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Grand Hotel Rotorua

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rundown, missing lampshades, heat pumps not working, ceiling lights full of years worth of bugs. But had a decent sleep there and was comfortable enough. Great location but doesn't have much going for it. The old bridge connecting to reception area clearly leaks and I would be reluctant to walk across it!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the Grand Hotel on Saturday the 9th of July 2016, and was greeted with a smile by Sheridan who was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. She gave us a room which was close to the stairwell, so we didn't have far to carry our luggage. Awesome location, within walking distance to practically everything. The room... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Its my second time back in Rotorua so we decided to stay someone at the city itself. Read the reviews for this "hotel" so I decided to give it a go. Haha! As expected. NO LIFTS. So my dad and I had to lug our luggage up the stairs. That was the only tiring part. Other than that, room is... More 

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

The room was filthy, the aircon was broken,the beds weren't even made properly - the sheets were just placed on top of mattress -not even tucked in!!!!! When I called to make the reservation the lady I spoke to was very helpful and friendly but when we got there we encountered a different lady who was the total opposite!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

You get what you pay for with Grand Hotel Rotorua. Staff are nice and room is fine - very basic. It's not a very aesthetically pleasing hotel, but it does the job. Don't stay here if you want to spend any time in your room though. Walking distance to everything, good location. Reception is only open 8am-8pm.

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Thank Peta M
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The location is ok but the room was unclean, and with very poor decor. The facilities were very limited. Even Hostels would be a better option...price and cleanliness-wise. Reception didn't even apologise when we complained.

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Thank lesMyrtilles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Last min booked into hotel on easter. Told we were in the eco class room. Which said had wifi and sky. So paid our $140 and took our bags up some dirty old stairs down a scummy hall way. Walls and doors all dirty. So found the room sat on the old bed hit the base turned the tv on... More 

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Bento Goncalves, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Near to Polynesian Spa, to the center city, 2 Information Centers and a lot of restaurants. There is a continental coffee and although some people complain, the low WIFI signal at an hotel in a touristic place is an invitation to stay out of the room and explore the city.

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Bare bones but clean, staff very nice. Only bad thing is no 24-hour front desk, only open 8 am to 8 pm. Continental breakfast was decent. Close to visitor center and to many restaurants. Easy walk to the lake n night life at Eat Street. Good Wifi available.

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Thank Larisue
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

So we booked to stay at the Grand Hotel for a couple of nights, and what we got was a room with air-conditioning that didn't work, and a fridge with a freezer that somehow managed to melt ice cream within about 10 minutes. I can't decide whether that's impressive or massively annoying. A bit of both maybe? We went and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand Hotel Rotorua is an older style property located in the heart of Rotorua CBD. There are 38 rooms in total which can be divided into 3 categories (or room standards). There are 12 BUDGET Rooms or backpacker style rooms with private bathrooms which cater for those travellers wishing for some privacy and security in preference to a dormitory and on a limited budget. There are 7 ECONOMY Rooms which have the basics such as ensuite, TV, fridge, tea and coffee. They are clean and comfortable and ideal for short stays. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast in our breakfast room between 8.00am and 10.00amThere are 19 PREMIER Rooms which were renovated to a good standard and come complete with ensuite, TV, fridge, tea & coffee, phone, internet, hair dryer, iron & ironing board etc. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast in our breakfast room between 8.00am and 10.00am ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Rotorua

Address: 1130 Pukuatua Street | Rotorua CBD, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $59 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Rotorua 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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