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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rotorua Accommodation, Reviews


Reviews - MALFROY motor lodge, Rotorua, New Zealand
51 Malfroy Road, Rotorua

“Good value and clean”
Reviewed December 21, 2012 NEW via mobile
2 adults & 2 young teenagers stayed for 2 nights. They killed us with kindness and made sure we were happy. Nothing was too hard. The room was clean, tidy, workable and very liveable. Many mirrors with power points! The plunge pool and thermal pool are spa sized which is the only disappointment as I personally wanted a resort kind of experience with thermal pool, but I'll get that again somewhere else later. The pool certainly was healing and Ron has it set up nicely, with lots of good advice. They also gave lots of good advice of what is best to do in area. We had end room next to roundabout when roadworks was diverting even more traffic to area. Was not a big deal. We were originally worried, but it died down between 11pm and 7am as we stayed on weekdays just before Christmas. Not a big resort hotel, just a small mum and dad business but if that is your preference, you'll b well looked after!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family

“A great little place”
Reviewed December 15, 2012
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Malfroy, and we really enjoyed it. Our room was spacious, pretty and modern, and full of natural light. The hosts were great, and helped us out with booking our excursions. The garden surrounding the motel is very pretty. I had a dip in the geothermal pool and the plunge pool, which were conveniently located right outside our room. I notice that people have commented on the noise -- Rotorua is a noisy, bustling little city. We come from Chicago, so we are used to city noise, and also wear ear plugs to sleep. I doubt if the Malfroy would be any noisier than any other motel in Rotorua. We certainly were not bothered by noise at all.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple


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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hobbiton Tours

Have you been to Middle Earth's Hobbiton?

Check out this affordable package to Hobbiton!



Join this InterCity excursion to a beautiful farm in rural Matamata which was used as the film set for "The Shire" as seen in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the upcoming Hobbit movies.

On a two hour guided tour of the film set you will get the chance to view Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures that were created for the films and learn about how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.


Inclusions:

- InterCity coach travel from Auckland

- Time at leisure to briefly explore the rural town of Matamata

- Two hour guided tour of The Shire film set including Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, the Party Tree and much more

- Following the tour, coach travel to Auckland

- Please note that coach travel is onboard our scheduled InterCity services and does not include commentary

There are 4 options for departure & return with associated codes in the drop down below:

- Auckland to Auckland (ICAHA)
- Auckland to Rotorua (ICAHR)
- Hamilton to Rotorua (ICHHR)



Approximate bus from Auckland to Rotorua travel times:

 Auckland to Hamilton: 2 hours

Auckland to Cambridge: 2 hours and 30 min

Auckland to Matamata: 3 hours (See our daily excursions to Hobbiton)

Auckland to Rotorua: 3 hours and 30 min




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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Rotorua Transport, Airport Pick up Service

Transport in Rotorua

There are many ways to reach and get around Rotorua. Here's a list of possible modes of transport:

1. Rent a Car 
Pegasus Rental Cars Rotorua - closest to the airport
274 Te Ngae Road, Ngapuna, Lynmore, Rotorua, phone (07) 345 8455


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Alternative Car Rental Agency - Budget Rotorua Rent A Car
1230 Fenton Street, Rotorua, phone (07) 348 8127

Renting cars maybe most cost efficient for families and groups.

2. Bus Services Rotorua

Reesby Busline - 19 Allen Mills Road, Lynmore, phone (07) 345 7190 - Closest to Airport

Intercity - Good customer service!

Buses are great mode of transport! Perfect for couples who want to relax while traveling. There are ample stops, reasonable rates and of course, great views.

3. Airport / Bus Pick-Up Service (MALFROY motor lodge, 51 Malfroy Road, Rotorua) Quote from MALFROY website - This is a 'By Arrangement' service only, as we may not always be able to leave the Motel to collect you.  We shall do what we can, but please do ask if this is avaiable for your arrival / departure 48 hours prior.  If not e can introduce you to an economic alternative (No, not walking!)

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Family Activities in Rotorua

Things to Do as a Family in Rotorua, New Zealand

Why Rotorua? It's a great and affordable holiday destination in New Zealand. It's a 3 hour leisurely drive from Auckland. If you don't fancy driving, Rotorua has its own international airport - mostly flights in and out of NZ from Australia.

