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“British & Irish Lions Tour”

Dukes Bar & Restaurant at Prince's Gate Hotel
Ranked #72 of 243 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: US$4 - US$28
Cuisines: European, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to Dukes Bar & Restaurant at Prince's Gate Hotel. At Dukes, we pride ourselves on our exceptional dining options for you to experience right throughout the day. Your choice may be the traditional formality of our fine dining restaurant, the relaxed Central Lounge, or maybe alfresco in the Inner Courtyard or on the street-side Veranda. We have dining options to tempt and suit all palates and occasions. Our Taste Indigenous New Zealand menu is not to be missed! This new dining option that focuses on the indigenous foods of New Zealand. The menu’s ingredients are gathered, prepared, cooked and served with passion, skill and attention to detail that will afford both locals and visitors alike the opportunity to savour some of the very best produce and ingredients that New Zealand has to offer. You can read more here about this very special menu: http://princesgate.co.nz/taste-indigenous-new-zealand/
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were booked here as part of a tour package organised by "Living with the Lions" to watch the British & Irish Lions rugby tour, and spent three nights here.
It has an interesting facade that gives an early indication of the charm. It is not a prefabricated hotel design, but one of traditional hotel layout.
The location is central, right next to the entrance to Government Gardens and within easy walking distance of the town centre and Lake Rotorua.
The rooms were comfortable and well serviced.
The staff were very helpful.
There is a pleasant bar, though it doesn't sell any draught beer, only bottled, a disadvantage in this reviewers eyes.
Breakfast was well prepared buffet style, with continental and cooked availability. Evening dining is available, though we didn't try it.

Thank 695stuart
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The food is exceptional and very reasonably priced. There are options to choose from a 2 or 3 course menu at a special price. We opted for 3 courses with port instead of desert. A lovely meal. The staff were also wonderful.

Thank felicia_f29
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We spent an afternoon in here hiding from the rain. The fire was roaring and it was a relaxing idyll spent with pots of tea and a good book. Wonderful architecture. Excellent customer service.

Thank Memopipwrites
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A pleasant meal served in a colonial era dining room. Service was efficient, if occasionally unsmiling. We both had very nice fish main courses, mine a Parmesan-crumbed, pan-fried Tarakihi served on capellini pasta with green veg, and my wife's a crispy-grilled salmon served with new potatoes, fennel and green veg.

Thank DM55
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Basil Faulty managed this place everything would make sense....

We are a family of 4 who stayed for 2 nights.....couldn't wait to leave.

The walls seem to be made of rice paper, because you can hear the people in the adjacent rooms think.
The beds are old, and unless you like mattresses that sink in the middle and are extremely soft it's almost impossible to sleep.
The furniture is old and uncomfortable.
Door knobs fell off and one door couldn't be closed

The rooms are very small and the furniture does not fit...so u are bumping into things.

We didn't try the restaurant so no comment.

The staff try hard to be helpful and friendly.....I guess that's some compensation.

Oh and if you are not familiar with Rotorua the smell of rotten eggs permeates the air everywhere, but this hotel seemed to be the epicentre of bad smell.

Thank minotaurmanagement01
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