US$87 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 2 Feb 2015 Check-out 3 Feb 2015

Rydges Hotel Rotorua

4 stars
272 Fenton Street, Rotorua, Rotorua, 3010
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
39 reviews
Stinky town

Rooms & facilities, which includes free laundry, is excellent. Magnetic key failed everyday for 3... See full review

  • Darren W.
  • 16 Jan 2015
great stay

Clean spacious room, comfortable bed and nice view of the race course. See full review

  • Shardi
  • 8 Apr 2014
Rydges Hotel Rotorua showcases the best of culture and nature in the city. Located in the central business district, Rotorua Convention Centre is nearby. Remarkable discoveries await travellers at the Whakarewarewa Hot Springs, Rotorua Museum of Art and History and Skyline Skyrides Gondola and Luge. The Redwoods Forest and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park showcase a fascinating range of flora and fauna.
General

Conference and function spaces at the Rydges Hotel Rotorua assure a well-handled event in a modern venue. A business centre provides work requirements. After a busy day, the swimming pool and sauna is a good down time spot. Tamaki Maori Village is an interesting cultural attraction.


Location

Rydges Rotorua Hotel is in the middle of all the action being at the edge of Arawa Racecourse, events and adventures abound in the area. Rotorua International Airport is a convenient 10-minute drive from the airport.



  • 1 km to the City Centre
  • 9 km to the Airport (Rotorua)
Dining

Rydges Rotorua Hotel provides ambience that makes dining more enjoyable at the onsite Atrium Restaurant. Contemporary cuisine coupled with natural lighting and a cascading waterfall makes every meal an experience.
Rooms

The hotel features 135 accommodation units that are fully-equipped to provide comfort. Modern in-room amenities include a television, mini bar, and in-room safe. Simple and classic decor ensure that rest will have no distractions.

Rydges Hotel Rotorua Rooms

Superior Room
The room offers 2 Queen Size Beds with all modern amenities.
Deluxe Room
The room offers 2 Queen Size Beds or 1 king bed with all modern amenities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-38.1486 176.2547
Area served
Rotorua.
Nearby airports
Rotorua International Airport.
Area description
Located in a park like setting on the edge of Rotorua's Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The hotel is central to many of Rotorua's famous attractions and activities. It is also within easy walking distance of the Central Business District, Rotorua Convention Centre and Whakarewarewa geysers.

Nearby points of interest

  • Polynesian Spa: 1.2 km
  • Rotorua Arts Village: 1.2 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs: 1.5 km
  • Te Puia: 1.7 km
  • Kawaha Point: 4.8 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park: 5.3 km
  • Gondola Cableway: 5.4 km
  • Agrodome: 8.8 km
  • Brunswick Park: 11 km
  • Lake Tarawera: 12.4 km
  • Hamurana: 12.7 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (39)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Darren W.
Business
N/A
16 Jan 2015

Stinky town

Rooms & facilities, which includes free laundry, is excellent. Magnetic key failed everyday for 3 days, which was most frustrating. Professionalism at front desk could be improved.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Redwood Forest (free) bush walks, with varied times depending on your limits. Very well marked out track. Beautiful and cool to walk through on a hot day. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is excellent. Get there early around 8:30-8:45am to purchase tickets, complete the first circuit (30-40minutes) then jump in your car & head to the geyser for the 10:15 performance (short drive). Try to get there by 9:40 for front seat. When you re enter the thermal wonderland, start from where you finished. This way you'll miss a lot of crowds. It's a truly amazing place!

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
carol t.
Business
N/A
12 Jan 2015

Family trip

An embarrassment how the hotel did not make the room beds unless requested. All amenities are a rip off. The hotel room itself was a good price but any extra was ridiculously expensive. I did two short domestic calls to the consulate and I was charged $20 NSD, the mini bar was outrageously expensive, not to mention the breakfast/dinner options they offered.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

None, you can stay at a better place for the same price.

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shardi
Business
Auckland
8 Apr 2014

great stay

Clean spacious room, comfortable bed and nice view of the race course.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PaulP
Business
Auckland
24 Mar 2014

Tired room

Needs an update, very tired furnishings. Swimming pool worth visiting.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
janineA
Business
Whangarei
24 Jul 2013

great kids school holiday experience

Congrats to Ridges for such a kid friendly environment. The food was perfect for the children and adequate for the adults. The rooms were a little too warm and it was difficult to turn down the heating but that would be our only concern

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

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nonie
Business
Melbourne
9 Jul 2013

Not bad but not great

Reasonably priced hotel. Good location and clean rooms BUT why is there no free internet? In this day and age it seems crazy to have to pay extra for something that is as popular as watching tv.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ric54
Business
Auckland
21 Feb 2013

Spacious Do-up

As other usual haunts (for some reason on this Tuesday) had no $100 rooms and pricing was on par here i thought i would give it a go for a change. Its a wonderfully spacious hotel but appears a little tired in places. The pool looked inviting. Room and bed was great but bathroom appearance lacked any wow factor. At these prices (NZ$175) i would expect a coffee plunger, hair drier, free wifi, items usually found in cheaper Motels. Great high pressure water but somewhat anoying to hear neighboring rooms using it at all times of the night. Overall not unpleasant however and certainly far better value than many stayed in outside of NZ recently.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Urbano, just across the road. Fantastic.

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aussie Ray
Business
Cairns Queensland
7 Apr 2012

Pleasant Stay

We were not disappointed. Even though the hotel is getting a bit dated I thought it was better than 2 Star. it was neat and tidy. Overall a comfortable stay. Good Value Plus ---- You do not have to pay for parking.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stanley
Business
Not Provided
27 Jun 2011

Excellent venue, within easy reach

Excellent venue, within easy reach of city shops, etc. We stayed over a weekend to attend our friends' 40th wedding anniversary celebrations at the hotel itself. Rooms were very spacious, spotless, warm, with great views of the lake from our balcony. We had read previous reviews prior to booking, and had concerns, but these were quickly dispelled, and we would most certainly stay there again. Our only negative comment would be the excessive cost of the room's minibar drinks and restaurant main meals, otherwise a very enjoyable stay.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Rotorua

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chris
Business
Not Provided
4 Apr 2011

nice hotel although a few things

nice hotel although a few things a bit tired and in need of fixing lovely reataurant and nice staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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