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Prince's Gate Hotel

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The Prince's Gate Hotel, the ideal accommodation whilst staying in Rotorua. The most famous Hotel in Rotorua built in 1897. This timeless, beautiful hotel is privately owned and operated. Our hotel rooms offer style and sophistication that depict a bygone era. The Prince's Gate Hotel is not just a hotel but also an attraction. It has been masterfully restored through passionate attention to details. We look forward to having you stay with us in our beautiful & grand Prince's Gate Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Rydeboi wrote a review 16 Apr
Sydney, Australia30 contributions40 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights April 15-17 2024. Room 20 We did not use the dining room, sauna, or spa Pros Two, 1/Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. 2/ Location Neutral No lift, but an offer was made to carry our cases Cons: Security: access is via a veranda with direct street access. No privacy curtains, the windows are on the veranda where anyone can walk past. The room was very run down, and the shower cubicle extremely small, the soap bottles are on the floor as no where else to place them. The shower is almost unusable due to what seems to be a severe air lock in the pipes, so we did not even use the shower on the second night.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Sparcs07 wrote a review 8 Apr
Epsom, United Kingdom845 contributions172 helpful votes
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I was excited to come to this hotel , but the room was worn needing some repair and upgrading . Bath has fault wear lines, paint chipped around doors, grout missing from tiles .. Decor dated… All this hotel needs is some restoration to a high standard .
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Prince's Gate Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sparcs, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a rating. We will keep improving our services and doing renovating in our hotel soon. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely,
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feliciamc18 wrote a review 1 Apr
Greensboro, North Carolina34 contributions7 helpful votes
Very cute and well located to walk the city. Cute coffee shops and parks all within a short walk. Thank you to Star and the front desk team for all of their exceptional service. I was able to leave my baggage with them while I continued exploring before my late afternoon flight.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Feliciamc, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Hotel Team
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Jonathan L wrote a review Mar 2024
Trentham, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited the Duke restaurant today 30th March for lunch. Terrible. Bar manager hadn’t turned up for work so no chance of a drink. Work experience wait staff - terrible. Orders wrong - and shittest pizza ever. None of the staff seemed to really care at all. Avoid.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Adam M wrote a review Mar 2024
Alton, United Kingdom9 contributions
The Good - characterful exterior and high ceilinged rooms which made it feel large. The location was close to the government gardens and the local restaurants and bars. The receptionist who greeted us was very friendly and gave us lots of ideas of what was available to do in the local area. The price was reasonable. The Bad - the room decor was dated and the bathroom doors were slightly frustrating to shut. There weren't extractor fans in the bathroom so the smell of damp after a shower didn't clear. The air conditioning unit was not working.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 11 Mar 2024
Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your detailed review of your recent stay at our establishment.. We will keep improving our services. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Hotel Team
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Trippy4you wrote a review Mar 2024
11 contributions5 helpful votes
Attractive hotel in a convenient location with good parking. The balcony was an enjoyable feature. Shower was odd and practically useless - more water ended up on the floor. With rare exception the desk staff seemed to hide from guests not bothering to look up and offer a greeting. The hot spring was small and very hot. No elevator so luggage has to be carried up and down 2 flights of stairs. Overall the room and hotel felt tired and a bit worn.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No elevator access to the second floor.
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Miranda wrote a review Mar 2024
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The main reception and dining areas have a lovely ambiance and great staff. The room was a bit tired. Great location for Government Gardens and nearby Eat Street. Outside tables a lovely spot for a couple of Happy Hour drinks before going for dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Miranda, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We will keep improving our services. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Hotel Team
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Sandra C wrote a review Feb 2024
Inverness, United Kingdom132 contributions91 helpful votes
We booked a designer room which was great with lots of space. The hotel is old but plenty of maintaining going on. We were at the end of the terrace which was quite quiet. The only problem was the floor boards creaked so the room down stairs from us would hear us walking around.It was in a good area with most things in walking distance. The staff were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Nina12345 wrote a review Jan 2024
Norway6 contributions
There is a great atmosphere in this old hotel and the staff were overall very friendly and helpful. The hotel is well situated. Walking distance to lots of stuff. Free car park behind the hotel. We were upgraded because our initial room was really dark. The new room was lovely. However, the rooms could use some soundproofing. The biggest disappointment was the breakfast, though: cheap white bread, flavorless scrambled eggs and overall bland and uninspired food.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: There is no elevator. You need to carry your bags up the (long) stairs.
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Nick W wrote a review Jan 2024
Epsom, United Kingdom427 contributions137 helpful votes
Lovely location and a real old word feel which isn't let down by poor quality. Friendly staff, and lovely room with comfortable large bed. Overlooking the street was still nice and quiet! On the downside...No elevator, which for people with a lot of luggage was tough - also breakfast (if you pay separately), is crazy expensive - if you stay, make sure it is a part of your package! But it isn't much special
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Date of stay: November 2023
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Prince's Gate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Prince's Gate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (0.4 km), Polynesian Spa (0.5 km), and Eat Street (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Prince's Gate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Prince's Gate Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Prince's Gate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Prince's Gate Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Prince's Gate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, Poco Tapas & Wine, and Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Prince's Gate Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Prince's Gate Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Prince's Gate Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Prince's Gate Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Prince's Gate Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (2.9 km), Te Puia (3.2 km), and Government Gardens (0.4 km).