Some samples of what our guests are kindly saying about their stay at MALFROY motor lodge
a selection from Trip Advisor and booking.com
“Perfect for three” - I searched many accommodations in Rotorua NZ to find economical lodging for three ladies (i.e. 3beds) and selected the Malfroy Lodge. Correspondance prior to arrival by email gave me the confidence needed to wait booking trips until our host talked to us. Sure enough he recommended Uncle Tim from Taylor's tours and we received the kind of personal touring in two days we wanted. All utensils, pans, and appliances were in kitchen, gardens were beautiful and lodge convenient to attractions in town."
Augusta, USA - November 2012
“Perfect stay - We stayed 2 nights in the largest unit. We had a great time and Ron the manager was a brilliant host. Our 10 yr old son had a great time doing "treasure hunt" around the grounds of the motor inn. The thermal pool was great."
Australia - November 2012
“Great place to stay” - Second time we have stayed at the Malfroy. Very clean and tidy and obliging hosts booked dinner for us at a local restaurant. Really enjoy the mineral pool and always make the most of it while we are there. Will definitely return if we are ever back in Rotorua."
Urinui, NZ - November 2012
“Friendly ,great value accommodation” - My wife and stayed at Malfroy Motor 2 nights during the last week of Sept. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner Ron who took time to get to know us and figure out what we wanted to see and do during our time in Rotorua. His recommendations for Dining and Entertainment were just what we were looking for. We found our room to be clean and well appointed. I had suffered a Shoulder injury a week earlier and found the mineral and plunge pools that were 20 steps from our backdoor to be just what I needed. The grounds were clean and neat."
Columbia, USA - October 2012
“It is a gift for my family trip” - I went to Malfroy Motor between 29 Sep to 2 Oct and lived in house 8. Then I found my choice is how correct! As my parents came from China that day, so we arrive late with tired mind. But we were so surprised by the warm room and suitable light obviously someone prepared for that. And room is very clean, including table, beds, and toilets."
China, October 2012
“Proof that the personal touch makes all the difference! - We chose this hotel because of the TripAdvisor reviews and were really glad we did. While the accommodation is not as large or grandiose as some 5 star hotels we stayed at in other cities, the friendliness and advice of the hands-on owners added such a welcome perspective to our stay that this became one of the nicest experiences of our trip through New Zealand."
Cape Town, South Africa - October 2012
“Wonderful Rotorua Motor Lodge! - 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!"
San Fransisco, USA - September 2012
“Great hospitality - 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.
Melbourne, Australia - September 2012
“Central, helpful & friendly - 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."
Brisbane, Australia - August 2012
“Really great - Spotless 2 bedroom apartment with all the conveniences. Wonderful thermal pool. This was the perfect place from which to explore Rotorua.
Fort Worth, USA - August 2012
“Wonderful stay” - We stayed here for four nights in late June and had a great experience. The rooms are perfectly clean and comfortable. We had some ideas of what we wanted to do in Rotorua but nothing really planned so everyday we stopped by the office for some advice from Ron and Mairi. Their advice was extremely helpful and they were lovely to chat to."
Boston, USA - July 2012
“Great comfortable stay, thank you :) - Cute small motel run by lovely friendly owners. We enjoyed the pools and were very thankful for the jumper leads and assistance to help us get our flat battery started! Thanks for everything!"
Australia - June 2012
"Great place to stay - well renovated, well positioned in Rotorua off the main traffic route but close to shopping and restaurants. Great pool complex.
Whangamata, NZ - June 2012
“Class act - There are lots and lots and lots of places to stay in Rotorua. We used Tripadvisor in our selection and have to say everything lived up to the billing."
Seaham, UK - May 2012
“Absolutely Superb! - Possibly the best motel I've ever stayed in, and certainly the best of my recent trip to New Zealand. Ron and Mairi were very friendly, helpful and welcoming, and showed a genuine interest in their guests and a pride in providing a good quality service."
Leeds, UK - May 2012
“Perfect for our needs. Outstanding hosts - Unfortunately our stay was for one night only as we were enroute to Auckland. If we had had more time in Rotorua we would have stayed at Malfroy Motor Lodge longer. It was perfect for our needs. "
Vanuatu - April 2012
“Lovely friendly place to stay - We stayed here for 2 nights after it was recommended to us by other members of the family that had stayed there. We were not disappointed. The Hotel is run by Ron and his wife Marie, they were more than helpful."
Bradford UK - April 2012
“Better than last visit! (which was superb) - We returned after a year to find Malfroy Motor Lodge even better value than before. As always, spotlessly clean rooms. Hot pools and common areas in excellent order. Beautiful gardens. Welcoming & helpful hosts. Hard to imagine a better run accommodation service in Rotorua."
Napier, NZ - April 2012
“Gold star hosts - We stayed for only two nights in this very pleasant and well run motel, having arrived with nothing organised for our time in Rotorua, but thanks to Ron's helpful advice and dedication to guests' requirements, every minute of it was packed with total enjoyment.:
Dunfermline, Scotland - March 2012
“THE GEM OF ROTORUA - We picked Malfroy Motor Lodge based on the recommendation from the Tripadvisor and indeed we weren't disappointed. Ron was the perfect host."
Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia - March 2012
"The place was spotless and the gardens we really beautiful and very well cared for - Marie and Ron were great and had lots of local knowledge and gave us great advice about trips etc. they were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a nice clean friendly place to stay in Rotorua."
Laurence Quilty, Dublin n- February 2012
"The owners could not of been more helpful and sympathic - always willing to offer advice and recommendations - whether places to go, places to eat or anything else. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Also excellent location and value for money, great patio and pools. Don’t miss!"
Zurich, Switzerland - February 2012
“The best in New Zealand! - This was the most warm and friendly place we have stayed in in NZ. The hosts are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are very well equipped and clean with a calm, breazy atmosphere.”
Griffith, Australia - January 2012
“Great Place to Stay - Coming from Australia for a holiday in NZ I used the internet to find places to stay and happened to choose the Malfroy Lodge which seemed to give good value for money. In actual fact it was better than I expected with a good size unit for the family, handy location and excellent service from Ron and Mairi.”
Warwick, Australia - January 2012
“I cannot speak highly enough of the Malfroy Motor Lodge - I had a wonderful experience staying here. Ron and Maire were so delightful and informative - I felt like I had a personal concierge team. The room met all of my expectations, including a beautifully equipped kitchenette, tv, etc."
Portland, USA - December 2011