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Rydges Rotorua

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Rydges Rotorua

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Located in a park like setting on the edge of Rotorua’s Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views over Arawa Racecourse and the city. The hotel is close to Rotrua’s famous attractions and activities, and an easy walk to the CBD, Convention Centre and Whakarewarewa Geysers.

Rydges is pleased to provide its guests with Free WI-FI throughout the hotel, helping to make it a convenient and comfortable stay in Rotorua.

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Rydges Rotorua offers guests this city's largest accommodation options.

Featuring 135 rooms including 90 Luxurious Deluxe Spa Rooms each with their own private Spa Bath and balcony being the main attraction.

You need not go further for dining than our award winning Atrium Restaurant which features modern and classic cuisine.

Before dinner why not relax in our Mezz Bar with a drink overlooking the Atrium Restaurant.

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Review date:   July 25, 2018 10:54AM
Review:   Awesome Stay at Rydges Rotorua. Front office staff went above and beyond. As I was relocating and had a car full of personal items, Eric the DM and front office staff were so very helpful in ensuring my gear was safe! There was an issue with my dinner however, rectified quickly. The lady who attended to my room service breakfast was super friendly and even gave me a call to check on my breakfast. Well done team!
Author:   Shay Paranihi
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   July 3, 2018 11:32AM
Review:   Great value stay - we booked a very large room with king size bed for an excellent price. Lovely service from staff at the hotel and on site restaurant. Our new loyalty club membership provided many benefits and discounts here. Room was slightly dated but well maintained and clean with good quality TV and bedding. Balcony provided great views over neighbouring race course though you do get a bit of road noise if windows are left open. Only complaint really was the very slow WiFi performance. Other than that this hotel is a very good choice in Rotorua.
Author:   Gurpreet Gahunia
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   June 17, 2018 6:55AM
Review:   We hired a private room for a birthday function so we haven't actually stayed there. But I can tell you that for a function the facilities are amazing. They put up with all our crazy shenanigans as a family, including delaying the buffet carvery for a wooden spoon and pot dance that's a family tradition. Our dance moves had them smiling and our requests for extra tables for the kids to have their own was no trouble. Dance floor keep pulling apart and nearly caused an issue during a particularly energetic line dance to cotton eyed joe but that was the only issue. Thanks guys!
Author:   Julz Burgisser
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Review date:   August 13, 2018 3:39AM
Review:   Spectacular view from our room. We were able to see the sun rise. The restaurant was nice too. However wifi connection was slow.
Author:   phat dong
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Review date:   July 6, 2018 7:02AM
Review:   I gave it two stars because I had a room with a working shower and a bed. This hotel was booked for me by a third party and had I known it was 3.4 stars this wouldn’t have been my first choice. Very tired looking, buffet breakfast was very average. Some pros, the staff were friendly enough. But a colleague of mine would say the opposite. So clearly there’s a lack of consistency with customer service. Wifi was included and worked well enough. Overall, It felt like it is owned and run by owners that haven’t worked in hospitality before.
Author:   Dominik Firsow
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