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Rydges Rotorua

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   272 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Ranked #66 of 93 hotels in Rotorua
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Admittedly, I only traveled to Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown, but this was my favorite hotel of the three I experienced. This Rydges was much better than the one in Auckland from my perspective. Our room was very spacious, had a jacuzzi, and a view of the lake. The amenities such as the mini bar and wet bar were very nice.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room, dated but large. Lacking plates and essentials to make a piece of toast etc. TV channels very limited. Restaurant philosophy of buffets on Friday and Saturdays has resulted in us for the first time looking to stay elsewhere when in Rotorua. The buffet is very ordinary and priced accordingly. The idea of kids staying and eating free turns the... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our recent trip to the North Island I booked online (using Wi Fi) to stay at this hotel. It is situated right at the racecourse, so a little bit out of the centre of town, but only a short way from all the attractions. As a Rydge's member we were given a lovely room overlooking the racecourse with its... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got a bargain on this hotel and it was great value for money. The hotel rooms were fairly big and the reception staff were so helpful and friendly. It is a little way out of the Main Street so if it's raining you can't walk. Make sure you ask reception about a discounted buffet breakfast. The only thing that... More

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James B, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear Jacob K, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. The team on the desk and within Housekeeping were happy to learn that you had a good stay. We recently upgraded our software in the Bar and I would like to apologise for the delay you experienced within the bar. We... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took a wotif mystery deal. Got this hotel. The hotel looks beautiful next to the race course and a ten minute walk to to the city centre. The room was very well decorated and furniture was of a high standard. The room did not have an airconditioner or a working fan. The spa (much advertised in the mystery deal)... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK so here is the bottom line. If your are fussy or want fancier accommodations then go elsewhere. Large room was comfortable but decor was dated. Lobby had open feel and was pleasant enough. Location is OK if you have a car or arranged transport.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights in a room on level 1. First night the room was noisy as there was a wedding on and what we think was children running and jumping in the room above us. We mentioned this to reception the following day where we were told we could move rooms if we liked, however this was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great room at a great room rate. Enjoyed the 2 night stay. Only problem was no aircon and the room was very warm, especially at night. The hotel provided a ceiling fan and a vertical plugin fan to help. Opening the window did not seem to provide any breeze!! Indoor pool was a big plus and plenty of parking available.... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a little luxury after backpacking and Rydges ticked our boxes. We had a room overlooking the racecourse with big beds, spa bath, fridge, kettle (shame there's no cooking facility as with other Rydges hotels) and a shower room. The hotel was being painted so we got a great deal, what's a little paint when you have already got used... More

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James B, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear MinxyMeg, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. Matthew and the team were excited to learn that you had a great stay with us and are grateful for your kind comments. We wish you all the best with your onward travels and we hope to welcome you back to the... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the furniture in our room was outdated, the room was very spacious indeed. There was a balcony, overlooking the racecourse with a view of the lake and some thermal springs in the distance. In addition to the bathroom, there was a huge spa, also with views of the racecourse. The bed was comfortable with good linen. As the weather... More

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James B, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear Maureen G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your stay with us. We appreciate your kind comments and whilst it is still a mystery where the teaspoons may have been, we have ample now. I am glad you enjoyed our Free WIFI as well as our roof top swimming pool. We look forward to... More

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Additional Information about Rydges Rotorua

Also Known As:
Rydges Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
Rydges Hotel Rotorua
Rotorua Rydges Hotel
Address: 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Rotorua 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydges Rotorua is located in a park like setting on the edge of the city's Racecourse. The hotel boasts panoramic views towards Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Along with the most spacious guest rooms in the city, offering FREE WIFI, the hotel also has extensive catering facilities, including the Atrium Restaurant and Bar, Mezz Bar, 24 hour room service and over 560sqm of function. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city centre, Convention Centre and many of the city's main attractions are a short drive away. ... more   less 
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