The Best Hotels in Rotorua

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation in Rotorua you’re in the right place. We’ve sorted through all the accommodation listings and found you all 17 Hotels in Rotorua.

Luxury 5 Star Hotels in Rotorua

Pullman Hotel Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua 5 star Hotel

Opened in 2020 this is a genuine luxury 5 star hotel in Rotorua’s CBD. It’s well located, an easy walk to the lakefront or the shops, and restaurants of downtown Rotorua. The fitout is of a very high standard.

The lack of a swimming pool is a real shame in a town famous for it’s hot pools. This may be a deal breaker for many families as there are many other hotels in Rotorua with great pools.

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel Rotorua

Black Swan Lodge Rotorua

Boutique Luxury on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Black Swan is a true 5 star small hotel with a private beach on Lake Rotorua. It has a beautiful pool, and a day spa. Located well away from town this hotel is more suited to couples looking for romance than families.

4 Star Hotels in Rotorua

Millenium Hotel Rotorua

Millennium 4 star hotel in Rotorua New Zealand

This popular 4 star hotel in Rotorua has a great pool. Perfect for families and couples. Well located next to the Polynesian Spa near the lakefront and the CBD. A great place for a family holiday.

Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Centrally located on Fenton Street halfway between the CBD lakefront and Whakarewarewa. This is a great location if you have a car but otherwise you have a walk of about 2km to town, most people will take a taxi. This is a good affordable option for businesses looking for a conference location.

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Sudima Hotel Rotorua Lakefront

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is a nice hotel in a nice spot. It’s a solid 4 star. Next door to the Polynesian Spa and a short walk from town and the lakefront. This is a great option for couples, families and business people.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel is perhaps the best located hotel in Rotorua. It’s on the main lake frontage in the CBD. Right next to Rotorua’s main dining precinct (Eat Street). A large well established hotel from the Accor Group. Novotel is not quite as luxurious as Acors 5 Star Pullman Hotel, but Novotel is in a better location and has a pool, so would be my pick. This is my favorite family hotel in Rotorua, it’s also great for couples and business.

Holiday Inn Rotorua

Holiday Inn Rotorua

Holiday Inn is a 4 star Rotorua hotel. Located next to Whakarewarewa there is plenty of Geothermal excitement nearby. It’s well away from the CBD but is next to one of Rotorua’s main attractions. Perfect for families, there’s a great pool and they do an excellent buffet breakfast.

Regent of Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua Boutique 4 star hotel

Regent of Rotorua Boutique 4 star hotel is in an excellent central location. a short walk from Eat Street and the lakefront in the heart of Rotorua’s CBD. Beautifully decorated rooms and a nice pool make this a great option for couples or families. It’s low rise so looks suspiciously like a really nicely renovated motel, but at the end of the day they offer nice rooms for a good price in an excellent location.

Princes Gate Historic Boutique Hotel Rotorua

Princes Gate Historic Boutique Hotel in Rotorua

Princes Gate is a Historic Boutique Hotel in Rotorua. The hotel was built in Waihi in 1897 from native Kauri timber. It was moved to Rotorua in 1917 and reassembled, reopening in 1921 on the present site next to the Government Gardens and a short walk from the CBD. It’s a great location. The hotel has a very romantic feel in the premium rooms. Less so in the cheaper rooms so choose carefully. Excellent old world style and charm. Best for couples.

Quest Serviced Apartment Hotel Rotorua

Quest Rotorua Central Apartment Hotel

Clean modern well priced studio 1 and 2 bedroom serviced apartments. Quest Rotorua Central Hotel is located at the business end of the CBD rater than the lakefront so expect a slightly longer walk than from some other locations but this is a great option for anyone traveling to Rotorua. Quest apartments are popular with business people, and Quest Rotorua will be too. But the 2 bedroom options are also great for families. There’s no pool but there is cooking and laundry facilities in room.

Apollo Apartment Hotel Rotorua

Apollo Hotel Rotorua

It would be fair to say the Apollo Hotel will not be winning architecture awards. It does however have a nice pool. There’s no restaurant however the Holiday Inn is a 2 minute walk and they have an excellent restaurant. It’s close to Whakarewarewa. Cheap family accommodation in Rotorua.

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

This is an older 4 star hotel, it’s probably due for a renovation. It’s located towards Whakarewarewa so a long walk to town but perfect if you have a car. The restaurant, bar and lounge areas are nice. It’s well priced so a good option for a company conference on a budget or NZ families travelling on a budget. As long as you’re expectations match the price most people should be happy enough in this hotel, it may not be the highlight of your trip though. They have a pool.

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

A well equipped 4 star hotel located a short walk from Whakarewarewa. It’s a drive to Rotorua CBD but this is a good location. It’s a little older than some 4 star hotels in Rotorua but is well maintained. They have a nice pool. It’s great for families. Only the more expensive deluxe rooms have air con, so choose your room carefully if that’s important to you.

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

Jet Park Hotels are all well run and this is no exception. It’s comfortable, clean and cheap. Aimed at the bottom end of the 4 star market. It has a pool a restaurant and a bar. It’s a little further from the waterfront than ideal but still in reasonable walking distance. The rooms are fairly cheaply furnished and not going to win any awards for interior design but they have everything you need including air conditioning. Most families will be happy enough. If this hotel was a car it would be a Hyundai, cheap, reliable with lots of features for the price but not very luxurious. Great for families, not so suitable for a honeymoon or wedding anniversary.

VR Rotorua Lake Resort

VR Rotorua Lake Resort

An mid range 4 star resort well away from Rotorua CBD. This is on the lake but in Mourea. 15 minutes drive from Rotorua CBD. The rooms are large and well maintained. It’s suitable for families or couples. It’s quieter than the city centre. They have tennis courts and a pool as well as a restaurant and bar.

3 Star Hotels in Rotorua

IBIS Rotorua Hotel

IBIS Rotorua advertises itself as a 3 star and it is, but it is better than many 4 star hotels in Rotorua. It’s right on the lakefront in the CBD next to Novotel. 1 minute walk to Eat Street. It has a restaurant, bar and small but tastefully furnished rooms. No pool but great location.

Lake Rotorua Hotel

Lake Rotorua Hotel Room

Advertised as a 4 star hotel, but to avoid being disappointed you’d be better to think of it more as a large 3 star motel. By all accounts the beds are very comfy, but this is nowhere near the same class as Novotel or Holiday Inn. There’s no restaurant but they do have a pool. I would describe it as comfortable, safe accommodation for families in Rotorua. You can have a great family holiday in Rotorua staying here, just don’t expect luxury or air conditioning. Oh and you’ll need a car as it’s not really walking distance from any tourist hotspots.

Hamurana Lodge Boutique Hotel Rotorua

Mamurana Lodge Boutique Hotel Rotorua

A brilliant example of mid 1980s mock tudor architecture. This former house converted to small lodge only accepts guests over 12 years old so young children are not welcome. It’s a stretch to call it a hotel really. Maybe a hotel of last resort?

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