Best Accomodation in Rotorua

The 15 Best Budget & Luxury Must-Stays in Rotorua

Rotorua—the land of bubbling mud pools and geothermal wonders. We’ve been here numerous times, whether it be for vacation or business trips, and while we sure know our way around Rotorua’s hot pools, we don’t always have accommodations nailed down.

Yes, we spent hours trawling online reviews for the best places to stay, but we still came across nothing worth bragging about.

So on this past trip to Rotorua, as a team, we spread out and stayed at places all over town, and that’s how we finally found all the best places! 

Don’t worry, we won’t keep these hot accommodations a secret from you. From luxurious lakeside havens to beds and breakfasts and chic hotels, here are all our top picks of the best accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand.

1. On the Point Lake Rotorua

On the Point Lake Rotorua

Address: 214 Kawaha Point Road, Kawaha Point, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM 
  • Check Out: 10 AM 

Phone: +64 7 348 4868

Price: From 1,000 NZD

Point Lake Rotorua is a luxurious retreat giving you panoramic views of the lake and the iconic Mokoia Island. Waking up to that view every morning? (Yes please)

On the Point oozes sophistication. Whether you choose a suite in the main building or one of the private cottages, you’re guaranteed spacious quarters, some with spa baths and fireplaces, perfect for cosy evenings.

And there’s so much to do here, too! Get a massage at the day spa, battle out on the tennis court, or spend time with their furry farm animals.

You’ll probably get hungry after all your busy activities, so grab a bite to eat at their restaurant!

Pro Tip: Ask the staff to arrange a scenic float plane ride for you with Volcanic Air.

2. Aura Accommodation

Aura Accommodation

Address: 1078 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM 
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Phone:  +64 7 348 8134

Price: From 600 NZD (4 night minimum)

Aura Accommodation is all about convenience. You’re literally a stone’s throw from the stunning Rotorua Lakefront, the famous Eat Streat (think endless delicious eats!), and the beautiful Government Gardens. Plus, the Rotorua Museum is just a short stroll away.

When you don’t feel like staying in your room, take a soak in their heated outdoor swimming pool.

Pro Tip: Aura lets you explore Rotorua like a local. They offer free scooter rentals.

3. All Seasons Holiday Park Rotorua

All Seasons Holiday Park Rotorua

Address:  50/58 Lee Road, Hannahs Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Phone: +64 7 345 6240

Price: From 170 NZD

All Seasons isn’t just close to the action. It’s practically in the centre of it all. You’re just eight minutes from Rotorua’s town centre, escaping that strong geothermal scent while staying super close to all the cool stuff. 

Plus, if you’re flying in, it’s the closest place to stay to Rotorua Airport, and they even offer free pick-up and drop-off!

Choose from their fancy park motels with all the bells and whistles (kitchen, ensuite, hello comfort!), family units with space to sprawl out, and even a 45-bed lodge perfect for backpackers or large groups.

Or, pitch a tent or park your campervan at one of their powered campsites. They also have a heated swimming pool and spa worth using for those sore muscles.

Pro Tip: Let the kids loose on their playground. There’s a dinosaur-themed playground for the kids to have a blast at.

4. The Springs Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Address: 16 Devon Street, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 3 PM
  • Check Out: 10:30 PM

Phone: +64 7 348 9922

Price: Contact for rates 

The Springs Luxury Bed & Breakfast will leave you feeling pampered. It’s an intimate escape with only four guest rooms. This means personalised attention and being a guest in a beautiful home instead of just another traveller.

Each room features a king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom, and all the amenities you’d expect from a luxury stay. Every morning, you’ll wake up to the gentle scent of roses from their rose garden, directly from your private terrace.

And you won’t be starting your day with stale cereal here. The Springs serves up a gourmet breakfast with their signature dishes like French toast, blueberry pancakes, or smoked salmon scrambled eggs.

Pro Tip: The Springs are close to everything. If you’re a golfer, check out the Rotorua Golf Course, or, of course, soak in the natural hot pools at the Polynesian Spa.

5. Arias Farm

Arias Farm

Address: 396 Clayton Road, Pukehangi, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand


  • Check In: 4 PM
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Phone: +64 21 753 691

Price: From 94 NZD

Aria’s Farm is a quirky town farm right on the outskirts of Rotorua that’s unlike any place you’ll stay.

