The popularity of Rotorua as a premium New Zealand holiday destination has seen a staggering increase in the number of beds on offer! Within a stones throw from the lake you can find great accommodation, infact, in Rotorua you can find any type of accommodation to suit your budget and holiday plans! From backpacker hostels, to self-contained holiday houses, Bed & Breakfast guesthouses, luxury lodges, apartments, camp grounds, farmstays, motels and international hotels… you can easily find the perfect accommodation to suit your budget, preference and occasion!
Rotorua’s world-renowned reputation as a spa destination has resulted in the development of some superb spa and wellness style accommodation. The Waimarama-International offers exclusive privacy and luxury with an on-site internationally acclaimed healer and fully catered room service offering organic and traditional food to enhance your healing. If you prefer to rejuvenate your body with spa therapies the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort will meet your requirements with their range of Maori massage, geothermal mud therapies, private spas, hot mineral spas, beauty therapies and steam rooms.
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury holiday accommodation you wont be disappointed with your choices in Rotora. At the very top end of the price market you will find award-winning accommodation such as Kawaha Point Lodge. This Qualmark 5 Star Guest & Hosted lodge is nestled into the shores of Lake Rotorua and offers private luxury rooms for discerning visitors. For something just as luxurious but more secluded, the award-winning Treetops Lodge & Wilderness Estate is surrounded by 2,500 acres of native forest, streams, lakes and on-site trout fishing! However, et isn’t only lodges that receive the ultimate mark of luxury; East West Boutique Apartments are just a short stroll from the CBD and boast luxurious self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments.
As a wonderful year round international resort, Rotorua has plenty of well appointed hotels located in the heart of the central shopping and restaurant area, including the popular Ibis Hotel, the stylish Millennium Hotel and Novotel, to name just a few of course!
There is also a strong contingent of motels scattered throughout Rotorua offering highly competitive rates. Keep an eye out for weekend special deals, off peak and long term stays. You can find some excellent motel providers such as Four Canoes (the only Maori themed hotel in New Zealand), the Lonely Planet favourite… Ann’s Volcanic Rotorua Motel, as well as familiar favourites such as the Bella Vista Motel brand.
There is also an abundance of Bed and Breakfast accommodation to suit most travellers. Bed and Breakfast options are popular with tourists, combining the best of private bedroom accommodation and shared living spaces. This is a great way to meet new people and get the ‘low-down’ from locals on the best places to eat, things to see and activities to do.
Budget accommodation is easy to find in Rotorua, with backpacker lodges and hostels being popular for two reasons, firstly, they offer very affordable clean and comfortable accommodation, and secondly, they are a great way to meet like-minded travellers. The YHA TREKS Rotorua Backpackers is a purpose built backpackers located in the heart of the city, other options include the popular Base backpacker hostels chain and Planet Nomad Backpackers. Simply pop into the local Visitor Information Centre upon your arrival for further information regarding budget accommodation and backpacker lodgings.