Princes Gate Hotel - Rotorua

1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010  show map
 4 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Princes Gate Hotel - Rotorua

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Plunge pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The tranquil Princes Gate Hotel is a 4-star property within proximity of Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and Whakarewarewa Hot Springs. Since 1897, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Rotorua.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel.

The hotel offers great location close to a harbour and gardens.

Princes Gate Hotel can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Rotorua airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 50 luxurious guestrooms with a sweeping view on the bay. The rooms feature a modern interior.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. A range of international dishes is offered at the lounge restaurant. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the café bar. Princes Gate High Tea and Art Cafe are situated in a green area, about 50 meters away of the property.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of NZD 20 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs NZD 26 per person per night. 

Services

Princes Gate Hotel provides a slide projector, a movie projector and a business centre along with turndown service, porter service and wake up service.

Relax

Princes Gate Hotel also features a thermal pool, a Jacuzzi and a spa lounge as well as a fitness centre and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   50.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Seasonal indoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of NZD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Princes Gate Hotel - Rotorua Rotorua location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

Get directions
City Center
  • Rotorua
    600 m
Airports
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    6.2 km
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    51.8 km
  • Bus stop
    2.1 km
Restaurants
  • Princes Gate High Tea
    20 m
  • Aroma cafe (cuisine: International)
    130 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Hotel Awards

New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaPrinces Gate

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

Use Badge

Rooms and availability

Princes Gate photos Exterior
Premium Two-Bedroom Suite
Size: 30 m²
Check Prices
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
— Less information+ More information
Room facilities
    Princes Gate photos Room
    Premium One-Bedroom Suite
    Size: 30 m²
    Check Prices
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
    — Less information+ More information
    Room facilities
      Princes Gate photos Exterior Hotel information
      Classic Room
      Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed or King-size bed
      Size: 18 m²
      Check Prices
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
      — Less information+ More information

      Standard|Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

      Room facilities
        Princes Gate photos Room
        One-Bedroom Suite
        Bed type: Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
        Size: 25 m²
        Check Prices
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
        — Less information+ More information

        Suite|Standard 1 Bedroom Suite

        Room facilities
          Princes Gate photos Exterior Hotel information
          Two-Bedroom Suite
          Size: 28 m²
          Check Prices
          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
          — Less information+ More information
          Room facilities
            Two-Bedroom Apartment
            Bed type: Double bed
            Check Prices
            — Less information+ More information

            Apartment|Suites 2 Bedroom Apartment

            Room facilities
              Superior Two-Bedroom Suite
              Bed type: Double bed
              Check Prices
              — Less information+ More information

              Suite|Superior 2 Bedroom Suite

              Room facilities
                Princes Gate photos Exterior Hotel information
                Design Room
                Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed or King-size bed
                Size: 18 m²
                Check Prices
                • Air conditioning
                • Shower
                — Less information+ More information

                Standard|Designer Room

                Room facilities
                  Executive Double Room
                  Bed type: Double bed
                  Check Prices
                  — Less information+ More information

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Princes Gate Hotel - Rotorua Rotorua location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Rotorua
                    600 m
                  Airports
                  • Rotorua (ROT)
                    6.2 km
                  • Tauranga City (TRG)
                    51.8 km
                  • Bus stop
                    2.1 km
                  Restaurants
                  • Princes Gate High Tea
                    20 m
                  • Aroma cafe (cuisine: International)
                    130 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    50

                  Hotel Awards

                  New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaPrinces Gate

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

                  Use Badge

                  Princes Gate Location

                  Legend
                  • Current hotel
                  • Hotels nearby
                  • Other hotels
                  • Airports
                  • Underground stations
                  • Train stations
                  • Parks
                  • Tourist attractions
                  • Museums
                  • Convention centers
                  • Stadiums
                  • Food and meals
                  • General

                  Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

                  Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

                  Route Planner
                  Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Polynesian Spa - 600 m
                  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 3.2 km
                  • Skyline Rotorua - 3.9 km

                  Popular areas

                  • Tamaki Maori Village - 200 m
                  • City Center - 500 m

                  Places of interest

                  • Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre - 100 m
                  • Rotorua Government Gardens - 100 m
                  • Rotorua District Library - 200 m
                  • Rotorua Eat Street - 300 m
                  • Rotorua Energy Events Centre - 400 m
                  • Matariki Cultural Centre - 400 m
                  • Rotorua Lakefront - 500 m
                  • Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court - 500 m
                  • Scion Crown Research Institute - 500 m
                  • Rotorua District Council - 500 m
                  • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill - 500 m
                  • Rotorua Soundshell - 600 m
                  • Arawa Park Racecourse - 1.3 km
                  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa - 1.9 km
                  • Whakarewarewa Maori Village - 2.9 km
                  • Waiariki Institute of Technology - 3.7 km

                  Shopping areas

                  • Rotorua Central Mall - 700 m

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - 3.1 km

                  Stadiums

                  • Rotorua International Stadium - 3.6 km

                  Museums

                  • Rotorua Museum - 300 m

                  Parks

                  • Kuirau Park - 1.4 km
                  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park - 3.2 km

                  Galleries

                  • Rotorua Arts Village - 300 m

                  Local attractions

                  • Hell's Gate - 2.6 km
                    State Highway 30, Rotorua
                  • Mini Golf New Zealand - 3.8 km
                    152-154 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
                  • Skyline Rotorua - 4.3 km
                    185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
                  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute - 3.2 km
                    Hemo Rd, Rotorua
                  • The Caterpillar Experience - 4.2 km
                    171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

