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Best Western Braeside Rotorua
Ranked #11 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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“My Fav relaxation getaway”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Our most recent trip was Jan 3 2014. Whenever we want to do a little getaway we always end up coming back to Braeside. We love the comfortable and clean rooms. Soaking in the hot tub at the end of the day with a cocktail. Our children love that there is space to play and of course the swimming pool. I'm not actually fussed on the restaurant especially this time.I was pretty disappointed with our meals but that does nothing to stop my from loving this place. The owners are so lovely and make you feel welcome. From the moment I get there I wish I had more time to stay there. Can't wait to go back for some R & R!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This motel unit was quiet and comfortable. A standard setup with two queen beds, small breakfast table, small kitchen (which we didn't use) and a good bathroom with an excellent shower.

This motel was one of the few places willing to take a booking for a single night in peak season (early January) - most hotels/motels required multi-night stays.

The location is on the edge of Rotorua, which means takes longer to get to many restaurants or activities in the central area (except the gondola/luge/etc complex just across the road), but is quieter and allows for a quick getaway when driving north.

The owners were friendly and helpful in making recommendations for activities and restaurants.

The wireless internet accessible from our room didn't work, but we were able to get access from a different signal just outside the main office.

We didn't use them, it there looked like there was a nice playground for kids.

Room Tip: Our room had a small terrace on the back with a spa pool, looking out to a stream with some bush aro...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Had a wonderful time at the Braeside resort. Lovely room next to stream. Loved the Spa on the deck. Very clean and well run.

V clean pool. The kids loved this.

Great location next to major attractions in Rotorua. Loved the Luge and dinner at the top of the Gondola.

Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014
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McLaren Vale, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed at Best Western Braeside Resort for three nights in a two bedroom unit (Unit 16) over the New Year period. The property is located very close to Rainbow Springs and accessed via a side street away from the busy road. The Manager was very helpful upon arrival and was very accommodating to ensure that we had an enjoyable and informed stay in Rotorua. Our room was modest and represented good value for money at $190 per night. The room attendants serviced our room to a very high standard daily and we could not fault the cleanliness. There were plenty of children's activities such as mini golf, badminton, a playground and trampoline. The grounds were beautifully manicured and the complex looked well maintained. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool however the pool was slightly over chlorinated and they both broke out in red rashes ... No real drama though. We would definitely return again and look forward to recommending it to our friends.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Lovely kept grounds, very clean and tidy and great location to Rotorua attractions. The dinner in the restaurant was fantastic, just loved the plum pudding. Was upgraded to a one bedroom unit which had plenty of room. Very friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We chose the Braeside to stay at, mainly as they said they were pet friendly and had an in room spa!
Our room catered for my husband, toddler son and me - as well as my husbands sister and her two dogs.
I rang ahead to confirm our room and Karen was so nice - she upgraded us to an executive suite! It was so lovely.
Rooms were spotless and our room backed onto a field which had two very friendly horses. Totally Picturesque, looking at horses from the comfort of your private spa.

Braeside is opposite Skyline, so very handy. Also, it's far enough out of town that there is NO SULPHUR SMELL. So, if you want to wake in the night and blame hubby for... well, you can't! :)

Happily recommend to all - really enjoyed our stay and the friendly service :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Blind River, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

When you first drive in there seems to be a surplus of buildings in an enclosed space.However the buildings are extremely well kept and the restaurant and our room were great. We had reserved a room with a kitchenette and received room # 20. There were two ! easy chairs, a small table to dine at and a very neat kitchen area that was well stocked with dishes and cutlery, microwave and frig. The bathroom was huge with a very nice shower and lots of towels and amenities. Out back was a deck with a private spa. The location was easy to find just off the first traffic circle coming into Rotorua if I remember correctly. The Gondola was virtually across the street. We decided to treat ourselves to a good dinner and were not disappointed - a very excellent meal served by a very nice couple who could not do enough for us . This included showing my husband where the Southern Cross was and a few other stars. We ordered breakfast which was delivered to our room at the appointed time still hot. We really wished this hotel could have followed us around New Zealand.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Braeside Rotorua

Property: Best Western Braeside Rotorua
Address: 4 Barnard Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Braeside Resort)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#10 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#11 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#14 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#15 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Braeside Rotorua 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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