Ambassador Thermal Motel - Rotorua

1101 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Ambassador Thermal Motel - Rotorua

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks


Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation


Spa & wellness center


Self-service laundry


The 3-star Ambassador Thermal Motel offers a comfortable accommodation in 19 rooms.

Ambassador Thermal Motel lies in the heart of Rotorua. Such Rotorua sights as Tamaki Maori Village and Rotorua Museum are all within reach.

Rotorua Arts Village train station is 10 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is set 15 minutes' drive from Rotorua airport.


Guests of Ambassador Thermal Motel are offered to take advantage of climate control, TV with satellite channels, a safe, a kitchenette and a trouser press provided in non-smoking rooms. Bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Aroma cafe and Lady Jane's Ice Cream Parlour are about 200 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 18 per person per night. 


Guests will benefit from laundry, housekeeping and tour/ticket assistance along with a storage room, a designated smoking place and parking.


There is a beach with chairs, umbrellas and towels provided for guests convenience.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   19.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


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


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ambassador Thermal Motel - Rotorua Rotorua location
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Hotel Address:

1101 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Rotorua
    700 m
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    6.1 km
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    51.6 km
  • Bus stop
    2.2 km
  • Aroma cafe (cuisine: International)
    160 m
  • Princes Gate High Tea
    180 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Ambassador Thermal Motel photos Room
Spacious Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This spacious apartment features a fully equipped kitchen.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Polynesian Spa700 m
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs3.3 km
  • Skyline Rotorua3.8 km

Popular areas

  • Tamaki Maori Village400 m
  • City Center600 m

Places of interest

  • Rotorua Government Gardens200 m
  • Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre200 m
  • Rotorua District Library300 m
  • Rotorua Eat Street300 m
  • Rotorua Lakefront300 m
  • Rotorua Energy Events Centre400 m
  • Matariki Cultural Centre400 m
  • Rotorua Soundshell500 m
  • Rotorua District Council600 m
  • Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court600 m
  • Scion Crown Research Institute600 m
  • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill600 m
  • Arawa Park Racecourse1.5 km
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa1.8 km
  • Whakarewarewa Maori Village3.0 km
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology3.8 km

Shopping areas

  • Rotorua Central Mall900 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve3.3 km


  • Rotorua International Stadium3.7 km


  • Rotorua Museum400 m


  • Kuirau Park1.4 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park3.1 km


  • Rotorua Arts Village400 m

Local attractions

  • Hell's Gate2.7 km
    State Highway 30, Rotorua
  • Mini Golf New Zealand3.7 km
    152-154 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
  • Skyline Rotorua4.2 km
    185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute3.4 km
    Hemo Rd, Rotorua
  • The Caterpillar Experience4.1 km
    171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

Near the hotel

  • Rotorua Museum410 m
    Government Gardens, Rotorua
  • Mt. Tarawera1.3 km
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach1.3 km
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Lake Rotorua400 m
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Lake Rotoiti1.3 km
    RotoruaNew Zealand

Restaurants nearby

  • Aroma cafe160 m

    Address: 1126 Fenton Street
    Phone: 073460202

    76% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Fat Dog Cafe & Bar350 m

    Address: 1161 Arawa St.
    Phone: 64 7 347 7586

    64% likes this, based on 435 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 8 - NZD 27

  • Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant340 m

    Address: 1118 Tutanekai St
    Phone: 07 343 6222

    82% likes this, based on 239 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: NZD 4 - NZD 26

  • Princes Gate High Tea180 m

    Address: 1057 Arawa St
    Phone: 07 348 1179

    60% likes this, based on 41 reviews

  • Mr Yakitori240 m

    Address: distinction Hotel, Fenton Road

    62% likes this, based on 24 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
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Ambassador Thermal Motel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ambassador Thermal Motel

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Based on 117 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    Owners were very helpful. The rooms are quite complete with small fridge and small kitchenette, ideal for having breakfast and quick meals. The small thermal pool is a good place to relax. The hotel is in an excelent location close to restaurants, the lake and several of the tourist attractions.

    Some of the comforters on the beds look old and could be changed. The shower enclosure could use a good clean.

  • Family with children

    It was easy to find and the hosts were really helpful and friendly

    We felt that the hotel was a bit too warm, however better to be too warm than too cold. We felt that the bathroom could have done with some attention and renovation

  • Family with children

    Close to the city centre but far from the hustle and bustle. Very nice and helpful owner.Mineral pool and spa pool within steps away from rooms.

    Minor inconvenience in moving up lots of luggage if staying on the third floor.

  • Family with children

    It was great to have the heated swimming pool right outside our door - we had it all to ourselves most of the time and the kids could jump straight in! Having a kitchen is always good with kids around. We also loved the closeness to the lakefront, playgrounds and the government gardens - it's nice to have places you can easily walk to.

  • Older travelers

    The cleanliness & warmth in the rooms - it was lovely to always be warm.

    Only thing I can fault is the shower! Very low pressure & not much fun.

  • Family with children

    Very hand location. Great family unit that fitted us all in. The pools were lovely to relax in.

  • Group of friends

    Very good base for all things around Rotorua. Excellent quiet location and very close to CBD. Very friendly and welcoming.

  • Group of friends

    Spacious common room, lots of beds (3 in one room, double bed in the other room, 1 bed + sofa in common room). We were three colleagues attending a nearby conference together and had one space each, for less money than double bedrooms at our conference hotel. Location great, near the lakeside and walking distance to shops and sights. Clean bathroom and kitchen. Unit was right next to the hotel pool (it would be ideal if you were a family). One of us used and enjoyed the hot spa pools.

    If the chatter of children playing in the pool near your room disturbs you, ask for a unit away from the pool.

  • Family with children

    Mineral and spa pools were fabulous...great way to relax after a day's sightseeing. Great large unit with plenty of beds and space for everyone

  • Family with children

    Great location, on a quiet street but very close to the Centre of Rotorua. Huge apartment for a family and would be an excellent base for visiting the area and its many attractions. The small spas with genuine mineral water were a real bonus.

  • Single

    The stuff was very nice and it was good situated. The bed was good too.

    The bathroom was little bit old and the shower, well.. There was water...

  • Older travelers

    The location of the hotel was in walking distance of the Rotorua Gardens and Musuem and in a quiet end of town. Also good location to walk to main street for shops and restaurants.

    The people managing the hotel were very friendly and helpful with ideas of tourist attractions in the area.

  • Older travelers

    Front desk very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

    No elevator if you stay on the second level. No screen in the window, if you wish to open the window.

  • Older travelers

    From the outside the hotel does not look very promising but the room we had was large and comfortable. The reception and staff were very helpful indeed. The hotel is conveniently situated for both the lake and the town. Overall good value for money and recommendable.

    The hotel does not look very promising from the outside. If you had not booked in advance you may not choose it. We found it comfotable, hospitable and good value.

  • Older travelers

    The owners were very helpful , great location and had a great feeling about the place and would return in the future would recomend.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ambassador Thermal Motel - Rotorua Rotorua location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1101 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Rotorua
    700 m
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    6.1 km
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    51.6 km
  • Bus stop
    2.2 km
  • Aroma cafe (cuisine: International)
    160 m
  • Princes Gate High Tea
    180 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms: