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Michigan City, Indiana
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316 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was very large, but pretty threadbare. Towels were thin and the carpet was a bit stained. A new paint job would help. The laundry room was really dismal. The pool was dark and very uninviting. Our dinner in the restaurant, however was just fine. Breakfast buffet was pretty ordinary.

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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clear explanation on all amenities at front desk with impeccable manners Lovely rooms, very comfortable beds, warm cosy atmosphere Gym and pool excellent Food, restaurant and staff Amazing Loved it all Would use this hotel anytime I'm in the city

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Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Travelling to Rotorua on short notice we needed accommodation for a night. A quick search online showed Rydges to have favourable pricing and reviews so a booking was made. Check in was a breeze, the room pleasing with it's size and cleanliness, and backing onto a race track (horses) made for a pleasant outlook. The bathroom and fittings might be... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When your towel looks a little threadbare, it does sum up the experience. First the positives. Great sized room. Clean. Fantastic staff. Free parking. Good location, only 1km out of town. Comfortable beds. But, it is a bit run down and tired. The water heaters are noisy. And the shower is pretty bad. Even the toilet running until you hit... More 

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George, South Africa
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very large rooms were very comfortable, including a spa bath. All that one could need. Continental breakfast a bit disappointing regarding choice. A big gripe is the spotlight at the parking on the racetrack side. The curtains are not adequate and let lots of light in.

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Thank AMacAfrica
Michael S, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I will personally look into the lighting of the car park and see to some new curtains to block out the light more efficiently. Kind Regards Michael Sharp More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rydges is a famous hotel chain, outstanding lobby and restraunt as well as swimming pools. Kids dine and stay free which is amazing. However the building on our floor was leaky and smelly and room was average. Would like to come stay again though and hope maintainece has occurred.

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Michael S, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It would be great to know some more information about which floor and room you stayed. If you are able to get in touch with me with these details it would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards Michael Sharp More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Down in Rotorua for work my first choice was Rydges. Having the reliability of great, spacious and relaxing accommodation, with a great restaurant and bar it left me free to concentrate on the reason of me being down in Rotorua. After a long day out travelling around seeing customers I didn't really want to go to the restaurant so decided... More 

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Michael S, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for wonderful comments regarding Rydges Rotorua. I was so pleased to read you had such an enjoyable stay. Kind Regards Michael Sharp More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Rydges one night and were very happy with our stay. The rom was very clean and spacious it was overlooking the street but there was no noise. We like staying here and were not disappointed. We did not eat in the restaurant it was a quick visit to see family so did not spend a lot of... More 

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Michael S, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The team and I appreciate your positive and fair review of the hotel. Kind Regards Michael Sharp More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I last stayed here several years ago so was interested to see what had changed. Externally not much, but the car park is still large with plenty of room. The room was generous and quite a bit larger than the standard hotel fare. I had a heat pump so must have been an upgraded room. Some still have the radiant... More 

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Michael S, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for your very thorough and detailed feedback from your stay at Rydges Rotorua. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel comfortable and the services to be adequate. Kind Regards Michael Sharp More 

Bolton
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms are spacious, clean and the beds are comfy. We had 2 rooms, next door to each other overlooking the racecourse which was nice. Our son had his portacot to sleep in and we actually put him in the spa bath room which worked well as it was darker and could hear no noise coming from the hall/ upstairs. The... More 

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Michael S, General Manager at Rydges Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments from your stay at Rydges Rotorua. Very disappointing to read that you found the breakfast was not served at a warmer temperature during your visit, it is definitely the first I have heard of such an issue. The hotels Executive chef and I have been in the restaurant this... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Atrium Restaurant
Atrium Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Rydges Rotorua

Address: 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $71 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Rotorua 4*
Number of rooms: 135
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Also Known As:
Rydges Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
Rydges Hotel Rotorua
Rotorua Rydges Hotel
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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