Stayed here while my husband was on a course. When we arrived there was only one receptionist working and there was a bit of a wait to check in. They didn't ask us if we wanted smoking or not and it wasn't until we got to the room that we noticed there was a choice.Our room was in the old section and was very tired with awfully thin walls. The bathroom had been modernised it seemed although the shower was shocking and actually stopped working by the end of our 5 day stay.The bed was very soft and the sheets didn't look all that attractive. The pillows were very thin too. There was no aircon and it got extremely hot with the large picture window. As we were on the ground floor we couldn't leave the patio door open as the space outside is not fenced and is open to the road and public footpaths. TV only had one sky movie channel and a sports channel which flickered when planes went overhead!. The room wasn't vacuumed once while we were there and house keeping came before 9 a.m most mornings. Hubby had the breakfast buffet and was impressed. He ate in the restaurant every night and had the kiwi buffet. On the weekend it had lots of choice but on Monday and Tuesday night it was a lot more reduced and repetitious.
Staff were helpful. Bar prices were ok, comparable with town. Gym was adequate, Didn't use the pool or spa. Laundry was good, make sure you have a couple of $2 coins and some wash powder.
It's a long walk into town, at least 2km. We walked in for dinner on the Friday and asked reception if they had an umbrella we could use, they didn't.
All in all this hotel is adequate, nothing special and I would probably choose somewhere else if I was going to Rotorua again.
- 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