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“The Regent is a real treat”
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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #8 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Oztraylya
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262 reviews
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“The Regent is a real treat”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Regent for two days in June on their Winter Warmer special. Included in this special was breakfast and internet access. We were given a room on the upper level of what is in fact a gutted and rebuilt 1950's brick motel that is a listed building in Rotorua and adjacent to the newly build lobby come restaurant. Now don’t let the 1950’s motel put you off. It is obvious that the owners have spent a vast amount of money on this hotel and it is very special, nothing is wanting. All the trappings of a five star boutique hotel and a few extra like the microwave oven and complimentary plunger coffee that you don’t get everywhere. We had a fabulous bathroom with a very special rainforest shower. The staff is friendly and helpful and the position of this hotel cannot be bettered. It is right in city centre and just fifty metres or so, to the start of a plethora of Rotorua restaurants, should you wish to eat elsewhere. I checked this hotel on Tripadvisor before booking as always and I must say, you could spend a lot extra, and get no more.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

A very good hotel with lovely furnishings, spotlessly clean. Can walk to local restaurants and conference centre, also close to lake. It is promoted as a luxury hotel, which it was. The only reason I have not given 5 stars is that we found the staff very friendly but not quite at the professional level of a top hotel. This mainly related to there being a shortage of staff at reception, as they had to cover both reception and the dining room. This is a very small point however and I highly recommend the hotel for either a leisure or business stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

excellent boutique hotel, fabulously designed and great furnishings. warm personal service and a great host in darren

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

This is one seriously hip hotel. From the moment I checked in, until the moment I checked out, I received excellent service.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Stayed for a 1 night over a holiday weekend and when arrived found that I had booked the wrong weekend. But Emma managed to get us in and even gave us a free upgrade to a 1 bed room apartment. What an apartment it was to, huge comfortable bath, rainforest shower and very comfortable bed which let us have an excellent sleep, plus a nice lounge to sit and watch telly with one of the most well stocked mini bars that I had ever seen.
You can tell by the decoration that the people that converted this "motel" obviously had a flair for style, I dare say they could have done the job for cheaper but they used good quality furniture and top of the range fixture and fittings and it all comes together beautifuly.
We had a quick soak in the hot tub before our tea and nice and relaxing it was too, we had a look in the gym which was well equiped with new machines.
We went to the dining room for our tea and had a few plates of NZ tapas and a nice bottle of wine and the food may be a little bit more expensive than normal prices but the food was of first class quality and the cheese platter was to die for could have had that twice.
For the same price as what a large chain budget hotel was asking for a room you can book the Regent why would anybody stay any other place. First class in every respect.
Well done.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

A very friendly and welcoming place with good overall service and very accommodating personnel. A few nits: no elevator for the second floor which is tough with heavy luggage; the so-called free internet allows only 100 MB a day which simply evapourates when doing email or checking web sites and added usage is very expensive. Although the sheets were high quality and clean, we had several with stains that obviously could not be removed. The restaurant was quite good but the service somewhat uneven and some prices were extremely high for the venue. Great plunger coffee in the rooms.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Ormond Beach
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

Room was spacious and immaculately clean with fine ammenities. Restaurant was excellent for breakfast and lunch. Service was personal and superb with excellent recommendations for local activities and restaurants. Top notch.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Regent of Rotorua

Property: Regent of Rotorua
Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Regent of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel redefines modern hospitality with a visionary blend of classic design, luxurious facilities and bespoke service. Our philosophy is to marry personalized, intuitive service with divine rooms and suites, stunning surroundings and a smart, relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly located in the heart of Rotorua within walking distance of the eating & shopping precinct, the lakefront, government gardens and the convention centres. The Hotel offers 35 guest rooms, restaurant & bar, outdoor heated pool, natural mineral pool, mini gym, spa services, meeting rooms, unlimited free WiFi & laundry services. Our award winning restaurant can cater for up to 70 guests banquet style and meetings can be held in a choice of 3 rooms from 21sqm up to 200sqm ... more   less 
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