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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a smallish motel right in the centre of the city near where all the pubs/bars/restaurants are, so you can just walk down and stagger back after your dinner and drinks. The rooms are small but comfortable. You do get a fair amount of noise from neighbouring rooms, unfortunately.

Thank ChristoforoM
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are small, but newish. Eveyrthing you need is there. Kitchen OK, too. Was reasonably quiet, apart from hearing some noise from other rooms, and also at 4am from somwhere in the city centre like after nightclubs closing.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for one night. The sheet was dirty and so the pillows (hair on it and smells bad).Very small room, with poor hygiene. For less than what I paid, I had at least the sheet/bed clean ! Very disapointed by this short stay, I couldn't even sleep there at the end. The reception guy didn't try to sort out...

Thank keeksNewzealand
Xiaofeng G, Manager at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, From our previous review you can see that our cleanliness level is good and this apply to our every room. This is actually the first review saying our sheet is dirty. Honestly, we don't think you have reported this to our reception during your stay perhaps you are talking about another hostels? Just let you go and don't...

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Room was nice and clean but if you are looking for peace and quiet after a long day don't stay here. Each room has an approved fire safe front door that self closes. This means they are heavy and close with an almighty bang. We were there for only 1 night and got hardly any sleep due to the inconsiderate...

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had booked a single room with shared bathroom, checked in in the evening and was given room 3.5 on the ground floor. The motel is about 10 minutes walking from the Rotorua iSite Mana bus stop. There is a local bus stop about 5 minutes away. My room was literally one small bed, three walls of the room touched the...

Thank wingsonwheels
Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This place is so spartan it is ridiculous. My room, if you could call it that, was barely large enough to accommodate the bed. The door opened only halfway before it hit the bed. There is no kitchen, no tv room, no heat in the rooms, no fan in the rooms, no hot pot, no microwave, no tv in the...

1Thank Joe L
Xiaofeng G, Manager at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Hi Joe, The room you stayed is a basic room backpacker room. In our room description it clearly says this is 3.5sqm private room and standard rate is $45. We never say we have those facilities in the room, we sell what we listed, you knew what the room like before you made booking, are we misleading you? We have...

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful host i stayed for 5 nights relaxing stay location is brilliant and comfortable bed im a camper so this was very comfortable for me highly recommended excellent price great value for your money

Thank 2yrua
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Rooms really small so if you have a lot of luggage this place won't be for you. Pretty hot and humid in the rooms. But centraly located, close to many places in the city. Recepction staff helpful. Clean. Will stay again.

Thank Marcin_Mentel
South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

i highly advise everyone not to stay in this motel! I stayed here 3 years ago and it was so good, i had to come back now with the new owners, i will never come back. First, the rooms are built to have a heatpump! the lady at the reception said that it was not working when i asked for...

Thank Shelathexplorer
Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I stayed one night in an Access Double Studio (it was the only room available other than a bigger unit that would have been too big for one person and more expensive). Friendly check-in and they were able to accommodate my request for a slightly later check-out, which was appreciated. The room was compact, but for one person was roomy...

Thank Lisa T

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rotorua Motel ASTRAY is a Quality budget accommodation at competitive prices in central Rotorua. We have off street parking, Freeview TV, Free WiFi. Common-room, kitchen & laundry. Close enough to walk to Rotorua's many restaurants, bars and cafes, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Astray is an easy walk from thermal areas, hot pools, Rotorua's lake-front, i-site (information centre) and bus stop for intercity buses. Rotorua city buses and shuttles stop right outside the door. We know all the "must do" activities in Rotorua and we can book you in. Our motel accommodation in double studios, twin studios, and 1 & 2 bedroom studios. All with ensuite bathroom, Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We also offer a wide range of budget accommodation: 4-bed bunkrooms, 2-bed bunkroom, budget doubles and budget single. All budget rooms come with shared facilities. Rotorua Motel ASTRAY look forward to hosting you in Rotorua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astray Motel

Address: 1198 - 1204 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Price Range: €37 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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