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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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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were shouted two nights at the Princes gate hotel from our friends,Beautiful old building which I loved,we were taken to our room The wilkes room on the top floor which had a balcony,The room was beautiful,with period theme room,good size bathroom,comfortable bed .We also did the dinner and show it was a great night food was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms size are decent but old. There's creeking sound when you walk the stairs and to the room. We stayed at room 21 and there was no view. There's no aircon and only heater. Even though it was cold (winter), but the room has no ventilation which makes the room stuffy. We had to use the fan, so I... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Princes Gate was absolutely fantastic. We were able to check in 2 hours early. The parking was free and easy, right outside the door. The room was warm,cosy and spotless, the hosts were charming and everything about the hotel was faultless. We will be back and will use this as our base for exploring all that... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at The Princes Gate was pleasant and comfortable. We stayed in room 18 on the balcony facing the actual Princes Gate. The view is somehow ruined by the large dirt block of land across the road, so keep your eyes towards the gate. The only access to this room is via the veranda which is okay when the... More 

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Manukau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are always clean and well presented/stocked. Old style radiator heaters quick to warm up on the cold mornings/evenings. Plunge pools great. Parking easy as. Treat yourself to Memories Restaurant.

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leona T, Thank you for your wonderful comments on our hotel rooms, cleanliness and facilities along with your great room tip with regards to Ground floor suites. Hope the marathon went well for you and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Princes Gate is a rare gem amongst New Zealand hotels. Our two night stay was a trip back in time to a quieter, more elegant period. The well maintained original fixtures and fittings, perhaps dowdy to some less imaginative folk, were nothing less than charming to us. We took our time and ate and drank very well. It's not... More 

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of the historic Princes Gate Hotel. It was lovely to see your photos of the hotel's Restaurant and Lounge areas with you both in them- you look right at home!! We particularly appreciate your comments on the opulent old world decor and our smiling team. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent the weekend at Princes Gate. The hotel is an historic wooden building moved from its original home to its current location in 1917. The common areas were furnished with beautiful antique furniture, bold floral old-fashioned carpet and wallpaper and with lighting from chandeliers and exudes old world charm complete with creaking floorboards. Check in at Reception was... More 

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Superwoman888, Thank you for your comprehensive review of the Princes Gate Hotel after your recent stay. We appreciate your lovely descriptions of our communal facilities and the hotels history. Please accept our apologies for the lapse in cleanliness in the bathroom that you found during your stay. We have used this to remind our team of the importance of... More 

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

Beautiful old style building; I love the old style glamour of the place. Very nice atmosphere. Cosy & warm interior. With nice background music. Reasonably clean & well kept for such a historic building.

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katie F, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the lovely atmosphere our Heritage Hotel offers.We look forward to welcoming you back next time. More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a couple nights at the Princes Gate in February on my first visit to Rotorua. I loved the town, the sights and the hotel was perfectly located. It was only a short walk to I-Site (excellent tourist info center), the restaurants on "Eat Street", Government Gardens & the Polynesian Spa. Princes Gate is a beautiful, well-kept up 100+year... More 

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear janhantraveler, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Historic Hotel and thank you for taking the time to post your review along with rating our cleanliness and service so highly. We look forward to welcoming you back should you return to Rotorua and NZ in the future. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed here for one night, it is perfectly located close to town. I had very high hopes for this hotel. We arrived and were greated by a rather gruff reception. We were taken up to our room which turned out to be an inner room with one tiny window that looked out onto an internal walkway. The heater was... More 

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NiskaS82, We are sorry to hear of your disappointment in regards to your recent stay at the Princes Gate Hotel, both in terms of your welcome and the room allocated to you for your stay. We can assure you our expectation from all of our team is to welcome all guests warmly and we will reiterate this with the... More 

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