Grand Hotel Rotorua
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Rotorua
At $99 New Zealand dollars (£50) this friendly hotel offers great value for money and a free continental breakfast as well.
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... end of the table. We chatted with her a bit about Maori culture when she turned to me and asked me, "weren't you the girl I was talking to about the job?" Obviously, I said yes and asked her about some details of it. Turns out her sister-in-law had an au pair who was just a very poor match for her family and the girl quit about a week before and they needed someone for about a month, just so they could have a chance to find someone to commit for a while. They ...
... because it was considered rude to the members that lived in the portraits. Before we headed to the Marae, we met up with Ruth, the woman who ran the cultural nights in Rotorua. She first took us to Agrodome Park where she showed us the beautiful Okere Falls where a famous chief was buried. After this short detour through the sulfuric acid smelling town of Rotorua, we finally arrived at the Marae. Most of Rotorua smelled like sulfuric acid or rotten eggs due to ...
... Rotorua visit at Te Puia/New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. Te Puia is an active Maori village that has been based around the Pohutu Geyser in Rotorua since the 1600s and has opened itself up to tourists since the late 1800s. It has also been home to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute since the mid-1900s. Somewhere from 60-100 Maori people live in the village and use the hot springs to cook their food, bathe, wash their clothes, etc. Many ...
... action. Arrived in the dark and pulled over on Rotorua Bay to have a cook up. The smell of sulphur is quite strong and takes a bit of getting used to. Found the Polynesian Spa on the shores of the bay so parked the van and bought a ticket in. Was a dream with a few different pools and a reflexology walk which entailed stones of varying heights set in concrete along a pathway covered in warm to hot ...
... post descent we found the drop we had just experienced to be quite impressive. The remainder of our journey was much more calm and we had time to look at caves peeking out from the edges of the water. Toshi told us it is quite beautiful at night as these caves shine with glow worms. Near the end of the trip we were introduced to river surfer which involved paddling the boat towards rapids and then having the water rush over the front. Makes for quite the face wash. Tuckered ...