Choose from a cosy cabin for two to a sprawling cottage perfect for family reunions. You’ll get fireplaces, full kitchens, and they even have a private tiny house—all with that charming Kiwi farm vibe. 

Plus, mod cons like central heating and free Wi-Fi ensure you’re not sacrificing comfort for that back-to-nature feel.

And Aria’s Farm breakfast is continental do-it-yourself. The friendly hosts leave a basket overflowing with fresh local goodies—seasonal fruits, homemade muesli, and, of course, those farm-fresh eggs (if the hens are happy!).

Pro Tip: Who needs a petting zoo when you can stay at a real farm? Kids (and big kids at heart) will love meeting the resident sheep, chickens, and whatever other furry or feathered friends might be roaming the property.

6. Ramada Resort By Wyndham

Ramada Resort By Wyndham

Address: 1420 Hamurana Road, Mourea, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Phone: +64 7 362 4120

Price: From 279 NZD

Ramada Resort by Wyndham has spacious digs, not cramped digs.

They have condo-style suites, which are basically tricked-out apartments. We’re talking full kitchens, living areas perfect for kicking back, and even laundry facilities—a lifesaver for longer stays.

You’re just 20 minutes from the city centre, meaning easy access to restaurants, shops, and geothermal goodness. But you’re also right on the edge of Lake Rotorua.

Pro Tip: There’s a private boat ramp where you can rent a kayak and paddle around the Ohau Channel. Keep your eyes peeled for native black swans and cheeky geese.

7. Quest Rotorua Central

Quest Rotorua Central

Address: 1192 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Phone: +64 7 929 9808

Price: From 229 NZD

Quest Rotorua Central is a top-notch spot that’s not just a place to crash. Staying here means you can ditch the rental car for most things because you’re within walking distance of the city’s best spots.

And you’ve got your own private geothermal oasis (well, kind of). Ok, while you won’t have a geyser erupting in your bathroom, Quest Rotorua Central’s apartments have it all! The spa bath, comfortable bed, wifi, and more.

Plus, they have laundry facilities, meaning you can pack light and skip those pesky baggage fees.

Pro Tip: Some of their swanky apartments even have private balconies and hot tubs.

8. Lake Oreka Lodge by Iebua

Lake Oreka Lodge by Iebua

Address: 103 Acacia Road, Lake Ōkareka, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 362 8026


  • Check In: 2 PM 
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Price: Call for rates

A stay at Lake Oreka Lodge by Iebual is a true luxury. Wake up to sunrise views every morning and spend your evenings stargazing on the private balcony (yes, every room has one!). It’s pure tranquilly, but still close enough to Rotorua.

Lake Oreka Lodge has posh suites—more like private apartments, really. We’re talking comfy king-size beds, luxurious bathrooms with rainfall showers, and those aforementioned balconies with epic views. 

Plus, all the swanky amenities you’d expect, and more. Like that cosy fireplace in the main lounge begging you to curl up with a book.

Pro Tip: You’ll have access to a 24/7 personal butler at your beck and call. Need a reservation at a fancy restaurant in town? The butler can handle it. Want a midnight snack? No problem. It’s like having your own personal genie, minus the whole lamp-rubbing thing.

9. City Lights Boutique Lodge

City Lights Boutique Lodge

Address: 56C Mountain Road, Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 11 AM

Phone: +64 7 349 1413

Price: From 350 NZD

City Lights Boutique Lodge ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable stay in Rotorua.

The rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and plush bathrobes, will make you feel pampered. There’s also a guest lounge, a garden perfect for morning coffee, and a fitness centre to keep you on track.

Can’t decide between a catered breakfast or whipping up your own meals? City Lights caters to both preferences! 

Choose from their delicious B&B package that includes a complimentary continental breakfast with homemade goodies, or opt for their self-catering option with a fully equipped kitchen in their cottage.

Pro Tip: Head out to the garden in the early morning and catch the sunrise.

10. Capri on Fenton

Capri on Fenton

Address: 290 Fenton Street, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 10 AM

Phone: +64 7 347 6126

Price: From 183 NZD

This motel isn’t the flashiest place in town, but it does make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. 

