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Princes Gate Hotel

1057 Arawa St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy staying in classic hotels, and Princes Gate didn't disappoint. It's a lovely, stylish old place with a great history, and the hosts have done a great job of preserving it for those of us who enjoy staying somewhere with character.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this hotel after a horrible night in another place in town. The Prince's Gate is perfectly situated to walk to most tourist attractions, and the whole hotel is old without FEELING old. We arrived at 9:30am, booked a room, had breakfast, and were shown to our room by 10am (which we didn't expect so early, but the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were in desperate need of a relaxing break and the Princes Gate Hotel was the perfect choice. The staff were very accommodating, helpful and professional. The hotel itself is elegant with a lovely authentic charm. Even though it was originally built in 1897 it is extremely comfortable. The rooms are immaculate and very well cared for... More 

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Auckland
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29 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try booking here as the convention organisers from when I booked a weekend convention mucked up a booking I had made elsewhere. It was an awesome location for the meetings at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre: just a walk through the park gate, and the dinner at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre was literally over... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old time feeling, very central to shops and gardens also the lake. Would highly recommend to anyone travelling to Rotorua to stay and enjoy the surrounds of old relics in the hotel. Staff were extremely helpful and very pleasant. You don't need to have a car if you like walking as location is very high.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us stayed here for the weekend in three adjoining suites. The layout of the suites allowed us all to have some private time, but enjoy each others company when we chose. We had all of our meals in the restaurant. The food was consistantly excellent and beautifully presented. The service in all areas of the hotel was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderfull place ! Well situated in the middle of Rotorua, opposite the Event centre where some small concerts etc are held, was so easy to just walk across the road after the concert. We usually stay at modern generic motels, just thought we would try this one because of the location, thought it might be a bit snooty.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful relaxing few days in Rotorua made really special by staying at the Princes Gate Hotel. The hotel has a warm welcoming atmosphere and so close to all amenities, just a short walk away, no need to even drive to many. Lovely relaxing thermal pools on site.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us stayed here and attended the "Dinner and Show". we started by having some drinks by the fire. the decor is quite remarkable as this hotel has been in Rotorua for a very long time! The room is comfortable, the food was great and the show was entertaining. Well worth doing this for the second time!

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last stayed here over 15 years ago, this hotel fits the 'boutique' tag well. The rooms appeared individually styled (and named), the service fantastic, including Manu (late night in the bar), and the location is perfect for Rotorua. Slight negatives - curious sounds sounding like water gurgling through pipes in the wee hours, and the chef-baked bread I had with... More 

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