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Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Ranked #24 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Location and value but nothing fancy”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Booked as a mystery hotel deal on wotif so was pleased to get a good deal and a lake view.
Can't fault the location as its easy walking to anywhere.
Hotel wise the staff on the desk were friendly and efficient.
The rooms are ok but nothing fancy and a little worn around the edges. Had to twice request a new bath plug as the one in the room simply didn't fit.
The pool was cool but worse still had less than 1 metre visibility. Thick with chemicals presumably. The floor of it was also covered in red grit. Not recommended for swimming. Unfortunately, the spa pools weren't much better as one was out of action and the other had only half the jets working on low power.
Did the job but you would rush back.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

We just got back from a 2 night stay at this hotel. From the outside it is very attractive and is in a handy location. The lobby area is large and attractive. We had a standard room so no lake views but the view of the courtyard was very nice. It had 2 double beds which were comfortable but the linen quality was average (I always appreciate my own sheets when I get home) and the pillows not great. The bathroom looked great but the shower had very poor water pressure and worst of all the water temperature fluctuated a lot. I was having a shower and no-one else in our room had a tap or anything on when all of a sudden the shower was scalding hot and this happened several times so I ended up having a cold shower as I was too worried it would go hot again. We found the room quite noisy. The air conditioning was quite loud and even when turned off it still made a noise and noise from outside our room was also very noticeable. Another disappointment was the pool. Travelling with young children the pool is always priority for us and despite stating the pool is kept at 29 degrees we found it VERY cold - there is no way the pool was the 29 degrees stated. There are 2 large communal spa pools but sadly these do not overlook the pool so you can not laze away in the spa while watching your children in the pool (if they are brave enough to go in it). We also didn't find the spa pools very warm compared to most spa pools and they were quite shallow so I had to sit on the lower step to keep my shoulders warm. All in all I don't think we would return here due to the pool and the shower.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

We spent Christmas and New Years at the Millenium and as we were having such a long break they gave us a complimentary upgrade in accommodation. We found the staff extremely helpful and friendly and also enjoyed the Spa facilities. They have a gym agreement with a local Gym but that was closed over the break. We would definitely go again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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St. Brelade, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Good value and decent for the money. Bought package with $50 credit towards breakfast yet on check out tried to charge us for breakfast on top. Got sorted out in end but frustrating and breakfast not worth it.

However a solid if uninspiring place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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asheville, north carolina
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

This is a high quality motel-style hotel, in a nice location, in an interesting city. Rotorua is full of thermal features; geysers, hot pools, etc. The rooms here were comfortable, good sized, nice furnishings. The styling is fairly unimaginative. The staff was efficient but not particularly friendly. We were "upgraded" to a club floor room, but it turned out that when we went to the club lounge for breakfast, we had to pay for coffee and a continental breakfast; when we went there for the cocktail hour, we had to buy our glass of wine. I'm not sure what the "upgrade" meant? The restaurant looked pretty expensive, but we didn't try it. The hotel is very near a famous spa, and the quite interesting Rotorua museum. Although it lists a fitness center, actually, it gives guests a pass for a center across the street and down the block. It is a decent center, though. Overall, a more than satisfactory experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Great place to stay. Spent Christmas at the Hotel which was very enjoyable. Staff very friendly and accomodating. Had a lovely room facing the lake. Our room had a balcony which you could open the door and sit and watch the water birds living out on the lake.
Will be back during the year.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2012

This hotel is great value if the price is right. the check in staff great but the breakfast staff very average. if u get the breakfast included thats great but dont go there if u have to pay. It cost us over $100 For breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids!! but because the room was cheap that is why i have put good value

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Additional Information about Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Property: Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Address: Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#18 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#21 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Millennium Hotel Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 227
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Qualmark rated 4.5 star Resort Hotel with unique architectural design, located across from Polynesian Spa, near shores of Lake Rotorua, government gardens & commercial center. Fantastic facilities including gymnasium, inhouse Dayspa, The Spa, for Beauty & Massage, 2 free hot pools and a private for-hire Spa pool, saunas, 15metre heated swimming pool, Bar Zazu, Restaurant Nikau, Magically Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua's only Executive Club Floor with hosted Club Lounge. ... more   less 
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