Here’s a great list of activities your family can enjoy in Rotorua:

1)Visit Skyline Rotorua Luge – enjoy a great view of the entire city and countryside. Ride the luge down from Mt Ngongotaha for an heart-pumping experience for kids and parents.

2) Love Water activities? There are numerous fun water adventures for kids and adults: swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Rotorua has 16 beautiful, pristine lakes!

3) Rotorua's unique geological landscape is a wonderful sight and an educational experience for kids. Let kids marvel over geysers, boiling mud pools and green sulfuric bodies of water. This experience is both educational and fun!

4) Nature lover? Turn your holiday into an interesting trip by introducing kids to New Zealand's extraordinary wildlife - from swans in the lake to birds in the bush.
Learn NZ roots and culture. Visit the Rotorua Bath Museum to view traditional Maori customs and costumes or admire contemporary art by New Zealand's best artists.

5) Enjoy sumptuous meals in Rotorua's great family restaurants - international cuisines, sweet treats and Kiwi's fish and chips! The center of all the best food choices in Rotorua is Tutenakai St.

6) Make sure you get the most value out of your accommodation. Comfort and affordability are top considerations. Family hotels like MALFROY motor lodge located at 51 Malfroy Road Rotorua offer large rooms, 2 bedroom apartments with complete amenities.  They also serve delicious and hearty Kiwi breakfast! Nothing beats free-range eggs!

7) One of a kind tours in Rotorua include the world famous Rotorua Redwoods - this is arguably the best MTB track in NZ. A new popular activity is the ZORB ride. Check it out with friends. The latest attraction is the newly built Zipline - Rotorua's Canopy Tours.

Well, what are you waiting for? Visit Rotorua!
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kids Friendly Accommodation Rotorua


These smiles are priceless! 


Visit MALFROY motor lodge in Rotorua for the best family holiday this December-January!
You'll experience great quality time with the entire family!

Things to Do as a Family in Rotorua, New Zealand

Skyline Rotorua Luge – enjoy a great view of the entire city and countryside with your kids. Ride the luge down from Mt Ngongotaha for a heart-pumping adventure.

Kids Love Water? There are numerous delightful water activities for kids and adults: swimming, boating, water skiing and kayaking. Rotorua has 16 beautiful lakes!

Rotorua's unique geological landscape is a wonderful sight and an educational experience for kids. Let kids marvel over geysers, boiling mud pools and green sulfuric bodies of water.

Enjoy sumptuous meals in Rotorua's great family restaurants - international cuisines, sweet treats and Kiwi's fish and chips!

http://www.motelrotorua.com/

If you'd rather relax by the hot pools, check-in at MALFROY motor lodge! Relax by the mineral pools and the gardens while kids play at MALFROY's kiddie playground.  Don't worry about breakfast! MALFROY offers delicious, hearty breakfast for the entire family. Details here for the breakfast menu: http://www.malfroymotorlodge.co.nz/rotoruamotels




Monday, December 10, 2012

Special Christmas Offer, Rotorua Accommodation

Great Family Accommodation Rotorua
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Pre Xmas Special
Book 4 nights or more from our web site / by email / by 'phone for a 10% discount on accommodation. Valid if your stay ends on or before 20 December 2012, and you mention this offer when making a direct reservation.
How to redeem this offer: Phone, Online
Code - Season Special
Redeem this offer
Offer valid any day of the week.
Valid for Redemption: Nov 23, 2012 - Dec 20, 2012

Only available on Trip Advisor

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Canopy Tours Rotorua


Fun times in Rotorua! 

Canopy Tours - a great adventure idea! Great way to make the most of your holiday!



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Friday, November 23, 2012

Latest Reviews, MALFROY Family Accommodation Rotorua


“Perfect for families with small children”
Reviewed November 21, 2012 NEW
We stayed for 2 nights in September 2012. I was a bit put off when we arrived as the property is located on the side of a large roundabout. However, although our room was right on the corner, the traffic died down quite early and was reasonably quiet. We booked online and experienced no problems with the booking.

The children (3 & 7) loved both the pools and the wishing well. They were also very excited by the treasure hunt that they were given when we checked in. It was fairly difficult but, with some assistance from Ron, they managed to complete the hunt and they certainly enjoyed their prize!

