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“Stay here - great rooms, good food, outstanding friendliness & hospitality.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Regent of Rotorua

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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #7 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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“Stay here - great rooms, good food, outstanding friendliness & hospitality.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

Chose this hotel from your site. Loved it. Comfortable, stylish rooms, nice restaurant, perfect location.
The staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help us.

Highly recommend you stay here if you visit Rotorua.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

What can we add to all the wonderful words that were already written? Darren and Brent have made our stay a dream comes true; nothing was too much or too difficult to fulfil. We have stayed in the new annex of the building in a studio room upstairs (no open windows!). We loved the royal black & white decor with a touch of lime to it. The mineral spa was a treat as well as the pool. We ate most of our meals there and enjoyed them all! Internet was complementary and so is the parking. We were sorry to leave and warmly recommend their kingdom to all. Good luck guys!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

You must stay here if you're gonna be in Rotorua. We had an amazing stay. The rooms were very very chic and clean. We had dinner at the restaurant, it wasn't cheap, the food was good (fresh), but being from NY, I would only rate it 7/10. The service is really good - esp. Darren. He was just so helpful and was always there. This would be my regular hotel if they had one in Melbourne.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

This was not my first stay in Rotorua, but it was certainly the best. The atmosphere everywhere in the hotel is simply superb and the level of service is top notch. Nothing is too much trouble. The hosts remain discrete at all times. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable and impeccably cleaned. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2011

Don't be fooled by the re-born 60s motel outside look of this newly refurbished boutique hotel. From the moment we arrived the service from all management and frontline staff was exemplary. The rooms are beautifully decorated: food and wine quality is extremely high. The Regent of Rotorua is very well priced. Have stayed in hotels all over the world that have cost a lot more and been left far behind for value and service by this little gem. Stay three or four nights if you can (as we did).

It's also very well located within easy walking distance of a full range of shops, geothermal baths, museum, lake walks, cafes and the local i-Site visitor information where you can pick up a wide range of tours and attractions. There's plenty to do in and around the out-doors capital of New Zealand, and with all the geothermal activity this is spa heaven.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2011

Regents looks motelisj in style and is in so far as the rooms are accessed via a communal balcony or straight from the courtyard if on the ground floor but there is nothing motelish about the quality of the rooms or the other facilities. The rooms are spacious (we had a one bedroomed suite) and very thoughtfully kitted out in the kitchen area in partiuclar. It's all black and white with green accents, including luscious green bath robes and slightly kitsch but in a very appealing way. The proprietors are brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. They engage with their customers extremely well and are the perfect hosts. Breakfast was fabulous as was the lunch and dinner, infact we didn't eat anywhere else other than at a 'heritage evening' as the food at Regent was so good. It's a great place with a great atmosphere, food and hosts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2011

Every review below is correct and I don't want to repeat except that I have to mention the front desk --management is superb -- we have stayed at hotels around the world and Darren and his staff far outshone everyone else. They make sure you know exactly what things are available to do and then will book it for you -- and check up to make sure everything is working well. They truly made our stay a fantastic one and I would recommend The Regent to all. Rooms are funky and modern and top notch.

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Additional Information about Regent of Rotorua

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 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#7 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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