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“Faultless!”
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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #8 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Hamilton, New
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7 reviews
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“Faultless!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

From the moment we stepped into the building we were super impressed by the service, the cleanliness, the lovely décor, the plushness of the bedding and dressing gowns, the wonderful mineral pool, and the fabulous restaurant. We honestly didn't want to leave. Everything was top notch (and I'm not easy to please!)

Well done guys!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This hotel is walking distance to town and attractions such as The Polynesian Spas and the Rotorua museum, as well as a host of restaurants, many of them Indian.
It is a typical motel type facility with a neat presentation and clean rooms. The décor is slightly gaudy but reflects, I am guessing, the flair of the owner or manager.

Best feature; Great location; park the car and go for drinks!! Also, ample heating and cooling to rooms
Worst feature; Stairs everywhere

Room Tip: Many rooms have stairs to access. Check if you are elderly or of impaired mobility
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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29 reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed at the Regent of Rotorua for a few nights while on vacation and loved it. The décor is modern, the rooms a good size, and the staff very helpful. This hotel is walking distance to many restaurants and shops and also has its own parking lot. The food at the restaurant is delicious (as I posted in a different review) and the wait staff friendly.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Executive Studio, which gave us a bit more room for our bags.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

What a great idea to renovate the old motel into a boutique hotel! Friendly staff and service, beautifully furnished rooms, spacious bathroom and great facilities. A wonderful alternative to some other hotels in Rotorua. They booked some restaurants for us, which was extremely helpful as we had no phone. Would stay there again easily!

Room Tip: Use drain stops and/or cover all drains with a small towel to avoid the Rotorua smell from coming up...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

To be honest, I was originally doubtful about this hotel because the exterior (being a motel) may seem a little 'old-fashioned' in the photos. But my reservations subsided as soon as we walked in! The owners have renovated it and the interiors feel like a 5 star boutique hotel!! WOW! It is beautiful, and comfortable. The locations is PERFECT - just a 3 minute walk from 'eat street' and another 3 mins walk from the centre of town.

The staff are so very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable about local (and not so local) tourist sights (Waitomo caves, Hobbiton, Tamaki Maori village, redwood forest, etc). Rather than just reading about them (as most other hotel staff do), they have actually BEEN to these locations and so they can recall from 1st hand experience! They also gave us some really great tips on our sightseeing and travel plan, and thus saved us about 4 hours of unnecessary travel (eg. we were going to visit the Waitomo caves as a day trip, but luckily they said it is best to do it on the way back to Auckland in order to make the most use of time, and so we rebooked the Waitomo tour! Otherwise we should have spent most of the day driving!)

Free internet is included via a voucher. If/ when the voucher runs out, just ask for another one and they'll give you one.

The restaurant is DELICIOUS - great breakfast.

Will definitely be staying there again the next time we visit. Thank you, Darryn!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Lovely, renovated motel, very 1960's, a delight to find in the middle of Rotorua.
Darryn and the rest of he team were so friendly and helpful, they had us organised for the Rotorua Maori experience in no time at all, and arranged a late pick up for us as we had only just arrived at The Regent.
Our bedroom was classic 1960's, white and black, padded headboards etc - it was brilliant.
WiFi free and so was parking.
On departure they sorted us out with coffee's to go and gave us 10percent off vouchers for the hot thermal springs which was our next port of call- all over and above the call of duty. Thank you so much Darryn and team. Would defiantly stay here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We recently stayed at the Regent of Rotorua in a 2 bedroom and were delighted with every aspect of this hotel. Location is great, and the rooms are very modern/clean with lots of great details (bathrobes, nice toiletries, awesome showerheads, nice hot chocolate and teas, etc). The hot-tub was also a great amenity for a cold winter night. Most importantly, the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. From the check-in staff, to housekeeping, to the chefs and servers, every encounter was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Regent of Rotorua
Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Family 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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