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The top hotels in Rotorua, New Zealand

We ranked the top hotels in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations, and user ratings.

350 guest reviews

Arista of Rotorua studios are 20 minutes’ walk from the famous Polynesian Spa. The property features a BBQ area and a pirate ship children’s playground set in lovely gardens. Guests enjoy 3GB of free WIFI per day. Most apartments feature a privat...

Guests liked the large, clean, updated rooms, though some said maintenance could be improved. Shopping & sightseeing nearby. Parking available. Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff. Guests spoke highly of management & reception...

Opened in November 2012, Quest Rotorua Central is 700 metres from the Polynesian Spa and 1 km from the Rotorua Lake Front. It offers self-contained accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests enjoy free WiFi. There is s...

569 guest reviews

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua is ideally situated just a short 5-minute walk from Rotorua town centre. This New Zealand owned and operated hotel offers a wide range of refurbished rooms. The property offers an outdoor pool and a spa. Guests enjoy a free co...

Guests liked the large rooms, though some said they were dated & maintenance could be improved. Guests liked the quiet rooms. Near the city center; shopping, restaurants & bars nearby. Guests noted the affordable parking. Guests appreciated t...

722 guest reviews

Located next to Rotorua's Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua features panoramic views across the racecourse and the city. Guests enjoy access to free WiFi and car parking. Rydges Rotorua is 4 minutes’ drive from the Rotorua city centre, Rotorua Conv...

Guests liked the large rooms, though some said they were dated & maintenance could be improved. Rooms had views. Guests liked the large bathrooms, though some said cleanliness could be improved. Guests noted the affordable parking. Shopping &...

Situated just 8 minutes’ drive from the beautiful Lake Rotorua, this resort offers free Wi-Fi, mini golf and a heated pool with spa pool. Most accommodation feature a patio. Some offer a spa bath. Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre ...

Guests liked the large, clean, updated rooms. Some guests mentioned the bathrooms were small. Sightseeing nearby. Parking available. Near public transit. Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff. Guests spoke highly of management & rec...

popular in 2015
735 guest reviews

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a modern hotel overlooking the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Village. It features free parking and free use of the heated swimming pool and fitness centre. Up to 2 children under 12 eat and stay free. The air-co...

Some guests said the bathrooms were small & cleanliness could be improved. Some guests said the rooms were dated & maintenance could be improved. Sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby. Easily accessible by car; guests noted the affordabl...

In 2015, this property was one of our most booked in Rotorua!

for couples
400 guest reviews

Featuring free Wi-Fi, an outdoor thermally heated swimming pool, and rooms with private spa pools, Sport of Kings Motel is just 10 minutes' walk from Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Guests enjoy 1 free parking space per room, and BBQ facilities set amongst ...

Guests liked the large, clean rooms. Guests appreciated the bathrooms. Rooms had kitchenettes. Near the city center; shopping nearby. Parking available. Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff. Guests spoke highly of management & rece...

Excellent choice for couples.

Alpin Motel provides spacious self-contained apartments with free WiFi, just 1 minutes' drive from Rotorua’s famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Village. Guests can also enjoy the on-site thermal-heated swimming pool and hot tub. The modern apartments fe...

Guests liked the large bathrooms, though some said cleanliness could be improved. Guests liked the large, clean rooms, though some commented maintenance could be improved. Parking available. Sightseeing nearby. Guests appreciated the friendly staff. ...

popular in 2015
621 guest reviews

Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a hot tub, Malones Motel is just 4 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua. Guests enjoy free on-site parking. All apartments offer a kitchenette with a microwave. Malone Motor Inn is 5 minutes’ drive from ...

Some guests mentioned bathroom cleanliness could be improved. Guests liked the large rooms, though some said they were dated & maintenance could be improved. Shopping & sightseeing nearby. Parking available. Guests appreciated the friendly, p...

In 2015, this property was one of our most booked in Rotorua!

popular in 2015
570 guest reviews

Millennium Hotel Rotorua is perfectly situated next to mystical Lake Rotorua and the Polynesian Spa and offers rooms with views over Lake Rotorua, the city or the hotel's garden courtyard. The property offers 30 minutes' of free Wi-Fi access in the l...

Guests liked the clean rooms, though some said they were dated & maintenance could be improved. Some guests mentioned bathroom cleanliness could be improved. Near the city center; shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby. Guests appre...

In 2015, this property was one of our most booked in Rotorua!

for couples
485 guest reviews

Winner of both the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2015, RotoVegas Motel is just 400 metres from Rotorua city centre. It features a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sauna. Many studios and apartments include a private heated spa pool. Each ren...

Guests liked the clean rooms, though some commented maintenance could be improved. Some guests said the bathrooms were small. Rooms had TVs. Near the city center; shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby. Easily accessible by car. Guests ...

Excellent choice for couples.

203 guest reviews

Arista Capri Motel offers spacious rooms with free WiFi and a private 2-person spa pool. This motor inn is a 3-minute drive from both Polynesian Spa and Rotorua city centre. Free parking and free bike storage and wash-down area is provided on-site. ...

