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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Monza, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Astray motel on our first night in Rotorua, and we did not have a positive impression. We had a small motel room, with an even smaller bathroom where the shower was full of mildew. The hotel sign indicated a private spa in the motel which ended up to be a small and not working “swimming pool”...

Thank BurgerQueen78
Xiaofeng G, Manager at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Hi I believe you mixed up oud motels with other motels. We are budget motel and backpackers in CBD area, never have spa since built. From our photos or traveler's photos you can see we are not telling people we have spa. Thank you

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Was a bit basic but very clean wi fi was strong and free. Very central to town and everything. Walking distance to intercity Bus and information Centre. Showers a bit small if you are of a bigger size, Also can hear other guests in their rooms if they are talking. I originally booked this Hostel at 35 dollars but the...

Thank jonasluck1234
Xiaofeng G, Manager at Astray Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. We are agree this capsule room is small but I can guarantee the room you stayed is the cheapest private room in Rotorua city centre. This room is for single traveler travels with budget but doesn't want to share room with others. Other backpackers charge $30 or more for a 4 people...

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • 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: €38 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Astray Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“You can do better sleeping in a car for hire.............”
 of 5 bubbles 433josephl, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a motel unit is singles very basic and small. Feel 35 dollars a more realistic price.”
 of 5 bubbles jonasluck1234, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great Location”
 of 5 bubbles sols308, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“On the 2nd floor is better as there are a table and chairs outside your room”
 of 5 bubbles 447connie, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some distance from supermarket, stock up before going to hotel. Parking is short supply, ground level room easier for access”
 of 5 bubbles JJnzNz, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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