Both Ron and Mairi were very knowledgable about the area and were able to direct us to appropriate food outlets (gluten free otions) and attractions. Our 2 bedroom unit was very clean, cosy and well appointed. We did need to turn off the heating as the unit got quite hot. I would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a convenient, well priced motel that is suitable for children.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family



“Excellent comfortable stay”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 NEW
We were greeted by Ron our host. I know sometimes motel operators call themselves a host but are really an owner/manager. Ron made us feel like we had come to stay at his home. He gave us great information on places to see (including discount coupons) and restaurants and then gave us his tour of the room and facilities, including the BBQ area, the 38 degree Celsius pool and the 41 degree Celsius mineral hot springs pool. Our room included all we needed to be very comfortable and have breakfast in our kitchen area and dinner as well on our patio after barbecuing local meat products. Is this a 5 star hotel with a bar and dining room-no. But as far as I am concerned it is a 5 star place to stay for friendliness, comfort and real quality for a reasonable price. Thanks Ron

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple



“Wonderful four day stay”
Reviewed November 16, 2012
We took our 95 year old Dad to Malfroy as he wanted somewhere with a thermal pool. What a lovely place. Great hosts, good accommodation, lovely property with well kept gardens which made a lovely place to sit after a day sightseeing. Our unit was clean and well equiped. Bedding comfortable. Staff very freindly and unit supplied with fresh towels and cleaned each day.Ron was about each day to check if we needed anything and checking we were comfortable in our unit. Very handy to shopping complex. We certainly would recommend staying at this property and we certainly would return if staying in Rotorua. When you book from an internet sight you wonder if the property is as good as it looks on the websight. Yes this one is.

Room Tip: Ask the proprietor he ceretainly looks after his guests requests
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Stayed November 2012, traveled with family




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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cheap Petrol in Rotorua, Another Reason to Visit!


Rotorua's low petrol prices are drawing motorists from Whakatane, Tauranga and Tokoroa.

Te Ngae Rd Gull Station manager Glenys Rigby said petrol was being sold at $1.989 at the station yesterday.

"We get people all the time from Whakatane, Tauranga and Tokoroa," she said. "They always come and tell us, 'Your prices are so wonderful'."

Drivers in several provincial centres are saving big money at the pump. But others are paying up to 10c a litre more for petrol.

Places such as Rotorua, Whangarei and the Wairarapa are benefiting from a surge in local market competition between petrol stations.

Referred to as the "Gull effect", New Zealand's petrol minnow is forcing prices down in places it operates.

More from this link on Rotorua Daily


Rotorua prices 91 octane as at November 9:

Caltex Te Ngae Rd: $1.999
Z Energy Te Ngae Rd: $1.999
Gull Te Ngae Rd: $1.989
Mobil Old Taupo Rd: $2.029
Gull Lake Rd: $2.029
BP Geyser: $2.039
Mobil Te Ngae: $1.989

Tauranga prices 91 octane, as at November 6:

Caltex: $2.089
Z Energy: $2.089
Source pricewatch.co.nz

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy Travel, Last Minute Accommodation Rotorua

Happy travelers now on the go! Local and international tourists travel around New Zealand for one of the best outdoor experiences in the world!

Book now for last minute accommodation in Rotorua at MALFROY motor lodge, 51 Malfroy Rd, Rotorua

Rotorua Accommodation, Mineral Pools, Spa, Central Location

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fun and Adventure in Rotorua


Take the ultimate family trip in Rotorua. Stay at MALFROY motor lodge.

Contact: Mairi and Ron
Phone: +64 7 346 8053
Address: 51 Malfroy Road, Rotorua


Summer is coming and you must be wondering - where is the best place to visit in NZ?

For an affordable adventure, visit Rotorua! 

Take a holiday with your family and friends and experience nature, culture and adrenalin adventures!

The best vacation means making the most value from your money. Stress-free, guilt-free pleasures and a vast array of activities makes Rotorua the perfect vacation spot. Happy faces of kids and relaxed minds of adults! That is truly priceless!

Discover great ideas for things to do in Rotorua on this link: http://www.malfroymotorlodge.co.nz/things-to-do.html




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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Family Accommodation, Family Adventures in Rotorua

Rotorua Accommodation, MALFROY motor lodge

Planning this year's summer vacation? Book now for best rates at MALFROY motor lodge Rotorua.

Rotorua is the place to be in New Zealand this summer - there's fun and adventure for everyone in the family!

