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Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We stayed at the Distinction for a full week prior to XMAS. The hotel rooms we had were clean, well kept, and without any issues. I was surprised to find that there was no air conditioning but this appears to be the norm for this part of the world. We opened windows at night and were just fine. The internet...

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

Merry Christmas Todd R, we appreciate you taking the time to place some feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. Wonderful to read the team took good care of you during your week long break. Stay safe this New Years and we look forward to welcoming you again in the New Year

Mangawhai, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised on our recent family weekend away.. Friendly staff, great amenities, good food and a good selection of food too. This place is somewhere I would definitely stay again. The pools are lovely also.

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

Merry Christmas Nick C, thanks for staying with us and taking the time to palce some feedback. Wonderful to read you enjoyed your stay and made us of our facilities and our range of restaurants and menus. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Stay safe these Holidays.

Auckland
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I have stayed here several times over the years and always find the staff friendly and helpful. Free wifi and happy hour are the bonuses. Upgraded to a top floor room with lovely views over the golf course this time. It is a little way away from the main centre but we like that for the quiet...

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

Thank you Christina H for choosing to stay at Distinction Rotorua each time you visit Rotorua. It's great to read the team look after you and you enjoy some of the facilities we provide. Merry Christmas, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to Distinction.

Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 20 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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 2 November 2016

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: $176 - $288 (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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#25 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#32 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“noisy ground floor, only one working lift”
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“Upper floors facing south have nice views.”
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“Next to thermal explorer highway, nice view from balcony.”
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“upper floor rooms have nice views either way.”
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