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Top Rotorua Historic Hotels

Regal Palms Resort
5 out of 5
350 Fenton Street, Rotorua
The price is CA $174 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (629 reviews)

"Great motel. Stayed here twice in the last 6 months and both times the room was clean, facilities were great and staff were friendly. Will definitely be staying again in the future"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2021

Regal Palms Resort
B&B Three One Three
3.5 out of 5
2 Tilsley Street, Rotorua
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4.4/5Wonderful! (188 reviews)
clean and fairly comfortable but very noisy.

"Very strange place. Our key was taped to front door . A large house next to a noisy roundabout. No good ne else there so very spooky. No ac t in bedroom so had to choose between noise or roasting. Bathroom tiny . No room to bend over sink to clean teeth as glass shelf above it. Husband unable to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

B&B Three One Three
Holiday Inn Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
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The price is CA $126 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,014 reviews)

"Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

Holiday Inn Rotorua
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Wylie Court
3.5 out of 5
345 Fenton St, Rotorua
The price is CA $150 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
4.3/5Excellent! (302 reviews)

"Great grounds and close to amenities. Rooms are quite dated and walls are thin, not great if u have a large family in the next room."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2020

Wylie Court
RotoVegas Motel
4 out of 5
249 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
4.3/5Excellent! (597 reviews)

"Handy location to town, safe parking, comfortable room."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

RotoVegas Motel
New Castle Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
18 Ward Avenue, Rotorua
The price is CA $102 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
4.3/5Excellent! (454 reviews)

"Lovely motel in Nice quiet location. Perfect home away from home"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2020

New Castle Motor Lodge
Alpin Motel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
16 Sala Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $107 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.2/5Excellent! (599 reviews)

"部屋の掃除が雑。備品の補充もされてなかった。ジャグジーは大きく開放的で、お湯もしっかり出てとても良かった。部屋のシャワーは弱かった。"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Alpin Motel & Conference Centre
Prince's Gate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $77 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.2/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Old property but properly maintained one. Staff was real helpful and ready to take an extra step to make customers trip memorable. Rooms were equiped with nearly everything."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2021

Prince's Gate Hotel
Pohutu Lodge Motel
3.5 out of 5
3 Meade Street, Rotorua
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4.1/5Very Good! (201 reviews)

"Good location. Cosy. Good size for family of 4. Staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2020

Pohutu Lodge Motel
Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre
4 out of 5
390 Fenton Street, Rotorua
The price is CA $102 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
4.1/5Very Good! (546 reviews)

"Loved the location. Staff were especially friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2021

Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre
Birchwood Spa Motel
3 out of 5
6 Sala Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
4.1/5Very Good! (280 reviews)

"Nice motel, there was some noise from trucks at night."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2021

Birchwood Spa Motel
Aywon Motel
3 out of 5
1820 TRIGG AVENUEFENTON PARK, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
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4.1/5Very Good! (168 reviews)

"bed with undiscussably bad matraz room smelly spa not working and water much too hot (no possibility to add cold water)"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2017

Aywon Motel
Ashleigh Court Motel
3 out of 5
337 Fenton Street, Rotorua
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4/5Very Good! (167 reviews)

"It was nice and handy to everything but the shower had mould around the shower door, there were a few light bulbs needed replacing, the fridge door wouldn’t shut properly and a good spring clean all round wouldn’t go amiss. Otherwise it was nice and central and the bed was cosy and the spa ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 8, 2019

Ashleigh Court Motel
Apollo Hotel Rotorua
4 out of 5
7 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $94 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.9/5Very Good! (647 reviews)

"Good clean hotel. Close to everything and hice view's"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2021

Apollo Hotel Rotorua
Rotorua Coachman SPA Motel
4 out of 5
335 Fenton Street, Rotorua
The price is CA $87 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.9/5Good! (275 reviews)

"Nice & clean. In room spa was nice but it did carry a premium though. The single bed seemed to be rather short. I was 5'7" and my feet were hanging out on the edge after a night's sleep."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2021

Rotorua Coachman SPA Motel
Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
4 out of 5
328-348 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $110 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
3.7/5Good! (804 reviews)

"The staff that I met in the reception was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2021

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Lakeside City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
21 Lake Road, Rotorua
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3.7/5Good! (124 reviews)
Lovely spot!

