We got a great bargain with this through wotif/mystery hotel, but even if we'd had to pay more I would have been happy. A double (and incredibly comfortable) bed each in a twin room, which was very roomy. The view was of the reception car park... which did mean that opening windows wasn't really an option, but I'd chosen this for the air conditioning as well, so that wasn't really a problem.
We opted to dine at the buffet both nights because of the superb seafood selection on night one, and to attend the cultural hangi programme on night two. Plenty of lovely food which satisfied both our tastes (and that's no mean feat!!)
Wine list in bar and restaurant is not very extensive. I would have expected more options, but it was adequate and not over priced, and there is the bonus of Happy Hour. I like the fact that there was no mini~bar, but the offer of room service. Good thinking there management. Mini bars are so over~rated in my opinion, and I never use them. But offering bottled water at $5 is exhorbitant!!!
Too much chlorine smell in the Spa and Pool :-( One hopes that a Rotorua pool will be au naturale.... but not so, obviously.
I've pointed out some of the "not so good" issues, just to give balance.... but it's just being nit~picky because travellers want to hear the worst case scenarios too. I'd never hesitate to recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Rotorua is a modern hotel overlooking the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Village. It features: • A free to use heated swimming pool and health club. • Free parking. • Kids Eat and Stay Free. (Up to 2 children under 12.) • Free Wifi for IHG Rewards Club Members. The air-conditioned rooms of Holiday Inn Rotorua offer a modern design and cable TV with free movies and 2 children's channels. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. The award winning Chapman’s Restaurant and Bar offers an a la carte menu, and buffet, and serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine, matched with a fine wine selection. Room service is available 24/7. The Rotorua Holiday Inn is situated close to all the city's attractions and offers free shuttle pickup from the Rotorua Tourism Information Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
- Heritage Hotel Rotorua
- Rotorua Heritage Hotel