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Ambassador Thermal Motel

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#26 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Very large, clean and warm unit. Excellent value for money and the location is superb only a 5 minute easy walk away from the Lakefront, Government Gardens and Eat Street. It's also just out of the noise of town, so good for a quiet night's sleep. Great thermal pool. Recommend.

1Thank Dazzle44
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We stayed 2 nights in this motel, although the building is old and there is sulfer smell, the motel is at a very good location. The staff, especially the people at the desk were wonderful. The room was very clean, good bed to sleep and a kitchen when you want to cook yourself. Close to restaurants, lake, museum and parks.

1Thank 491max
New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Ambassador Thermal Motel is a very central motel – very close to the museum / Polynesian Spa (tourist trap) / lake front / town centre. Plenty of eating options / cafes close by. The pools at the motel were very good, the indoor mineral pool feels very potent. Remember it is a mineral pool – not a swimming pool (the...

1Thank flyingdutchdude
Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016

There is no doubt that this is a well sited Motel which allows you to walk easily to the Lake and the City centre, but the rooms are very 'tired' and the indoor swimming pool...!! No thanks! But it isn't expensive, so may be thought of as acceptable for a short stay.

Thank KentishMan56
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Nice motel located in the less busy end of town but conveniently located for a short walk to restaurants and sights. Very well equipped studio unit, which enabled us to cook a meal for ourselves, which is a welcome change when traveling. The owner was lovely and could not have been more helpful.

1Thank mandy193
Urenui, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Stayed here for one night recently. An older type of motel which was clean and tidy and a very comfortable bed which made for a great sleep. Thermal and spa pools are a plus when it comes to staying here. Would have no hesitation in recommending to others and would stay again if the opportunity arises.

Thank Gramari
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed here at New Year, in a room right next to the thermally heated outdoor pool, and my son spent every possible moment in it - straight from bed into the pool in the morning, and he even watched some New Year fireworks (at 9pm) from underwater! But apart from that highlight, the staff were really helpful and the...

1Thank A A
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Great apt. We had a corner one which was excellent as Windows everywhere. Well equipped. Lovely oven. The thermal pool was brilliant ( follow instructions which we read afterwards) & remove jewellery. Silver goes a dusky black! Philippa greeted us warmly on reception & was delightfully helpful. A great place to stay in Rotorua.

1Thank DandR-Exeter
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This hotel is right on the edge of the lake and the centre of town. The rooms are a bit dated but this was reflected in the price we paid. The thermal pools available to residents within the hotel are amazing and well worth using. We would recommend this hotel for short stays.

1Thank CranleighChatter
Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is an older style motel very near to the centre of town. A 5 minute walk to Government Gardens and lots of restaurants nearby. We had a one bedroom apartment. Very roomy and clean. Very pleasant staff. The motel has a thermal pool, a spa and a heated swimming pool. Lovely way to relax in them all after a...

1Thank Rhonda E

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Concierge

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: $112 - $159 (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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“Ground floor rooms very convenient, probably a better view from the first floor.”
ziazak, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a ground floor, road side room and there was no noise. we slept perfectly well.”
_maylott14, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper Floor rooms with lake view”
850benedicts, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“shut the windows to avoid the smell and you'll be good!”
notesformia, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet, great location.”
JanG406, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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