"A lovely place to stay, beautifully kept in a great location."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Lakeside City Apartments
Atsala Apartment Stay
3.5 out of 5
27A SALA STREET, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
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3.3/5 (33 reviews)

"They mixed up the rooms and then were quite rude when we enquired about WiFi, disappointing customer service overall for what we paid"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2018

Atsala Apartment Stay
Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge
2.5 out of 5
99 Lake Road, Rotorua
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3.1/5 (661 reviews)

"Room was nice and big. Shelves under bathroom sink need a thorough clean and behind the radiator was quite dusty (I’m asthmatic) but other than that the room was great. The water gets really really hot in the shower but I imagine that the water in the hot springs heats the showers so just something ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2020

Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge
Greenview Motel
3 out of 5
418 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $82 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
3.1/5 (206 reviews)

"It was nice and comfortable for the price the swimming pool and hot pools were great"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2020

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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Rotorua

When you take a Rotorua trip out of town, it is easy to choose a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You know that your accommodation will have all the necessary amenities. However, staying in an in a more distinctive location can enhance your trip. A stay in a Rotorua historic hotel still gives you a well-appointed room that is also teeming with personality. Additionally, it offers you the opportunity to surround yourself in Rotorua's history.

If These Walls Could Talk

Many of the traditional hotels in Rotorua give you a feel for a bygone period right from the start. With classic charm and interesting back stories, you'll discover that these hotels stand apart from most hotels. Don't worry, you won't have to live totally in the past. Although these hotels are vintage, they have most up-to-date conveniences to help you keep in touch or relax during your holiday. You will notice rooms outfitted with a comfy bed and just about anything else you'll want for a marvellous stay.

Once you have checked-in and had a look around your hotel, you can check out the renowned landmarks and museums to take in more of the area's culture. Of course, all this perusing through the past is going to stimulate your appetite. Be sure to read the reviews and see the suggestions other guests to Rotorua think is merit going to. You can also ask your hotel's front desk staff so you can learn where the area's favourite spots to enjoy a cocktail or dinner in Rotorua are.

Your Rotorua Hotel Is Waiting

If you want to get the most from your Rotorua visit, staying in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your time spent in this renowned region. With Expedia having 508 of these one-of-a-kind hotels to select from, you are bound to find one that you'll love. However, just like the past civilizations you're examining, these rates won't last forever. Reserve soon to get a place in one of these landmark properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Rotorua?
You’re already probably planning a visit to historically relevant sites while on vacation in Rotorua. And while you’re here, you can visit the relaxing spas and scenic lakeside. You can also take some time enjoying the hot springs in this culturally rich area.
What's the best place to stay in Rotorua that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Prince’s Gate Hotel is a top 4.5-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers 3 outdoor pools. Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village is a short 4-minute drive away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Greenview Motel and Lakeside City Apartments.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Rotorua?
Rotorua is home to 504 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 97 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the top historical sites and other places in Rotorua?
Rotorua is notable for landmarks like Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village, Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House, and Te Amorangi Museum. Cultural venues include Tamaki Maori Village, Mitai Maori Village, and Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. Other popular sights include Polynesian Spa and Skyline Rotorua.
What is a historic hotel like in Rotorua?
By choosing a historic hotel, you can stay someplace that has an official historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in Rotorua, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The building and architecture of a historic hotel tends to be what’s most significant. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value as well as how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Rotorua have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, though efforts have been made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. WiFi, heating and air conditioning, updated bathroom facilities, and the popular amenities found in a hotel should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you choose a historic hotel in Rotorua, you won’t be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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