Photo gallery


3.8 / 5Good
101 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Night Market
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Central Mall
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kuirau Park
    8 min walk
  • Airport
    Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)
    10 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:

+64 9913 4658
  • Studio

    Room Amenities

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

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    More details
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room Amenities

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

    Room Amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More details
  • 2 bed room AC

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More details
  • 3 Bedrooms with A/C

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More details

About this area


Kowhai and Colonial Motel is located in Rotorua. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Tamaki Maori Village, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera. 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
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
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 13 min drive

About this property

Kowhai and Colonial Motel

3-star motel near Tamaki Maori Village
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


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
Outdoor pool

Guest services

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

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities



Food and drink




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


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

American Express

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 are 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.

Property is also known as

  • Kowhai Colonial Motel Rotorua
  • Kowhai Colonial Motel
  • Kowhai Colonial Rotorua
  • Kowhai Colonial
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

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


  • 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



The motel is very tired but the staff is friendly and the location is very central. The park across the street is great for viewing geothermal and eat street is a short walk away. The pool was very warm and clean and the thermal pools were small but nice and hot.

Pros: Central location, great pool and great price.

Cons: It's tired and needs updating. The beds and furniture are very old.

Location: Location is perfect. Across the street from a gorgeous geothermal park and walking distance to the lake and eat street.

Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Tell us how we can improve our site