The main reason for staying at this hotel was for the view of the Pohutu Geyser. This in itself would normally cost around $40, but the rates for the hotel are not inflated because of this, and are still at the low end for Roturua.
The only problem is that some of the rooms do not have a view of the geyser which would upset someone expecting this. I would suggest that the hotel increase the rates for the rooms with a view by 10% and reduce the rates for the rooms without a view by 10% to keep everyone happy.
We had a room with a view which is worth every cent.
The room itself was clean and comfortable. This is an old hotel with old decor, but the room and bathrrom had been modestly renovated.
The restaurant was very quiet, which in my opinion is not a good endorsement from the locals, and I didn not try it. Although I was not staying during the weekend, when I was assured that it gets busier.
Breakfast was continental. Hot breakfast was $20. One of my dislikes is hotels that include 'breakfast' in the rate and then charge for hot breakfast. I suggest two rates, one for breakfast (hot) and one for room only.
The pothole is still in the carpark and I had no problems negotiating it.
I would suggest this hotel to anyone on a budget. It is not a 5 star hotel, nor does it claim to be. For romantic couples on honeymoom etc, it is a little bit outdated, but if you don't mind this (ie second honeymoon for someone married in 1975), it is perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel overlooks the world famous Pohutu Geyser and is directly opposite the Rotorua International Golf course. The 70 rooms hotel offers pool view rooms and Geyser View Suites, facilities include Geyser View Restaurant, bar, gym, spa, sauna, heated spout pools, Conference Centre, business centre, internet cafe, wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Hotel Rotorua
- Quality Inn Rotorua