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Prince's Gate Hotel

"Clean large rooms and close to everything would definitely stay again"

Jeffrey - April 12, 2019
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Prince's Gate Hotel

1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua City Center, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to Tamaki Maori Village
Within 270 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Tamaki Maori Village 270 m
Rotorua Museum of Art & History 360 m
Kuirau Park 940 m
Te Puia 3.3 km
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park 4.3 km
Government Gardens 6.7 km
Lake Rotorua 6.8 km
Whakarewarewa Forest 8.3 km
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools 21.8 km
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland 26.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre 90 m
Rotorua District Council 130 m
Cottage Flair 150 m
Rotorua District Library 220 m
Whagapīpiro / Rachel-Spring 260 m
Tamaki Maori Village 270 m
Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court 290 m
Lakes Care Pharmacy 330 m
Lakes Care Medical Centre 340 m
Lakes Care Dental Centre 350 m

9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
ParkingFREE
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Rotorua in the last 24 hoursCompared to 325 Rotorua properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportRotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
Distance to airport6.1 km

Rooms available at Prince's Gate Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed or 1 single be...
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Two Bedroom Premium Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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2 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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One Bedroom Premium Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 super king bed
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Estate Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Designer Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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classic
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Small Double bed room
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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SUITE ONE BEDROOM ADJACENT BUILDING OF THE MAIN HOUSE
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Prince's Gate Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Prince's Gate Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Prince's Gate Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Rotorua with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    Is breakfast offered at Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Prince's Gate Hotel. There's an additional charge of 30 NZD for adults and 20 NZD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What are my dining options at Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Prince's Gate Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Prince's Gate Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What restaurants are nearby Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Prince's Gate Hotel is located in Rotorua City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Memories, Aroma cafe and Lime Caffeteria.

    What popular shopping places are close to Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Shopping options in Prince's Gate Hotel’s Rotorua City Center neighborhood include Cottage Flair, Rotorua Night Market and Rotorua Lapidary (Rock and Mineral Supplies).

    What are popular attractions near Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Guests at Prince's Gate Hotel can easily visit Tamaki Maori Village, Te Puia and Rotorua Museum of Art & History located in the Rotorua City Center area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Prince's Gate Hotel?

    Prince's Gate Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Whakarewarewa Forest, Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Whagapīpiro / Rachel-Spring located in the same Rotorua City Center area.

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    What people love about Prince's Gate Hotel

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Convenient location and good service."

      Marco

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      June 29, 2020

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "We loved staying at this hotel!"

      Christine

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      January 3, 2019

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "Rooms are warm and comfortable."

      Shek

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      August 11, 2018

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    Overall rating:

    8.6

    Excellent
    450 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.5
    Facilities
    8.0
    Location
    9.4
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    What travelers say they love:
    Very nice old hotel, excellent location
    Marco from Singapore
    Couple
    More about Prince's Gate Hotel

    More about Prince's Gate Hotel

    Situated very close to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, guests of this hotel are treated to natural relaxation facilities. The guestrooms at the Prince's Gate Hotel offer en-suite movies, coffee making facilities, hair dryers, and radios. Enjoy delicious and local cuisine from on-site eateries such as the Memories Restaurant and The Club. The Gate Bar specializes in a wide selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. A business and conference center is available for corporate travelers who must get a little work done. The tennis courts and swimming pool can be utilized for fitness purposes while the Polynesian spa is an ideal place for pampering and relaxation. Guests may enjoy mud baths at the thermal village located very close to the Prince's Gate Hotel. With an array of leisure facilities on hand, the hotel is ideal for guests who want to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing vacation. Our secure online booking form makes reserving your room at Prince's Gate Hotel simple - just fill in your desired dates and click.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    14 mentions

    Breakfast

    10 mentions

    Food & Dining

    7 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    4 mentions

    What they offer

    9.6

    Exceptional

    "I would certainly stay there again."

    RUAIRIDH

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    July 16, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Full English/Irish
    Gluten-free

    Restaurants on site

    Nellie Budd Restaurant
    Cuisine:Indian, International, Grill/BBQ
    Menu:Buffet
    Dukes Restaurant
    Cuisine:Asian, International, Grill/BBQ
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Prince's Gate Hotel from real guests

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    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.0
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.2
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    9+ Exceptional (112)
    8-9 Excellent (53)
    7-8 Very Good (36)
    6-7 Good (36)
    <6 Below Expectation (19)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Cheuk from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Family with teens
    2 Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    wonderful hotel”

    This hotel is in Rotorua , we live in room 42 .When we went inside , the first feeling has given us is warm , because it likes a real home in Newzeland , there are 2 bedrooms for the kids and the adults ,also it has a clean washroom which makes us feel really comfortable . Besides , the services is really good , they help us to clean the bedroom regularly , that let us to sleep in a clean place . The restaurant of the hotel is also fantastic , the waiters are really polite , the food is delicious , actually I do not like eating the West food but I still like the food that the restaurant has provided . So I really recommend you guys to choose the Princes Gate Hotel if you go for a trip to Rotorua.

