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Sport of Kings Motel
3.5 out of 5
6 Peace Street, Fenton Park, Rotorua
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night
0.99 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)

"Staff were friendly and very helpful. Rooms were great. Pool was the best."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Sport of Kings Motel
Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa
4 out of 5
326 Fenton Street, Rotorua
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The price is $87 per night
1.04 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (592 reviews)

"The couple were extremely friendly and bubbly and the spa bath was just what the doctor ordered."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
4.5 out of 5
9-11 Tutanekai St, P O Box 348, Rotorua
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The price is $84 per night
0.39 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Overall it was OK, don't look under the beds if you are concerned about cleanliness :-( and the wait for breakfast was a bit much - i think they are adjusting to non buffet breakfasts because of Covid-19.."…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
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ibis Rotorua
3.5 out of 5
Lake End Rangiuru Street, Po Box 348, Rotorua
The price is $54 per night
0.44 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"Overall was very nice. Location was really good. Everything is near by."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

ibis Rotorua
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
77 Robinson Avenue, Holden's Bay, Rotorua
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The price is $89 per night
3.02 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (357 reviews)

"The service was awesome, we really appreciated being shown around. The spas and pools were lovely. Only feedback would be the spa closest to the steam room doesn’t appear to be as hot as the other one at the back even though the temperatures say they’re the same on the screen, so maybe needs some ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre
4 out of 5
390 Fenton Street, Rotorua
The price is $64 per night
1.39 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (514 reviews)

"Great service and nice pool and spa. Our room was nice and big and comfy beds"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre
Regal Palms Resort
5 out of 5
350 Fenton Street, Rotorua
The price is $119 per night
1.23 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (600 reviews)

"It is a very nice hotel for the area, but it is not like a 5 star hotel. Location is great, friendly staff, good beds and rooms, but more like a 4 or 3 1/2 star hotel, Don't expect 5 star amenities or luxury, but the price is fair."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Regal Palms Resort
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
4 Barnard Road, Rotorua
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The price is $78 per night
2.49 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (411 reviews)

"Lovely trout stream and close to Skyline. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Very nice to have room made up each day. Great having MySky to record TV shows."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua
5 out of 5
214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua
The price is $412 per night
2.29 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"A beautiful setting, gracious, friendly staff and lovely amenities. I can’t say enough good about this boutique hotel. Highly recommend it. Dinner was delicious and beautifully presented. Breakfast was also great. Rooms were spacious with beautiful views of the lake. Lovely walking paths around the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua
Prince's Gate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
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The price is $67 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Great little character builsing right in the middle.of town but in a nice quiet spot. Friendly staff and tidy, clean room. Squeaky floorboards but comes with the territory in an old building like this. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Prince's Gate Hotel
Rotorua International Motor Inn
3 out of 5
2 Monokia St, Rotorua
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The price is $88 per night
1.56 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)

"Nice motel in convenient location. Quick check in process and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Rotorua International Motor Inn
Regent of Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
1191 Pukaki St, Rotorua
The price is $75 per night
0.3 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (566 reviews)

"Close to Eat Street very nice good parking great staff"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Regent of Rotorua
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
463 Old Taupo Road (South End), Rotorua
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The price is $48 per night
1.83 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (152 reviews)

"Very clean with all the amenities we needed, private cabin."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
4 out of 5
237 Fenton Street, Corner Victoria Street, Rotorua
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The price is $74 per night
0.32 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Rooms very clean, great location, friendly staff Only one problem was after we went to dinner both car parks were full when we got back so had to park on road."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
Aura Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua
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The price is $76 per night
0.39 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (228 reviews)

"I liked the mineral spas although they could do with a clean. Staff were super friendly and helpful too"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Aura Accommodation
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Visiting Rotorua

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Rotorua, and visitors give high marks for the relaxing spas and lakeside setting. This culturally-rich city also attracts tourists with its hot springs. Top sights in the city include Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, and Skyline Rotorua.

  • There are 325 hotels and other accommodations in Rotorua
  • The closest major airport is in Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Tauranga (TRG), 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in 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 like Polynesian Spa, Blue Baths, and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village.

In Rotorua, you'll find 325 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • B&B @ the Redwoods - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and comfortable rooms.
  • Hamurana Lodge - Our customers like the pool and helpful staff at this lodge. With a stay at this 4-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Arista of Rotorua - This 3.5-star motel in Fenton Street features free WiFi, free parking, and a library. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Rotorua include Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti, and Lake Tarawera. A popular place to see outside the city is Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave, 23.9 mi/38.5 km from the heart of the city.

Dressing for Rotorua

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 77°F and the nighttime average to be 52°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 70°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September averages 64°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 75°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • About 42.20 inches of rain falls on Rotorua each year
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 76°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 41°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Rotorua?
Hamurana Lodge is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Reviews from our site also recommend Regent of Rotorua and Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rotorua, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Rotorua.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Rotorua?
To find more details about updating your trip to Rotorua or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Rotorua?
Based on reviews, Rotorua Coachman SPA Motel is a popular property for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Greenview Motel and Four Canoes Hotel.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Fenton Street?
With 32 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Arista of Rotorua is the highest ranked property in Fenton Street. This 3.5-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other favorite options in the area include Arista Capri Motel and RotoVegas Motel.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Rotorua?
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Regal Palms Resort and Novotel Rotorua Lakeside. Attractions like Skyline Rotorua and Off Road NZ are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Rotorua?
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre is a favorite 4-star property for couples, and features premium bedding and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa and Hamurana Lodge.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Rotorua?
Lakeview Holiday Home is a top vacation home for people traveling with their pets, and offers a full-service spa and in-room kitchens for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay close to Lake Rotoiti?
Adjacent to Lake Rotoiti, Moose Lodge Estate is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star guesthouse offers a golf course and free breakfast. Other good choices within a few miles include Athena Lakeside and VR Rotorua Lake Resort.
What about the best place to stay close to Skyline Rotorua?
One of the top choices for your stay is Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre, located next to Skyline Rotorua, and this 4-star property offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Fairy Springs Motel, located just 0.1 mi (0.1 km) away, is another good choice for your stay.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Rotorua?
Holiday Inn Rotorua is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Hamurana Lodge and Regent of Rotorua are two other upscale options for your vacation.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Rotorua?
Hamurana Lodge is a favorite 4-star B&B with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. Regent of Rotorua and City Lights Boutique Lodge are two other options for a boutique stay.

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