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Princes Gate Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1057 Arawa St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Ranked #47 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Rotorua for a conference. The reception team were friendly and hepful on arrival. Our room was plush and old worldly in keeping with the age of the building. The bathroom was white, clean and fresh. The breakfast, for me, was only tea and toast but reminded me of last century. Toptop sliced bread, Craigs packet jams and... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

and now that we have it has exceeded expectations. We stayed in one of the apartments and we're concerned that we would miss out on the ambience of the old hotel. Not so, the apartments are nicely appointed in period style, situated in a lovely courtyard, and so warm with the central heating. The thermal pools just devine for a... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A weekend away at this beautiful old hotel was greatly enjoyed by both of us. The decor and ambience was like stepping back in time but with all the mod cons . Our room up on the first floor had chandeliers, generous drapes,comfortable armchairs and a delightful seating area on the deck right outside our room. Dinner, Cabaret and one... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two older grandsons away for a weekend in Rotorua and stayed at Princes Gate Hotel. We were given one of the apartments. It was ideal for us and the two children. They had their own room and we had ours. The apartment was spacious and well-appointed. We had breakfast in the hotel itself, a little bit of... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Princes Gate for 3 nights in April 2014 with my wife. We were mainly staying in modern hotels on our six-week trip so chose this old colonial style hotel for a change. The hotel did not disappoint - excellent in every respect. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel had lots of character. It was... More

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Sandefjord
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17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very special building, reminds of US South State style. Spacious rooms with a nice bathroom, it has everything you need. A nice restaurant with great food and very nice and pleasant staff. That goes for the front desk staff as well! In addition it's situated very central I Rotorua. Very recommendable

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay.Reminded me of my stay at Chateau Tongariro about 50 years ago!This placed is steeped in history.The chandeliers,furniture,pictures all brilliantly preserved.The amazing sweeping staircase up to our room.The room was warm,also furnished in keeping with its age,The staff were very helpful and polite.Highly recommended

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

Had lunch with a friend in the bar area. We had wines and a cheese platter for a reasonable price. Lovely surroundings and very pleasant hostess. It is close to the gardens and shopping area. Will definitely go back again.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the princess gate just for one night but could have stayed a week. The staff were out standing, the whole ambience of the place was amazing. Should be talked by trip advisor higher than it is in my opinion. We will be back. Thanks for an awesome stay.

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

Booked a Designer Room Special for an overnight stay as always wanted to experience the ambience of this Heritage hotel. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the very pleasant staff. The Hot Pools were a great way to finish off the day.

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Address: 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Princes Gate Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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