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Regent of Rotorua

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International, Contemporary, Continental
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1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice...
You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice restaurant.
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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food and great service

We were staying at Regent for a few nights and usually don't eat in hotels for dinner, however on Dec 25 almost nothing was open. Besides delicious breakfast every day, Regent served up a fabulous Christmas Dinner for us on the 25th. Three courses, all great, very good service, nice wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Ken S
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Oslo, Norway
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were staying at Regent for a few nights and usually don't eat in hotels for dinner, however on Dec 25 almost nothing was open. Besides delicious breakfast every day, Regent served up a fabulous Christmas Dinner for us on the 25th. Three courses, all great, very good service, nice wine selection and good cocktails. We enjoyed ourselves. Thanks again,... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant has impeccable food, service,attention to detail in the setting. It's relaxing atmosphere even when very busy is a haven. We have dined here many times as a couple, with family and friends . The prices reflect the local market and are very reasonable for the quantity and quality of food. We cannot say enough about the owners and... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at the Regent of Rotorua, so we dined here for breakfast and dinner. Both the breakfast and dinner were very good and the staff was incredibly nice and accommodating. The food was prepared elegantly and skillfully. While, I gave the restaurant a 5, it is expensive; It is good if you are willing to spend the money, but... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had dinner on Valentines Day at the Regent, after a recommendation. The restaurant had a nice ambience and classy decor. It was unusual to be seated at right angles to my husband rather than opposite him and I felt that this detracted from the "romantic" element. Most of the tables for two seemed to have seating at right angles.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The guys have done a fantastic job with this hotel. The decor in the common areas through to the rooms is fantastic albeit a little quirky. The rooms are finished beautifully and are a good size. You must try the restaurant, great menu, great food, great service. I'd say pretty much the best in Rotorua. Wouldn't hesitate to strongly recommend... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went for a birthday meal with the hubby, the decor is classy as is the whole experience from the waiters/waitresses, food and wine. The food was delicious and tasty. The staff were ever so friendly and made you feel so welcome, we had a great experience. Although if I had to make a criticism it would be that my chicken... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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107 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here. Staying at the hotel we decided to also eat here. First we had some good drinks, different NZ red wines to taste. The beef fillet was cooked to perfection and the fish of the day very good, too. The Manuka Honey Panna Cotta was finger licking good :-) We also had breakfast here: eggs... More 

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New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

For the price (high) and the ambience ( it's amazing) the food was a bit disappointing. Tastes didn't quite come off, my chicken was a bit dry and a sauce would have been nice. Entrees were large but again flavours didn't quite come off. Excellent wine list and I thought reasonably priced. Maybe chef was having a day off?

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have visited twice in the last month, for Lunch & Dinner & each time we were very happy with our meals. The only down was our lunch waiter who keep leaning across the table, over guests, to place food on the table and forgetting that a pot of tea usually comes with sugar & milk options. The Evening meal was... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having been to the Regent 3 times, I must say my review is mixed. A dinner with a group of 4 people was absolutely divine, and a large group lunch was great also, however our staff Xmas party was very disappointing. We were a large number, and had booked in advanced, there were other large parties, and I think they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Continental

Description

You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice restaurant.

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