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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
102 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Laundry
  • Hot tub

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Explore the area

Popular LocationRotorua Night Market6 min walk
Popular LocationRotorua Central Mall8 min walk
Popular LocationKuirau Park8 min walk
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)12 min drive

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  • Studio

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio
  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsStandard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsApartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsApartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub
  • 2 bed room AC

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More details2 bed room AC
  • 3 Bedrooms with A/C

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More details3 Bedrooms with A/C

About this area

Rotorua

Kowhai and Colonial Motel is located in Rotorua. Skyline Rotorua is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Racing Rotorua, or consider a night out at Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance.

Visit our Rotorua travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 8 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 8 min walk
  • Eat Street - 9 min walk
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 12 min drive

About this property

Kowhai and Colonial Motel

3-star motel near Polynesian Spa
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has a spa tub and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and barbecues. All 18 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, microwaves and hobs.
Kowhai and Colonial Motel offers 18 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Hob

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and 8 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

MastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 3 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Kowhai Colonial Motel Rotorua
Kowhai Colonial Motel
Kowhai Colonial Rotorua
Kowhai Colonial

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kowhai and Colonial Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kowhai and Colonial Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kowhai and Colonial Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kowhai and Colonial Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 8 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Kowhai and Colonial Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary).
Where is this property located?
Situated in Rotorua, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Rotorua Night Market and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Kowhai and Colonial Motel

3.8
5 - Excellent
22
4 - Good
47
3 - Okay
24
2 - Mediocre
6
1 - Poor
3
3.7
Cleanliness
3.8
Service and Staff
2.5
Amenities
3.3
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service
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.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort

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.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018