Union Victoria Motel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed in apartment hotels and motels throughout NZ, and this was the most average one of the lot. It was adequate but looking a little tired compared to everywhere else I stayed on both islands. There's a Quest several blocks closer to downtown; you might want to compare facilities and prices.
We stayed here with our 4 sons, aged 1, 9, 12 & 14, so 6 altogether with my husband and I. Accomodation was comfortable, tidy and spacious. Location was perfect, across the road from shops. Beautiful heated pool that was perfect to relax in morning or evening, especially with our little one. Spa and mineral pools were a little to hot to take him in. Great host too. Would definitely come back to stay. Just a few small suggestions: - not many electrical outlets (sockets) out in the open. Most in the bedrooms were located behind the beds, and furniture needed to be moved - mattresses are quite soft, would have liked a firmer mattress but did enjoy a comfortable sleep. Bedding was awesome. - curtains needed lots of adjusting to look half decent. Really enjoyed our stay in Rotorua nonetheless. We will be back!
Rotorua is not short of dated, nasty properties advertising a pool and a spa and yet delivering a bath and a dirty puddle. This is worse - the rooms are 1960s vintage, cold and basic. The TV just worked on 3 channels - the worse however was the internet which didn't work at all and the owners had the nerve to tell me that the whole North Island was down. Odd that the nearby Burger King was perfect - then they argued, and argued, first with me and secondly with themselves in Chinese. Then they tried to charge me a far higher rate, saying that again the internet was down and they could not locate my booking. DONT STAY HERE - old dated motels are one thing, but rude owners are another
We stayed at this motel over Easter and found it to be very comfortable and tidy. The owner did his best to make sure that all guests were happy. He interacted well, only too willing to have a conversation if you wanted. I think this reflected in the pleasant, peaceful, friendly environment that was evident with all the people staying at that time. We go to Rotorua frequently and would be happy to stay there again.
Have stayed at this Motel several times prior and would stay again and would recommend. If your after a flashy 5 star luxury motel then this is not for you, however if your after a Quiet, value for money, handy location, heated pool, spa and mineral pools then this is the motel. Comfy bed, friendly owners, has everything in a motel room we need. The only thing i would mention as others have shower is a bit frustrating between hot and cold but perhaps it was during peak showering times. Has a clothes line at back of property, walking distance to supermarket and a number of eating places..
The rooms were pleasant and adequate. Close to supermarket across road and carpark and about 5 minute walk to town centre saved looking for a paid park! Not on a major road as most golden chain motels are. Clothes line was available for all which was a bonus even though extra towels were provided for the swimming pools (not warm in the mornings). Parking outside ground floor room not always possible as this is a two storey establishment. Seemed to be staffed by family who were always smiling and obliging. We stayed 2 days.
Thiss place is very filthi dirty has not been properly cleaned the last 3days the manageress refuses to do so and I am stuck here3 more days having paid full price in advance she sts cleaniingstaff ro clean ,I have been told that there is no cleaning done durin my weeks stay.They also advertise to give airport transportation and when I ask for it, they refuse to sp and tolld me that I should get a taxi , which she also refused to book for me. This is avery unpleasant time here and I do not recomend it to any one.Customer service is not gibven, no matter what it is
Room was nice and the first with a full cooker/oven. Highlight was the 39 degree swimming pool that we had to ourselves and the the 3 individual spa pools available for guests. Great bonus. Countdown over the road and near to the town centre.
The location of the motel is excellent, just over the road from Countdown and a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of town, unfortunately that’s probably the best of it. The room was large but dimly lit with only 3 lamps on the walls. A cupboard handle in the kitchen was broken, fixed the next day, and promptly fell off again, my aunt had to fix it. The inside of the fridge was cracked and needed replacing. Bulbs in the bathroom were out and the kitchen taps came off in our hands. There is parking but it’s not allocated and can be a squeeze when vehicles park behind. One of the cushions had a large stain on it looking suspiciously like blood and the owner seemed unconcerned when we pointed this out. The shower was nice for about 5 minutes then couldn’t decide if it wanted to be freezing cold or boiling hot. Otherwise the beds were comfy and housekeeping kept the rooms nice and they were tolerably clean. The owners seemed friendly enough and gave us some of their own milk. It’s a shame to be so negative but this motel could be so much better.
Located near shops and restaurants which is good, friendly and helpful staff, but the water pressure and the intermittent hot water was frustrating. Accommodation was not fancy but it was clean and neat.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- 2 outdoor pools and 3 indoor pools
- Laundry facilities
Union Victoria Motel is a short stroll from Rotorua Central Mall and Rotorua Night Market. This 20-room, 3.5-star motel welcomes guests with 3 indoor and 2 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Rotorua, the motel is also a short walk from Rotorua Arts Village and Tamaki Maori Village.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.
The 20 recently renovated rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and digital TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Rooms also include phones.
Guests of Union Victoria Motel have access to 3 indoor pools, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include 3 spa tubs, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 168 reviews