Hotels are not often our first accommodation choice when we travel, primarily because of the cost. However, our visit to Rotorua a few weeks ago was planned on short notice, which meant that most of the affordable accommodations were already booked (or so we thought).
Because we were desperate to find an available hotel in less than a week, we resorted to scanning the various hotel booking websites and we ended up reserving a double room at Holiday Inn Rotorua.
Holiday Inn Rotorua: Hotel Rate and Buffet Breakfast
The hotel room rate during our stay: $108/ night, the reservation was done via Booking.com. For breakfast, we opted to avail of the buffet breakfast being served at Chapman’s Restaurant and Bar. We only paid $20/ person instead of $29/ person as advertised. In order to get this rate, you’ll need to go to the front desk and let them know that you would like to your voucher for the breakfast buffet.
Holiday Inn Rotorua is located at 10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa which is an 8-minute drive from the city center which means that it’s away from the hustle and bustle but still close enough to visit attractions like the Polynesian Spa, Skyline Rotorua, and many more.
Within close proximity to the hotel is The Living Maori Village which offers attractions like geothermal wonderland, traditional Maori performances, and an authentic traditional feast. Also in the area are an art gallery, a dairy, and an ice cream shop.
Holiday Inn Rotorua Parking and Other Amenities
There is an abundance of parking spaces due to the available on-street options, however, the spaces right in front of the hotel are limited.
Holiday Inn Rotorua has one swimming pool and two spa pools. They are all heated, as most pools are in Rotorua, and was perfect during our winter visit; towels are provided and can be found at the entrance to the pool area.
As for the hotel and restaurant staff, we found them to be friendly and accommodating.
The accommodation in general is clean and well-equipped with all the basic amenities, including a heater in the room which made our stay very comfortable. The pools were definitely a plus! Holiday Inn Rotorua is certainly going to be our first choice the next time we visit.
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