We went to a surprise birthday party held at the Princes Gate Hotel and as we travelled from out of town we booked a room.
The hotel itself comes with a lot of history connected to it and is in an ideal location at the entrance to the main gates to the museum and a short stroll to the shopping hub. By vehicle everything is only a short distance.
The room we had was small and dark...the bathroom was even smaller and darker and in need of updating and a detail clean. With no aircon in the height of summer and a note to not leave the one window which opens, open -due to bugs -we were stifling.
The staff were friendly and we highly recommend the cabaret dinner show although the waiters got everyone's meals mixed up and our table of 20 rated the meal an average 5/10.
Breakfast the next morning again was screwed up amongst the tables with the same waiting staff from the previous evening.
We have been and it was ok however I could not recommend it. Not bad but not great. The history is amazing though.
- 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
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