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Regent of Rotorua

1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 89 hotels in Rotorua
Travellers' Choice
The Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel redefines modern hospitality with a visionary blend of classic design, luxurious facilities and bespoke service. Our philosophy is to marry personalized, intuitive service with divine rooms and suites, stunning surroundings and a smart, relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly located in the heart of Rotorua within walking distance of the eating & shopping precinct, the lakefront, government gardens and the convention centres. The Hotel offers 35 guest rooms, restaurant & bar, outdoor heated pool, natural mineral pool, mini gym, spa services, meeting rooms, unlimited free WiFi & laundry services. Our award winning restaurant can cater for up to 70 guests banquet style and meetings can be held in a choice of 3 rooms from 21sqm up to 200sqm
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Hot spring bath
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more
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Shazza1511 wrote a review 21 Oct
Rotorua District, New Zealand34 contributions7 helpful votes
We had the most amazing time. A getaway during a stressful time. Food/Room/amenities' were out of this world. I am proud of this Hotel and their service delivery. I would recommend this to anyone. Thankyou Christine and team.....
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Family suites outstanding
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Dan P wrote a review Sep 2021
Auckland, New Zealand286 contributions46 helpful votes
The Regent Hotel has the structure of a motel but it has been retrofitted and redesigned to look like a five start hotel. I was impressed by how big the hotel actually is. Even their small studios were big enough for 2 people. The location was also perfect!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Request for a room away from the pubs
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Christine McDonald, Other at Regent of Rotorua
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora, Thanks for your great review. We're delighted you have found us! As you say the hotel started out life as a motel but has been redesigned, added on to and tastefully redecorated. It's great to see you enjoyed the size of your studio and our perfect location! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Warm regards, Christine McDonald, Hotel Manager
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2shopaholics wrote a review Aug 2021
New Zealand134 contributions56 helpful votes
A fabulous place to stay for our girls' weekend! The ladies on the front desk were extremely helpful and friendly, both on the phone & when I visited prior to booking to check the place out. We stayed in "the loft" which wasn't advertised, but was shown to me when I visited to enquire, it was just PERFECT for the 5 of us! The loft was spacious, spotlessly clean, sunny, private and warm and cosy. It had three bedrooms (king, split king and triple bunk) two large bathrooms, one with deep freestanding bath and both with huge showers. All rooms had super comfy beds and decent pillows, duvets and extra bedding if needed. It also had a full-sized fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, also a coffee pod machine in addition to plunger coffee and the usual packet supplies, and a well-stocked mini-bar. The private balcony was also a pleasant surprise as I hadn’t noticed it on my visit. Location-wise, you simply can’t do better. A few steps away from Eat Street and the lakefront. Eat Street did make for quite a bit of noise on Friday and Saturday night, but not loud enough to be disturbing. Parking is off-street, secure and free. All the girls commented that it’d be the perfect place to bring their families back. Next time we’d all eat at the restaurant too – the menu looked amazing but unfortunately we’d already booked elsewhere for the two nights we were there.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Bruce Garrett, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Dear 2shopaholics, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming your families back to the Regent of Rotorua on your next visit.
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Michelle C wrote a review Aug 2021
Porirua, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommend. We stayed here for 1 night and was impressed with the decor, comfort and cleanliness of the room. Staff were very friendly and professional. Grounds were impeccable and we enjoyed the use of the indoor mineral pool. Love that the restaurant had a plant based menu and we will be back to try it out. 2 min walk to Eat streat. We left an item of clothing and it was not a problem for staff to return. Fabulous place to stay!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tony B wrote a review Aug 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel staff were very helpful and the hotel pleasant enough. The hotel has a private thermal pool which is nice. However we got a room with a worn out bed, it was soft and the join down the middle was impossible to sleep on so it was effectively two single beds. Tourist operators should by now under stand the non returning visitors have gone and they are dealing with in country peeps, who will come back for good service when provided. Unfortunately we wouldn’t come back to this establishment due to the bed ware and lack of a lift for older people with heavy bags is a no go zone.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Regent of Rotorua
Which popular attractions are close to Regent of Rotorua?
Nearby attractions include Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (0.2 km), Eat Street (0.07 km), and Ohinemutu (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Regent of Rotorua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Regent of Rotorua?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Regent of Rotorua?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Regent of Rotorua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Regent of Rotorua?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine, and Gelato Mio Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Regent of Rotorua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Regent of Rotorua located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Regent of Rotorua?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Regent of Rotorua?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Regent of Rotorua?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tamaki Māori Village (0.6 km), Te Puia (3.3 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (3.1 km).