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Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

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390 Fenton Street | PO Box 983, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the hotel at about 1.30pm. Registered and given my key straight away. Some people had to wait as their rooms were not finished. Frontline staff were efficient and friendly. Room was a standard bedroom twin share. clean and tidy. Usual tea and coffee. Overall the conference was great and the food was lovely and plenty of it. Wait... More 

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DistinctionHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Kia Ora scribblerz from Wellington, great to hear you had a successful conference with us here at Distinction. I am pleased to hear our staff looked after you during your stay, and you enjoyed the food throughout the conference. We hope to extend the same hospitality to you next time you choose to visit Rotorua. More 

Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for a conference. The rooms of the conference area are pretty standard with nothing special to separate them from other hotels in the area. The food served at meals was nice and replenished. I do have one complaint in that the only drinks available during meals were hot - tea, coffee or hot chocolate. There was no... More 

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DistinctionHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Kia Ora Anastasia, thank you for taking the time to write your review for Distinction Rotorua. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the meals during your conference. We have water coolers situated in several locations around the conference facilities for your convenience, beverages such a juice as you mentioned are generally organised by the conference organiser to be served in... More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay.Lovely bar staff great bar snacks.Rooms were nicely laid out and very cmfortable.A bit further out of the town would be a great conference venue.Distance from town centre not a problem.Taxi service fast.Would not hesitate to recommend this place.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings 467carolyn1951 all the way from Te Anau, thank you for visiting us here in Rotorua. Please you enjoyed your stay and the team looked after you, hope you can come back this way again soon. More 

Auckland
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I booked in for one night using a grab one deal. Receptionist was friendly and efficient. We did have a little difficulty in finding the main entrance. It is not on Fenton Street as some information would have it, and when we turned onto S.H. 30 what we assumed to be the entrance were the doors to... More 

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Kia Ora Henry P, thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to place your thoughts on your recent stay with us. It’s great to read you enjoyed your stay and the team looked after you. Safe travels until next time, the Distinction Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a bit old and tired but this was more than made up for by the good food and excellent service. My wife and I attended a conference and were very well looked after and well catered for. Little touches like the bar-staff taking the trouble to remember what you are drinking and your room number are always... More 

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DistinctionHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings mylesdw, thank you for taking the time to provide this great feedback on our hotel. We do understand that the corridors of the hotel are a little dated, we have instead decided to spend the time creating more modern dining areas and accommodation rooms, to make our guests stays more comfortable and enjoyable. Great to hear our staff looked... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the hotel staff were very friendly but the room was tired and poor quality with the bath having stains in it and the shower head was only dribble without being able to get warm was only hot or cold. The room was cleaned by capable staff

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings Eggy62 thanks for taking the time to place your feedback. Yes we do have a few issues with geothermal staining in our bathroom areas. Our apologies regarding the shower head, it’s doesn’t state, but I am sure you contacted reception and the team corrected the issue immediately for you. Great to read the team looked after you during your... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff totally made our stay from arrival to eating out firstly Japanese then in the bar where there was no issue with us taking our 4 month old daughter. Food was well priced and tasty. Rooms were clean and comfortable and pool was lovely. Would not hesitate in recommending to anyone.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings Jacky C and family. Mr Yakitori is wonderful and so different, really glad you enjoyed their freshly made skewers. It’s great you enjoyed our outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi even at this time of year, we hope you’ll visit again sometime. More 

Florida
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55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Despite the fact that we visited Rotorua in the winter, this hotel was warm and cozy with nice accommodations. We spent the day sightseeing and the evening with a local family, but the hotel was a comfortable place with good quality sleeping arrangements and very clean facilities.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Kia Ora hellie69, thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip from Florida, we are really pleased to read you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you may travel back this way again in the future and visit with us. More 

Chula Vista, California
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60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really nice rooms and great staff service. The grounds for the hotel were very picturesque and fun to sit and smoke a cigar. The restaurant food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Although when you went outside the sulfur beds were evident the rooms were quite nice.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

ABF49ER Thank you for choosing to stay at Distinction Rotorua. Were pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope you can visit our beautiful town again next time your over this side of the world. Travel safe. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Highly impressed with everything at the Distinction Rotorua. Very helpful and accommodating staff, great restaurant selection. Rooms were well appointed and very comfortable. Great hotel facilities and catered extremely well for families. Would highly recommend.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings Anna B, great to read you enjoyed your time at Distinction and the team looked after you well. Glad to hear you tried out some of our four restaurants and bars, hope you made good use of the outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi as well. We hope to see you again soon, travel safe More 

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