    Reviewed August 07, 2017

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Derryn from New Zealand
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    style and class”

    style of rooms, service second to none, delicious food and great coffee

    I have stayed at the Princes Gate hotel twice now. I go to Rotorua because I because I want to stay there. I love the style of the old place...very Downton Abbey. The service and attentiveness of the staff is second to none from the moment you are greeted at the door. Enjoy the experience of the hotel then enjoy Rotorua

    Reviewed October 10, 2012

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    MAN from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Family with teens
    2 Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Excellent in everything”

    Location is just within 3-min walk from i-SITE, so convenient for guests taking bus to Rotorua and so close to the Government Garden. Staff are so friendly and helpful, the light in the toilet broken down at night and it was changed even faster than i reported as i went out for a tour early in the morning. Facilities are sufficient enough, providing sauna and private pool for family members to enjoy privately and happily. Just a little suggestion of providing hangers in bedrooms and toilet. I will absolutely recommend this hotel to my friends when they visit Rotorua.

    Reviewed August 23, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Tracey from United Kingdom
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Good value hotel”

    Princes Gate hotel us ideally situated next to the Government Gardens in Rotorua. We booked the cheapest double on offer and whilstvthe room was small, the size is mentioned on the website, so it is what we expected. The shower room appeared to have been newly refurbished and was very nice. We were warned not to open the bedroom windows at night because of insects so we got extremely hot overnight (the room did not have air conditioning) and it may have been that or the soft mattress, but I didn't get a good nights sleep! We were told that there are plans to install air conditioning. We ate dinner in the restaurant, which was excellent. I had the salmon and a chocolate mille feuille and my husband had pork. There is a reasonable wine list. The staff are very helpful and well organised. The hotel communal areas are in the process of being redecorated with new wallpaper and carpets, when the bedroom we were in has air conditioning, I think it will fe worth its 4 stars

    Reviewed December 09, 2016

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Graham from Australia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    This fine establishment is superb.”

    The beauty thereof, the lovely quaintness and the old former style of living.

    This hotel is a grand monument to what living would have been possibly like in the good old days, when service, decorum and style meant so much, sadly a rarity nowadays and thus difficult to find. The dinner and show, replete with delightful repasts and most entertaining performers, were a delight and, coupled with the beautiful accommodation, were the only reasons why we took time to go back to Rotorua. We did not rue the enrgies, efforts and considerable monies expended.

    Reviewed March 09, 2014

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Assel from Kazakhstan
    Solo traveler
    Small Double bed room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Charming boutique hotel”

    Like the old feel of the room and the hotel. Very professional and friendly front office and lovely restaurant on-site. The standard room was a bit small to my liking, anyway most of the time in Rotorua you spend outdoors either sightseeing, adventure seeking, eating our or relaxing in the hot springs! Hope to come back with my family in a few years.

    Reviewed December 14, 2017

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Amber from United States
    Solo traveler
    classic
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

    Great location”

    good location

    I am all about location - this hotel is a block away from the bus stop, the informative I tourist help center, the Rotorua Museum, and moments away from the lake. The only negative which wouldn't have happened if I didn't make 2 separate Agoda bookings was that both the housekeeper and plumber didn't get the memo I had extended my stay and both walked in on me as I was trying to get ready for the day. I was bummed too that thre was no wifi option.

    Reviewed September 28, 2012

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jay from New Zealand
    Couple
    Estate Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Lovely Old Hotel”

    Really beautiful colonial style hotel, located across the road from the old government building in the center of Rotorua. The hotel has a great bar but is also just a few minutes walk from a number of other places to eat and drink.

    Reviewed September 01, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cindy from Australia
    Couple
    Estate Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    We loved our stay ”

    In my 5 days trip in north island, this hotel was the best for me. Good location in Rotorua . The hotel a bit old but everything still keep very nice, like stepping back in time. The best thing is they have outdoor hot pool! After long driving trip, that make us so relax. The breakfast food and coffee was beautiful!

    Reviewed September 28, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Jasmine from Singapore
    Couple
    Designer Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Charming suite, in-house hot pools are a bonus!”

