I always stay at the Lakehouse when I am driving down from Auckland to Wellington. It's the perfect spot, and a great historic hotel. It's not new but that's it's charm. they have backpacker accommodations now so it is very reasonable.
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Ranked #90 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Number of rooms: 80