Guests liked the large, clean, updated rooms. Guests appreciated the large bathrooms. Rooms had TVs & kitchenettes. Near the city center; shopping & sightseeing nearby. Parking available. Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff. G...

328 guest reviews

Centrally located in a quiet street, BK’s Rotorua Motor Lodge offers modern accommodation with free unlimited WiFi and free parking. Most rooms feature a 2-person spa bath. The rooms at BK’s feature kitchens with microwave, comfortable recliner ...

Guests liked the large, clean rooms. Guests appreciated the bathrooms. Rooms had TVs & kitchenettes. Near the city center; shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby. Guests noted the affordable parking. Guests appreciated the friendly,...

for couples
633 guest reviews

Located on the shores of Lake Rotoura, the 4 star Sudima Lake Rotorua is adjacent to the famous Polynesian spa. Just an 11-minute walk from the Energy Events Centre, the property features free WiFi and free on site parking. The hotel is a 10-minute ...

Some guests mentioned bathroom cleanliness could be improved. Some guests said the rooms were dated & maintenance could be improved. Rooms had TVs. Near the city center; shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby. Parking available. Gue...

Excellent choice for couples.

303 guest reviews

Just 5 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua, Rotorua Coachman Spa Motel offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony and free WiFi. The propery boasts a large garden with BBQ facilities. All studios are heated, and include a fully equ...

The 15 hotels near Rotorua downtown

159 guest reviews

Offering an outdoor pool and 2 indoor mineral pools, Kuirau Park Motor Lodge is located in the heart of Rotorua. All accommodation includes free WiFi and a TV with SKY 50+ channels. Free parking is provided. This motel is 200 metres from the iconic ...

Guests liked the large rooms, though some said cleanliness & maintenance could be improved. Some guests mentioned the bathrooms could be improved. Some guests noted the rooms could be quieter. Shopping nearby. Guests appreciated the friendly staf...

Located: 0 km from center.

73 guest reviews

Located in the heart of Rotorua, Manhattan Motel offers spacious self-catering units with full cooking facilities, satellite TV and free WiFi access. Facilities include a hot mineral pool and guest laundry. Rotorua International Airport is only a 15...

Located: 0.1 km from center.

73 guest reviews

Guests at Kowhai and Colonial Motel can relax in one of 2 natural hot mineral pools or in the 10-metre heated swimming pool. Each studio and apartment includes digital satellite TV and free WiFi access. Located opposite the Kuirau Geothermal Park, t...

Some guests commented cleanliness could be improved. Some guests mentioned the bathrooms could be improved. Guests appreciated the friendly staff. Guests enjoyed the pool. .

Located: 0.1 km from center.

for solo guests

Offering free WiFi and free on-site parking, Astray Motel & Backpackers is located in central Rotorua. Guest facilities include a shared kitchen and a common room with a large flat-screen satellite TV. The airport shuttle bus stops right outside of ...

Excellent choice for solo travelers.

Located: 0.3 km from center.

190 guest reviews

YHA Rotorua is located next to Kuirau Park which features geothermal activity. This affordable accommodation offers an outdoor deck with barbecue facilities, a modern shared kitchen, free unlimited WiFi and free on-site parking. Rotorua YHA is a 2-m...

Located: 0.2 km from center.

45 guest reviews

BASE Rotorua is located in the town centre and overlooks Kuirau Geothermal Park. It is a 2-minute walk from the lake. The hotel features free parking and a hot spring bath. The hostel offers shared dormitory accommodation, as well as private en suit...

Guests liked the large rooms. Guests liked the beds, though some noted the rooms could be quieter. Some guests mentioned bathroom cleanliness could be improved. Guests appreciated the friendly staff. Guests enjoyed the pool. .

Located: 0.3 km from center.

16 guest reviews

Offering a hot tub, free WiFi and free breakfast, Rotorua City Homestay is just a 15-minute walk from the famous Polynesian Spa. Guests enjoy garden views from their private patio. All rooms are heated, and include a 32-inch LED TV, a refrigerator a...

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Located: 0.3 km from center.

Opened in November 2012, Quest Rotorua Central is 700 metres from the Polynesian Spa and 1 km from the Rotorua Lake Front. It offers self-contained accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests enjoy free WiFi. There is s...

Located: 0.3 km from center.

5 guest reviews

Located 200 metres from Polynesian Spa, Cactus Jacks Backpackers features accommodation with free WiFi in Rotorua. The property is set 600 metres from Tamaki Maori Village and 800 metres from Rotorua Museum. Local points of interest like Te Puia and ...

Located: 0.3 km from center.

233 guest reviews

The centrally located Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua offers free high-speed WiFi and a spacious guest lounge with a tour desk, a billiards table, table tennis and an Xbox. It is just 5 minutes' walk from the Rotorua Visitors Centre and bus stops. Th...

