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Golden Glow Motel

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in February. The room was clean and comfortable and the spa was a bonus. The manager was extremely helpful and sorted us out some discount vouchers for the local spa and Maori evening. Within easy walking distance of the town. Excellent location and facilities.

Thank mooseyleach
Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I arrived in Rotorua via bus early Monday morning (before check in time), thankfully the Golden Glow Motel employees were super helpful and considerate and allowed us to store all of our luggage with them while we walked around town. Once we checked in the staff moved our luggage for us and even offered to give us...

1Thank Rebecca907
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have stayed a number of times at Golden Glow over the years and have always found it to be comfy and clean. Love the private spa as well.. Handy location to shops also. The staff there are always helpful also. Very good value for money.

1Thank Rachael Q
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This hotel is pretty close to the Countdown grocery store, which is nice. The room had a fridge and a few dishes and glasses to use. We paid extra to get the room with a hot tub and it was worth it. We used the hot tub both nights were there to relax and unwind. The lobby was not open...

Thank Darling1115
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had seen some good reviews of the Golden Glow but we were a little disappointed. Certainly the staff are friendly and the place is spotlessly clean. However our room seemed a bit tired and shabby in comparison to the photos of some of the other rooms. Maybe the motel is in the process of all being refurbished. Everything worked...

Thank Kenneth L
Paris, France
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A nice and cosy motel. Beds have just been changed so we slept really well. Well equipped kitchen. It is clean and nice. Staff is welcoming and very helpful to advice visits in the region and can give some discounts on tours. Make sure to ask them before booking at isite

Thank mariekgou
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Private spa, new beds, clean linen and carpets. Wonderful experience and service. Private spa the highlight - sit back and relax. Jason really looked after us. It was a great last minute find for our family of 6. . Jason's the Man!!!

Thank Renee C
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Jason, the new owner, was an incredible host! He picked us up from the bus stop and delivered us back to the bus stop after our stay. He upgraded our room without us asking and even helped carry our heavy bags up the steps! The location is an easy 10 minute walk to the downtown area and right across from...

2Thank ohio2017
Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Let me say that the young man at reception was friendly, helpful and clearly a good host. However, the wi fi was terrible which in my opinion drops 2 stars off the bat. The shower had an incredibly low shower head and the rooms (we had 2) were small. In our room the fridge was turned off - and then...

Thank RichardAJohn
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Really good location on the main road and opposite a supermarket. Easy access for all sight seeing around the area. Really comfy beds and a very warm welcome from the family that run the motel. Our room was spacious with a kitchenette and a hot tub. We had a tv with lots of channels. We was supplied with fresh milk...

3Thank MOMMY2014

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 4,406 - ₹ 9,913 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#14 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“You can request if you prefer kids in the lounge or in the bedroom..”
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“Convenient to other places.”
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“Best location! Excellent service!”
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“Excellent hospitality”
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