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Santa Maria Motel

Hotel Class
3 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
11 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Polynesian Spa
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)
    7 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Studio Unit #2

    Room Amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
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  • 3 Bedroom Family Unit

    Room Amenities

    • 63 sq m
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 7
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  • 3 Bedroom Apartment

    Room Amenities

    • 63 sq m
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 7
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About this area


Located in Rotorua, Santa Maria Motel is in the suburbs and near the airport. 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 happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Central Mall - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamaki Maori Village - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Polynesian Spa - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 7 min drive

About this property

Santa Maria Motel

3-star Suburban apartments near Polynesian Spa
An outdoor pool, a spa tub and dry cleaning are available at this apartment building. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, express check-in and express check-out are on-site. Each apartment provides a washer/dryer and a sitting area, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and an LCD TV with satellite channels. Guests can appreciate conveniences, such as a fridge and a microwave, and other amenities include a furnished balcony and a Select Comfort bed.
Santa Maria Motel offers 8 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Beds feature Select Comfort mattresses. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



Check-in between 2 PM - 8 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 per person (approximately)

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.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Santa Maria Motel Rotorua
  • Santa Maria Motel
  • Santa Maria Rotorua

Property amenities


  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking
  • Free extended parking
  • 24-hour airport shuttle

Family friendly

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Playground
  • Childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 15 per person


  • Select Comfort bed


  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Sitting area


  • 32-inch LCD TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Washer/dryer
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Corner/local shop

Location highlights

  • Near the airport
  • In the suburbs

Things to do

  • Bike rentals, rafting and golf lessons nearby


  • 8 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1960

Nearby activities


  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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


Enjoyed our stay was an awesome place to chill back after a big day of events

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2018


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

It had a good spa but the trampoline featured in the pictures was not there.

Stayed 4 nights in Jul. 2018

4/5 Good

Quiet stay even though adjacent to a main road

Very pleasant venue and helpful hosts. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Pros: Convenience and cost

Cons: No suggestions

Location: The heart of Rotorua and its many attractions, only 5 minutes travel.

Stayed 1 night in Jun. 2018


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Cheap and comfortable, but needs improvement.

Basic and cheap accommodation with a comfortable bed and a good shower. Good size room and some cooking facilities. However the units are old and much in need of upgrading. There is a lot of road noise, and as there is no air conditioning we had to leave the windows open on warm nights.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan. 2018

4/5 Good

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

This was a nice place to stop and stay the night. Nothing fancy but had all we needed.

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2018

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