Capri on Fenton has roomy, self-contained units that feel more like apartments. Most importantly, each unit boasts its own private thermal spa pool. 

You’ll also find all the modern conveniences you expect, like free Wi-Fi, air conditioning (a must for Rotorua’s summers!), and a comfy bed piled high with crisp linens. 

Pro Tip: Take advantage of Capri’s free bike loan programme!

11. Silver Fern Rotorua Suites & Spa

Silver Fern Rotorua Suites & Spa

Address: 326 Fenton Street, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 11 AM

Phone: +64 7 346 3849

Price: From 271 NZD

Most suites at Silver Fern come with a private in-room spa pool. But Silver Fern isn’t just about the in-room spas (although those are pretty amazing). 

Their suites are designed for comfort and space. Whether you’re a couple, a family, or a group of friends, you’ll find a suite that perfectly fits your needs. 

While you’re there, don’t miss the chance to pamper yourself further at Silver Fern’s on-site day spa. Their fully trained therapists offer a variety of treatments, from massages and facials to mud wraps.

Pro Tip: Silver Fern hits the jackpot on location. You’ll be within easy reach of the geothermal wonders of Te Puia, Whakarewarewa, or the Tamaki Maori Village.

12. Terume Hot Spring Resort 

Terume Hot Spring Resort 

Address:  88 Ranolf Street, Victoria, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 347 9499

Price: From 250 NZD

If you’re looking to truly unwind and experience a slice of Japan, look no further than Terume Hot Spring Resort. Terume has multiple genuine Japanese onsens, complete with steaming hot water sourced from 150 metres underground.

They also have a choice of studio and family units, all with modern amenities like comfy beds, kitchenettes, and WiFi. Plus, there’s an on-site BBQ area and laundry facilities, making it perfect for longer stays.

Location-wise, Terume sits in a peaceful residential area, but don’t worry, you’re not far from the action. Rotorua’s main attractions, like the Rotorua Museum and Rainbow Springs Nature Park, are just a short drive away

Pro Tip: After a soak in the onsen, head to the nearby Eat Street Rotorua. It’s a treasure trove of delicious food trucks serving up everything from hangi (a Maori earth oven meal) to fresh seafood.

13. Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel

Address: Ground Floor/1191 Pukaki Street, Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 11 AM

Phone: +64 7 348 4079

Price: From 200 NZD

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel is a luxurious haven designed for the modern traveller. Expect modern decor with a touch of Kiwi charm—designer furniture and plush beds alongside stunning views of the city.

They have not just one, but two gorgeous pools! Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool for a refreshing soak under the open sky. Or, for a truly unique experience, head to their private mineral pool.

Pro Tip: Head to the hotel’s award-winning Regent Room Restaurant & Bar and have their famous breakfast platter piled high with all the good stuff: bacon, sausages, eggs, hash browns, and grilled tomatoes.

14. Treetops Lodge & Estate

Treetops Lodge & Estate

Address: 351 Kearoa Road, Rotorua 3077, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 333 2066

Price: From 1, 900 NZD

Nestled amidst 2,500 acres of native New Zealand forest, this place isn’t just about luxury accommodation (which it totally is); it’s about immersing yourself in tranquilly and adventure.

Their elegant villas and lodge rooms are designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, offering stunning views of the surrounding forest and lakes. Spacious living areas, crackling fireplaces, and private balconies are perfect for unwinding with a glass of wine.

With seven streams, four lakes, and over 35 miles of adventure trails on the property, you can hike, bike, or even fly fish for rainbow and brown trout. 

Feeling fancy? They also offer guided nature walks and cultural experiences—think Maori hangi (a traditional earth oven feast) under the stars.

Pro Tip: Head to the on-site restaurant for all your food needs!

15. Pullman Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua

Address: 1135 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In: 2 PM
  • Check Out: 11 AM

Phone: +64 7 343 9750

Price: From 413 NZD

At Pullman Rotorua, you’re close enough to walk to the main sights, but just far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle.

And the rooms are anything but basic. You’ll get clean rooms, modern furniture, and comfy beds that practically beg you to sink in after a day of exploring geysers and mud pools. Plus, many rooms have stunning views of Lake Rotorua.

Pro Tip: Pullman Rotorua has you covered with their top-notch spa and swanky fitness centre.