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Polynesian Spa

Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
64 7 348-1328
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Ranked #33 of 54 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Spas
Owner description: Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international day spa. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a... more » Owner description: Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international day spa. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot spring pool bathing, sumptuous spa and massage therapies and picturesque lake views. Polynesian Spa has the use of two types of hot mineral water, one alkaline and one acidic, that are the unique point of difference of the operation. Many thousands of visitors to the spa have attested to the remedial effect the hot mineral waters have on such ailments as muscular complaints, arthritis and rheumatism. The Priest and Radium springs are most noted in this respect. We invite you to experience this World Top Ten Spa (natural/thermal/medical), as voted by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine for several years and once again in 2011. We look forward to welcoming you to Polynesian Spa. « less
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Went with my 9 y.o daughter used the family spa area. Great setup as a standard pool for the kids to play in while you can relax in one of the two hot pools. Both a good temp for kids to use to although one is hotter. Had taken my daughter to other pools but she got bored easily. Here... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I was given a voucher for a massage and spa and would highly recommend it to everyone. The service provided by the staff was welcoming and very helpful and it was such a relaxing place to be pampered and to sit in the private hot pools and totally unwind. It was all over too quickly!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Adding to everyone else s positive reviews I recommend this centrally located Polynesian Spa to everybody. There are numerous alkaline and acid pools which are very beneficial to your skin and muscles. Definitely to be experienced when you visit Rotorua

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I should start out by saying I have been to similar places elsewhere in the world (e.g. The blue lagoon in Iceland) and this did not compare - if you have not been elsewhere it could come across better, but to me there was not much special. The main tip I would give is get a deluxe private pool -... More

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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Polynesian Spa many times over recent years when we are in Rotorua. On our recent visit we were on a school camp with 28 students. It was another very pleasant visit. The staff are always friendly and the pools give you a very relaxing soak. We will definitely be back again.

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Berwick, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Every trip to Rotorua a visit to the Spa is a must. The Lake Spa a must. Very relaxing and enjoyable what a view over the lake. Thank you Polynesian Spa home away from home.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Its a treat that everyone should experience, well worth it. We always go when in town. Just so relaxing. Takes care of aching joints.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Polynesian spa offers hot mineral bathing. You can choose from various public or private pools available. We took the private pool which offers panoramic view of the Lake Rotorua a word of caution; long time in the hot mineral pool can cause dehydration and fatigue

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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your Polynesian Spa experience and also for your 5/5 endorsement. I am very pleased you enjoyed your soak in the Deluxe Private Pool. We do have water fountains around the spa to ensure guests remain hydrated and water available for purchase from reception should guests require them. We look forward to... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

No wonder that spa has been awarded World Top 10 Spas several times. It was simply a memorable experience for us. After our long day trip the warm deluxe pool was a great retreat. During sun set, the absolutely stunning view of Lake Rotorua and different colours of the landscape left us speechless. The 30min restriction is actually enough. A... More

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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your 5/5 rating. We truly appreciate your kind words! It is very pleasing to read that you enjoyed your experience at Polynesian Spa in the Deluxe Private Pools. Often guests think that 30 minutes is such a short time but I am glad that you felt it was... More

Sydney, AU
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

3 of us rented a private spa here ($27 per person) and it was wonderful... so relaxing looking over the lake... at first we though half an hour wouldn't be long enough but turned out to be the right amount of time... there are private spas without the view that are cheaper but if you can afford the bit extra,... More

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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for sharing your Polynesian Spa experience! It's great to read that you enjoyed your soak in the Deluxe Private Pool! Thank you for your recommendation, we look forward to hosting you later on in the year. Kind regards More

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