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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights, bed comfy. Main problem is that the hotel is situated on a very long road full of motels and hotels about 45 minutes walk from the centre. There is a shuttle bus coming back at 2pm but we were busy seeing the sights and going on the lake. Limited places to eat nearby....

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thanks you for staying with us Claire L. Yes we are a slight walk from town, 20 minutes to the shopping mall, down a straight, flat road. It's approximately 5 minutes by car. But we are located close to several attractions, which makes for easy access. If you are relying on public transport this runs passed the hotel every half...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The suite we stayed in was very spacious, tastefully decorated and clean. There was a generous lounge and dining area. The bedroom and bathroom were also large and clean. The rest of the hotel was not up to the same standard - it looked tired in places - the lifts looked like something out of the arc and the reception...

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Job129, thank you for choosing to stay at Distinction Rotorua. It's great that you enjoyed your room and the facilities and the team took care of your needs. Flintstones is exactly how I describe our Grotto Spas, they were built to look that way. Something different ! We look forward to welcoming you back to Distinction.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Distinction in Roto 'Vegas' is NZs version of Caesars in 'Las Vegas'. Recently had the pleasure of spending one night in the Presidential Suite and it was awesome. The hospitality is fantastic and the food sublime. Lots to see and do here. Perfect for large conferences.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings Seren899, glad you enjoyed your stay in our Presidential Suite. We do hope you felt like Presidents for the night. Great to read you enjoyed the food at one our our four restaurants and bars within the hotel. We hope you'll visit us again soon.

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here only one night but found it quite good. The decor has a comfy old-world charm to it. Breakfast was quite good. Only had an issue with the travel adaptors given by the reception. Took 3 trips down to the reception to find one that worked!

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

NiTra1520 thank you for choosing to stay at Distinction Rotorua. Glad you enjoyed your time at the hotel. I'll get the team to label which country the adapter is for to remove the issue had.

Perth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly the staff were very friendly and helpfull. We booked a suite and it was fantastic. Really good size and cosy. We tried the breakfast one morning and that was ok. Easy when you can wake up and walk to breakfast rather then eat out. We ordered a morning coffee (latte) and that was good also. The only thing missing...

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Distinction Rotorua churmybro and in a smart suite. Appreciate you taking the time to place your feedback and the 5 star service rating. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The children spent hours having fun in the large warm pool which is 1.8m deep and long enough to have a swim. Room was pretty average but clean, good service and location. Plenty of parking, I would stay there again.

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Kia Ora darrinchubb, great to read the kids enjoyed the pool facilities. Did you know during school holidays we open a kids rooms with a table tennis table, movies, games, twister etc. Next to the outlets so you can relax whilst keeping an eye on them. We hope you'll visit again.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great large room with a view Breakfast in our booking and that offered many varities of all food types. Excellent. Staff very helpful and attentive. One shortcoming the bedding. We had a double blanket on a queen bed & the extra blanket was badly frayed also double. Short on the ends & sides. We dined at Mr yikotori it was...

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thanks you Sue D & Husband for coming to stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to place your thoughts on the time spent at our hotel and were pleased you enjoyed a few of our outlets. We will look into the blankets and get that tidied up. We hope to see you again...

Merricks North, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

After using using an old-fashioned on-line booking system, and arriving only to wonder if I had time-traveled back to the 70's (brown brick, chandelier, small foyer), I was very pleasantly surprised: 1. The rooms are spacious, very comfortable, nicely furnished (huge TV, etc) and appointed (lots of deep-red timber, modern bathroom, etc.). 2. The food I ate was very good....

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us Jason T, we appreciate you taking the time to place your feedback. We do hope you got to try out our facilities around the hotel.

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had never tryed yaki tori and must say i am in love.the total experience was lovely and the kebabs to die for.i am very fussy when dinning out because of working in the food industry for over 16 years, and its lovely to find something new that tastes so devine.even listening to a moaning customer next to us for so...

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you paniapotter, for placing this feedback. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the food at Mr Yakitori. Being made fresh each day and cooked in front of you, gives a different dining experience for all. I will pass on your comments to the Chef and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016

After not having been there for a few months, my wife and I went to dinner at this hotel's Yakatori Bar. We have been visiting this hotel's Yakatori Bar, on and off, for about four years. This little Japanese restaurant has always been a favourite, but tonight was the last time that we will ever walk through those doors. The...

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DistinctionHotels, General Manager at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Greetings Bruce E. Yes we do have the two Yakitori set menu's in place, if people are wishing to elect to eat the options on those menus. These menus are great for larger dining groups. If guests are not completely satisfied with the set menu, they can select items from the actual Yakitori Menu which has 46 different food items...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 390 Fenton Street | PO Box 983, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $142 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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#22 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#32 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“See if you can get one of the rooms with a balcony not overlooking the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 74clairel, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Many of the higher story rooms have balconies (not large ones though).”
 of 5 bubbles Seren899, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suites are great.ask for one not facing the carpark. We were on the ground level and when ur on the balcony u felt pretty exposed.”
 of 5 bubbles churmybro, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor has easy access to pools”
 of 5 bubbles darrinchubb, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“top floor with view of pool”
 of 5 bubbles databasep, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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