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Ambassador Thermal Motel

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#29 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this motel after another one we tried failed to get back to us and we are so glad that we did. It was is a great location and the hosts were very friendly. We appreciated being put in the room beside the pool. Our grandson thought he was in heaven. It was an older motel but very clean....

Thank Glenda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very affordable to stay at and definitely didn't regret booking here. Staff were always friendly, rooms were always cleaned, big rooms and more than enough space for 6 people in the 2 bedroom apartment. Would stay here again no questions. Close to main street, restaurants, the lake and heaps more!

Thank sezmac12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Working our way back from the South to North island we stopped over at rotorua for several days being well known for all things Maori. The accommodation we booked just a few nights before arriving and were very happy we chose this place. For the two of us we had a really large room and 3 extra single beds. Great...

Thank Narelle V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, with friendly hosts. Handy for Government Gardens, and just a short walk from local shops and restaurants. The rooms are basic, but clean and have lota of space. There isn't much in the way of storage, but we were living out of our suitcase anyway.

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I booked this property on booking.com for the location. Well it met our expectations and exceeded them. Phillipa was a great host, the rooms were so clean, the facilities were amazing, the pools were well used, the location is amazing, we were there for New Years Eve, so we could walk to the lake and be part of the festivities....

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is the third time we have stayed here. Clean spacious rooms. Quite but central. Easy to walk into city (5mins max) and easy close walk to lake. Owners friendly and helpful. Nice pools, mineral pool nice and hot. This time there was 8 of us and the family unit had plenty of room.

Thank Barry C
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very central, the receptionist was very helpful and pleasant explaining all the local restaurants in "eat street", local attractions, the Maori village, museum etc. Good room all the right facilities. Easy to find. The only criticism which is nothing to do with the motel is "eat street" noisy, quite expensive, chain food.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

After a quick trip to Taupo I returned to Rotorua for one night. I wish I had stayed here longer. The location is fantastic, especially if you don't have a car ...it's close to everything! It had both a Thermal pool, as well as a hot tub. The room was really nice, and very clean. The couple that were taking...

Thank Dave B
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The staff is extra friendly and helpful, made me feel right at home. The internet token that came with the room was generous and the internet worked well. The room and the grounds were tidy and well-looked-after. The pools were lovely.

Thank Khaybee
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Ambassador Motel, very friendly, helpful staff, nothing too much trouble, sorted out my computer problems, felt like part of the family. Comfortable clean rooms, outdoor hot pool and spa pools. Very convenient position, short walk to park, gardens, shops and the Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.

Thank Treth2014

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $114 - $183 (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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“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.”
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