can have an amazing Rotorua experience. And our locations, well with one eye...

Vina del Mar, Chile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is great, near the lake and EatStreet. The staff is very friendly! A comfy room, with swimming pool and thermal baths. Josh and Nick are always ready to help you and they make you feel like home!

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Cristian, Thanks for staying with us. I'm really glad you enjoyed our hospitality, we love creating a warm and friendly environment for our guests, and like you said, making them feel at home. You certainly had a busy time while you were with us in Rotorua. All the best, Nick.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located within a block of the lake front, Government Gardens, the Museum and the famous 'Eat Streat', come and experience Rotorua's latest little piece of accommodation bliss. Relax and enjoy this summer bathing in our large outdoor geothermally heated swimming pool, or fire up our BBQ on those long Rotorua evenings. Aura accommodation is all about fun, laughter and holidays the way they are expected to be- memorable! Ditch the car keys and discover the beauty of being based in the heart of the city, never far by foot from all of the central city attractions or fantastic new local markets on offer. Unwind in our 2 private hot mineral pool, get the steam box hissing for a geothermal cooking experience, or get comfortable in any of our fully equipped units, with stove top and microwave cooking facilities and free unlimited fast WiFi. Let the friendly young local team show you true relaxed kiwi hospitality, connecting you to all the very best of what the region has on offer. Book directly with us for the best available rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aura Accommodation

Address: 1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM407 - RM695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aura Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Havana Motor Hotel Rotorua
Havana Hotel Rotorua
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#28 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“The second level rooms are accessed by steep stairs but there are plenty of ground floor rooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles KimandJuliette, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for ground floor if you have a lot of luggage etc”
 of 5 bubbles maryannOxford, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 11 was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles cristianr371, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Were were in room 20 which was very good”
 of 5 bubbles sheilap701, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper level unit was nice.”
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