Couples and groups can enjoy horse back riding along the beautiful hills and Rotorua countryside. There's more: bungee jumping, Zorbing, kayaking, white water canoeing, helicopter rides!
Families with young children can stroll around the magnificent flower gardens or learn about culture in history at the Rotorua Bath House. MALFROY motor lodge even offers kid's playground facilities within the motel premises.

Friends and families can relax in MALFROY's thermally heated mineral pools. Two pools are available for guests to use. Spacious family rooms and 2 bedroom units are available at MALFROY motor lodge. Parking and storage of sports equipment are not an issue.

For business people on the go, free wifi is offered to stay connected while having a relaxing holiday!

What are you waiting for? Call Mairi or Ron at  +6473468053 And yes, you need to make arrangements for  a sumptuous, Kiwi breakfast http://www.malfroymotorlodge.co.nz/rotoruamotels

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Rotorua Events this November 2012

A lot of fun and activities are lined up for locals and tourists in Rotorua this November 2012!


ibis Bike the Lake
When: Sunday November 4, 2012
Time : 8am - 3pm
Venue : Rotorua Village Green
Be a part of this awesome event now in it's ninth year.The Hotel ibis Bike the Lake Rotorua is a scenic, yet challenging cycleride around the undulating terrain that is the perimeter of Lake Rotorua. The individual based event will comprise...

Off the Wall: World of WearableArt
Starts: Saturday November 10, 2012
Finishes: Sunday February 10, 2013
Time : 9am - 8pm
Venue : Rotorua Museum
For the first time in more than a decade World Of WearableArt™ (WOW®) is touring a selection of the very best costumes from their historic collection, in the exhibition Off the Wall: World of WearableArt™. Wellington's 3D Creative, in conjunction...

Festival of Dreams
Starts: Saturday November 24, 2012
Finishes: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time : 10am - 5pm
Venue : Rotorua Sportsdrome
Primarily focussed on developing a healthy body, mind and soul, the Festival of Dreams is proud of its holistic and spiritual approach to life. However, that is not the entire focus ... we are proud to be the first expo to go that one step further!

Brooks Rotovegas Half Marathon
When: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time : 9am - 3pm
Venue : Rotorua Village Green
2012 is the second annual Half Marathon run/walk and we're going to mark it again in style with a stunning Half Marathon course, taking in Rotorua and surrounding scenery and land marks.Check out our course and you'll see we've got it all worked out to make your...


For more events visit: http://www.rotoruanz.com


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Great Reviews, MALFROY motor lodge Rotorua


We appreciate you took time to recommend us online!

GoHappily
San Francisco, California
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 3 reviews
 Reviews in 2 cities
“Wonderful Rotorua Motor Lodge!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012
Ron & Mairi provided exceptional service, even coming to the airport to pick us up! They had excellent suggestions for restaurants and activies, and listened to our interests and referred an excellent tour guide. Loved the hot pools too. Would absolutely stay again!


BeeJay18
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
 Reviews in 2 cities
“Comfortable and friendly”
Reviewed July 28, 2012
We had spent the previous few nights in a very small and simple room so it was so nice to have some more space and a kitchen to do our own cooking. The thermal spa is a big highlight of this place, we didn't bother spending money on going anywhere else as we were able to come home at the end of each long day and soak in the hot mineral pool free to hotel customers and open all night. The couple that run the place are really lovely and helped us out with all the information we needed and discounts for the attractions we were going to, even letting us borrow some oil to cook with instead of having to buy a big bottle for one meal. It's the little touches that make this a really great place to stay.


Louise E
Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
 Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great service, lovely, clean accommodation”
Reviewed July 23, 2012
I stayed for two nights at the Malfroy Motor Lodge with my parents a couple of weeks ago while they were visiting from Scotland. The owners are really friendly and gave us great suggestions on things to do during our stay, both restaurants they recommended were fantastic. The accommodation was nice, a good size, clean, with everything we needed. Took advantage of the hot pool while we were there which took away the winter chills! Would definitely stay there again :)
Stayed July 2012, traveled with family

Monday, September 24, 2012

Heartwarming, Read Customer Reviews


5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2012
had bought my mother across to NZ for some relaxing therapeutic treatments in the thermal pools of Rotorua.
I managed to find this accommodation online (The Malfroy motor lodge) that advertised the 'on premises mineral pools'. Little did I know what a gem i had found.
Once we arrived not only was it that the pools were better then expected, and the rooms well appointed, but the service was really 'out of this world'. My mother has had two knee replacements and is finding it rather hard after the operations and is constantly receiving conventional treatment for her aches and pains and manoeuvrability, however after spending two sessions a day for 5days in these mineral waters (as recommended by Mairi and Ron) they were alleviated.

