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“Offers a wide choice for a fair price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Valentines Rotorua

Valentines Rotorua
Ranked #177 of 220 Restaurants in Rotorua
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Offers a wide choice for a fair price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

OK, so its not fine dining, but a very wide choice of food is offered for a reasonable price. We used the salad bar which was well stocked and fresh and enjoyed a "meat and 2 veg" main course followed by cheese. The wine was not exorbitantly priced and the service friendly and good. We enjoyed the experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
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English first
Domzale, Slovenia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't even try”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

After all day exploring around Rotorua, we stopped at Valentines to have dinner. This restaurant was recommended by one of the tour guides. It was still one hour before closing when we arrived. We found doors locked with still personal inside. When one of them opened, we asked how happened that they are closed and if we can have a dinner. We got explanation that they closed because there wasn't enough customers that evening. Why than they have opening times if they can close it any time they want.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Satch P
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Sandnes, Norway
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165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Buffet dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

5 of us had dinner, and what we picked was okay, but not wonderful, I had some cakes for dessert. It was not far from where we stayed.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Rooty2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Just awful!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

The food was disgusting and the turn over was appalling. I waited over 30 minutes for the chef to put out more fish bites and when he finally did, it turned out they were all batter and no fish :( Everything I ate tasted old and gross. Also their highchair was crappy and uncomfortable for my daughter. The manager took my complaints well and did not charge me for the meal or my drinks, so props for her for that. However that does not change the fact that this is by far the worst Valentines I have ever been too. I recommend you do not eat here.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Micaela H
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“terrible food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

the staff were fantastic, however the food was terrible, everything bland, even the desserts were bad, even our 4 kids didnt enjoy it, will never go back

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Sonya-Antony R
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