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Rotorua hotels and places to stay

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
4.5 out of 5
9-11 Tutanekai St, P O Box 348, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night
0.39 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"The excellent friendly customer service that was provided at front of house, at check in, at restaurant thoroughly enjoyed our stay🙂"…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
77 Robinson Avenue, Holden's Bay, Rotorua
The price is £67 per night
3.02 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (364 reviews)

"The service was awesome, we really appreciated being shown around. The spas and pools were lovely. Only feedback would be the spa closest to the steam room doesn’t appear to be as hot as the other one at the back even though the temperatures say they’re the same on the screen, so maybe needs some ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2020

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre
4 out of 5
390 Fenton Street, Rotorua
The price is £54 per night
1.39 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (520 reviews)

"Clean room with adequate amenities. Nice, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre

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Prince's Gate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night
0.29 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Very welcoming on arrival. Lovely clean rooms. Great location. Very easy walking distance to town and restaurants. Fantastic food in their restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend the Hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Prince's Gate Hotel
Lake Rotorua Hotel
4 out of 5
131 Lake Road, Koutu, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
1.04 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (815 reviews)

"Spa pool cold at 7pm, parking was limited, otherwise a good stay"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020

Lake Rotorua Hotel
Quest Rotorua Central
4 out of 5
1192 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night
0.05 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (685 reviews)

"I will definitely stay here again!. There was nothing not to like about the Hotel and the service was wonderful. 10 out of 10."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Quest Rotorua Central
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
4 out of 5
237 Fenton Street, Corner Victoria Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night
0.32 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Very pleasant experience work the Jet Park Hotel. I would stay there again. Large clean room. Super comfortable bed. Good location and friendly and helpful staff. What more could toy ask for."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
463 Old Taupo Road (South End), Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night
1.83 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (156 reviews)

"Great place to stay .clean, hassle free,nice pools"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
Rydges Rotorua
4 out of 5
272 Fenton St, Rotorua
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0.75 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (968 reviews)

"Another great stay. Room had everything we needed and the spa bath was perfect for our young boy. Definitely an older hotel but doesn't affect the overall satisfaction of our stay..we loved it 😊"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020

Rydges Rotorua
Holiday Inn Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
Free cancellation
The price is £70 per night
1.56 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)

"We always stay at the Holiday Inn when in Rotorua. The Staff are always welcoming and friendly and the food is great. Our room this time was very average."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

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Visiting Rotorua

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Rotorua, and visitors give high marks for the relaxing spas and lakeside setting. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its hot springs. Top sights in the city include Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa and Skyline Rotorua.

  • There are 325 hotels and other accommodation options in Rotorua
  • The closest major airport is in Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Tauranga (TRG), 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Rotorua

Cultural venues in the city include Tamaki Maori Village, Mitai Maori Village and Agrodome. Families come for attractions such as Skyline Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and Zorb. The city is notable for landmarks like Polynesian Spa, Blue Baths and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village.

Other favourite sights in Rotorua include Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera. A popular place to see outside the city is Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave, 23.9 mi/38.5 km from the heart of the city.

Dressing for Rotorua

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 25°C and the night-time average to be 11°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 21°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • July to September averages 18°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 24°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • About 1072 millimetres of rain falls on Rotorua each year
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 5°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Rotorua?
Rotorua Views BnB and Apartment is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Rotorua B n B on Sumner and Arista of Rotorua as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rotorua, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review top deals in Rotorua.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Rotorua?
Based on reviews, Astray Motel & Backpackers is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Rotorua Motel and Four Canoes Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Rotorua?
Holiday Inn Rotorua is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your family trip include Jet Park Hotel Rotorua and Lake Rotorua Hotel. Also, attractions such as Skyline Rotorua and Off Road NZ are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for couples in Rotorua?
VR Rotorua Lake Resort is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and LCD TVs. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa and Hamurana Lodge.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Rotorua?
Victoria Lodge is a top dog-friendly property, and offers concierge services along with free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best luxury hotel in Rotorua?
Prince’s Gate Hotel is a 4.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and 3 outdoor pools, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Regent of Rotorua and Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Rotorua?
Regent of Rotorua is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a poolside restaurant and a bar. City Lights Boutique Lodge and Solitaire Lodge are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Rotorua?
Regal Palms Resort is a 5-star property featuring a full-service spa and private hot tubs, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre and Pohutu Lodge Motel. You can tee off at Government Gardens Golf, Springfield Golf Club or Rotorua Golf Club while you’re in town.
What are some accommodations with pools in Rotorua?
Holiday Inn Rotorua is a popular 4.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Millennium Hotel Rotorua and Prince’s Gate Hotel.

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