Mairi and Ron where do I start???

THANK YOU...

You two are one in a million hosts, you really are... I would like to extend my warmest 'thanks' to you both for your extraordinary efforts and surprises... Mums birthday was extra special due to your organisational skills and contacts with your service suppliers throughout Rotorua and 'I will' be returning to your establishment again...
 
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family


5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2012
Our first stay in New Zealand was in Rotorua, we stayed at the Malfroy for 4 nights due to the comments posted by others.
There is plenty of accommodation in Rotorua, but I doubt that they have that personal attention
Given by Ron & Mairi who make you feel welcome. We stayed in a 1 bedroom unit, it was extremely comfortable
And clean and had everything that we needed. They were also very helpful with suggestions of places to visit and also to eat.
Mairi suggested Oppies fish n chips, we had them on the first night and went back the 2nd night for the Chinese food,
Both were excellent, it was also suggested we eat at the skyline Grill, that was fantastic and the views were fabulous.

We wished we could have spent more time in Rotorua and would gladly stay at the Malfroy Motor Lodge again, and would highly recommend it to all.

J&N Sydney
Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple



4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2012
We stayed at Malfroy Lodge for 3 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Ron made us feel safe and secure as we were travelling alone just us 2 girls. The heated pool was divine we used it most nights. Ron organised our activities for us with attention to detail. The location is very central, no traffic noise in our room. The apartment was clean and the grounds are pretty and very well attended too. Our stay was made more memorable because of the welcome and attention to detail. Ron and Mairi really know how to look after tourists. Thank you for an enjoyable holiday in lovely Rotorua we had a wonderful time. we have no negative comments.Keep up the excellent work you are making a difference to peoples holidays. Di and Rhea.
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Zorb Rotorua

Looking for a unique kind of fun with friends this week? 
Check out Rotorua's ZORB adventure.  Zorb photos and details can be found on their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/ZORBltd


Phone Numbers Reception: +64 7 357 5100
Free phone: 0800 22 74 74
Fax: +64 7 357 5102
Physical Address ZORB® Rotorua
Cnr Western Rd & State H'way 5
Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand

Only in Rotorua can you have this one of a kind adventure! Another NZ first!
photo by findingtheuniverse.com

To have the best experience in Rotorua, stay at least 2 days with your friends and loved ones. Get the best accommodation rates from MALFROY motor lodge. Big rooms for Big Groups.

2 Bedroom Apartment

Comfortable 2-bedroom geo-thermally heated apartments set around our sunny courtyard. Fully furnished and self-contained including: Queen bed in main bedroom, 2 single beds in second bedroom, and a sofa bed in the lounge - to sleep up to 6 people. Comes with 32" LCD TV, 6 channel Sky TV and a DVD player, a full kitchen including oven, microwave and under counter fridge/freezer, and has a separate bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity. Ground-floor, non-smoking apartment with outside table and chairs, and off-street parking by the door.

Check out the 2 bedroom apartment photos on this link: http://www.malfroymotorlodge.co.nz/rooms.html




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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Horse Back Riding Rotorua, New Zealand




Love horses? Nothing compares to the feeling of leaving the crowds behind, climbing into the saddle, breathing in the fresh air, riding across beautiful New Zealand farmland and seeing those amazing views out over the Valley and the Lakes.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Family Fun at Rotorua's Skyline Luge


Quick Facts - Skyline Luge

Skyline is situated on Mount Ngongotaha, over looking the city of Rotorua, Skyline is one of the
region’s iconic tourism attractions. The Gondola and Luge are all weather attractions, so rain, hail
or shine we will be operating!

The Luge is a fun-filled gravity ride on a three wheel cart. The unique braking and steering
system, gives you, the rider, full control. Riders have the choice of 3 tracks, with a combined total
of over 4kms to ride.

Once you reach the end of the luge ride, riders return to Skyline’s upper complex by chairlift,
ready for their next ride! Skyline has two chairlifts and two Luge entry points.
Seasonality, weather and time of day are factors for whether one or both chairlifts and Luge
entry points are in operation.


