Santa Maria Motel - Rotorua

270 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Santa Maria Motel - Rotorua


On-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Private plunge pool


Santa Maria Motel is a 3-star budget property offering an outdoor swimming pool, a picnic area and a golf course.

The convenient location gives quick access to Te Puia, which is 2.7 km away. Santa Maria Motel lies within a 30-minute walk from the center of Rotorua.

The hotel allows quick access to forests and lakes.

Rotorua airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Santa Maria Motel.


There are 8 individual rooms at Santa Maria Motel feature a microwave, complimentary wireless internet, a kitchenette, climate control and a personal computer. Some rooms overlook the garden. Room facilities include a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle as well as electric blankets and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

The café BurgerFuel Rotorua is just about 250 meters from the property.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs NZD 10 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of NZD 15 per person per night. 


The on-site bicycle rentals are also available.


Guests will be pleased with a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi provided on site. The hotel's activities include rafting, hiking and cycling.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   8.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Hairdresser

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Santa Maria Motel - Rotorua Rotorua location
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Hotel Address:

270 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Rotorua
    2.5 km
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    5.8 km
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    53.5 km
  • Bus stop
    3.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Santa Maria Motel photos Room
Family Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs2.2 km
  • Polynesian Spa2.5 km

Popular areas

  • Tamaki Maori Village2.0 km
  • City Center2.4 km

Places of interest

  • Arawa Park Racecourse1.7 km
  • Rotorua Energy Events Centre1.9 km
  • Rotorua Government Gardens2.0 km
  • Whakarewarewa Maori Village2.1 km
  • Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre2.2 km
  • Rotorua District Library2.3 km
  • Rotorua District Council2.4 km
  • Scion Crown Research Institute2.4 km
  • Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court2.4 km
  • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill2.4 km
  • Rotorua Eat Street2.5 km
  • Matariki Cultural Centre2.7 km
  • Rotorua Lakefront2.7 km
  • Rotorua Soundshell2.8 km
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology3.3 km
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa4.1 km

Shopping areas

  • Rotorua Central Mall2.1 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve2.2 km


  • Rotorua International Stadium4.5 km


  • Rotorua Museum1.9 km


  • Kuirau Park3.7 km


  • Rotorua Arts Village2.0 km

Local attractions

  • Rotorua Museum2.0 km
    Government Gardens, Rotorua
  • Lake Rotoiti2.7 km
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute2.7 km
    Hemo Rd, Rotorua
  • Mt. Tarawera2.7 km
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach2.7 km
    RotoruaNew Zealand

Near the hotel

  • Hell's Gate860 m
    State Highway 30, Rotorua
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
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    Santa Maria Motel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Santa Maria Motel

    Average guest rating

    7.8out of 10
    Based on 23 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children

      Great owners/staff. Very friendly. Lovely clean apartment close to all amenities in Rotorua. Would definitely stay there again.

      Decor was old-fashioned but clean.

    • Family with children

      Very friendly and helpful staff. Very accommodating to our children and our pet. Useful advice about local attraction. We booked the Queen Studio and the 3 bedroom apartment for one night. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. A real home away from home. We will happily stay there again and we recommend the Santa Maria Motel to all. Thanks again for a very pleasant stay.

    • Family with children

      Convenient location, staff friendly and helpful.

      The motel and environs were a bit tired looking. Looked a lot better on the website.

    • Family with children

      It has a pool in the sunshine and a hot spa however we never used them - too busy. Motel was within walking distance to Redwoods Park and close tothe start of the road to Tarawera and the Buried Village. Good curry house just up the road!

      The cottage that we stayed in was old and tired with black mould around the bathroom taps, towel rails etc, furthermore it vibrated when trucks drove by on the main road nearby. The other motel rooms looked better but would not accommodate my family size.

    • Family with children

      Apartment was very spacious, simple and clean. Kitchen fully equipped, spacious bathroom. Our room had been for our arrival which was great as it was below zero outside. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    • Family with children

      Warm welcome.

      Sofa in living room was very uncomfortable. Motel was a long way from the centre of town.

    • Group of friends

      Staff is friendly and helpful. The price is affordable. Room is clean and tidy with sky, and full kitchen wares.

    • Family with children

      The host - Emma and Jeson, very nice people

    • Family with children

      It was ideal and handy to everything

    • Family with children

      Nice surroundings, all neccessities provided and very family friendly.

      A time warp back into the 80's but still very pleasant.

    • Family with children

      Children friendly close to tourist attractions helpful service

    • Family with children

      friendly and helpful staff

      apartment is dirty, furniture is full of dust and stain. location is distant from city centre.

    • Older travelers

      The owner with his staff were very friendly and most helpful and knowledgeable about the area around them. Very clean and tidy beds comfortable linen and towels all nice and clean our stay was great highly recommended for the price thankyou santa maria rotorua

    • Family with children

      It presented great value for money. The owners went out of their way to accomodate us and find the best deals on the local attractions.

    • Family with children

      Liked best? Jason was the most helpful, generous motlier I've ever met. 'Excellent' just isn't enough, superb is a better fit. Location - busy area but close to the city and all city and country-side attractions. Cottage gardens pretty and our 4 year old loved the rabbits. Spa not over-chlorinated, very relaxing.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Santa Maria Motel - Rotorua Rotorua location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    270 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Rotorua
      2.5 km
    • Rotorua (ROT)
      5.8 km
    • Tauranga City (TRG)
      53.5 km
    • Bus stop
      3.5 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms: