What a friendly welcome we received from Darryn, the co-owner/designer of this fabulous new hotel when we stopped here one evening in March, looking for one night's accommodation. Although room rates were slightly more than we were planning to spend, once we had a look at what was on offer, we couldn't resist staying. Unlike other hoteliers, Darryn immediately offered us advice about things going on in the town without which we wouldn't have known in time about the fantastic evening street market full local arts and crafts, jewellery etc and plenty of great food.
The place was taken on and refurbished fairly recently by Darryn and his partner, Brent. Using their own design skills they have produced a simply brilliant result. The rooms, situated around an internal courtyard with heated pool, have all sorts of interesting, clever and very useful refinements, providing everything you could want for a very comfortable stay. So much so that we even changed our travel plans to stay another night. Although we didn't have a meal in the restaurant, the food looks very appetizing and the atmosphere is just so friendly; the desserts we chose to have in our room whilst watching a DVD on a player borrowed from Reception were superb. On the second morning we had breakfast there which was excellent. Can't fault this hotel - very pleased to have happened upon it!
Rotorua itself is well worth a visit - there is loads to see and we will have to make a return trip to see everything we couldn't fit in. We already know where we'll be staying.
- 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:
- Regent Of Rotorua Hotel Rotorua
- Regent Rotorua
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