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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa
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$138.34*
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal...
Ranked #3 of 15 Spas & Wellness in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Relax and unwind on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa - a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Channelling geothermal marvels in its backyard, the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from two natural springs for a combination that both nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches and pains. Specialising in a range of health and wellness treatments, Polynesian Spa has a decadent spa therapy menu. Also a retreat for athletes, wellness rituals ensure maximum sports relaxation featuring hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk. Combining ancient healing practices with modern techniques, Polynesian Spa is frequently recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world.
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

It was my second time here and will always visit when I'm in Rotorua. We went in the adult pools only-which I think is great value. There were a few people there but we were able to try out all the different pools without being too crowded. The view at night over the lake is lovely and I'd recommend to visit late evening for this reason.

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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

THank you for taking the time to post a review. It was our pleasure hosting you. I am glad you felt you received good value for money and enjoyed the view over the stunning lake Rotorua. We look forward to hosting you in the future :)

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I enjoyed the Lake Spa thermal pools one afternoon with friends in January 2013. The spa has a nice, clean change room and shower area with body wash, towels, and a locker included. The vibe outside is perfect, with four pools ranging in temperature from 36 to 42 Celsius. A cold shower is available to wake you up in between dips. There are a number of lounge chairs available to sit back in while you take in the view of the lake in the background. After spending a few hours relaxing here, we all agreed that this was a great value and a nice change of pace from all the other more intense activities to do in Rotorua. The smell isn't even that bad here!

Spa treatments are available at additional cost, and there is a separate family pool and some private spa pools available too if you are looking for a little different experience. A nice gift shop at the entrance has all kinds of aromatic goodies to keep the sulfur of Rotorua at bay. Recommended.

Thank Ty K
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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your bathing experience in the Lake Spa. This is our deluxe area and we are continually looking for ways to add value to this area, most recently the heated recliners. It is also great to see you felt you received good value for money! We look forward to hosting you here in the future.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Individual/private spa pools are great, however the family area is just like a public pool, so it wasn't so special. The smell in Rotorua was something to behold!

Thank Tracy S
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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Thank you for your feedback. we are always looking for ways that we can improve so your comments are appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the Private Pools, it is very suitable for those of our guests who want some down time. We hope you return in the future for another bathing experience.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had been travelling all day in the rain so treated ourselves to a private deluxe pool with a view of the lake. At $54 for 30 minutes for 2 it was not cheap but it was really, really good. The pool was 38 degrees so not too hot and the water made us quite boyant. It was extremely relaxing to float in the warm pool, which had a pebbly bottom so felt like a riverbed, looking out over the lake. It was an extremely relaxing half hour.
Do not worry if you do not have a towel as they rent them.

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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was our pleasure to host you. I am glad that you enjoyed your bathing experience. Pricing is always something we consider but we believe it is in line with other attractions in Rotorua. We look forward to having you here in the future. Safe travels :)

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

This Spa does not have the luxury normally associated with this type of place but has a breathtaking scenery, with the pools and the lake behind. arrive earlier to enjoy the pools.
I had an excellent massage with Joaquin and it was very relaxing: a shower was turned on over me, with warm water, during the entire time that I received the treatment!! Loved!!

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PolynesianSpa, Manager at Polynesian Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is awesome to see you enjoyed the views over the beautiful Lake Rotorua. I have passed your comments on to our Retreat Manager and Joaquin. It is always nice to receive such lovely feedback. We look forward to having you here in the future :)

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