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Golden Glow Motel

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Happy with the service, and room. Each room has its own spa / bubble bath spectacular. Nice easy walk to the city as well as 1min away from supermarket. The management are friendly and will go out of there way to help you. Would recommend!

1Thank traveltree2015
Gold Coast; Queensland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Golden Glow Motel for 3 nights and it was a really good stay. The good: • The hosts were friendly, professional and hospitable • There isn't a word to describe how clean the rooms were, the cleanest room I've ever stayed in • Free off-street parking • Free, good quality Wi-Fi • Linen and towels that...

1Thank Amanda W
Stretton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had rooms here with friends who had never done anything like this before and we were all most impressed. Jason could not be more helpful. Beds comfortable and parking perfect outside rooms. Breakfast an option was passable but no more but the room facilities were all embracing anyhow. Will be back again on our return from S Island.

1Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is an awesome motel where I have not stayed before, nice staffs and very good customer service. The price is reasonable for our young generation. Good location where you can visit the city easily. Good quality of the motel. It is very suitable for families or group of friends to stay! I'm appreciated for their professional hospitality. I'm sure...

1Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had an amazing stay at the Golden Glow Motel rotorua. Owner and staff were awesome and efficient!! Very clean and tidy!! Would happily recommend and would easily stay there again. Thanks to all the staff for helping our stay enjoyble.

Thank Bobin L
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Dear Bobin L, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our very clean and tidy room and received outstanding service from the awesome staff. We appreciate your five-star feedback and recommendation. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back one day in the near future.

Reviewed 31 October 2016

We very enjoyed our three nights at this motel which is located close to a lot of local attractions. It is not really walkable into the centre of Rotorua but is only a short drive. It is placed in an area which is a mixture of motels and residential properties. There was a lovely thermally heated pool but we never...

Thank Emily C
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Emily for sharing your fabulous experience with a five-star review. We're delighted you had a great stay and look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 29 October 2016

No doubt this is one of the best motels I stayed during my time in Rotorua. We were warmly welcomed by the general manager and we were glad to be upgraded to the better suite. The staff was very nice and friendly, the restaurant was great and the chefs deserves a special thanks. We had great evenings there, which obviously...

1Thank Ral C
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your 5-star review Ral. It's our pleasure to provide you excellent hospitality and I'm pleased we exceeded your expectation. We're delighted to read you had a memorable stay and do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back one day in the near future.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Really good motel, they have friendly staff, you can enjoy spa at room, the motel tidy and clearly,If you are tired of the same hotel, might as well try this motel, the motel more feel like home in New Zealand

1Thank Tracy C
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Tracy C for taking the time to write a five-star review following your stay. I'm delighted we exceeded your expectations. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016

i registered my tripadvisor ID for this motel! just got back home from the short holiday in Rotorua n stayed in this golden glow motel for 2 nights. We arrived at quite late hour of the day, the check-in was smooth and welcoming. Room was nicely decorated and the cleaning standard was amazing, especially for the bathroom facilities. It locates...

Thank demacia2016
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Demacia, I'm delighted you enjoyed your two nights stay with us whilst in Rotorua. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed many aspects of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next time to Rotorua.

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We booked Golden Glow on a deal via Booking.com minutes before we checked in. Upon arrival, reception already had my booking in the system, and check-in was smooth. In fact, Jason (who was at the reception) took us to view the room we booked (a budget Suite, no spa, no kitchen) , and then offered to upgrade us to a...

Thank mmelodia
Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review Melody. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel one day in the near future!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering spacious studios and family apartments with a private spa pool, Golden Glow Motel is a 5-minute walk from Rotorua Town where various shops and restaurants can be found. It offers free parking, free WiFi daily and a free shuttle from the bus station. Heated guest rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave, hot plates and a toaster. Each has a flat-screen TV with over 50 satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and shower. A self-service guest laundry service is available and luggage storage is provided. Motel Golden Glow is a 10-minute walk from the Polynesian Spa and Lake Rotorua. It is a 15-minute drive from the Rotorua Regional Airport, and a 20-minute drive from Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Glow Motel

Address: 253 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $109 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#13 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“Best location! Excellent service!”
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“Ground level good for parking... but all units seemed equal. No road noise to speak about. Ask for extra bubble bath for spa.”
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“The rooms are clean and tidy. Bedding is comfortable. Private Hot tub was a little old fashioned but relaxing, tap water not smelly water.”
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