Rafters Guide: Where To Stay in Rotorua

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If you’re visiting Rotorua, you need a stellar place to stay. Our city is filled with excellent accommodation options, so much so that choosing just one can be a tough call. Luckily, the team at Rotorua Rafting is here to help – just follow our handy guide on where to lay your head!

Style – Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel

CrownedRotorua’s most stylish hotel, if you’re after a little class, head to The Regent. A beautiful and historic boutique hotel sitting right on the edge ofLake Rotorua, The Regent offers décor that’s contemporary with a hint of lavishness. Paired with their pool, gym, bar and award-winning restaurant and it’s a real winner.

Luxury – Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

If indulgence is your buzz, stay at the swanky Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel.This five-star hotel will set you back a few bones, but the gardens, sauna, private jetty and heli-pad are well worth it. The hotel has only eight guest rooms and its onsite restaurant serves up delicious fare next to unbeatable views of Lake Rotorua.

Romance – Tarawera Heights

If a couple’s retreat has brought you to Rotorua, we recommend the romantic and secluded Tarawera Heights. The three suites all offer beautiful bathrooms, attractive aesthetics and stunning views of the scenery beyond. Just a short drive out of town, this hotel is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle.

Backpackers – Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua

We get a lot of backpackers on our whitewater rafting trips! If hostels are your thing, Rock Solid offers a central location coupled with affordable rates and friendly staff. This is a popular spot in Rotorua, and it won’t be hard to make new friends over the common room’s comfy couches and ping pong tables.

Rest and relax – Peppers on the Point

With its own private beach, a swimming pool, a sauna and spa, Peppers on the Point is a great option if you’re after a relaxing holiday. The rooms are generous, the charm is undeniable and, best of all, it’s located right next to LakeRotorua.

Spa Seekers – Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Set next to the popular Polynesian Spa, you won’t have to venture very far to experience Rotorua’s iconic geothermal baths. With rooms for everyone from families to business executives, Millennium Hotel lets anyone discover the relaxing and healing powers of our world-famous natural mineral springs.

B’n’B – Koura Lodge

This lakeside bed ‘n breakfast is a one-stop-shop with activities like kayaking and fishing on hand. The only thing you’ll have to leave the premise for is your whitewater rafting trip! There are beautiful views of the lake, excellent food and a variety of room options.

Eco-friendly – Aura Accommodation

Aura is the accommodation of choice for eco-conscious travelers. They use geothermal energy for their water and heating, offer free bike hire services and have a strong focus on sustainable amenities. Their newest reusable/refillable milk bottles are pretty awesome too!

Hardcore rafters – Lake Rotoiti Holiday Park

If you’re here for rafting and rafting alone, you may as well stay close by. Lake Rotoiti Holiday Park has tent sites and cabins, and is a mere three-minute drive away.

Enjoy your stay

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