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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Skyline Rotorua


Skyline Rotorua is an all weather all year round attraction suitable for all ages. Only
5 minutes drive from the Rotorua CBD, and set into the side of Mt Ngongotaha,
Skyline Rotorua with its world renowned vista of the city and lake injects that all
important X factor into your day.

VIEW – The Most Spectacular Views in Rotorua
Skyline Rotorua Gondola is the best way to see the most spectacular views in
Rotorua. Take a ride in our 8 seater gondola, the first of its kind in the Southern
Hemisphere you will enjoy a 487 metre ride up the side of Mt Ngongotaha.

TASTE – Cableway Restaurant – Best of NZ Buffet
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner this restaurant is known for its stunning 180
degree views over the city of Rotorua, Lake Rotorua and Mt Tarawera.
The Cableway Restaurant is suitable for every occasion that requires style, a great
atmosphere, delicious quality NZ cuisine and an all round wonderful experience.

THRILL – Luge – Once is never enough
A world first proudly designed and built in Rotorua. This fun filled gravity ride on a
3 wheel cart uses a unique steering and braking system providing the rider with full
control. Now with 6 entry points to 3 tracks offering varying terrain ranging from the
Scenic Track to the Advanced Track, the Luge is a great fun filled family activity.

Additional Activities Include
The Sky Swing, Simply NZ Souvenir Shop, Scenic Walking Tracks and Helipro
scenic flights. Terraces Café is also available for more casual / alfresco dining.

Open 7days, 9am – late

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Fairy Springs Road Rotorua
+ 64 7 347 0027
+ 64 7 348 2163
website: www.skyline.co.nz
email: rotorua@skyline.co.nz

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Latest Reviews, Happy Customers

MALFROY motor lodge, located at 51 Malfroy St, Rotorua is considered "easily the best accommodation in Rotorua by Australian", Demi C (comments from TripAdvisor Below)


Wonderful hosts and good value.”
Reviewed August 22, 2012 NEW
We stayed at Malfroy Motor Lodge for three nights. The night we had arrived the host, Ron had been waiting up late for us to ensure we had a safe check in. He then showed us to our rooms which were thermally heated which was a great relief from the outdoor weather as we had traveled in the winter month. Ron gave us a tour of the room and the outdoor mineral pool and the heated pool which was amazing, we were in there every night of our stay.

Arriving in Rotorua, we had very little planned but Ron and Mairi were extremely helpful in suggesting activities and doing everything they possibly could to assist us. They booked everything that we wanted to go to for us as well as organising lifts and transfers to ensure we got to the locations and back to the lodge safely.

The beds were very comfortable, the room and bathroom was clean which is very important to me. The kitchen had all the utensils we needed, coffee and tea is provided and the television had access to enough channels for entertainment. We were also provided with free wi-fi and Ron informed us if we had run out, we could just go and ask him for more which was fantastic as this is the only lodge I have ever stayed at providing free internet. I've always been charged for internet at everywhere I've stayed at. Our room was at the very front of the lodge, just across the road yet we had no issues with sound and the lodge is very central to everything. The lodge also provides discounts for a lot of the activities in Rotorua which is a bonus.

The hosts are amazing. Ron and Mairi are so friendly and welcoming that you feel like you're at home while staying at this lodge which really made our trip what it was for my boyfriend and I. We had a wonderful time in Rotorua and it was largely due to Ron and Mairi being so helpful in suggesting so many activities and really striving to ensure their guests are happy and comfortable. They know so much about the culture and history of Rotorua as well and were very happy to provide us with free education whenever they could.

Easily the best accommodation I've ever stayed at and definitely recommended to anyone staying in Rotorua. Nobody will look after you as much as Ron and Mairi will, I wouldn’t bother staying anywhere else.




Central, helpful & friendly
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Brisbane, Australia

We stayed 2 nights in the family unit and it was great.

Ron bends over backwards to help where he can and Mairi was so helpful with the tours & attractions too.

Everything in Rotorua is thermally heated, and this hotel has great heating in all the rooms as well as 2 pools; one tap water and one mineral, both thermally heated.
We took our 3 year old in the pool every day and he loved it. We did too !

