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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I was very impressed with the value that was offered at the Arista. Mostly in the form of a friendly welcome and excellent service. The owners were so helpful. We had a boat and two cars but it wasn't a problem even at one of the busiest times of the year. Being offered secure off-street parking for the boat was...

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

That’s a lovely review, thank you. This motel is busy most of year so we make sure that we do our best with all our guests. When guests turn up with extra cars or trailers, it’s great that we have that secure area next door to the motel. It’s so handy and safe! Thanks for writing the review and we...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We have just stayed at Arista Rotorua as a group of 4 which then became 7 when friends stayed a second night. Mike was so accomodating- arranging extra linen etc despite it being after office hours. The unit was super clean and tidy with the bonus of a spa pool. Thanks so much- we will be back!

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there team, you ladies where a pleasure to have stay here. When you are booking direct you automatically become a gold guest and if there is a request, we will certainly do our best to help make it happen. Can’t wait for you to come back. Regards Mike.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Lots of room in a nice apartment with full facilities. The children loved the play area with a spa bath afterwards. Well located relative to the town centre and local attractions. Mike, Annemarie and Family were very helpful, making us most welcome. Highly recommended.

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. The playground is certainly a hit with young families and we certainly enjoy seeing it being used. Our location is certainly a great location, you have Te Puia, 1 minute drive in one direction and the opposite direction is a 1 minute drive into town. We hope to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutely hands down the best Motel in Rotorua! The owners are so lovely and helpful! Love the layout of the rooms and the beds were super comfy! The spa was lush! Perfect for families! Definitely coming back!

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there Ashleigh, what a cool short review! Thanks heaps. That’s why we were voted number 1 Hotel 2015 for NZ on TripAdvisor because of families like you arriving and having a blast! We appreciate the review and so glad you booked direct and took advantage of the discount! Well done. See you in some school holidays in the future...

Cambs
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We were not expecting much as we arrived in Rotorua's industrial estate peppered with fast food outlets that we know (and love???). How wrong we were. The greeting from Mike was of the highest order - he really could not have been more helpful both as we checked in and when we checked out. He pointed us to some of...

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Wow what an awesome review thanks so much. When the guests arrive we like to get to know you so we explain the room and offer lots of tips and advice. There are lots of free walks and lakes to enjoy so you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy Rotorua. Thanks again for the review.

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The host were very helpful and helped arrange our activities. They also made suggestions about where to go. No request was too small. The rooms have all been updated, very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the spa bath in the room and enjoyed hanging out. The playground kept the children entertained.

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your lovely review. Last winter we worked really hard and painted all the rooms and updated a lot of the amenities so we are getting some nice feedback. And yes most the young kiddies like to hang out in the playground. They are easily pleased out there. Thanks again.

Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Even before we arrived Mike and the team were extremely helpful. Helping with advise on planning our trip. The hotel is lovely, very spacious and the kids loved the mezzanine floor all to themselves with their own space and TV. Spa pool is a bonus which we used every day at the end of the day! Rotorua is a wonderful...

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi Jo, one word for your family “FUN”. And that’s what you had. You had booked direct (making a saving) and made regular contact before arriving using us to help plan your trip around New Zealand. That’s smart using genuine local knowledge. As you experienced a good time frame for Rotorua is 3 – 5 nights, there is so….. much...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We stayed here over Christmas while visiting family. We stayed in Rm 6 mezzanine unit, it was clean, tidy, with all the amentities needed for our stay. While we only met Mike he is an awesome guy, helpful and nothing seems to be any trouble. We were hoping to stay here over Easter, but sadly they are booked out, obviously...

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there Shadow0608, thanks for your awesome review. Guests who stay here over Christmas hopefully experience a special time. We try and make it that way. For Easter time we have 1 booking so there is plenty of rooms left. We only make EASTER available through Arista website only, due to the high costs on booking sites. In fact most...

Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Mike was extremely friendly and helpful! He spent time with us suggesting places to see, offering discount vouchers and even made a booking for us at Hobbiton. The coin dryer was broken so he let us use the commercial dryer (even offered to return our washing to our room when dried)! The room was large and well kept. It was...

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you very much for your review. We try and spend time with all the guests explaining all the wonderful things to do here, we understand that the guest could have saved for years to come and stay with us so we need to make the most of your precious time. We are always happy to make a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Staying at the Arista was a pleasure. Mike was so friendly and knowledgeable, taking time to make sure we had an excellent time in Rotorua. The room was well above expectations too. Highly recommended.

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Mike and Annema... G, Owner at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review

Hi there Nicola , thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are simply glad you had a great time in our beautiful city. We certainly enjoy living here and if your stay was just as great, well that’s a win / win. Thanks again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Do you want SPACE? Try us, we're the largest Units in Rotorua! Sleeping 1-8, they all have Kitchenettes, private spa pools, thermally heated, 2 TVs, DVD player and free DVD hire for family units. We have a bus stop at our door step. We are just a kilometre from town, and if you want to be really looked after while you visit Rotorua, stay with us! Qualmark 4.5 Star rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arista of Rotorua

Address: 296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $156 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arista of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Arista Of Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
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#2 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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