We got a great deal on this hotel, and booked a spa room. The room was relatively old, but everything was clean, worked well and the room was massive. The spa bath included in our room was a good size and in its own room/conservatory looking out across the racecourse area by the hotel, but still fairly private. It is away from the bathroom which is inside the main room, therefore nice to relax in with a glass of wine. The bed was also massive and very comfortable. We also received a complimentary drink as part of a mid-winter deal we booked. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The only issues were that the back door access from the car park didn't seem to work with our room passes all the time, plus you cannot access the hotel from the rear car park until you have checked in and received this pass. It may be worth them installing an intercom to reception here to avoid a trek around the building for check-in having already parked at the back. The hotel is not in the centre of Rotorua, but it is only a 10 minute stroll down the main road and is also close to the Polynesian Spa. We didn't eat here, but the bar area seemed nice and the restaurant was busy despite it being low season. It is also worth noting (as mentioned in other reviews) that the hotel is very warm, due to the free thermal heating, which was very pleasant when we stayed as it was cool (10 degrees C) outside, however I wouldn't like it to be that warm on a warmer day. We were able to regulate our room temperature fairly easily due to opening outside windows and it being a large space anyway. I would stay here again for the value versus quality experienced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Rotorua is located in a park like setting on the edge of the city's Racecourse. The hotel boasts panoramic views towards Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Along with the most spacious guest rooms in the city, offering FREE WIFI, the hotel also has extensive catering facilities, including the Atrium Restaurant and Bar, Mezz Bar, 24 hour room service and over 560sqm of function. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city centre, Convention Centre and many of the city's main attractions are a short drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
- Rydges Hotel Rotorua
- Rotorua Rydges Hotel