Ron helped us out with washing clothes and probably put himself out doing so but never let on. He also helped out getting the barbeque going and supplying tools as well !

Everything they suggested was spot on and we had a lot of fun in Rotorua without being busy either. You can see 4 different thermal pools & wonderlands if you want to, or listen to Ron & Mairi, go to the one they suggest for you (depend on your length of stay) and cross that genre off your list. Really really helpful info. Actually I normally book everything in advance on holidays but in this case because of what I'd read on TA I didn't organise anything knowing that there guys would help out, and they stepped up just like everybody says they do.

Ok so on to the room: Room 8. thermally heated as I said, and it does get hot if you want it to. Great bedrooms, comfortable beds. CLEAN (it's important to me). Shower is something of a magic show and we were shown how to use it, but we ended up spending more time in the pool! In the end I think we used the spa, bath & shower with the radio.

The room is described as a large family suite and it has 2 rooms with queen beds in each. One also has a single bed in it and the other has a single bed in a separate room off it.
We put our 3 year old in that one as it was super dark (no external windows) and stayed in the room his was off, thinking he'd prefer us close to him.

In hindsight we should have put ourselves in the other main bedroom. The reason I say this is the ONLY slight negative thing I have to say about the place and that's the road noise from this room. I can't comment about the other queen room in the apartment but I suspect noise would be slightly better but you can't change the location of the property. At the end of the day it is where it is. If you come from the beach or the hills and are not used to road noise (like me) then you hear it here. If you're used to it, great. The room is double glazed and every other aspect makes up for it. I think the family suite probably gets the worse of it as it is on a corner and gets the noise from two sides.

As I said, it is what it is, they can't change the location. Ron and Mairi are super helpful and very friendly and everything about them and this place makes up for the noise. I do hope they'd have us again, because we'd definitely go back but maybe to a different apartment or at least the other room of the same one. I guess I am just a light sleeper.

The apartment is beautifully appointed and has a full kitchen. The TV only has a few channels on it, but as Ron said, people prefer to get a DVD from reception and watch that than have ads on the telly and probably watch something you don't really want to anyway. They have a nice variety of dvds and Ron said it's growing.
They also have a kids playground which our 3 year old tested out!

We thought the rates were reasonable given the facilities and amenities.

Anyway a long review, and possibly slightly picky but TA only works if people put honest reviews up. This is a great place to stay with great hosts.



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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Reservations Necessary: Native Forest Zip Line

Reservations are important. 
In between the thrill of the ziplines, suspended treebridges and the tree platforms let the guides share their passion and knowledge for the local history, the forest and the conservation challenges to preserve it all to bring alive the forest environment you are passing through. Images and video from this link.

Another great adventure begins!

Explore the wonderful natural forests in Rotorua with the entire family on a one of a kind adventure!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Where to Eat in Rotorua


Here's a list of our most recommended restaurants, cafes in Rotorua, New Zealand.




1.        The Thai (Very, very good) - a delight in your taste buds!

2.       Indian Star (Simply superb, and so say our Indian guests) - authentic, crafty dishes

3.       Opies Fish & Chips (recently voted the best in NZ!) New Zealanders love their fish and chips and this is a great way to discover what's so great about this Kiwi favorite

4.       Mac’s Steakhouse (Stunning food, one of the best steak houses in NZ) NZ is famous for its fresh, lean and tender meat - this is one great way to enjoy a Kiwi classic

5.       Skyline Buffet and Grill (Unbelievably good food and service, and then there are the views) If you have a hearty appetite and a desire to try something new, visit the Skyline Buffet and grill

6.       Fat Dog Café (Very funky, great breakfasts) For great coffee and a convenient walk from MALFROY motor lodge

7.       Capers (Great for breakfast, lunch and / or dinner) For healthy eaters, their food selection is mouth-watering and tasty!


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Monday, August 6, 2012

Auckland - Rotorua - Taupo Holiday

A leisurely weekend drive from Auckland to Rotorua to Taupo New Zealand maximizes a quick and exciting weekend trip.  Rotorua is 3 km from Auckland and 1 hour from Taupo, making it a great central base to enjoy the nearby attractions in 3 cities.


