Prós: Well-equipped and decorated room.Nice ensuite bathroom with a large private hotub, definitely a treat after a whole day's sightseeing. Easy drive to supermarkets. 5 mins walk to Te Puia for our cultural tour.
Prós: We spent one night in Rotorua on our road trip from Auckland to Wellington, mostly to take in the thermal pools and a night of somewhat authentic Maori culture, there’s a reason the locals nickname it RotoVegas. The Emerald was clean, roomy with a wonderful woman at reception who made check in very smooth. Our room had a Jacuzzi hot tub which I wish we had more time to take advantage of but next time. There is swimming pool on the premises where folks with kids were playing with their kids, looked very well kept. Also, the beds were very comfortable and the complex quiet at night so we had a great nights sleep. I can’t over state how clean the place is though.
We also booked a massage with the Siobhan the resident masseuse, which after a long ride from Auckland was very good. Not a traditional massage, more of a rub down.
Prós: Great location for hot water beach and cathedral cove. Nice apartment style room. Fantastic service from the owners.
Prós: We had asked for a two-bedroom unit but got a large three bedroom apartment with a private hot tub and well equipped kitchen. The staff checked on us to see if we needed anything. Unlimited free wifi, which is not always the case in NZ.
Contras: Check-in closes at nine, eight on weekends. They had mentioned this in their reservation, but we did not notice as it was part of a lot of standard text that we didn't really read. Fortunately, we got there just as the manager was leaving. Also, the windows didn't have insect screens. If we kept them shut, the room was a bit hot and stuffy despite the fans (no AC), and if we kept them open, we got bit by some sand flies. The internet was weak and kept dropping.
Prós: Excelente localização para praia de água quente e a Cathedral Cove. Bom apartamento tipo quarto. Serviço fantástico fornecido pelos proprietários.
Prós: Quiet area, private spa, full kitchen and a lovely lIving room with sky TV! King size comfortable bed, view overlooking the trout stream and dedicated parking spot.
Basic games room with table tennis, small but adequate swimming pool, outside spa and inside spa available for all guests and a bbq!
Super friendly receptionist.
Contras: Exceptionally loud neibours, shouting and using their private spa until 11:30pm.
Not the hotels fault at all but was still annoying, this is possible because the self contaimed units are attached in a semi terraced style.
Do not let this put you off though, they were exceptionally loud and everything else was perfect.
On the edge of rotorua be sure you have a car!
Prós: A bit old fashioned but very clean. Quite a few activities available (hot tub, pool, mini golf) but didn't have time to use due to Rotorua options. Kitchen had more than we needed but was handy.
Contras: Didn't have air conditioning and no screens on window. Very small narrow bathroom.