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“Great hotel, great location”
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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #9 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Just a great all round experience. This hotel is in a perfect location. Easy walking distance to bars, restaurants, lake, Information Point. Its right off the main street but still quiet - did not feel rowdy.

I was there on my own for one of the nights before my friend joined me and I felt safe walking around the area where the hotel is located.

Staff - amazing - the two gents on desk could not have been more helpful including recommending and booking certain events. I was unsure about some of the activities but they offered great, accurate, impartial advice. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

I did not eat at the restaurant but it always seemed busy - and if its not your thing there are plenty more options within 5mins walk.

I loved Rotorua and this place was the cherry on top

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

This is a stylish, clean and modern hotel situated in the heart of Rotorua within walking distance of the shops, bars, restaurants and the lake. You have a suite as in a motel with kitchen facilities, but there is also a restaurant and bar making it a hotel rather than a motel. The rooms are stylish and well equipped. The dining room is decorated similarly and the food and service is excellent. There is a spa pool and swimming pool too. Brent and Darryn are very helpful and friendly hosts. In addition, there is easy parking and free wifi.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We were skeptical about staying here as it appeared to be an older two story motel, renovated in a modern black/white motif. We looked at a room first, were impressed by a three star feel, and stayed for 2 nights. We loved it. Superb service. We dined there one evening, the menu was inventive an local, service was knowledgable and not intrusive. Just right. We booked a raft tour with the front desk, which was great. It's not cheap but it deserves the high rankings on TripAdvisor.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

It was so hard to find a good accommodation in Rotorua especially for the busy holiday season. We're so glad that we picked this hotel. Rooms were spacious and well appointed, beds were comfy. Stuff was very friendly, especially a man on check-in (sorry we don't remember your name, but you made our stay even better! ). Add a great location and an in-house restaurant and you have a perfect place to stay. We'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

The Regent made our stay in Rotorua a truly wonderful and memorable experience thanks to the true and warm hospitality we enjoyed (thank you very much Brent and Darryn!). Resembling a motel at first glance the Regent is actually a true Art hotel with generous and uniquely stylish rooms. Located in the heart of Rotorua the Regent's most important ingredient of success is the outstanding service. We are looking forward to coming back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

The title is somewhat literal for this hotel too as we ended up here by chance. We had to change travel plans and ended up coming back to Rotorua without any accommodation booked. This proved to be more of a problem than we thought it would and we toured round the town looking for a room, only to be told that they were all booked by a selection of sympathetic (very few) or snooty (nearly all) reception staff at the other hotels.

Just as we were about to leave the town, we came across the Regent. First impressions were of an American style motel but don't judge on first impressions. The inside is clean, modern and welcoming. Darryn on the front desk was a breath of fresh air - so welcoming, helpful and probably one of the most friendly members of staff in any hotel I have stayed in. I cannot praise this man enough (he even remembered our names when we came to breakfast the next morning).

We ended up in the last room they had available but it was fantastic. The bed was extremely comfortable, it was clean, well equipped with a kettle and a cafetiere, Sky TV and free Wifi. Exactly what you want from a hotel. We stayed for breakfast the next morning which was very tasty and good value for money. When we come back to Rotorua, we will not be staying anywhere else.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

my wife and I stayed for two nights at the regency. Do not let the initial overall structure fool you. Yes it looks like a american roa side two story motel. But the rooms were terrific and very comfortable beds. The staff was very friendly and very helpful with any needs that you may have.
Perhaps the best feature was the restaurant. My wife and I had an outstanding meal there.
If I am ever back in Rotorua ; I will definitly stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: £140 - £251 (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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Regent Rotorua
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