0800 888 348 motel4u@xtra.co.nz


All the unique facilities to make sure providing the beatific accommodation experiences for families, groups, couples and singles travelling to where is our guests’ home at Rotorua.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Our year-round outdoor heated pool is open: 7.00 am ~ 10.00 pm which Located behind the Reception building.
  • Water temperature is kept 25~28 degrees centigrade during the summer season and 28~32 degrees centigrade during the winter season.


Private Mineral Pools 

  • Genuine mineral water directly from our own geothermal bore and is continuous flow.
  • Temperature may vary depending on daily bore pressure. Usually between 38~42 degrees centigrade.
  • Mineral Pools: At the back of the middle block by unit 15.

Guest Laundry

  • Guest laundry is located at the end of unit 16 behind unit 18.
  • Washing Powder: Provided at laundry.
  • Iron boards and irons provided in units.

Art Books Coffee

  • All fees donated to raise funds for Rotorua Community Hospice. It’s our guests way to do good in our community.   
  • Art selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from local artist, take them home as gifts with Kowhai memories.  
  • Books from a range of second-hand are available to borrow or buy.  
  • Coffee we proudly serve the Starbucks® capsules features premium signature blends for coffee lovers to enjoy at Kowhai Motel. 

Kowhai & Colonial Motel


OFFICE HOUR: 8:00-20:00 / CHECK-IN: 15:00,   CHECK-OUT: 10:00  (Call ahead to organise early check-in)

LOCATION: 1232 Ranolf Street, Rotorua, NZ / PHONE: 07 348 4490, RESERVATION: 0800 888 348 / EMAIL: motel4u@xtra.co.nz