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Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed one night in an Access Double Studio (it was the only room available other than a bigger unit that would have been too big for one person and more expensive). Friendly check-in and they were able to accommodate my request for a slightly later check-out, which was appreciated. The room was compact, but for one person was roomy...

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Monza, Italy
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Astray motel on our first night in Rotorua, and we did not have a positive impression. We had a small motel room, with an even smaller bathroom where the shower was full of mildew. The hotel sign indicated a private spa in the motel which ended up to be a small and not working “swimming pool”...

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Xiaofeng G, Manager at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Hi I believe you mixed up oud motels with other motels. We are budget motel and backpackers in CBD area, never have spa since built. From our photos or traveler's photos you can see we are not telling people we have spa. Thank you

wellington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit basic but very clean wi fi was strong and free. Very central to town and everything. Walking distance to intercity Bus and information Centre. Showers a bit small if you are of a bigger size, Also can hear other guests in their rooms if they are talking. I originally booked this Hostel at 35 dollars but the...

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Xiaofeng G, Manager at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. We are agree this capsule room is small but I can guarantee the room you stayed is the cheapest private room in Rotorua city centre. This room is for single traveler travels with budget but doesn't want to share room with others. Other backpackers charge $30 or more for a 4 people...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the two of us had separate single rooms with shared bathroom for 2 nights. very clean. a bit monastic, but that's all we needed. what we didn't realize was that the office closed at 21:00 (9:00 pm), however they left keys with wifi password for us to pick up. coin operated washing and drying machines are available however their hours...

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PORTUGAL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good stay for the price paid. Stayed for 2 nights and the room was small but with everything you need and wi fi works. Noticed that they also offer dorm rooms. At city center offers free parking, when available, for your vehicle.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Being our first time in New Zealand, this was one of many stops in the North Island. Passing through Rotorua, we found the Astray Motel being very competitive for price. Location wise was great, only disadvantage was not being able to park on site having requested a space through booking. However, everything else was satisfactory. Many thanks.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed at this motel for 3 nights. The room is clean and tidy and also has a small kitchen though you cannot cook, there's a common kitchen that you can use. Our room can accommodate 4 persons. The location is perfect and very central. It's quite close i-Site, Night Market (on every Thursday), and even Whakarewarewa within walking distance...

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Traveling with my sister who has never been to NZ I thought to give her a backpackers experience. So I booked one night in a private ensuite room, so ultimately not a real backpackers experience but I HIGHLY recommend. You cannot beat the price AND wifi works. The room was small but come on how much time are you really...

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The location of the motel is great, easy access to everything in Rotorua. The staff were friendly and answered all the questions we had about the area and even gave us many useful tips. The room was clean and tidy, although a bit too small.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great location, very central in Rotorua. Friendly staff who got us a discount for one of the local maori experiences. Having an on-site laundry was great, too. Shower was good and the wifi was good too. Bed comfortable enough aside from the pillows. Somewhat bizarrely, there was a TV not only in the main living room but in each bedroom....

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rotorua Motel ASTRAY is a Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. We have off street parking, Freeview TV, Free WiFi. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Close enough to walk to Rotorua's many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua's lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door. We know all the "must do" activities in Rotorua and we can book you in. Our motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities. Rotorua Motel ASTRAY look forward to hosting you in Rotorua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astray Motel

Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Price Range: $61 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Get a motel unit is singles very basic and small. Feel 35 dollars a more realistic price.”
 of 5 bubbles jonasluck1234, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great Location”
 of 5 bubbles sols308, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“On the 2nd floor is better as there are a table and chairs outside your room”
 of 5 bubbles 447connie, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some distance from supermarket, stock up before going to hotel. Parking is short supply, ground level room easier for access”
 of 5 bubbles JJnzNz, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Private doubles on the second floor are the best rooms, private, quiet and big.”
 of 5 bubbles alasanonfn, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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