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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #8 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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20 reviews
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“best hotel on my holiday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

I spent three weeks traveling in NZ and Australia and this was the best hotel I've stayed in. Darren was so friendly and caring. The hotel is very upscale and the restaurant had wonderful food. Definitely stay here if you are ever in Rotorua.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

That's my first review ever though we've travelled quite many times, as I feel obliged to give this hotel five stars. We stayed here for two nights, and the stay is one of the highlights of our awesome NZ trip.

To sum it up:

Location: Perfect. Within a 15-min walking distance to the Polynesian Spa, the Lake or even the big supermarket Countdown. The "Eat Street" is just around the corner, and the "best restaurant" Leonardo's Pure Italian is just situated exactly opposite to the hotel;

Service/ Food: Also perfect. Hosts are friendly, attentive and fun. What amazed me the most is that they could serve breakfast til 3pm. We could sleep til late but still enjoy a blissful treat;

Room: Just fits our style. We always prefer modern, trendy and hip boutique hotels. Room is spacious with a cute living room and a wonderful bathroom.

And last but not least, just want to say thank you to the hosts here :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed one night and it was not enough. This place is right in the middle of town and close to restaurants and bars and has plenty of on site free parking.The owners have furnished this place very tastefully and clearly they have an eye for design. Our room, although quite small, was ultra modern, decorated in black & white with a dash of bright green including a little green teddy on the pillow and was spotless. Tea & coffee facilities were provided and the towels and toiletries in the modern bathroom were top quality. There is a heated pool in the courtyard and a private spa tub for guests use. Free wifi is included and works effectively in the room
We were welcomed by one of the owners who took the time to recommend places to see whilst we were in Rotorua. . We came away with the feeling that everyone cared.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

I stayed here with a friend in November for one night, and had a very nice experience. From the moment we entered the hotel, the man behind the counter (I can’t remember his name) was very friendly and gave us plenty of suggestions for places to eat and things to see. The rooms were quite nice, and the beds were comfortable. The location was great too, as everything we wanted to see was either walking distance or a short drive away. Would certainly recommend this place to anyone in the area!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Loved the vibe here! Too bad it wasn't hot enough to try out the patio surrounding the pool. Rooms and restaurant decked out in black and white with shots of lime. Spacious room and all the amenities one needs to be comfortable. Hosts are involved and friendly.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oamaru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Just returned home after spending 4 nights at The Regent of Rotorua. This hotel has been brought into the 21st century with a very stylish makeover. The rooms are beautiful with sumptuos mirrors and curtains and lovely large shower rooms. The court yard with its tables and chairs and pool are a real sun trap and a great spot to relax with a drink or a meal. Mine hosts are most affable and nothing is a bother. Would you believe one of our party had some raw Bluff Oysters and the chef cooked them up for us in a flash on request! Sevice above and beyond. We did not use the .restaurent but it looked great and was well patronized we noted. Wonderful spot well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Have stayed here a couple of times and the service that you got is very good. The décor in the room is very cool. Good location as the majority of restaurants aren't that far. Gave it 4 stars though as it still has that motel feel looking from the outside

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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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
#5 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#8 Luxury 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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