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Rydges Rotorua
4 out of 5
272 Fenton St, Rotorua
NZ$119
per night
1 May - 2 May
1.2 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,718 reviews)

"We stayed in the King spa room. Great bed super comfy and the room itself was huge. Easy check in and dinner was great"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
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0.38 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (2,221 reviews)

"Fernando checking us in for the room. He is very tentative and caring our needs. Great smile."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Holiday Inn Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
Free Cancellation
NZ$134
per night
3 May - 4 May
2.51 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,902 reviews)

"All good Very nice breakfast buffet Would definitely go back"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Rotorua
Ramada Resort By Wyndham Rotorua Marama
4 out of 5
1420 Hamurana Road, RD4, Rotorua, Mourea
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12.24 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (306 reviews)

"Great property a bit isolated and the cafe’ was closed so a bit of a drive to town for supplies. The unit we were in requires some updating loose tiles in bathroom unfinished paint. Otherwise a great place."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Ramada Resort By Wyndham Rotorua Marama
ibis Rotorua
3.5 out of 5
Lake End Rangiuru Street, Po Box 348, Rotorua
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0.71 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"Good location and easy to get to shopping and restaurants near"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

ibis Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
4.5 out of 5
9-11 Tutanekai St, P O Box 348, Rotorua
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NZ$169
per night
1 May - 2 May
0.63 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,485 reviews)

"Good location across the road from the lake and very short walk to lots of restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Lake Rotorua Hotel
4 out of 5
131 Lake Road, Koutu, Rotorua
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$109
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
1.68 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (781 reviews)

"Close to all attractions. Nice pool. Friendly Staff."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Lake Rotorua Hotel
Four Canoes Hotel
3 out of 5
273 Fenton Street, Rotorua
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NZ$98
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
0.92 km from city centre
3/5 (414 reviews)

"Very good communications and help of stuff. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

Four Canoes Hotel
VR Rotorua Lake Resort
4.5 out of 5
366 State Highway 33, Mourea
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12.08 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,150 reviews)

"Found that all the scenery outside and around town was beautiful even though the unique smell was really strong."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

VR Rotorua Lake Resort
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
4 out of 5
237 Fenton Street, Corner Victoria Street, Rotorua
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0.52 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,325 reviews)

"Amazing the place is beautiful clean n calm. Really good"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

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Accommodation in Rotorua

The power and beauty of nature is never far from the surface in Rotorua. This bustling town on New Zealand’s North Island sits on the shoes of 17 lakes that are collectively known as the Lakes of Rotorua. The ground is alive in Rotorua, filled with geothermal activity that makes itself known through bubbling mud pools, steaming hot springs, and extraordinary geysers that just beg for your attention. The town itself has a growing cosmopolitan centre that offers delights for craft beer aficionados and even the most demanding foodie.

In the summer months, Rotorua’s 17 lakes offer a wide variety of activity options. Take a swim in the cool waters, or try waterskiing across the water’s glassy surface. Several of the lakes in the region are stocked with trout for some excellent fishing expeditions. The nearby Kaituna River offers Class 5 rapids for those brave enough to try whitewater kayaking or rafting.

Rotorua is also a popular destination for mountain bikers. The nearby Whakarewarewa Forest contains over 100 km of challenging mountain bike trails that will rattle the teeth of even the most experienced biker. Visitors looking for a more relaxed trip can enjoy Rotorua’s Botanical Gardens or spend a day at the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. For a little more adventure, head over to Kuirau where you can soak your feet into gooey, bubbling mud baths.

Your nights will be just as exciting as your days. Rotorua is blossoming with artisanal restaurants, craft breweries, and classy bars. Leave your luxury accommodation in Rotorua and walk down “Eat Street” to find many excellent restaurants, from Indian to Italian, to indulge your palate.

Rotorua Accommodation

Whether you plan to absolutely spoil yourself during your time in Rotorua or need to budget your money carefully, you’ll find plenty options. Rotorua hotels range from budget-friendly to utter luxury. You can also find many middle-of-the road options. Couples may prefer to seek out the more romantic option of a bed and breakfast, while family-friendly accommodation in Rotorua will keep everyone smiling. Backpacker options and holiday parks can also help visitors save more.

Getting to Rotorua

Rotorua is served by the small Rotorua Regional Airport, which receives direct flights from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. The airport is roughly 9 km from city centre, an easy drive in a Rotorua car rental. Kiwis coming in from nearby towns can use State Highways 5, 30, and 30A, which all lead to Rotorua, along with the Thermal Explorer Highway. Rotorua is approximately 62 km from Tauranga, 59 km from Taupo, and 107 km from Hamilton.

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Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Rotorua?
Rotorua Views BnB and Apartment is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Rotorua B n B on Sumner and Arista of Rotorua as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rotorua, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review top deals in Rotorua.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Rotorua?
Based on reviews, Astray Motel & Backpackers is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Gateway International Motel and Ambassador Thermal Motel.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Rotorua?
Millennium Hotel Rotorua is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for your family trip include RotoVegas Motel and Wylie Court. Also, attractions such as Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for couples in Rotorua?
VR Rotorua Lake Resort is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and LCD TVs. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Prince’s Gate Hotel and Hamurana Lodge.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Rotorua?
Six on Union is a top dog-friendly property, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool along with in-room kitchens for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Victoria Lodge and Rotorua Hideaway Lodge.
What's the best luxury hotel in Rotorua?
Millennium Hotel Rotorua is a 4.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Holiday Inn Rotorua and Rydges Rotorua are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Rotorua?
Regent of Rotorua is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a poolside restaurant and a bar. City Lights Boutique Lodge and VR Rotorua Lake Resort are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Rotorua?
Alpin Motel & Conference Centre is a top 3.5-star apartment that has an adjacent golf course and features an outdoor pool. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Rose Court Motel, Rotorua and Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre. You can tee off at Government Gardens Golf, Springfield Golf Club or Rotorua Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's it like staying in Rotorua?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Rotorua, and visitors give high marks for the relaxing spas and lakeside setting. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its hot springs. Top sights in the city include Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa and Skyline Rotorua. In Rotorua, there are 405 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Rotorua?
Cultural venues in the city include Tamaki Maori Village, Mitai Maori Village and Agrodome. Families come for attractions such as Skyline Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and Zorb. The city is notable for landmarks such as Polynesian Spa, Blue Baths and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village.
What's the seasonal weather in Rotorua?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Rotorua is 1004.20 mm.

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