Grand Hotel Rotorua

1130 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | 2 star hostel
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This 2 star hostel, located on 1130 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, Swoop Rotorua, and NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Rotorua

    Reviewed by neilywheelie

    Spacious and value for money

    Reviewed Jan 26, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    At $99 New Zealand dollars (£50) this friendly hotel offers great value for money and a free continental breakfast as well.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Rotorua

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    Travel Blogs from Rotorua

    Middle Earth

    A travel blog entry by neilywheelie on Jan 26, 2014

    2 photos

    Leaving Hamilton behind us, we left promptly as we had an appointment at Hobbiton, (really Matamata). We had booked to go to the location of where The Lord of the Rings and latterly The Hobbit (Parts 1,2 and 3!) had been filmed. It was on the way to Rotorua anyway, where I would be staying for the evening. Guy had been some 8 years before, but then …

    Honking Holes, Hongi and Haka

    A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 19, 2014

    33 photos

    ... to share our new found skill.

    After the show ended we were sent off to bed for story time, whether this is a Māori tradition or simply a way to get us to go to bed at 10pm we are not sure. But as Richard said earlier in the day, anything we want to know just ask. If he doesn't know, he will talk until we have forgotten the question we asked. Which is exactly what he did and soon most of the room was dozing or already asleep (Gillian for one).

    Day One Hundred & Five: Hobbit Hunting

    A travel blog entry by emmahannahmilla on Apr 17, 2014

    7 photos

    ... mobile habitat. The following day, after mine and Emma's trip to The Shire, we travelled on to Rotorua. Hydrogen sulphide drifts up from natural vents in the region's thin crust meaning that you smell Rotorua long before you see it, a whiff of rotten eggs lingering in the air. Unpleasant, granted, but after a few hours you barely notice it, thankfully as a big part of the appeal is that Rotorua is one of the world's most concentrated and accessible geothermal ...

    New Zealand - Day 23 - Zippady Doodah, Zippity Day

    A travel blog entry by rathouse on Feb 20, 2014

    21 photos

    ... walk to our first zipline, 70 m long and looking a bit daunting as it went down into quite a steep ravine over the tops of some wonderful tree ferns. After the initial fright of stepping off the platform into the air, ziplining is great fun. It just doesn't last long enough! We had six ziplines, the longest being an exhilarating 220 m over a large forest valley. We saw numerous bird species, and learnt about the ongoing conservation project, ...

    Dancers and Geysers, Not Together Though

    A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth on Feb 11, 2014

    10 photos

    ... maneuvers used for hunting and combat. We've seen many pictures of Maori sticking out their tongues. Statues of Maori gods also feature this. It is an act of intimidation, which is why it is featured prominently in the haka (war dance). One of the male dancers took special zeal in sticking his tongue out while dancing. Both of us enjoyed the dances.

    Toward the end of the show, the women showed us how they use poi balls in their performances. They then ...