If you’re a traveller who prefers or needs to spend less money on where you’re sleeping so that you can spend more money on creating amazing memories, then Rotorua has you sorted.
Whether you’re with your partner, family, a group or solo, there are loads of budget-friendly accommodation providers in Rotorua that offer quality rooms, suites, or units with great amenities such as heated pools, spas, bike storage, kitchens, playgrounds and more.
Rock Solid Backpackers
Rock Solid Backpackers is about as central as you can get. A variety of room styles are available, all with cheery, colourful linens provided, and stylish and thoughtful touches. Private rooms with and without ensuites are available, as well as dorm rooms, family rooms, and female-only dorms.
Bike storage, laundry room, and a large, well-equipped kitchen are on site, and if the weather isn’t playing ball, take advantage of the pool table or table tennis, or chill out in the lounge with fantastic views of The Wall, a 20-metre-high indoor climbing wall next door with 56 different climbs. The Basement Cinema is also located next door, so order a wine, beer or coffee, tuck into some wedges, and watch a new a new or indie release in the cosy cinema.
Being just a few doors down from Te Manawa, the heart of the city, shops, cafés and restaurants are practically right outside your door.
All Seasons Holiday ParkAwarded New Zealand’s Spirit of Hospitality Award at the national Holiday Parks Awards, the Qualmark 4-star All Seasons Holiday Park is firm family favourite and just an eight-minute drive from town.
Choose from fully self-contained motel units, family units that sleep up to six, studios with kitchen and bathroom, cabins, campsites, and even fenced sites for dogs.
Everyone enjoys the enclosed, heated pool and spa – perfect for staying toasty warm in winter. There are also BBQs onsite for delish family meals, and large park-like grounds with a playground kids love.
Located down a quiet little side street in the city centre, you’d never guess Aura Accommodation is literally 280 metres from Eat Streat, even closer to Lime Café and the newly redeveloped Rotorua Lakefront, and 300 metres from Government Gardens, you’re surrounded with options for dining, shopping and playing.
Room options here include a two-bedroom apartment the sleeps six, a family studio for five, and one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio units.
Aura’s guests love the heated pool, mineral hot pool, trampoline and lawn games. Feel free to utilise the BBQ area; free Wi-Fi; even a recycling centre so you can feel great about looking after Papatūānuku (Earth Mother).
Best Western Braeside Resort
With 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor, Best Western Braeside is a long-time favourite, especially for families and groups. Relax in the heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, get a family competition going on the mini golf course or in the games room, let the kids blow off steam on the playground, and try to land the big one from the hotel’s own trout stream.
The hotel is conveniently located near several favourite Rotorua activities and attractions: Skyline Rotorua, The National Kiwi Hatchery, Rotorua Canopy Tours, Rotorua Heritage Farm and 3D Trick Art Gallery, ZORB, Mitai Māori Village, Agrodome, aMAZEme, Velocity Valley, Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, Adventure Playground, Off Road NZ, Mini Golf Rotorua, Lakeview Golf and Country Club, and Amokura Glass.
Room types range from studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as the choice of selecting one with a private spa. We recommend booking one of the suites with a full kitchen and separate lounge.
JetPark Hotel Rotorua
Wondering what to do with your dog while in holiday? Why not bring him/her along?
One of Rotorua’s first pet-friendly hotels, JetPark has seven pet-ready Superior Twin Rooms awaiting those travelling with their four-legged fur baby. A convenient pet exercise area is just outside around the back, and across the street is a larger area for walking or running your dog on lead; you’re also just a five-minute drive to Whakarewarewa Forest and a popular dog walking area great for letting your pooch play and run off lead (please remember to use your doggy-doo bags for clean ups). Simply request the Pampered Pet Package and everyone will have a fantastic stay.
If pup gets a bit dirty running around the forest, JetPark has a dog wash station (which doubles as a bike wash station, if you’re also bringing your mountain bike).
Need more suggestions?Get in touch with our local i-SITE team for unbiased, expert advice and free booking services. The team is also the only booking agent in New Zealand to offer a 100% money-back guarantee that your accommodation will be exactly as they promise – no questions asked!
We recommend booking in advance as much as possible.