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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 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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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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Thank Ohana1969
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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1Thank Stephen R
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 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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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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Thank 123SJT
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 24 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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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 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 29 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

New Berlin, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

The owner of the motel was extremely informative on the grounds of the redwoods disc golf course. Especially after we tried going though it two other times prior and failed to finish. He had even offered us free disc rentals with a deposit. By the end of our game we couldn't thank him enough for giving us a ride back...

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

Thank you very much for your kindly worded review. Regards Jason

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Perfect location next to the airport and Tikere Falls. The manager is full of energy to help. He taxied one of us to Sunday morning service and kindly made rafting reservations for us...Clean, simple units with all you need in them. I recommend staying there.

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for leaving us a review, we appreciate your time taken and are happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Jason

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $99 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Maria Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Room 2, 3-bedroom apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles 2014121jas, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Try rooms 1-4 because they may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 571kitm, 5 May 2014 | Read review
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