US$71 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 13 Sep 2015 Check-out 14 Sep 2015

Princes Gate Hotel

4 stars
View map of 1057 Arawa Street, ROTORUA, Rotorua, 3040

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
19 reviews
Realised a dream

I lived in Rotorua for 17 years, moved away 5 years ago and always wondered what it would be like... See full review

  • Prof Pete
  • 27 Aug 2015
This beautifully restored historic

This beautifully restored historic hotel is a pleasure to visit. It's like stepping back in time... See full review

  • Julianne
  • 25 Jul 2011
Princes Gate Hotel Rotorua is in the historic area of Rotorua overlooking the world famous Government Gardens, museum, art gallery and the Polynesian Spa. It also has Agrodome Leisure Park, Mitai Maori Village, White Island Volcano and Waimangu Volcanic Valley in its surroundings.
General

Princes Gate Hotel Rotorua features well outfitted conference spaces that cater to various business meetings and conferences. Guests can also take a dip in the swimming pool or simply relax at the sauna, after a tiring day out.



Location

Ideally situated on Arawa Street, the Princes Gate Hotel in Rotorua is close to Village Green, lakefront, city centre and volcanic children's playground. This property is in vicinity to Zorb Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Kiwi Encounter, Agroventures and Tamaki Maori Village.

Dining

The Memories Hotel at Princes Gate Hotel, offers fine and authentic dishes accompanied by New Zealand's fine wines in relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy. At the end of a long day, guests can also chill out with a refreshing drink at the Gate Bar by the fire place or at the Club.
Rooms

This hotel has 34 Hotel Rooms including 4 Luxury Suites, 12 One and Two Bedroom Apartments that are well designed and furnished with standard facilities such as television, tea and coffee maker, radio and a telephone.

Princes Gate Hotel Rooms

Designer Room
Enjoy our newly branded Designer room. Comprises either king or queen bed only. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and refrigerator and flat screen television. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows.
Classic Twin
Classic Twin room comprises 2 single beds, ensuite bathroom, mini bar, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and Sky television. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows.
Estate Twin Room
Estate Twin room comprise one queen bed and single, ensuite bathroom, mini bar, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and Sky television. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows. Extra person rate applies for third person in room in existing bedding only.
1 Bedroom Suite
Enjoy one of our one bedroom suites adjacent to the main Hotel. Rooms comprise queen bed or queen & single bed, a seperate lounge area, kitchenette and bathroom. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows Extra person rate applies for third person in room in existing bedding only.
2 Bedroom Suite
Enjoy one of our two bedroom suites adjacent to the main Hotel. Rooms comprise queen bed in the master bedroom, twin beds in the second bedroom, a seperate lounge area, kitchenette and bathroom. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows. No extra persons in these rooms
Premium 2 Bedroom Suite
Most exclusive two bedroom premium room at the Princes Gate Hotel. Comprises one bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with twin beds, seperate lounge, tea and coffee making facilities, kitchenette with dishwasher and Sky television. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows. No extra persons in these rooms
Classic Room
Classic room comprise one double bed only, ensuite bathroom, mini bar, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and Sky television. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows.
Estate Room
Comprises either king or queen bed only. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and refrigerator and flat screen television. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities available. Beautiful restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, high tea, lunch, dinner and live cabaret dinner shows.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Room
Cable or sat. TV

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Hotel Map

-38.1349 176.2552
Area served
International Airport: Rotorua Airport - 9km Domestic Airport: Rotorua Airport - 9km Closest Public Transport: Rotorua I-Site - 500m Closest Major City: Rotorua
Nearby airports
Auckland International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel is situated in the central city at one of Rotorua's finest addresses, directly opposite the Government Gardens with the other boundary having the shopping district featuring all the cosmopolitan restaurants and cafes with the lake front only metres away. Also within easy walking distance of the Convention Centre, Events Centre, Polynesian Spa, Bath House & Museum, you cannot find a better location.

