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Ambassador Thermal Motel

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Ferryside, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This motel is in a quiet location yet only a few minutes walk from the bars, restaurants and lakefront. The room was spacious, with cooking facilities. There is a large supermarket within walking distance. The highlight was the 2 thermal pools, one a spa the other a plunge pool at 40 C. The plunge pool looked rather gloomy because it... More 

1 Thank hughshan
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Very large, clean and warm unit. Excellent value for money and the location is superb only a 5 minute easy walk away from the Lakefront, Government Gardens and Eat Street. It's also just out of the noise of town, so good for a quiet night's sleep. Great thermal pool. Recommend.

1 Thank Dazzle44
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127 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We stayed 2 nights in this motel, although the building is old and there is sulfer smell, the motel is at a very good location. The staff, especially the people at the desk were wonderful. The room was very clean, good bed to sleep and a kitchen when you want to cook yourself. Close to restaurants, lake, museum and parks.

1 Thank 491max
New Zealand
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60 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Ambassador Thermal Motel is a very central motel – very close to the museum / Polynesian Spa (tourist trap) / lake front / town centre. Plenty of eating options / cafes close by. The pools at the motel were very good, the indoor mineral pool feels very potent. Remember it is a mineral pool – not a swimming pool (the... More 

1 Thank flyingdutchdude
Deal, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

There is no doubt that this is a well sited Motel which allows you to walk easily to the Lake and the City centre, but the rooms are very 'tired' and the indoor swimming pool...!! No thanks! But it isn't expensive, so may be thought of as acceptable for a short stay.

Thank KentishMan56
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Nice motel located in the less busy end of town but conveniently located for a short walk to restaurants and sights. Very well equipped studio unit, which enabled us to cook a meal for ourselves, which is a welcome change when traveling. The owner was lovely and could not have been more helpful.

1 Thank mandy193
Urenui, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Stayed here for one night recently. An older type of motel which was clean and tidy and a very comfortable bed which made for a great sleep. Thermal and spa pools are a plus when it comes to staying here. Would have no hesitation in recommending to others and would stay again if the opportunity arises.

Thank Gramari
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed here at New Year, in a room right next to the thermally heated outdoor pool, and my son spent every possible moment in it - straight from bed into the pool in the morning, and he even watched some New Year fireworks (at 9pm) from underwater! But apart from that highlight, the staff were really helpful and the... More 

1 Thank A A
Exeter, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Great apt. We had a corner one which was excellent as Windows everywhere. Well equipped. Lovely oven. The thermal pool was brilliant ( follow instructions which we read afterwards) & remove jewellery. Silver goes a dusky black! Philippa greeted us warmly on reception & was delightfully helpful. A great place to stay in Rotorua.

1 Thank DandR-Exeter
Guildford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This hotel is right on the edge of the lake and the centre of town. The rooms are a bit dated but this was reflected in the price we paid. The thermal pools available to residents within the hotel are amazing and well worth using. We would recommend this hotel for short stays.

1 Thank CranleighChatter

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ambassador Thermal Motel

Address: Cnr Whakaue and Hinemaru Sts | PO Box 1212, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: €80 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambassador Thermal Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“A definite YES in all aspects - the central location is another bonus”
 of 5 bubbles JamesaM371, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you have mobility problems better to be on ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetF502, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Great location. Panoramic windows in corner units.”
 of 5 bubbles Jboycey, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a room above the laundry room. 08, so it was very warm. They built in an ac system, split, when we were there.”
 of 5 bubbles 491max, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Recommend a room on the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles flyingdutchdude, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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