Fodor's Expert Review Princes Gate Hotel

1057 Arawa St., Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, 3010, New Zealand

This ornate timber hotel was built in 1897 on the Coromandel Peninsula; its large, wonderfully appointed guest rooms were transported here in 1920. The bathrooms have both tubs and showers. The restaurant has live shows Saturday and Sunday evenings, and there's a deck where you can pull up a chair and gaze across the street at the Government Gardens.

PROS

  • elegant and sophisticated
  • has an air of old-fashioned charm
  • excellent afternoon tea

CONS

  • you'll feel you have to whisper in the lounge
  • if you want clinical and modern it's not for you
  • some may find it twee

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 64-07-348–1179

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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