                  Near the hotel

                  • Rotorua Museum - 350 m
                    Government Gardens, Rotorua
                  • Mt. Tarawera - 1.2 km
                    RotoruaNew Zealand
                  • Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach - 1.2 km
                    RotoruaNew Zealand
                  • Lake Rotorua - 510 m
                    RotoruaNew Zealand
                  • Lake Rotoiti - 1.2 km
                    RotoruaNew Zealand

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Princes Gate High Tea - 20 m

                    Address: 1057 Arawa St
                    Phone: 07 348 1179

                    59% likes this, based on 9 reviews

                  • Fat Dog Cafe & Bar - 280 m

                    Address: 1161 Arawa St.
                    Phone: 64 7 347 7586

                    66% likes this, based on 413 reviews
                    Price Range: CAD 7 - CAD 25

                  • Pig and Whistle Historic Pub - 310 m

                    Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets
                    Phone: +64 7 347 3025

                    61% likes this, based on 319 reviews
                    Cuisine: New Zealand
                    Price Range: CAD 12 - CAD 33

                  • Aroma cafe - 130 m

                    Address: 1126 Fenton Street
                    Phone: 073460202

                    72% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                    Cuisine: International

                  • Art Cafe - 200 m

                    Address: 1195 Fenton Street
                    Phone: (07) 348 3288

                    71% likes this, based on 39 reviews
                    Cuisine: Healthy

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    50

                  Hotel Awards

                  New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaPrinces Gate

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

                  Use Badge

                  Hotels nearby
                  Grand Hotel Rotorua
                  3 stars
                  0.3 km
                  Regent Of Rotorua
                  5 stars
                  0.4 km
                  Ibis Rotorua Hotel
                  3 stars
                  0.5 km

                  Princes Gate Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Princes Gate

                  Average guest rating

                  7.8out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 122 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    It was the ultimate in luxury and just the thing needed to sweep away all the daily grind

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Colonial styling and old memorabilia, portraits, old/period furniture .... tasefully reminiscent and classy

                    No air-conditioning in room ... hot at night; opening window or balcony --> dircte to main road and traffic + party noise (conference centre opposite). Bit concerned about the heavily corroded fire sprinkler system outlet in bathroom ...and lesser extent main room; rooms' chandelier type lamp broken and some bulbs not working.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    Wonderful building (inside and outside); beautiful room; fantastic location.

                  • Older travelers
                    6.2

                    No Communication from desk about booking for dinner on sat night & was rushed out of dining room by 7.00pm. Minimal items in room for a suite is less than a lot of motels eg 2 small towels in bathroom, only one cake of soap & room was very dark (small wattage bulbs). The smorgassborg lunch for $28.50 was definitely not worth the money. The only reason I had lunch in the hotel was my wife was attending the Zonta conference

                  • Couple
                    3.2

                    Not a lot

                    The room was very small (not what I'd expect of a double room at a 5 star hotel). The standard of cleanliness left much to be desired.

                  • Couple
                    8.4

                    As soon as you arrived you were treated so well. The decor of the hotel is spectacular and it makes yu feel at home.

                    Just a bit of housekeeping couldn't have gone amiss. Cobwebs of lights etc

                  • Family with children
                    5.4

                    not the luxury hotel that i expected. the food was not of good quality - the potatoes were not cooked properly and were not as listed in the menu.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    location and old world atmosphere

                    would have upgraded room if we had realsied what the extra money purchased

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    Went to a netball game swam in the public pools

                    It was very quiet at night and warm.

                  • Single
                    7.4

                    The service in the dining room was very attentive. The breakfast spread was good value for money.The bed was comfortable

                    The front desk wasn't always attended. There were no biscuits with a cup of tea in the room. There was no menu for room service in the room. The floor boards in the room above creaked very loadly. I know that it is an old hotel but didn't help sleep.The lighting in the bathroom was bad.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    We like the position of the hotel. It is central to everything.It is also beautifully restored.

                    It was very hot during our stay. We could have done with some air conditioning, However this is not a major thing for us.

                  • Single
                    6.0

                    The yesteryear feel a nd decor

                    Could hear room next door's TV. Shower disappointing.

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    The decor

                    The price charged for breakfast was ridiculous and snacks bought at the bar were out of date, management seemed to be snapping at the staff and the girl behind the bar did not seem to know what she was doing

                  • Group of friends
                    9.2

                    Central location, easy access to amenities and local attractions including hot pools and other geothermal sites. Easy booking for tours of the area. Lovely hosts.

                    The smell (from the geothermal sites everywhere) is not pleasant, and not 'easy to get used to'... but it is a fact of the area.

                  • Older travelers
                    5.8

                    centrally located and convinient

                    I was expecting a little more from such a historic place and for $165.00/night.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Princes Gate Hotel - Rotorua Rotorua location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Rotorua
                    600 m
                  Airports
                  • Rotorua (ROT)
                    6.2 km
                  • Tauranga City (TRG)
                    51.8 km
                  • Bus stop
                    2.1 km
                  Restaurants
                  • Princes Gate High Tea
                    20 m
                  • Aroma cafe (cuisine: International)
                    130 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    50

                  Hotel Awards

                  New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaPrinces Gate

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

                  Use Badge