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    The Backyard Inn

    60 Tarewa Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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          Overview
          • Excellent14%
          • Very good32%
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          3.5 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 213 reviews

          Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

          I enjoyed the pool and location but that's where the fun ends dirty shower smelly room and ran out of bacon at the buffet breakfast the price i guess was aright but we won't be going back any time soon.More

          Thank Carl M
          Response from treenm2014, Owner at The Backyard InnResponded 1 week ago

          Hi Carl As I said on the Facebook page where you reviewed us as well - we came over immediately and cleaned your shower. You were here for a wedding and we offered free of charge accommodation for both nights to the couple that organised...More

          Reviewed April 8, 2017

          The location is perfect. The staff served us well and provided us with a lot of information and also some bonus vouchers. It is veryy comfortable to leave your car just infront of the door entrance of your room. Mostly recomended to provide free Wifi...More

          Thank Yair S
          Response from treenm2014, Owner at The Backyard InnResponded 1 week ago

          Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed our place.

          Reviewed March 7, 2017

          Nice, small room facing a park. Older facility but clean. Nice restaurant, kitchen and lounge. Helpful, understanding staff. The best part was hanging out in the warm pool at night and meeting people while gazing at the Southern Cross.

          Thank vickicar2017
          Response from treenm2014, Owner at The Backyard InnResponded 1 week ago

          Great review I am so glad you enjoyed our place.

          Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

          This place has nice facilities, but the night we stayed,people were very noisy until around 1am! The rooms are sparse,no TV,no fridge,etc...only shared kitchen facilities. If you want somewhere quiet,this isn't the place for you,it's just way too busy! The pool was nice though,the beds...More

          Thank Richard K
          Response from treenm2014, Owner at The Backyard InnResponded 1 week ago

          I am sorry it was noisy mostly it is not noisey but I am glad you liked the chalet and the beds. Thank you

          Reviewed February 17, 2017

          Staff were friendly & helpful. Good quality & cheap priced Breakfast & Dinner. Everybody seemed to be enjoying there stay. Handy to have so many facilities on site. Unfortunately the weather didn't play the game, so never got to try the heated swimming pool. Maybe...More

          Thank Warren L
          Response from treenm2014, Owner at The Backyard InnResponded 1 week ago

          Great review Warren I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Pool is great at this time of year.

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          • Pool
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          • Free Parking
          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • $37 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Number of rooms
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          • Rotorua District >
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Celia L
          Has anything been done about staffing the common theme being dirty rooms not ready for customers
          October 3, 2016|
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          Response from Oliver G | Reviewed this property |
          It seems pretty good we had a clean ish room
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          "I haven't seen the lodges, those might be nicer"
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          "The chalet is definitely the way to go ours was quiet, early morn and late night swim"
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          "-Probably best to stay somewhere else!"
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          "Don't pick one"
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