We stayed at this hotel for two nights and were not that impressed. There is nothing wrong with this "motel", but the name and Tripadvisor reviews had us expecting more. The motel is located next to about 50 other "dime a dozen" places along a street in Rotorua that reminded me of the Las Vegas strip of (albeit smaller) hotels. This motel should revert to their old name, Motor Lodge, as that is a more apt description of the place. There was nothing wrong with the motel, as it was clean, but the property is dated and not up to a "5 star" rating.
The mini golf was dated and cracking, the golf balls were crusty and old, and you paid for internet access (not typical of a "5 star"). The bathroom was large and had a spa tub, which was nice, and the room had a safe.
The price seemed a little high for the area, but we have no extreme complaints. We'd probably try a different property in Rotorua if returning, as we saw several nicer looking places when touring the town.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Regal Palms 5 Star City Hotel Rotorua