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Holiday Inn Rotorua

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Holiday Inn Rotorua

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Holiday Inn Rotorua overlooks the renowned Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Living Village, which makes it the perfect base to experience the natural and cultural excitement of Rotorua. Holiday Inn Rotorua is a Qualmark 4 star plus rated Hotel, with 203 well-appointed air-conditioned rooms. Rooms include; ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV channels (including free to guest movies), mini bars in superior rooms and high speed broadband access. Enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool, spa pools,fitness centre, 24-hour room service and complimentary car parking. Fully dedicated conference facilities are available, which help in making Holiday Inn Rotorua the ideal venue for conferencing and events, with meeting rooms for up to 500 guests and technical equipment to make your next conference a success.

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Review date:   December 1, 2017 9:11AM
Review:   The staff were very friendly and helpful, always happy to assist. The rooms are very nice, and we were happy to see that they were clean and quite spacious. There was a slight smell of the geyser every now and again, however, it was mostly unnoticeable. They have a great pool and spa area, which are heated by geothermal energy! The hotel is a little bit out of the city but they provide (free) hourly shuttles in and out of the city, and many of the businesses in the area also provide complimentary pick up when you participate in their activities. You can also see the geyser from some rooms, or take a short walk behind the hotel to see it up close. I would definitely recommend the hotel for the staff, rooms and hotel facilities, as well as proximity to the geysers, however, this due to the location, it may not be ideal for all travellers.
Author:   Emily Ridgeway-Clarke
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   December 12, 2017 3:44AM
Review:   Great location next to the Maori village and hot springs. Great trail behind the hotel.walk out all the way to the bridge fora great view of hot springs and a cascading waterfall. Hotel has great beds, pillows and powerful showers.We are at the restaurant twice.food is pretty good, service is great and prices are decent.
Author:   Steve Feder
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   September 7, 2017 2:59PM
Review:   Spire Elite membership was honored and we were upgraded to a King room. Had a view of the geysers! The bed was very comfy and our room was quiet. Staff was wonderful, they even brought up towels and a robe straight to our room! Finding a parking spot was a hassle - my husband ended up parking at the Maori Village and walking back to the hotel. I don't recommend ordering the room service breakfast. It was a debacle! Took an hour and 45 minutes to arrive, food was cold, omelette was overcooked and brown, no butter or jam provided for toast, only 1 set of utensils provided for 2 meals. They did comp it due to the delay, but we were still disappointed.
Author:   Erin C.D.
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   November 27, 2017 4:30AM
Review:   What a great stay. The room was great, views are fantastic and breakfast was well worth it. A great place to stay if you're biking in the forest - there's a wash-down area and secure bike storage.
Author:   Evan Freshwater
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Review date:   August 26, 2017 2:20AM
Review:   Nice place. Modern facilities. Great bed. Good restaurant and they didn't gouge us on the meal and drink prices. I'll be back.
Author:   Trevor Shaskey
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