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Astray Motel
3 stars

Astray Motel

1202 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
See location+64 7348 1200

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based on 473 reviews
473 reviews
Room type
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Double room

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About Astray Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Offering free WiFi and free on-site parking, Astray Motel & Backpackers is located in central Rotorua. Guest facilities include a shared kitchen and a common room with a large flat-screen satellite TV. The airport shuttle bus stops right outside of Astray Motel. Kuirau Park, with many of the geothermal activities for which Rotorua is famous, is 500 metres away. The hostel offers rooms with either private or shared bathroom facilities. All bed linen is provided. Guests have access to laundry facilities and a tour desk. Astray Motel & Backpackers is located 1 km from Rotorua’s lakefront. Limited Wi-Fi internet access is available. Limited parking is available at the motel. Free street parking is available.

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Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Astray Motel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Express check-out
  • Disabled access


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Streaming service
  • TV

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Family rooms
  • Carpeted

Services and conveniences

  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out


  • Laundry facilities


  • Dining table

Reviews of Astray Motel

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The questions and answers provided in this section are generated by an artificial intelligence model based on a summarisation of user hotel reviews and hotel informationSee more

They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

How comfortable are the beds at Astray Motel?

Guests have found the beds at Astray Motel to be very comfortable and supportive, providing a good night's sleep.

Is parking available at Astray Motel?

Yes, Astray Motel offers free parking for guests, making it convenient for those traveling by car.

What can I expect from the food quality at Astray Motel?

Astray Motel does not offer dining facilities, but its central location provides easy access to various dining options nearby.

How clean are the rooms at Astray Motel?

While some guests have mentioned cleanliness issues, others have found the rooms at Astray Motel to be clean and tidy, providing a comfortable stay.

What is the best time to visit Astray Motel?

Astray Motel is conveniently located near popular attractions, making it a great place to stay throughout the year. However, guests have noted that the summer months may be hot and stuffy due to the lack of proper air conditioning.

The questions and answers provided in this section are generated by an artificial intelligence model based on a summarisation of user hotel reviews and hotel informationSee more

They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

Opt for a Room with Good Ventilation

Several guests mentioned that the rooms can get hot and stuffy, especially during the summer. Consider requesting a room with better ventilation or air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay.

Consider Bringing Earplugs

Some guests noted that the rooms are not soundproof, so if you're a light sleeper, it might be helpful to bring earplugs to ensure a good night's rest.

Check Room Facilities

Before booking, it's advisable to check the room facilities. Some guests found the kitchen facilities limited by space, and the TV had no antenna. Ensuring the room meets your specific needs can enhance your overall experience.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The motel's central location makes it convenient for exploring nearby attractions such as Polynesian Spa, Kuirau Park, and the Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, all within walking distance.

Be Mindful of Parking

If you're traveling by car, be aware that guest parking may be limited. Some guests had to park on the main road and received parking tickets, so it's worth considering alternative parking arrangements if needed.

Request a Room with a View

While some guests found the rooms comfortable and clean, others mentioned that their rooms lacked proper views or had limited windows. If a view is important to you, consider requesting a room with a better outlook.

Inquire About Accessibility

If you have specific accessibility requirements, it's recommended to inquire about the availability of rooms with suitable features such as grab rails, lowered sinks, and wheelchair accessibility to ensure a comfortable stay.

Consider Bringing Toiletries

A few guests mentioned that the quality of toiletries provided may not meet personal preferences. Bringing your preferred toiletries can ensure a more comfortable experience.

Plan According to Seasonality

Consider the season of your visit, as some guests noted that the rooms can get too hot during the summer months. Planning your stay during milder weather might enhance your overall comfort.

Engage with Friendly Staff

Many guests appreciated the friendly and helpful staff. Engaging with the staff for local recommendations and assistance can enhance your overall experience at the motel.


1202 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010

What's nearby

  • Polynesian Spa0.7 km
  • Kuirau Park0.7 km
  • Springfield Golf Club2.3 km
  • Rotorua Golf Club2.8 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest2.9 km
  • Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute3 km
  • Rotorua International Stadium3.2 km
  • Skyline Rotorua3.8 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park4.2 km
  • Lake Rotorua6.1 km
  • Zorb8.2 km
  • Lake Okareka9.7 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Top tips for your stay at Astray Motel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Astray Motel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in August and May.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Astray Motel, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Astray Motel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $108, while the most expensive was $108.
  • How long should you stay at Astray Motel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Astray Motel

  • Where is Astray Motel located?

    Astray Motel is located at 1202 Pukuatua Street, 0.5 km from the centre of Rotorua. Polynesian Spa is the closest landmark to Astray Motel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Astray Motel?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Astray Motel.

  • Does Astray Motel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Astray Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Astray Motel offer free parking?

    Yes, Astray Motel offers free parking.

  • How far is Astray Motel from the airport?

    Astray Motel is 6.8 km from Rotorua. Astray Motel is 52.5 km from Tauranga.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Astray Motel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Astray Motel in Rotorua and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Astray Motel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Astray Motel.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.5 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

6.6 km