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60 Tarewa Road, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand See on map
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Free Parking
Family Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff is courteous, Rooms or Chalets are small. The common kitchen and dining area are a bit messy Check out other options if available, I had to choose it coz the other hotel prices were too high. It's prices fluctuate a lot over different websites,...More

Thank ank4228
Reviewed 6 days ago

The only reason this is not a five-star review is because the place was full of noisy party(ish) goers, into the early hours of the morning. However, it was a Saturday, and was fairly expected. It's also not the establishment's fault. Our room was very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Backyard inn is unique in its own way. Spending 2 night there with a little incident. But the manager solves it and gave a compliment hence the very good review. They offer a wide range of room from camping ground, dorm, to a common motel...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Wow what a hidden gem Backpacker style with clean ammenities friendly staff and overall exceptional rate. We only spent one night here but can not recommend it enough. They have a full shared kitcehn dining room games room and tv room. Plus a bar and...More

Thank FionaM2943
Response from treenm2014, Manager at The Backyard InnResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Fiona - thanks so much for the five stars. We are so happy you had a great time. Enjoy your travels. Thanks Treen

Reviewed 29 June 2018

The beds were extremely soft, Pillows were non existent. The sheets had stains on them as well as holes. The bed bases had holes. The walls were covered in holes with plastic bags jammed in them. The " Thermal pool " was cold. The bar...More

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THE BACKYARD INN: is an eclectic mix of chalet & lodge style accommodation suitable for families, travelers & groups. It's down to earth, clean and comfy, and represents great value. OUR PEOPLE: Your Backyard Inn ...More hosts are the McLeay Family who have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the day they put out the welcome mat in 1986. OUR PLACE: Conveniently set in four acres of park-like grounds in Rotorua's wonderous backyard, we're flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities - while being just a hop, skip & a jump from downtown Rotorua. OUR PLACE: Bar & Cafe with big-screen TV Thermal Hot Pool Conference & meeting facilities In-room Wi-fi available (costs apply) 29 chalets accommodating 2-6 people 64 lodge rooms sleeping 1-5, they are basic but clean Tent & campervan sites TV room and Pool table area(cost apply) Self-catering kitchen Sales desk for your itinerary plans Four acres of green, open space STAY! Travelers can enjoy their own spaces in great value lodge or chalet options or camping sites. FAMILIES: At The Backyard Inn, families can relax in a kid friendly, safe environment. Chalet accommodation is a popular family option. GROUPS: Our unique design makes us an ideal facility for large groups. Hence we're a popular base for sports, school and tour groups. With Wi-fi, meeting facilities and a travel center, we're a great choice for a conference! Come stay, play, swim, eat, drink & enjoy! Less
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Free Parking
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$33 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Kiwipaka Hostel
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Celia L
4 October 2016|
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Response from Treen M | Property representative |
Hi Celia - yes we have changed our whole cleaning system, we have our rooms ready for our guests to check in at 2pm and we have made lots of changes and improvements to the complex. thank you for your question.
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"Take rooms slightly away from common area to get a peaceful stay"
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"Don't choose lodge."
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"Has everything you need without the major price."
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