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Kowhai and Colonial Motel

3-star motel with outdoor pool, near Polynesian Spa

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$123

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  • 3 Bedrooms with A/C - Living Area
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1232 Ranolf Street, Rotorua (and vicinity), 3010, New Zealand
7.6.Good.
  • Cheap and cheerful for 1 night stay. Did the job

    Apr 21, 2021

  • We had a fantastic stay in Rotorua. Very nice amenities. Nice pool outside. Would…

    Jan 30, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance

For families

  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Polynesian Spa - 12 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 8 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 8 min walk
  • Eat Street - 9 min walk
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 9 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Studio
  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub
  • 2 bed room AC
  • 3 Bedrooms with A/C

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Polynesian Spa - 12 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 8 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 8 min walk
  • Eat Street - 9 min walk
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 9 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 9 min walk
  • Rotorua Arts Village - 10 min walk
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 11 min walk
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 12 min walk
  • Skyline Rotorua - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 13 min drive
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1232 Ranolf Street, Rotorua (and vicinity), 3010, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 18 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Billiards or pool table

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Smart TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Stovetop

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

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  • Kowhai and Colonial Motel Rotorua
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Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Kowhai and Colonial Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 8 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Abracadabra Café (3-min walk), Sabroso (6-min walk), and Zippy Central (6-min walk).
  • Kowhai and Colonial Motel has an outdoor pool and a spa tub.
7.6.Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Very friendly and helpful staff. 2 bedroom Unit was very clean, however it was dated. Note on the wall stating Guests need to do own dishes or there is an additional charge, which was very disappointing as previous guests may not have washed them well. Pool and mineral pool were nice.

    1 night family trip, Jan 20, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    very clean but customer service could be better.

    1 night business trip, Oct 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Motel looks a little worn on the outside but our room was very warm and clean. Staff were friendly but it was quite noisy outside our room as the laundry was right next door.

    Monique, 2 night romance trip, Jul 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Have stayed here a few times before, because it is close to town. And has a nice outdoor hot pool. This time around the pool was a little cooler, but the thermal pool made up for it.

    Sina, 1 night family trip, May 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Ok stay

    The stay was rather unnoteworthy. Decent location, friendly-enough staff, and mostly clean accommodations. We wouldn't seek it out again but wouldn't avoid it either.

    3 night family trip, Jan 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Poll was great really good wifi great area to stay in close to everything

    2 night family trip, Jan 1, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    $180 for a rubbish room. Uncomfortable old bed. Tiny tv.

    1 night trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Close to the city, our room was a standard Motel although the appearance is somewhat tired. some tidying up around the exterior needs to be done. Our room was pleasant, and we had no problem with other guests. Car park marking needs repainting.

    2 night trip, Nov 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Welcoming and modern

    A lovely motel, run well by the owners. Very friendly and welcoming service, the room was big and modern. I loved the detail in the beverages (eco-friendly and sustainable). Good location with access to Massey University and the city centre. Would definitely stay here again.

    Ines, 2 night business trip, Sep 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    温泉すごい

    フロントの韓国系の男性が、とても親日で親切でした。温泉がすばらしく、是非体験してほしいです。入れば良さがわかります。100%満足でした。

    2 night trip, Apr 5, 2019

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