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Reviewed 13 October 2006

REGAL GEYSERLAND, ROTORUA

This place has good points and bad - and a rather silly name. There are countless motels to choose from in Rotarua, most of them on the main road to Taupo (Fenton Street), so it is worth ringing round to find a good deal and good facilities. Regal Geyserland is 2 kms from the city centre. In the rooms facing the geyser, there is no traffic noise. We paid $110 per night for a comfortable suite (double bed, sofa) and unequalled view of the Pohuto geyser in the Whakarewarewa thermal area. The suites have a washbasin which doubles as sink, kettle, minibar/fridge, coffee plunger / cafetiere, but no microwave or cooking rings, to heat up meals or snacks. The shower is adequate but there is also a Jacuzzi style bath (not tried). The tiles above it had evidence of the previous bathers’ hair. There is C.H. in the main room but not in the (very cold) bathroom. There is a TV with Sky but no DVD or video, and at the time of our stay no broadband in the rooms; we had to ask reception for a hairdryer. The spare blanket had holes in it. The decor is showing its age, with paint and paper peeling in places. Staff are not particularly friendly. There is an iron and ironing board in the room, a guest washer and drier ($2 each), and a breakfast room ($16.50 for a not very good cooked breakfast) as well as a restaurant open for dinner. Otherwise you can drive to the town centre to eat at a wide range of restaurants and cafes. The main plus point is the geyser views and the accessibility of the Te Pau complex with Maori guided tours of the Whakarewarewa thermal area. But off season there are probably better deals to be had.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Twofootplus
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Reviewed 4 June 2006

Contrary to the other reviewers we felt that the rooms are of a good standard - perhaps they have recently refurbished. Our room was very modern and had a flat screen TV! The rooms and bathrooms are also a good size.

The best thing about it however is the view that it has over the geysers - this does have the downside that most of the hotel (like all of Rotorua) has a faint sulphurous smell and it does mean that it is about two miles out of the centre of Rotorua, so you have to drive or take a taxi to the centre.

We didn't sample the hotel's evening meals, however the breakfast was nothing special and we decided to eat out the second morning we were there.

  • Stayed: March 2006
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2  Thank hywel
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Reviewed 30 April 2006

We absolutely loved this motel but only because we had incredible views of the Pohutu Geyser and accompanying mud pools. It's a real shame that the owners don't make the most of their situation and improve the place.

The communal areas, stairs etc. are in quite a poor state of repair and, when we arrived, we weren't particularly impressed. But the room was perfectly comfortable and clean and the continental breakfast, delivered to our room as requested, was good.

The first evening, we dined in the motel restaurant, which was empty but actually very good. We didn't attend the motel's Maori hangi ceremony as they held it in a conference room and we didn't think it would be particularly authentic!

Don't expect this to be the nicest hotel you've ever stayed in but do enjoy the unique setting. The centre of Rotorua (a five minute drive away - not easily walkable, unfortunately) is really lovely and there is plenty in the area to keep you busy.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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3  Thank cookie_82
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Reviewed 21 March 2006

I was very much looking forward to staying at this hotel. It did not have the best reviews, but I couldn't resist the idea of having a geyser-view. In fact, I paid more for this option. When we got there, I was very disappointed to say that our only view was of a big bush outside the door. We asked the front desk if it might be possible to switch to a room that actually had a view the next night. They replied that they would "see what they could do" and we were told to come back the next day. Eventhough I had paid for the view, I decided to let it go in the interest of not causing a problem. We eagerly went to check out the pool. It was very dirty. Also, the light did not work in the room with the hot tub and the hot tub had "stuff" floating in it. At this point we had decided that pool time was not going to happen, so we went out and enjoyed the city. We got back that night and when we turned on the light we had quite the surprise. A giant roach crawling on the wall. It didn't take long to find another one crawling by the bed. Not what I had expected for 120 dollars a night. We asked if we could check out, and we said that we thought it was unfair that we should have to pay for our room. They did not deny that they had a bug problem, in fact, confirmed that they had bugs and there was nothing they could do about it. The manager refused to believe we didn't have a view. He went to look at our room, and when he returned he started cursing at us and told us to just get out. This behavior was entirely unprovoked. In the end we were not charged, but it was a very bad experience. The view is the only thing this hotel has going for it, and you might not even get that.

  • Stayed: March 2006
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5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 27 February 2006

Had the honeymoon suite. Absolutely nothing special to make it a honeymoon suite. Had spa bath but only enough hot water for one bath then nothing in the taps.The rooms are tired, carpet stained, wallpaper peeling, shower head needs cleaning (not much water coming out). They sell wine from mini bar, but do not supply wine glasses unless specially requested. If you can get past all that, the view is good and staff are pleasant. Generally low grade hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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