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“The full package - service, location, style, quality, food”
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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #8 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

I don't think you will find a better place to stay in Rotorua than this, especially for the price. The service was impeccable. The rooms were luxurious, comfortable, immaculate, and styled very well. The location was very central, but not noisy. Our kids loved the heated pool and jumped in when we arrived at 7pm, even though the temperature outside was very cool by then. We stayed in the executive two bedroom suite which was large enough for our needs.

The big surprise was how good the food was. The quality of breakfast was excellent, and up there with the best I have had in good cafes. The prices were also comparable to your average cafe. We had dinner at the Regent one night and we were impressed. The food was tasty, elegant, excellent quality and well priced. Some restaurants can over reach themselves a bit, going over the top with the menu, aiming for a fine dining experience, with fine dining prices, without the skills to pull it off, and it suggests some large egos afoot in the kitchen. By contrast, the chef at the Regent doesn't try to impress by complicating the menu. Instead, the chef impresses with food that is tasty, perfectly executed, excellent quality, well priced, that hits the right mark. Also hitting the right mark was the restaurant service which was unfussy, unobtrusive, friendly and polite. Top marks all round, and thank you very much Darryn and Brent. Your hard work is evident, and a holiday away will be well deserved.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2011

Travelled with my wife and 11 year old son on vacation. Stayed for 2 nights on 23rd/24th March at this hotel. We did not want to stay in mass market hotels and preferred boutique hotels with good / personlized service. Our travel planner in New Zealand had strongly recommended this place. most of the things we heard about it came true.
Even before we got down from our bus, we had Daren standing at the gate to greet us. check in was smooth. He knew our names. After check-in enquired what our plans were and gave some suggestions. We already had some prepaid arrangements and he suggested a slight modification to facilitate seeing more attractions. He made us feel at home.
We got a 1-bedroom suite. Decor and design was chic and stylish though compact. Toiletries, bathrobes, cutlery etc were absolutely top-notch. Bed was extremely comfortable.
This place is just 50-100 meters away from some of the top-notch restaurants in Rotorua. We are vegetarians and were pleasantly surprised to see 3 Indian restuarants at a short walking distance.
Breakfast was simple but service was good and personalized. The main dining area had a big conference going on so we were asked if we would like to have breakfast at a quiet provate room.
We did not use their spas/swimming pools etc so cannot comment on that.
but in terms of service, found it outstanding.
Later on I was told that Darren is the owner of the property...
Highly recommended if you are travelling with family.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2011

What a surprise to find this sophisticated gem. Our hosts were charming and most helpful, suggesting tours and restaurants for our stay. The original motel units have been remodeled and offer wi-fi, iPod hookup. The decor is white with lime green, gray and black accents, very clean and chic. There is a small pool in the courtyard and a thermal spa a few steps away. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the hotel's playful but elegant dining room (the framed jeweled crowns on the wall and the sequined rhinoceros head). The location was quiet but convenient to restaurants and the lake. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2011

Came to the Regent for a surprise weekend and was blown away. The decor, the lighting, the artwork, it is all very lush - it could very easily be a boutique hotel in New York! I cant wait to return here for the comfy beds, wonderful decor and fantastic service. Great food and cocktails too :)

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Reviewed 3 April 2011

I surprised my partner with a trip down to the Regent of Rotorua for her birthday. We had the best stay at the most amazing and beautiful hotel I have come accross in NZ. All the staff were friendly and helpful, facilities are fantastic and well maintained.

I would have no hesitation in recommending The Regent to family and friends - its so fantastic we didnt want to leave.

Room Tip: we had room 2 - king suite - was perfect for us
Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2011

Cannot fault this hotel. Darren who greeted us was super, all the staff were friendly and efficient and couldn't do enough for us. Intended to stay one night but extended to three and would've stayed longer if travel plans had permitted! In the end had to be dragged away kicking and screaming. Loved every minute of this beautiful and very tastefully decorated hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

What an effort the owners have made here. The rooms are beautifully appointed in lime green, black and white and the staff could not be more helpful. We only stayed one night but enjoyed the hotel immensely. My only suggestion (and I am being picky here) is that the kit in the fitness room needs a bit of maintenance

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Regent of Rotorua

Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: £107 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Regent of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel redefines modern hospitality with a visionary blend of classic design, luxurious facilities and bespoke service. Our philosophy is to marry personalized, intuitive service with divine rooms and suites, stunning surroundings and a smart, relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly located in the heart of Rotorua within walking distance of the eating & shopping precinct, the lakefront, government gardens and the convention centres. The Hotel offers 35 guest rooms, restaurant & bar, outdoor heated pool, natural mineral pool, mini gym, spa services, meeting rooms, unlimited free WiFi & laundry services. Our award winning restaurant can cater for up to 70 guests banquet style and meetings can be held in a choice of 3 rooms from 21sqm up to 200sqm ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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