MALFROY motor lodge is named after the renowned French engineer, Jean-Michel Camille Malfroy, who was employed as Rotorua’s Resident Engineer from 1886, and was also Chairman of the Rotorua Town Board. Jean-Michel represented the colony at the Paris Exhibition in 1889, and was made a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur for his innovative geo-thermal works in and around Rotorua.
MALFROY motor lodge, Rotorua accommodation, is eco-conscious, and working to reduce our carbon footprint. In addition to our geothermal re-injection bore providing all of our central heating and hot water, we have a number of sustainability initiatives in place. See our Sustainability page for more information. This work has been recognised by our Enviro-Silver Award from QulamarkNZ.
Our thermally heated Rotorua Apartments are fully self contained, serviced daily, comfortably furnished, and have 32” LCD televisions with 15 TV channels, and 10 SKY Digital (satellite) channels, and each apartment has its own multi-zone DVD player. We also have a free DVD library in the office.
Our large Family Suite comes with a modern kitchen with oven, microwave and full size fridge / freezer. Our two-bedroom Apartments also come with full kitchen facilities, including oven, fridge with freezer compartment, and a microwave. Our studio Apartments also have kitchens, and come with a double hot plate, a microwave oven, and an under counter fridge with freezer compartment.
Tea & Coffee
Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits, milk and more are provided in all Apartments, including plungers and plunger coffee.
We provide a free, high speed, fibre based WiFi (wireless internet) service for our guests, which is generally available in all Apartments. Request your access ticket from the office on registration and we will provide 3Gb (3,000 Mb) per person - with more available on request
All apartments have geo-thermally heated radiators for central heating, as the motel is equipped with its own geothermal re-injection bore.
We are a 100% pet free property. No pets in cars either, sorry.
We offer free secure storage for sports equipment, including mountain / road bikes, ski's, and kayaks. Please note that sports equipment / parts are not allowed in the apartments - no matter what their value.
We also have also installed bike wash for our guests, included an axle stand.
Both of our heated pools are free to our guests and available 24 hours a day, and we ask you to read the notes in the compendium to be found in your unit. Pools are subject to a 'Whispering Rule' after 8.30pm
For the health and enjoyment of others please note that all of our Apartments are smokefree. Smoking is ONLY allowed in the grounds, but please show consideration for others and use the ashtrays provided.
There is a launderette nearby, or an onsite service can be provided in the early morning or the late afternoon - once MALFROY's own laundry has been completed. It is a big machine, ideal for family washing..
Airport / Bus Pick-Up Service
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 at least 48 hours prior.