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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This accommodation is situated a few hundred metres away from the Rotorua Skyline (gondolas) and a 10 - 15 minute drive from the city centre. In other words it is on the outskirts of town and not near the centre. The lady at the front desk was excellent.....friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful in pointing out what to see in Rotorua....

Thank Russ B
Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here recently and had a lovely time. We had a 3 bedroom apartment which had everything we needed including a spa and a lovely little back yard overlooking the pretty trout creek. The motel is walking distance to the gondola and all the mountain has to offer. We didn't eat in the restaurant so I can't comment on...

Thank Lee W
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our share of pokey studio apartments and a backpackers at the beginning of our NZ trip this place was a welcome change. We found the staff to be absolutely lovely, the room clean and the bed comfortable. The spa outside was so nice and relaxing. The only downside would be the shower situation as water goes everywhere which can...

Thank MG900226
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice motel to stay in. Near Gondolas and Skyline and Rainbow Springs, out from sulfur smells. In a side street. Pool and spa and private spa with unit. Restaurant there very satisfactory meal. TV up-to-date (two in fact). Staff are pleasant and helpful.

Thank 637grahamu
Green Lake, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, helpful staff, excellent dinner, great location, very close to the gondola, rainbow springs nature park, Mita Maori Village and the agrodome. The drive to town for other activities was convenient.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a friendly tranquil spot that we keep on returning for more. A place to get away for a short break or just to chill out. The staff are friendly and helpful but not intrusive. There is a small stream that meanders past the back of the facility with a walkway alongside. The rooms are adequately furnished and...

Thank Peter K
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on a trip to Rotorua. The motel is in a lovely setting with a small stream and lots of greenery. There's a little pool, communal hot tub and pretty good little play area for children. We were really fortunate to be upgraded from a one bed unit to a three bed with a spa....

Thank neekyrabbit
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were very welcoming and went out of their way to help you in your travels, restaurant was good, very clean with kitchenette, more like an apartment/flat than a motel/hotel, with a miniature golf course.

Thank lesleywr
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was a very spare, sparse accommodation. No air conditioning, just open the window, but there's no screens on the windows, so in come the flies and bugs. Luckily there weren't too many bugs, but any bugs seems like too many when you're paying for a room. Beds were below average.

Thank gabecottam
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a wonderfully comfortable place to stay, all necessities provided,and more! Very roomy, with good kitchen, separate living area, and very comfy beds. The on site licensed restaurant served us a very well presented and delicious meal, compliments to the Chef!

Thank freadd

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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Braeside Rotorua

Address: 4 Barnard Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Braeside Resort)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $125 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Braeside Rotorua 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Best Western Braeside Hotel Rotorua
Best Western Rotorua
Rotorua Best Western
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#11 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#14 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#15 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“Ask for the most recently renovated rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 465russb, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles freadd, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Crowded parking, park the right way around to exit ok in a m.”
 of 5 bubbles niknok53, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with stream running by. Very tranquil and relaxing to here the gentle water running so close by.”
 of 5 bubbles 298PeterK, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I love the way the rooms are separated - any room appears to be a good one.”
 of 5 bubbles hammsters2016, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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