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“Black and White equals beautiful”
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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #8 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester NY
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
85 hotel reviews
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“Black and White equals beautiful”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We were skeptical about staying here as it appeared to be an older two story motel, renovated in a modern black/white motif. We looked at a room first, were impressed by a three star feel, and stayed for 2 nights. We loved it. Superb service. We dined there one evening, the menu was inventive an local, service was knowledgable and not intrusive. Just right. We booked a raft tour with the front desk, which was great. It's not cheap but it deserves the high rankings on TripAdvisor.

Stayed January 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

It was so hard to find a good accommodation in Rotorua especially for the busy holiday season. We're so glad that we picked this hotel. Rooms were spacious and well appointed, beds were comfy. Stuff was very friendly, especially a man on check-in (sorry we don't remember your name, but you made our stay even better! ). Add a great location and an in-house restaurant and you have a perfect place to stay. We'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Regent made our stay in Rotorua a truly wonderful and memorable experience thanks to the true and warm hospitality we enjoyed (thank you very much Brent and Darryn!). Resembling a motel at first glance the Regent is actually a true Art hotel with generous and uniquely stylish rooms. Located in the heart of Rotorua the Regent's most important ingredient of success is the outstanding service. We are looking forward to coming back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The title is somewhat literal for this hotel too as we ended up here by chance. We had to change travel plans and ended up coming back to Rotorua without any accommodation booked. This proved to be more of a problem than we thought it would and we toured round the town looking for a room, only to be told that they were all booked by a selection of sympathetic (very few) or snooty (nearly all) reception staff at the other hotels.

Just as we were about to leave the town, we came across the Regent. First impressions were of an American style motel but don't judge on first impressions. The inside is clean, modern and welcoming. Darryn on the front desk was a breath of fresh air - so welcoming, helpful and probably one of the most friendly members of staff in any hotel I have stayed in. I cannot praise this man enough (he even remembered our names when we came to breakfast the next morning).

We ended up in the last room they had available but it was fantastic. The bed was extremely comfortable, it was clean, well equipped with a kettle and a cafetiere, Sky TV and free Wifi. Exactly what you want from a hotel. We stayed for breakfast the next morning which was very tasty and good value for money. When we come back to Rotorua, we will not be staying anywhere else.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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shaker heights
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

my wife and I stayed for two nights at the regency. Do not let the initial overall structure fool you. Yes it looks like a american roa side two story motel. But the rooms were terrific and very comfortable beds. The staff was very friendly and very helpful with any needs that you may have.
Perhaps the best feature was the restaurant. My wife and I had an outstanding meal there.
If I am ever back in Rotorua ; I will definitly stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Regent of Rotorua was positioned perfectly right smack in the city, which allowed us to get to all the amazing restaurants just by walking

From the moment we stepped in, we were treated really well by the staff. Darryn and Brent at the front desk showed us exceptional service and upgraded our room when they found out that we were on our honeymoon. They were extremely helpful with pointing out activities to do and places to visit and we even received a 10% discount voucher for the thermal wonderland.

Rooms were very well equipped, clean and spacious - nothing to fault really. Had a lovely and wonderful stay and would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The Regent was incredibly welcoming. The entire staff - especially Darryn and Brent at the front desk - were helpful, friendly, and always there when you needed them. The decor was very nice, clearly professionally done, and the rooms were comfortable and spacious. The showers had great water pressure, the beds were soft, and the details in the design were lovely. Overall, had a wonderful stay!

Stayed January 2014
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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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