Nearby points of interest

  • Rotorua Arts Village: 0.3 km
  • Polynesian Spa: 0.4 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs: 3 km
  • Te Puia: 3.2 km
  • Kawaha Point: 3.4 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park: 4.1 km
  • Gondola Cableway: 4.2 km
  • Agrodome: 7.6 km
  • Brunswick Park: 9.9 km
  • Hamurana: 11.2 km
  • Lake Tarawera: 13.2 km

Dining

Memories Restaurant
Memories restaurant depicts the history and charm of a bygone era with high studded kauri ceilings, chandeliers and crisp starched linen tablecloths. All this, combined with an exciting menu accompanied by many of New Zealand's finest wines. So popular for a wedding venue, formal dinners, cocktail functions or a la carte dining. Enjoy the oppulence and splendour of this impressive restaurant
The Gate Bar
A touch of Europe in central Rotorua. Leather chairs, rimu floors and 100 year old lead light windows offer an ideal venue whether it is the intimacy of the open fire places or the sophistication of this heritage property, the Gate Bar, commonly called by locals, is the ideal venue to enjoy a glass of New Zealand beer or wine, a martini, cocktail or a specialty coffee.
The Club
Not just a show, this is a night when fine food meets superb entertainment. So many people cannot believe the class of this show. Priced at just $89 per person, it is superb value for exquisite entertainment.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Princes Gate Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Prof Pete
Business
Wellington
27 Aug 2015

Realised a dream

I lived in Rotorua for 17 years, moved away 5 years ago and always wondered what it would be like to stay here. I had an idea what to expect as I'd eaten in the restaurant and relaxed in the bar before. It was all I expected of a period hotel and pleasantly surprised at the modern standard of the amenities and I loved the old features (was that a 4 m stud in the bedroom?). I found little to criticise but here goes: The internet was free but slow, fine for checking email but accessing work servers a bit of a challenge. The food in the restaurant was fine, surprisingly fast service (could they cook rice in that time?). Ambience was disappointing but not really the hotel's fault I was the only diner midweek in the winter. I wasn't sure whether to be irritated by staff setting up for breakfast while I was eating dinner, after all it was the only company on offer and service was good. Overall a good experience and I would stay here again with family next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ChrisBl
Business
Tadworth
24 Feb 2015

Touring

This hotel is way past its glory days. It was shabby & in need of updating & decoration. We had only entered our room when we saw it was infested with trout flies, so we asked to be moved. They assured us that they were harmless & couldn't be helped as it was the mating season in February, & near the lake. They would have fumigated the room for us but we could hardly sleep after that experience! Staff were pleasant & helpful but the building , it's furniture & especially the bathrooms were completely unacceptable for the cost involved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Davake
Family
Australia
29 Dec 2014

No luck with quiet room

Requested quiet room as early start. Not taken into account at time of booking and greeted with an aggressive we are full when requested to move. We had ground floor 1 bed suite. The waterworks of the apartment complex were loudly sounding in the room and there is poor floor insulation with the apartments above. I would not stay on the ground floor again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tankyu tumas
Friends
Not Provided
1 Feb 2014

Visiting an Old haunt

Strategically located historic hotel. Adjacent Government Gardens and hot springs. Short walk to good restaurants. Enjoyed Thursday night market nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AndrewF
Friends
Australia
29 Sep 2013

Great location, terrific atmosphere

Staff were very helpful, loved the atmosphere and walking distance to all Rotorua has to offer. Would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Charles8628
Family
Sydney, Australia
20 Feb 2013

Avoid!!! Very dirty and bad experience!

We found lots of long hairs on the both double beds. They could not do any anything and we have to change sheets by ourself at 10pm. Next day, We spoke to manager and he tried to cover themselves. He did not even try to fix our bad experience rather than tell us how innocent they are! The room is extremely hot because of the hot water heater system in our room. We do not recommend Priences Gate hotel. However, the location is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MillaQT
Couples
Auckland
4 Feb 2013

Outdated, Stuffy, Noisy and uncomfortable

Most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. Out dated decor. No air con. It was so hot and stuffy I couldn't sleep. The walls are paper thin so we could hear the people staying in the room next to us. Great location. However, this place needs a serious make over.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miffy
Couples
New Zealand
15 Dec 2011

Perfect Overnighter

Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely old building and lovely atmosphere. Room not very big but we only had overnight luggage so not a problem, but had all usual amenities. Very quiet the night we stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Julianne
Not Provided
25 Jul 2011

This beautifully restored historic

This beautifully restored historic hotel is a pleasure to visit. It's like stepping back in time as you enter the foyer, and walk through the lounge with open fire, soft light, leather coaches. Up the spiral staircase and onto a balcony off which your charming room awaits. I highly recommend and will return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Princes Gate Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gaye
Not Provided
23 Mar 2011

This hotel gives great personalised

This hotel gives great personalised service and it is a welcome change from some of the "faceless" hotels that are around. It has also utilized its history in its decor and publicity materials extremely well and one feels that one has stepped back in time to a place where elegance and service are the trademarks! A warm, welcoming hotel that epitomizes good hospitality.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

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