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Vina del Mar, Chile
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is great, near the lake and EatStreet. The staff is very friendly! A comfy room, with swimming pool and thermal baths. Josh and Nick are always ready to help you and they make you feel like home!

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Sussex
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place, so kind and helpful, even leaving bottle of fizz in fridge ( they knew it was a special trip ) Units very well equipped, great pool and hot plunge pools. Suggested outings and even how to get to vantage point to see geyser (for free !!) Having bikes and helmets ( no charge) was great. Highly...

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights in Aura Accommodation and we loved it! The studio was clean, well equipped and it was a real pleasure to go for a swim in the little pool after an interesting day in Rotorua and its surroundings. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we felt us really welcome. We can recommend Aura to everyone...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent 2 nights at the Aura, agree with the previous reviews that it's nice to be warmly and enthusiastically greeted. Room was comfortable and importantly there was high water pressure in the shower which we have not always found in NZ. Eat Street (a cluster of restaurants) is literally 2 blocks over so can go for dinner (and have a...

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Thank Sarah L
NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Sarah, Thanks for the great review, but more importantly thanks for coming to stay with us with you mother. We always like to warmly welcome all our guests, I mean, who wants to come across a grumpy face on arrival? We think this is the most important aspect of our guests stay. Great to hear you enjoyed the water...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at Aura Accommodation for a couple of nights. Staff extremely helpful. This place is centrally located - walk to all central Rotarua facilities. The swimming pool is hot spring heated - warm and there's a couple of spa pools warm to hot. There's also bikes to use FOC for a couple of hours. Central Rotarua restaurants are not cheap...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Nigel A, Thanks for coming over and staying with us, I know you travelled all that way just to taste alittle Aura hospitality right? We always love going that extra distance for our guests to ensure they get the best of everything Rotorua has to offer. Sounds like the Thai Green Curry and NZ IPA was an absolute hit....

Nelson Bay, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Aura for two nights in late January, the location is fantastic you can walk to Eat Street, Shops & Lake. On the recommendation from Nick & with his trusty map, we took the bikes out for a spin around the Lake & Town, we had the best time, checking out all the sights, it made for...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey markelise, Thanks for reviewing us. We are always super stoked to hear guests loving our little place. It was awesome to see you family out and about making the most of all things Rotorua. The cafe was the Artisan, it's the beez kneez. Put it all was perfect advice right? After all, we said there were going to be...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived yesterday in poor weather but welcome could not have been warmer. Nick showed us around and then took us to our room which is excellent. Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, good t.v., wifi, all we needed for a short stay. We loved the thermal pools and also the heated outdoor pool. Location good for "Eat Street", lake...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Sheila, Thanks for staying with us. Awesome to hear you had an excellent stay with us. Although we certainly can't control the weather, we do ensure our welcome is always warm and inviting. All the best for the rest of your time in NZ, Nick

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Motel was located very close to restraurants and to the lake. Room was clean and tidy, well appointed and very quiet. Encourages recycling. Friendly and welcoming. Had a pool and a bar-be-que area although we didn't use these.

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey David + Kim, Thanks so much for staying with us over the weekend for the Lake swim and thank-you for writing such a nice review. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our location and sample afew of the Rotorua restaurants of 'Eat Streat'. All the best, Nick

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we booked our room to the end of our stay the communication, attitude and eagerness of the owners to make us feel welcome from the owners was excellent. We were on holiday from Scotland and had a lot to fit in during a 3 week holiday visiting family so we only had a flying 2 day visit...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the review. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your visit to your hometown, even if it way abit brief. We work really hard to ensure every guest feels that warm welcome. All the best, Nick

Swan Hill, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked into this motel it felt like home. We received such a warm welcome, and the friendly owners went out of their way to make our stay so pleasant! In fact, we all felt like we were staying with friends, rather than a motel, the service was that good. The thermally heated pool keep my 3yo...

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NickFitz86, Owner at Aura Accommodation, responded to this review

Hey Toni, We can't even begin to thank you enough for your kind words, but even more so, thanks for visiting us for the Ultramarathon and for bringing your family. We loved having you all around so much. It is by far the best part of the job, meeting and hanging out with new people. It really is humbling. All...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located within a block of the lake front, Government Gardens, the Museum and the famous 'Eat Streat', come and experience Rotorua's latest little piece of accommodation bliss. Relax and enjoy this summer bathing in our large outdoor geothermally heated swimming pool, or fire up our BBQ on those long Rotorua evenings. Aura accommodation is all about fun, laughter and holidays the way they are expected to be- memorable! Ditch the car keys and discover the beauty of being based in the heart of the city, never far by foot from all of the central city attractions or fantastic new local markets on offer. Unwind in our 2 private hot mineral pool, get the steam box hissing for a geothermal cooking experience, or get comfortable in any of our fully equipped units, with stove top and microwave cooking facilities and free unlimited fast WiFi. Let the friendly young local team show you true relaxed kiwi hospitality, connecting you to all the very best of what the region has on offer. Book directly with us for the best available rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aura Accommodation

Address: 1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $124 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aura Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Havana Motor Hotel Rotorua
Havana Hotel Rotorua
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#28 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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