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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place, closer to city, shops and lake and most of all it was economical. Rooms, kitchen, beds, shower, toilet all very neat and clean. Private kitchen and spa was a big plus. Stayed for one night only. Will definitely come next time.

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Emad for posting your 5 star review. I'm delighted to see you enjoyed our private spa and kitchen as a BIG PLUS. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to stay a couple of MORE nights in the future.

Brisbane
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have stayed here twice. First was through research, second by choice. We took the large family room which easily slept the 7 of us. The big bonus? The spa bath that could hold all of us if we chose. Like a small swimming pool! No shortage of hot water as the thermal springs feed the bore and like magic....always...

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Eath-Vistor for sharing your experience. I'm delighted our 5 STAR facilities exceeded your expectations! You comments has been noted. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We are about 15 people stay in 2 large family room and 1 studio. Good value and comfort place to stay. Location is good, very near to centre. Opposite is countdown supermarket. There is spa inside the unit, but we didn't use. Look clean :)

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

I was delighted to read your fabulous feedback, thank you for taking the time to write Christy. We're happy to have provided you a home with good value and comfort place to stay. I do hope we will have the pleasure of your return visit one day in the near future.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great value for money, spotlessly clean and great takeaways right next door. Basic accommodation but with very comfortable beds and pillows, lovely linen. Private spa very nice. I would recommend this motel.

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

i appreciated receiving your feedback Clare, your comments is the best way to ascertain our standards of comfort and service. I do hope we will have the pleasure of your return visit one day in the near future.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great value for money. Delux sky with 50+ channels. FREE WIFI . Room was exceptionally clean. Every nook and cranny spotless infact id even go as far as saying it was the cleanest room ive ever stayed in. Awesome work housekeeping!

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Tegan for taking the time to write your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and do hope we will be able to welcome you back to Golden Glow one day in the near future.

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

From the moment we arrived - all be it later at night - we were welcomed. It was a cold wet night and the thermal heating was on already so our unit was lovely and cosy. The bed was nice and comfortable. The kitchen was a good size. The thermal spa was very hot and inviting. We had a dinner...

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your 5 star review. I'm delighted you had a lovely stay. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back one day in the future.

Reviewed 18 July 2016

were given the noisy room by the road. No hot water for the hot tub so we had to wait. after the spa, wanted a shower and again no hot water. Wireless very weak. Room very small, not even bedside cabinets. Clean room and staff good

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Liu_Jason, Managing Director at Golden Glow Motel, responded to this review

I was disappointed to read your review Cherie. Now I'm very pleased to let you know that the property has changed ownership, as the new owner, I would like to offer you my sincere apologies. I do hope we will have the opportunity of restoring your good faith on your next visit to Rotorua.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were very happy with our stay here. The room was tidy and comfy. The parking was good. The location is very handy to town. Very nice, helpful staff. We will definitely stay here again when we are back in Rotorua again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Golden Glow was an excellent place to stay, in a world of very expensive hotel/motels to lay your head this was a A++ in value and price, who need fancy rooms. Everything was clean and tidy and the Staff on check in polite, friendly and helpful with her tips on saving a penny on tourist activities. The rooms were toasty...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Not over priced, very competitive. Good location to C B D, walk anywhere. Very pleasant helpful staff. Restaurants within walking distance. Good parking. Clean, comfortable beds, roomy suites. Heating in the rooms.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: €78 - €147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Glow Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#13 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“Ground level good for parking... but all units seemed equal. No road noise to speak about. Ask for extra bubble bath for spa.”
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“The rooms are clean and tidy. Bedding is comfortable. Private Hot tub was a little old fashioned but relaxing, tap water not smelly water.”
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