    Booked a 2 night stay here - the suite has maintained many turn-of-the-century details but doesn't feel dated. The in-house geothermal pools are a bonus, and you won't have to make a trip to the spas! It's centrally located, but just off the busy restaurant strip, if you're looking for a quiet but well-located part of town. The lounge area of the suite has air-conditioning put in, but not the bedroom, which wasn't a problem as the nights we were in Rotorua were relatively cool.

    Reviewed December 11, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Karen from New Zealand
    Couple
    One Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    This lovely old hotel has improved vastly”

    This old beauty had improved vastly since the new owners took over, but it is a big job and there is still a fair bit of work to be done. Staff were friendly and enthusiastic, but proved to be poorly informed eg regarding the poor SKY Sport channel reception (told me there were 'only 3 channels here'). I understand that replacement of beds is in process and the historic building is a priority, but the bed I had was just too spongey and soft to get a decent night's sleep. And the big bouncey pillows were terrible. Otherwise the linen was nice and fresh, and the one bedroom apartments, elderly as they are, were a great deal. We've been going to Rotorua annually for 18 years. For a time we stopped using this hotel because it was too expensive and uncomfortable. I am happy to see that it is being returned to form.

    Reviewed May 09, 2017

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    8.3
    Excellent
    James from Australia
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Enjoyable stay and dining with excellent staff”

    Staff Resturaunt Character

    Our stay at the Princes Gate Hotel was excellent - we would definitely stay again if in Rotorua. The staff were knowledgeable with regard to the region and local activities and generally very helpful.

    Reviewed June 02, 2013

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Murray from New Zealand
    Group
    Two Bedroom Premium Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Outstanding”

    I was visiting Rotorua with a motorcycle buddy. We stayed in a two bedroom suite located right next to the hot pools. The quality of the furnishings, lovely artwork on the walls and the generally very high standard of accommodation ensured a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed February 07, 2017

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Sharen from New Zealand
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Yesteryear Elegance”

    The decor, the thermal pools, comfortable beds and beautiful furnishings

    My husband and I love to spend weekends away every couple of months. Once we find a hotel we like, we tend to stay there on a regular basis, so it was lovely to find The Princes Gate Hotel. However we found the "Classic Room" far too small but we upgraded to an "Estate Room" which was spacious and lovely. The staff were accommodating and the furnishings and decor stunning from a bygone error. The hotel's three thermal pools were great and we enjoyed our daily soak as well as being able to sit on the balcony with an antipasto platter and a glass of wine. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be back

    Reviewed October 27, 2015

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Uthiyakumar from Australia
    Family with teens
    Two Bedroom Premium Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Fine Stay for Families ”

    This hotel is really close to public transport and many of the common places that people visit (such as Polynesian Spa), making it easy for us to get around Rotorua. The staff were also very helpful and were able to resolve all of our enquiries.

    Reviewed January 31, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    anthony from Australia
    Couple
    Small Double bed room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2021

    Interesting Heritage Hotel”

    Great history splendid old school hotel a real experience creaking wooden floors and not very sound proofed rooms. There are better hotels in Rotorua but this is a must try experience.

    Reviewed March 30, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    isaac from Philippines
    Couple
    One Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Your perfect hotel choice in Rotorua”

    Everything that you need is with Princes Gate Hotel. Location is very strategic. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. Very good value for money. I recommend to book via agoda so can have cheaper price for suite rooms

    Reviewed June 19, 2017

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Gordon from United Kingdom
    Couple
    classic
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Fantastic heritage building”

    location, pools, design of the hotel

    We had a fantastic stay at the Princes Gate. yes, the hotel is old but that adds to the charme - please do not expect a 5 start modern Holiday Inn without character. If you like character, you will like this hotel. Room was clean and spacious and the free hot pools behind the house are a nice thing to have. We were on the upper floor and had table and chairs outside, sitting in the sun enjoying a drink.

    Reviewed January 13, 2014

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Mai from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

    Great location Great room”

    classic style in the centre of the town

    we stayed 3 nights in princes gate hotel in 2 bedroom suite. the room got all the facility we need. great service and helpful reception. only 5 mins walking to tourist information, banks, spa house and restaurant. we really enjoy staying there. the only dilema is we booked this through agoda however, the hotel charged us again. hopefully this will be resolved soon.

    Reviewed December 11, 2011

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yuko from Japan
    Couple
    One Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Clean , nice staff”

    Great customer service, good location ( Rotorua central), and nice atmosphere :)

    Reviewed January 19, 2017

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