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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2015

What a wonderful relaxing few days in Rotorua made really special by staying at the Princes Gate Hotel. The hotel has a warm welcoming atmosphere and so close to all amenities, just a short walk away, no need to even drive to many. Lovely relaxing thermal pools on site.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2015

A group of us stayed here and attended the "Dinner and Show". we started by having some drinks by the fire. the decor is quite remarkable as this hotel has been in Rotorua for a very long time! The room is comfortable, the food was great and the show was entertaining. Well worth doing this for the second time!

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Last stayed here over 15 years ago, this hotel fits the 'boutique' tag well. The rooms appeared individually styled (and named), the service fantastic, including Manu (late night in the bar), and the location is perfect for Rotorua. Slight negatives - curious sounds sounding like water gurgling through pipes in the wee hours, and the chef-baked bread I had with...

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2015

My husband and I were shouted two nights at the Princes gate hotel from our friends,Beautiful old building which I loved,we were taken to our room The wilkes room on the top floor which had a balcony,The room was beautiful,with period theme room,good size bathroom,comfortable bed .We also did the dinner and show it was a great night food was...

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine L, Thank you for your wonderful comments with regards to your stay at the Historic Princes Gate Hotel. We are very proud of the Hotels history, the service our staff members provide and aim to provide a unique guest experience on every occasion. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and look forward to welcoming...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The rooms size are decent but old. There's creeking sound when you walk the stairs and to the room. We stayed at room 21 and there was no view. There's no aircon and only heater. Even though it was cold (winter), but the room has no ventilation which makes the room stuffy. We had to use the fan, so I...

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

DearMrsErikaChen, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay in our historical hotel. We appreciate the rooms' style and decor may not appeal to all who stay with us. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment and that we could not assist with a room move on that occasion. As you note in your room tip, we do...

Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Our stay at the Princes Gate was absolutely fantastic. We were able to check in 2 hours early. The parking was free and easy, right outside the door. The room was warm,cosy and spotless, the hosts were charming and everything about the hotel was faultless. We will be back and will use this as our base for exploring all that...

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nats777309, Thank you for your wonderful comments about your recent stay with us, in particular, your enjoyment of the room and our hosts. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Rotorua.

Reviewed 13 May 2015

Our stay at The Princes Gate was pleasant and comfortable. We stayed in room 18 on the balcony facing the actual Princes Gate. The view is somehow ruined by the large dirt block of land across the road, so keep your eyes towards the gate. The only access to this room is via the veranda which is okay when the...

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MegR, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. We take your comments on board in regards to the bathroom electrical outlet and the extractor fan(which is on a timer not room directed) We appreciate your kind words on our team members. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back at some stage.

Manukau, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Rooms are always clean and well presented/stocked. Old style radiator heaters quick to warm up on the cold mornings/evenings. Plunge pools great. Parking easy as. Treat yourself to Memories Restaurant.

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leona T, Thank you for your wonderful comments on our hotel rooms, cleanliness and facilities along with your great room tip with regards to Ground floor suites. Hope the marathon went well for you and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2015

The Princes Gate is a rare gem amongst New Zealand hotels. Our two night stay was a trip back in time to a quieter, more elegant period. The well maintained original fixtures and fittings, perhaps dowdy to some less imaginative folk, were nothing less than charming to us. We took our time and ate and drank very well. It's not...

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of the historic Princes Gate Hotel. It was lovely to see your photos of the hotel's Restaurant and Lounge areas with you both in them- you look right at home!! We particularly appreciate your comments on the opulent old world decor and our smiling team. We look forward to welcoming you...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We recently spent the weekend at Princes Gate. The hotel is an historic wooden building moved from its original home to its current location in 1917. The common areas were furnished with beautiful antique furniture, bold floral old-fashioned carpet and wallpaper and with lighting from chandeliers and exudes old world charm complete with creaking floorboards. Check in at Reception was...

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PrincesGateHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Princes Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Superwoman888, Thank you for your comprehensive review of the Princes Gate Hotel after your recent stay. We appreciate your lovely descriptions of our communal facilities and the hotels history. Please accept our apologies for the lapse in cleanliness in the bathroom that you found during your stay. We have used this to remind our team of the importance of...

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The Princes Gate Hotel, the ideal accommodation whilst staying in Rotorua. The most famous Hotel in Rotorua built in 1897. This timeless, beautiful hotel is privately owned and operated. Our hotel rooms offer style and sophistication that depict a bygone era. The Princes Gate Hotel is not just a hotel but also an attraction. It has been masterfully restored through passionate attention to details. We look forward to having you stay with us in our beautiful & grand Princes Gate Hotel. ... more   less 

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Address: 1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 5,040 - ₹ 12,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Princes Gate Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Princes Gate Rotorua
Hotel Princes Gate
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#28 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#28 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“Wait until cool weather or until screens or air conditioning are installed”
 of 5 bubbles streich, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ALL the rooms are SUPERB ! The Balcony rooms are even NICER ! The Designer rooms are particularly beautifully furnished and decorated !”
 of 5 bubbles Craigbeep, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor and turn right at the top of the indoor stairs...6 rooms/all different”
 of 5 bubbles Alicat44, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Centre rooms might not be suitable for anyone suffering claustrophobia”
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“Go for an upstairs room due to squeaky floors”
 of 5 bubbles suerayAustralia, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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