as the attached building is a nightmare. The old furniture would not have been a problem, but the dirt and the smell (especially the curtains and the bathroom) is annoying. The beds are totally worn out and the windows need repair, too. There is no heating in the bathroom so it gets pretty cold in winter.
What was even worse was the room service. While they took away eached used soapbar and replaced it with the fresh one (what a wase), the tried to make up for it by saving the electricity for the vacuum cleaner. in 6 days, they have not once cleaned the floor ... even after my daughter had spilled some washing powder in the middle of the room...
To sum it up, the quality was basic backpacker, but the price was high. During our trip here in NZ, we have been to many different places all in the same price range and this one was far off in terms of quality and service.
Seeing the posts here for the main building's rooms, I can only advice you to insist in a room in the main building. If they want to send you to the attached building, go to the backpackers aroudn the corner, that cannot be worse.
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- The Princes Gate Hotel, the ideal accommodation whilst staying in Rotorua. The most famous Hotel in Rotorua built in 1897. This timeless, beautiful hotel is privately owned and operated. Our hotel rooms offer style and sophistication that depict a bygone era. The Princes Gate Hotel is not just a hotel but also an attraction. It has been masterfully restored through passionate attention to details. We look forward to having you stay with us in our beautiful & grand Princes Gate Hotel. ... more less
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