Located: 0.5 km from center.

The Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel boasts a heated outdoor pool, indoor mineral pool, restaurant and unlimited free Wi-Fi for guests to enjoy. All accommodation has modern décor and includes designer furniture and luxury linen. Regent Room Restau...

Guests liked the clean, updated, well-maintained rooms. Guests appreciated the large bathrooms. Shopping, restaurants & bars nearby. Parking available. Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff. Guests spoke highly of management & r...

Located: 0.5 km from center.

139 guest reviews

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Lake Rotorua, The Grand Hotel offers a great base from which to explore Rotorua’s attractions. Free parking is available on site. Guests enjoy free continental breakfast. The Grand Hotel Rotorua is just 550 metres from...

Guests liked the large, clean rooms, though some commented maintenance could be improved. Some guests said the bathrooms were small & cleanliness could be improved. Near the city center; shopping, restaurants & bars nearby. Parking available....

Located: 0.5 km from center.

35 guest reviews

Boasting 2 outdoor mineral swimming pools, Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park is located next to the Kuirau Geothermal Reserve. It offers rooms with 100 MB of free Wi-Fi each day. TOP 10 Holiday Park Rotorua is 5 minutes’ drive from Lake Rotorua and Mita...

Located: 0.5 km from center.

45 guest reviews

Located less than 1 km from Rotorua city centre, Union Victoria Motel offers rooms with heating and satellite TV. Guests have access to a geothermal swimming pool and spa pool. Guests enjoy limited free Wi-Fi. The self-contained accommodation at Mot...

Guests liked the clean rooms. Some guests mentioned the bathrooms could be improved. Shopping nearby. Guests appreciated the friendly staff. Guests enjoyed the pool. Guests spoke highly of management. .

Located: 0.6 km from center.

166 guest reviews

Centrally situated in a quiet street, Accolade Lodge Motel is just a 2-minute walk from the restaurants and supermarkets of Rotorua city centre. Free Wi-Fi and free car parking are available. All rooms at Accolade Lodge Motel are cosy and fitted wit...

Guests liked the clean rooms, though some said they were small & dated & maintenance could be improved. Rooms had TVs. Some guests mentioned the bathrooms were small. Near the city center; shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby....

Located: 0.6 km from center.

General information about Rotorua

Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on New Zealand's North Island, is a cultural centre for the indigenous Maori people. Te Puia cultural centre, in the Whakarewarewa valley, has geysers and thermal mud pools fueled by the area's geothermal activity, and houses the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. The Pohutu geyser here erupts many times daily.

Airports in Rotorua

Rotorua Airport (ROT)

Rotorua Regional Airport is an airport in Rotorua, New Zealand. It is located on Te Ngae Road in the suburb of Rotokawa, approximately 6 km north east of Rotorua CBD.

Tauranga Airport (TRG)

Tauranga Airport is an airport serving the city of Tauranga, New Zealand. It is located adjacent to Tauranga Harbour in the suburb of Mount Maunganui, approximately 3km northeast of Tauranga CBD.

Hamilton International Airport (HLZ)

The Hamilton Airport is an airport located 14 kilometres south of the city of Hamilton in the Waikato region, in New Zealand. It is sited at Rukuhia, which was the name of the Royal New Zealand Air Force base on that site during World War II.

What to see in Rotorua - top places to visit in Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand by surface area, and covers 79.8 km². With a mean depth of only 10 metres it is considerably smaller than nearby Lake Tarawera in terms of volume of water.

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Government Gardens

The Government Gardens is a public park, partly laid out as gardens, located by Lake Rotorua in central Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand.
Type: Park in Rotorua, New Zealand

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Tamaki Maori Village

Type: Tourist attraction in Rotorua, New Zealand
Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua city, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-349 2999
Website: http://www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz/

Mount Tarawera

Mount Tarawera is the volcano responsible for one of New Zealand's largest historic eruptions. Located 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua in the North Island, it consists of a series of rhyolitic lava ...

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Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa is a developed geothermal spa facility in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand. Local Māori acclaimed the therapeutic benefits of the water and bathed for centuries in the acidic pool 'Te Pupunitanga', now called Priest’s Bath.

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Rotorua Museum

The Rotorua Museum of Art and History is a local museum and art gallery located in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand. The museum is housed in the old Bath House building at the spa town of Rotorua, located in the Government Gardens.

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Tarawera Falls

Tarawera Falls is a 35 m high waterfall on the Tarawera River in the Bay of Plenty region in New Zealand's North Island.

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Lake Tikitapu

Lake Tikitapu or Blue Lake, is the smallest of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. The others are Lake Rotokakahi, Lake Okareka, and Lake Okataina.

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Lake Rotokakahi

Lake Rotokakahi or Green Lake, is one of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. The others are Lake Tikitapu, Lake Okareka, and Lake Okataina.

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Rotorua Caldera

The Rotorua Caldera is one of several large volcanoes located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone on the North Island of New Zealand. Its last major eruption was about 240,000 years ago.

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