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Holiday Inn Rotorua

At a Glance

    Pros

  • top-class accommodations at all levels
  • a Māori concert and hāngi on the premise
  • complimentary shuttle service to town

    Cons

  • it's close enough to Whakarewarewa to get more than a whiff of the local vapor

Holiday Inn Rotorua Review

From the massive but welcoming entrance foyer with its giant stone fireplace, to the thermal and lake views from the tower wing, this hotel spells class. Next to the Whakarewarewa reserve, it runs a complimentary shuttle service to town. The superb Pohutu Cultural Theatre inside the hotel, with its carvings and giant statue of the Māori deity Maui, is home to a colorful nightly concert and hāngi feast (meal cooked in an earth oven or over a steam vent). At Chapmans Restaurant ($$$), you can indulge in the prime Hereford beef fillet with rosemary and garlic potato or sample the extensive buffet.

    Hotel Details

  • 203 rooms, 3 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-18-2014

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