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Suggested routes    314 km, 4 hours 2 mins
    State Hwy/SH 5
Driving directions from Auckland - Rotorua - Taupo, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
1. Head northwest on Victoria St West toward Federal St 150 m
2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Hobson St 750 m
3. Take the ramp to Auckland-Hamilton Motorway/SH 1 35 m
4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for State Highway 1 S/Manukau/Hamilton and merge onto Auckland-Hamilton Motorway/SH 1 50.1 km
5. Take exit 477 to merge onto State Highway 2 36.3 km
6. Continue onto State Highway 27 to through 1 roundabout 45.0 km
7. Turn right onto State Highway 26 55 m
8. Take the 1st left onto Whakahongi Rd/State Highway 27 (signs for Matamata/Tirau)
Continue to follow State Highway 27  27.7 km
9. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Broadway/State Highway 24
Continue to follow State Highway 24 Go through 2 roundabouts 7.8 km
10. Slight left onto Tauranga Rd 5.1 km
11. Continue straight onto State Hwy/SH 29 1.4 km
12. Turn right onto Rapurapu Rd/State Highway 28 5.0 km
13. Turn left onto Te Poi South Rd/State Highway 28
Continue to follow State Highway 28 10.6 km
14. Turn left onto SH 5/State Highway 28
Continue to follow SH 5
Go through 1 roundabout 40.3 km
15. Slight left onto Lake Rd 1.3 km
16. Turn right onto Ranolf St
Go through 1 roundabout 850 m
17. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Pukuatua St
Go through 1 roundabout 250 m
233 km – about 3 hours 0 mins

Rotorua
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18. Head east on Pukuatua St toward Tutanekai St 350 m
19. Take the 2nd right onto Fenton St 2.4 km
20. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Fenton St/SH 30
Continue to follow SH 30 2.1 km
21. Continue onto State Hwy/SH 5
Continue to follow SH 5
Go through 2 roundabouts 76.1 km
22. Turn left onto Tamamutu St 11 m
81.0 km – about 1 hour 2 mins

Taupo, New Zealand


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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rotorua Geysers

New Zealand Winter is a great time to visit Rotorua! Just minutes away from the trendy and busy business center, Rotorua landscape takes you to one of nature's amazing features - Rotorua Geysers.



Take your family to Rotorua this winter and enjoy great and affordable accommodation with MALFROY motor lodge!


Amenities

Geothermal Mineral Pool - Your very own Rotorua spa accommodation!

We have one of the few remaining genuine, geothermal mineral pools in a Rotorua motel- which is filled from our own geothermal re-injection bore - and the temperature of the pool is kept around 41°C. Many people find the minerals contained in the water to be both therapeutic and soothing for muscular pains, arthritis and rheumatism - Healing Waters. Open 7x24 with free access for all our guests, with a 'Whispering Rule' after 9pm.


2 Bedroom Apartment

Comfortable 2-bedroom geo-thermally heated apartments set around our sunny courtyard. Fully furnished and self-contained including: Queen bed in main bedroom, 2 single beds in second bedroom, and a sofa bed in the lounge - to sleep up to 6 people. Comes with 32" LCD TV, 6 channel Sky TV and a DVD player, a full kitchen including oven, microwave and under counter fridge/freezer, and has a separate bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity. Ground-floor, non-smoking apartment with outside table and chairs, and off-street parking by the door.



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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Winter Specials, Rotorua Motels


15% off room rates!

Book 4 nights or more from our web site / by email / by 'phone for a 15% discount. Book 3 for 10% off, and book 2 nights for 5%. Valid if your stay ends on or before 30 September 2012, and you mention this offer when making a direct reservation.

How to redeem this offer: Phone, Online
Code - Winter Special
Redeem this offer
Offer valid any day of the week.
Valid for Redemption: Apr 20, 2012 - Sep 28, 2012


MALFROY motor lodge is selected as one of the top Best value accommodation in the S. Pacific

To book - website is http://malfroymotorlodge.co.nz

Friday, July 20, 2012

Private Courtyard at MALFROY Motor Lodge Rotorua


Relish the beautiful gardens in the private courtyard while relaxing in mineral pools at MALFROY motor lodge. This Rotorua motel gives guests a complete Rotorua experience, excellent customer service. Their ideal location enables guests to enjoy a leisurely walk to Rotorua's central business district and Rotorua's largest mall.

Guests may also order delicious home-cooked breakfasts served by the hosts. For details on motel breakfast options, please visit this link: http://malfroymotorlodge.co.nz/rotoruamotels

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