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Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Canberra, Australia
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80 reviews
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“Good hotel, good location”
Reviewed April 23, 2006

We stayed at the Milennium Hotel for a two nights at the beginning of our tour of New Zealand. As return visitors to Rotorua we had none too fond memories of the dodgy hotel we stayed at last time, but this hotel was very pleasant.
After checking a couple of websites, we booked a lake view room. Check in & porters were friendly and very helpful, especially when we requested a change from the twin room we were initially allocated to a double room. We tipped the porter for his help - he obviously wasn't expecting this (which is much nicer than when they hover).
The room was spacious & newly decorated in a style that was somewhat minimalist, without being cold. The king size bed was comfortable and there were plenty of pillows. Nice bathroom. TV offered local and cable channel, which seems to be the norm in NZ.
The room had a view across the Polynesian Pools to the lake front.
The hotel is in a good location - 2 minutes from the Polynesian Pools (hot pools & spa), a short walk to the Government Gardens and restaurant area. As many of the hotels / motels in Rotorua are out of the central city on Fenton Street, the location was a real advantage.
My only slightly negative comment would be in regards to the room service meal I had one night - the salad tasted as if it had been made hours in advance and was soggy. But the garlic bread was hot & crunchy - ideal. So, overall it was ok & much better than walking out in the rain.
In summary the hotel was a good choice & I'd recommend it to other visitors.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed January 4, 2006

Overall this was one of the better hotels we stayed in in New Zealand where comfort and cleanliness rather than luxury can be expected at best.
Our room was very good having clearly very recently been refurbished - our only criticism being that there seems to be a trend of providing very little storage space for clothes in modern hotel rooms.
Service was excellent with one exception - we returned to our room one evening to find that although it had been serviced we had not been left any towels or toiletries. On pointing this out to reception we were told they would have some sent along right away - 2 hours later they arrived!
The restaurant and bar were very good.
There is a Maori 'Feast and Review' held around the pool each evening. This is good value for the buffet meal alone however, the show itself is interesting without being spectacular.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Reviewed December 11, 2005

This was the first Hotel we stayed at on our trip to New Zealand this year. The hotel is well placed within walking distance of the Lake and the town, but quiet and set back.

We had an evening meal there and although I am vegetarian the choice was good and the food tasty. The breakfast was equally as good with plenty to choose from and lots of lovely fresh fruit including kiwi fruit juice (wish we could get it back here in UK).

The room was large and clean with plenty of fresh towels, shampoos, shower/bath gels and moisturiser.

The reception were helpful and they have a safe for all you valuables if you go out on the town.

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Reviewed October 27, 2005

This was one of the best hotels we stayed in during our time in NZ. The family room was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and modern. The staff were extremely helpful and the breakfast buffet was good and plentiful! We wouldn't hesitate booking this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2005
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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
#19 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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