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“Accommodations in Rotorua - Regal Palms”

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Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort
Ranked #8 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Washington State, USA
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“Accommodations in Rotorua - Regal Palms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2008

ACCOMMODATIONS: Regal Palms – 190NZ per night in March 2007- Private outdoor patio on ground floor/Superior Studio350 Fenton Street, Rotorua Phone: [--], Freephone [--], www.regalpalmsml.co.nz , Email: [--]This place rocked… Big spa tub…Free Internet… Kitchenette, wonderful host who was full of tons of information. They even had a little putt-putt golf area and gave us milk and cookies upon check in. Only drawback is that it is a bit far to walk into town. If you want to be able to walk to have your meals, I suggest you stay at the Royal Lakeside Novotel or maybe Hotel Ibis – I don’t know what they are like on the inside but they had great location. Now, with all of that said – You will be so busy in Rotorua, that you will hardly even see your hotel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2008

Regal Palms is a very pleasant place to stay. We stayed in an Executive Studio apartment. It was a good size room, a huge bathroom, and a wee courtyard which was lovely and private.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was lovely and clean.

The spa bath was wonderful, so relaxing after a busy day of activites.

This would be a great place for families, with the pool, mini putt golf and tennis. We used the pool and had some fun on the mini putt.

All in all a great property, I am just not sure that it rates the 5 stars or the rather expensive nightly rate. It seemed on par with other properties that I have stayed at that have been cheaper.

  • Liked — Wonderful spa bath
  • Disliked — Rooms were rather dark
  • Stayed January 2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2007

We stayed here for two nights but really only spent sleeping time in the apartment so can't comment on the other facilities.

Check in was efficient and informative although I had to cut it short as we arrived with 20 minutes to spare before being picked up for the Matai cultural evening! We were provided with a basket with milk and buscuits.

The apartment was quiet and really comfortable with parking right outside the door. All the facilites of a self catering motel are provided and are of a good quality including a dish washer.

The bathroom was a really good size and I thought the spa bath was amazing! It was HUGE and really powerful. This facility is turned off centrally at 11pm to avoid disturbing others. There was also a good sized shower and the toiletries provided were of good quality. We did walk along Fenton Street to the town centre which took a good 20 minutes and got a taxi back. I would have only done the walk once if staying any longer.

I would have liked to have spent more time at the complex to take advantage of the pool, crazy golf and tennis courts but we were really pushed for time. Would recommend this place.

  • Liked — Huge spa bath was amazing
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2007

This is an absolutely superb motel. The rooms are spacious and really well equipped. They are far superior to many 4 star hotels. The bathroom we had was quite magnificent and came with a large hot tub. The layout of the complex is also spacious with easy parking. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's not the cheapest place to stay but well worth the slightly higher cost.

  • Liked — The excellent room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2007

What has happened to Rotorua? It used to be reasonably priced to visit but the tables have turned. I know we have choices and we did choose to pay over $200 a night for a 1 bedroom "suite" but it was the small touches which lost them points with us. Do not get me wrong THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO STAY. I want to make that very clear. My issues are more around the house keeping and the fact that after day 1 they did not replensih the toilet paper or supply another carton of milk. One of our "clean" towels had two curly black hairs on it AND THEY WEREN'T OURS!!! The reception is not 24 hours either so if you wish to use th wireless internet you must obtain a voucher before 9pm. There are no shops near so walking to get milk is not an easy task unless you wish to cross busy Fenton Street. The rooms really are fantastic however and they are very well appointed. feel bad marking them down on these few issues however if you are going to charge in excess of two hundred bucks you MUST get it right. I would stay here again and I would recommend others to do the same. I would like to see some more focus from the cleaning staff and it would be nice if reception was open 24 hours.

  • Liked — The spacious rooms
  • Disliked — House keeping issues
  • Stayed November 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2007

We booked for 1 night and stayed for 4.

This is such a lovely resort. The two bedroomed apartment was huge. It was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable.

The kitchen area was very well equiped with a full size oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and waste disposal unit. There was a small laundry area within the apartment which had a washing machine and tumble drier in it.

The sofa and chairs were comfortable and blinds at the windows ensured privacy.

The main bedroom had a king bed with electric blanket, plenty of cupboard space and a safe. The ensuite for this room had under floor heating, a heated towel rail and a wonderful walk in shower. Robes were provided.

The 2nd room had twin beds again plenty of storage and robes.

The spa room was superb. The windows folded back and gave you a view of your own private terrace acessed via the master bedroom. There was another walk in shower in this room also.

Pool towels were in the vanity unit and were changed daily

There was an additional cloakroom.

We ordered a cooked breakfast and a continental breakfast,both arrived on time and were very good.

The apartment has wifi which you pay for at reception. The pool & play area were the other side of the complex from our apartment but the bbq was just oposite.

This complex fully deserves it 5* rating and we would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Liked — The quality of the accomodation
  • Disliked — pool was cold
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2007

Don't get me wrong... For what you get; a large, updated and very clean room, at the price, how can one gripe? When they promise more than they deliver. The staff's knowledge was sketching, except when it involved booking an item thru them. And I just don't get the five stars... There is no restaurant, no bar, no room service, the front desk is not open 24hrs, and yes, it's only two floors, but I didn't see an elevator. Still, I would recommend it it to anyone as a top notch motor lodge... Which is what it is. Stayed two nights, wished we could have stayed three or more.

Easy access to all the highlights.... IF you understand this is a motor lodge. ie you need a car. And yes, they, like so many other hotels use a key card system to turn on the lights. But not being familiar with these does not mean a negative or a "problem" with the facility.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort

Property: Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort
Address: 350 Fenton Street | Corner Ward Avenue, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Regal Palms Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#8 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#8 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#20 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
REGAL PALMS AND THE ART of HOSPITALITY Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort is located in the heart of Rotorua - New Zealand's geothermal wonderland. Here you'll find a great range of high quality accommodation options, exceptional facilities and unsurpassed hospitality. Luxury Rotorua Accommodation: Our modern and well-equipped range of superior suites and apartments make an ideal Rotorua accommodation option for couples, families, corporates and groups. Every suite and apartment has a great range of features, including a luxurious spa pool - perfect to sink into at the end of the day. Superb on-site Facilities: Be sure to make the most of the exceptional on-site facilities at Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort. Whether you want to relax with a drink in the cosy Guest Lounge, or you're up for something more active on the tennis court, in our heated swimming pool or on one of our free bicycles exploring the city - there's something for everyone here! Conference Facilities: Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort is the perfect location for your upcoming business meeting or conference. We have a range of conference packages to suit all small meetings (up to 20 persons) Packages & Promotions: Check out our Rotorua accommodation packages and promotions to make sure you're getting the best deal when you stay with us! True Kiwi Hospitality At Regal Palms, we understand that hospitality is an art that embraces service, attitude and respect for the individual needs of every guest - you can expect the same high level of customer service every time you stay with us. Warm Regards, Ross, Annie and the team at Regal Palms ... more   less 
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