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“Excellent For Families”
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Rydges Rotorua
Ranked #45 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Auckland New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent For Families”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

After reading some of the negative reviews here for Rydges post our booking my wife and I were a little anxious about our stay especially with 3 kids under 5.

Those concerns were immediately eliminated once we arrived and had gotten to our room (A Spa Deluxe). The room was clean and tidy with more than enough space for us all relax and enjoy the space without feeling like we were tripping over ourselves.

We ate at the restaurant several times (Breakfast and Dinner) and as guests of the hotel our children ate/drank for free (including softdrinks) and found the food to be good quality with an excellent range of choice for us all.

Room Tip: If travelling with a family aim to book at least a Spa Deluxe room. We found the size more than sui...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

On arrival check in was quick and efficient, the room was big which was good and clean. As at other places I have stayed the grout in the shower needed some attention but could not fault the hotel. Breakfast was excellent with a great choice. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Victoria
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

As has been stated before, although the rooms are a bit dated, they are very large, and ours on the 4th floor had very high ceilings. We booked the breakfast package online and the buffet breakfast had many delicious hot and cold options. If you stay here join the free rewards program first, we received 20% off all meals in the dining room, and the meals were excellent. When we stayed kids also ate free, and the kids meals included a huge dessert that was actually from the adult menu, so dining was a huge value for families. The service in the restaurant was superb, thanks Destiny! The pool has 3 separate pools of varying temperature, so something for everyone. There can be tour groups and because it is an awesome value for families, if you're on your honeymoon this may not be the hotel for you. But if you're looking for a solid, clean hotel with extra value options, I'd highly recommend the Rydges Rotorua.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

The staff here are very friendly, particularly in the restaurant. Handy location, large spacious rooms. Lots of tourist bus tours here. Restaurant was good, swimming pool warm and hot pool for those real cold days. Plenty of off street parking. The gym is a bit limited in terms of equipment.

Room Tip: A room away from the lift.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a spa room, not that we used the spa which was on an enclosed balcony, and the size of the room was absolutely amazing. The room was dated, all except the carpet which appeared to be relative new. The floor tiles were teracota color and the wall,light appeared to be out of roman times. The ceiling fan shroud looked like it would fall off the roof any minute, but who cares when the bed was as comfortable as it was. This was the second best hotel bed I haven slept in, and after a day of exploring the thermal walks, it was a pleasure to return to this room and relax in the,large room and amazingly comfortable bed. The hotel staff were excellent and helpful, and were able to answer any question we had. We based ourselves here for a few nights to explore Rotorua, taupo and the thermal walk areas. I would definitely recommend this hotel, even though slightly dated, the bed, have i mentioned how wonderful that was.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sainte-Julie
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great place to stay. Hotel is well situated within walking distance to shops, restaurant, city center and points of interests. Continental breakfast was excellent, plentiful and good quality. Thermal swimming pool is an excellent place to relax.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Hastings
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

It was such a wonderful one night sta and we already look forward to returning. From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming, friendly & helpful. The staff in the restaurant were excellent & always eager to help & answer questions, wonderful service. The hotel provided the best beds we have ever slept in & the rooms were very spacious in our suite. We were spoilt for choice with breakfast which concluded our overnight family stay.

Ideal stop for race meetings with balconies over looking the racecourse. The location was central to everything required & ideal for tourists.

Thankyou Rydges Hotel for making our stay so comfortable & making us feel very special.

Sue Tap.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Rydges Rotorua

Property: Rydges Rotorua
Address: 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#32 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Rotorua 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydges Rotorua is located in a park like setting on the edge of the city's Racecourse. The hotel boasts panoramic views towards Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Along with the most spacious guest rooms in the city, offering FREE WIFI, the hotel also has extensive catering facilities, including the Atrium Restaurant and Bar, Mezz Bar, 24 hour room service and over 560sqm of function. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city centre, Convention Centre and many of the city's main attractions are a short drive away. ... more   less 
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