The hotel is close by other hotels and restaurants; we think it was a few km from the actual centre of Rotorua, judging by the satnav. But places seemed readily accessible. We arrived in the evening and chose to stay on site, doing our sightseeing the next day.
All the staff were friendly; a typical characteristic of NZ, we discovered. Many of the fellow guests were on tours from Asian countries, apparently it's heading towards the end of the season for such trips.
The dinner was good; a typical hotel restaurant but not a destination in itself. Breakfast was a full breakfast buffet; ordinary but sufficient food.
The room was large, though some of the space was taken up with two unnecessary single beds; a legacy of catering for so many tour groups, we suspect. The bed was far too soft, though. We're fine with a smaller bed, but not when we can't help rolling together.
We tried the pool. Not as warm as we had been anticipating. Just our expectations, though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four-story Motor Hotel located near city center, 2 km from train station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rotorua Kingsgate Hotel