Perfect location and reasonable cost, this lovely old private hotel exudes history with its fittings, decor etc. Unfortunately, buildings of this age require considerable maintenance and I suspect that such minor repairs are beginning to become a bit too much for the current owners. This said, one can't expect a historic building to compare with modern 5 star accommodation and so it is not unreasonable to turn a blind eye to small and inconsequential deficiencies ..... just as long these don't compound too much in years to come.
Very comfortable, very tastefully furnished, somewhat noisy from other patrons socialising on the large veranda's, limited on-street parking but all in all wonderful accommodation and a great experience. When we visit Rotorua again, would we stay there .... Definately YES.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Princes Gate Rotorua
- Hotel Princes Gate