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Regent of Rotorua
Ranked #9 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Altrincham
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57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“We loved this hotel!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Absolutely loved it! What a team - friendly, helpful, fun - they absolutely made our stay in Rotarua and our entire trip to NZ. Couldn't recommend this cool, boutique hotel highly enough. Uber cool decor throughout, fabulous restaurant and bar, natural spa, parking, wifi, and a teddy for our 9 year old. We worked out with Darryn how to make the most of our time and he booked and scheduled all our activities which included: Zorbing, Zipwiring, Luging, Squeezing and a Maori night, not to mention the fabulous Wai-O-Tapu. We were gutted to leave and hope to return again…this hotel certainly set the benchmark.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is the best hotel to stay in in Rotorua. It's a tad expensive, but you get what you pay for. Service was 10 out of 10. The guy who served us was so helpful when we checked in, explaining everything to do in Rotorua, and recommended places to visit around the Norther Island. The rooms were well set up, and comfortable. Free wi-fi is a huge plus. The in-house restaurant at the hotel was absolutely fantastic - expensive, but again, you get what you pay for. The pool and geothermal spa was also great. The hotel is also placed in a perfect central spot in Rotorua, and it isn't in the area where you smell the 'Rotorua scent'!

Make sure you get all the brochures and guide books from reception, because you'll find they contain 10% discount vouchers for EVERY attraction in Rotorua - don't pay full price for anything in Rotorua unless you look through the guide books for vouchers.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Regent for two nights as part of our honeymoon in New Zealand. This was definitely one of the highlights. The hotel was immaculate - clean, well located and with luxurious rooms and with a restaurant which served top quality food. All in a town which is one of the most beguiling, lively and beautiful parts of New Zealand (even with the distinctive smell!). But the real highlight was the customer service here - the staff were absolutely first class. We found Darryn and the team friendly, great fun and extremely helpful in assisting us make the most of our time in Rotorua. Our only regret was that we weren't able to stay an extra night or two here. HIghly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a great hotel, fantastic hot pools - inside(hot) and out (warm) very well appointed spotlessly clean rooms, comfortable beds, very friendly staff, convenient restaurant with great menu for dinner and breakfast, conveniently located close to the center of town and the lake. good value

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

After booking my flights to Rotorua, I looked for a hotel which was well located and had a great reputation - The Regent. I stayed for 3 nights and was thoroughly impressed with the way the staff conducted themselves. I was greeted with a warm smile and was given a room immediately even though I arrived early. The rooms were beautifully presented and very well maintained. The staff were also incredibly helpful in advising me on places to visit and ensuring tours I had booked would pick me up from the hotel. If you're traveling alone and need a little guidance (as I was) I can not recommend this hotel enough. I was very well looked after. Thank you for a superb couple of days Regent, staying with you will be a highlight of my holiday!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great little hotel located in the heart of Rotorua. My wife and I enjoyed the cozy room with free wifi . The bathroom was huge and the shower was fantastic. I would highly recommend this room if you are traveling as a couple and want to stay in downtown Rotorua. The staff went above and beyond and we felt they really rolled out the red carpet for us and it is hard to put a price on that sort of service.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights here on our first visit to Rotorua. The hotel is classy and chic and the bed extremely comfortable. The bathroom was a really good size with dual sinks and a lovely walk in shower.

On arrival the duty manager Darryn was probably the best front of house person I have had to deal with ever and made us very welcome and provided us with all the information we needed to get the most out of our brief visit to the town,

All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone, it is central to the downtown area and lakeside. Perfect position in the town!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Regent of Rotorua

Property: Regent of Rotorua
Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#8 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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