The place wins the prize for best contrast between its website and what the place looks like in reality. The web site really is nice, but that's about it.
1. No onsite personnel. You pick up a phone at the front door, someone answers and provides you a combination and room number, and in you go. Your keys are hanging in the room doors. There's nothing to keep your fellow guests from taking your key to a hardware store, making copies, waiting until you leave, then entering your room and stealing from you.
2. I spent 28 years in the Navy, and I've seen staterooms on warships that are bigger that the double rooms at this dump. Two people literally cannot walk past each other.
3. Some rooms have windows that open to within two feet of ground level. If you have the window open, there is nothing to keep passers-by from opening the window to its fullest and climbing into your room.
4. Breakfast is self-serve. The fridge/freezer had the oddest combination of foods: about 70 eggs, some juices and sodas. Butter, marmite, and jam were in restaurant-size single serve packets in the freezer, as were several half-consumed loaves of bread. There were pots and pans, and an electric range, but no utensils. There was a cabinet with three kinds of cereals, old but not yet moldy. There was a cookie jar with six moldy cookies in it. There was a coffee pot, but only instant coffee.
All in all, stay away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unforgettable Rotorua Lake View Accommodation. Welcome to Diana's Place, where we are delighted to offer you two unique holiday accommodation options situated in stunning Lake Rotorua locations on the North Island of New Zealand. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a trip with family and friends, or a corporate retreat, we can offer the accommodation you need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jack & Di`s Lake View Hotel Rotorua
- Jack And Di`s Lake View Accommodation
- Jack Dis Lake View Accommodation