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Havelock North, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for the races with Chrissy (below review)as a family needing 4 units.Couldnt fault a thing.Ok units are dated but so clean,spacious and well supplied.Early checkin was so appreciated.Enjoyed fish n chips from corner shop all together in our unit after big day at track.So convenient!

1 Thank Staffydog55
Hastings, New Zealand
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

As a group visiting for the Rotorua Cup Horse Races for a night we chose the Golden Glow We phoned to ask if we could check in earlier and they accommodated us all early so we could get ready for our day. All 4 of our units though dated were nice, clean and spacious with spa pool size spa baths... More 

1 Thank chrissy g
West Auckland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

My partner, I and my two young brothers stayed at the Golden Glow for 2 nights and the rooms were nice, clean and spacious but the best part was the spa baths inside the rooms. They were massive and I think we stayed in there for a hour every night. Nice place to stay if you want a bit of... More 

1 Thank Miss_Marino
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Met by staff very friendly and helpful showed to our room ,very clean and tidy and reasonable price to ,lots of shops to visit and have some very nice things to buy ,local foot store over the road so it can be cheap to make a good meal in your motel as iv found nz can be expensive ,spar in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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408 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. We were two couples so had connecting rooms 1 and 3, each with a private bathroom and a spa in between. Each room also has cooking facilities and a fridge. The motel is close to downtown, and has free wi-fi. A great place to stay.

Thank TravellingTex
Taihape, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights over new years,room was clean and tidy and the spacious spa pool was well needed after a long day.The owners and staff were Awesome!Thanks Victor,Anthea and the rest of the team!We'll be back :)

2 Thank riku2016
Coromandel, New Zealand
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Although the location was good and the motel clean with a crisp decore I wouldn't stay here again. Unfortunately the shower is over the spa pool. The taps are by the shower head so a smaller person would need to get out of the shower to use the taps. It was ok for my taller husband but I decided that... More 

Thank Margspatch
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2015

A basic value for money motel conveniently located close to attractions, shops and take away. Helpful friendly staff and a great private spa pool. The room was clean and spacious although the internet allowance could have been more generous.

Thank adelaide110
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Only stayed one night in this motel. It was clean bright and very relaxing with the personal hot tub in the apartment. The owners couldn't have been more helpful even offered to give us a lift to the supermarket. My friends and I would recommend this motel.

Thank Martyn281170
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable, had everything we needed, our 2 little ones loved the spa pool. It is located quite close to shops and restaurants, literally just around the corner. The young couple who recently took over the ownership were very friendly and welcoming. When we arrived earlier than expected, he was putting a fresh... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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: $111 - $206 (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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“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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