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Top tips for finding Rotorua hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Rotorua, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Rotorua in September and May.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Rotorua if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Rotorua accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Rotorua found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $33, while the most expensive was $183.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Rotorua for 1 day.
For those who want easy access in and out of Rotorua, choose a hotel near Rotorua train station. The Lake Rotorua Hotel is conveniently located directly next door.
If you would like to pamper yourself during your vacation, pick a hotel next to Kuirau Park, an area that contains geothermal footbaths, a scenic lake and several hot springs. The Backyard Inn is an affordable yet charming choice that is a 2min walk from the park, while the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is a chic 4-star option that is a 7min walk away.
To learn more about the region’s culture and visit a few attractions during your stay, opt for lodging in the northeast region of the city such as the Prince's Gate Hotel. This will put you just a short walk away from the Rotorua Museum and Sulphur Point.
Hoping to play a round of golf during your travels? Select a hotel near the Springfield Golf Club, an 18-hole course that is open to non-members and contains amenities like a restaurant, driving range and putting area. The Golf Edge is a stylish choice that is less than a 5min drive away.
If you want to experience some of the city’s nightlife, book a hotel in the city centre like the Astray Motel & Backpackers. When staying in this area you’ll be just a short walk from bars like the Lava Bar & Grill and the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Rotorua
To travel as affordably as possible, you’ll want to stay in a hotel in the interior of the city rather than near the coast, as this area is generally more budget-friendly. The Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is a particularly affordable option that is good for families and still less than a 10min drive from the city centre.
For travellers who want to be in a particularly beautiful area, choose to stay in a hotel located along Te Ruapeka Bay, an area that has become known for its scenic sunsets. The ibis Rotorua is a comfortable option that will provide you with direct views of the waterfront and free bicycle rentals.
To be as close as possible to Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT), you’ll find that it’s best to stay in a hotel on the eastern side of Te Ruapeka Bay. Dream House is both charming and practical and will place you just a 4min drive from the airport.
If you’ll be travelling for work, look for hotels in Rotorua that are in the neighbourhood of Fenton Park, as this is where most of the city’s conference and event centres are placed. The Sport of Kings Motel is a casual option, while the Distinction Hotel Rotorua has ample parking.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Rotorua. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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