Grand Hotel Rotorua

1130 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | 2 star hostel
Prices starting from $41.00

Travel Blogs from Rotorua

Middle Earth

A travel blog entry by neilywheelie


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 …

And now a lot further south

A travel blog entry by chris_calcite


Today we have made an enormous jump south to Rotorua - 460km on the car's clock in one day - that's heck a lot of driving. Sadly there was no avoiding a drive like that given the things we want to see in the time we've got. The trouble with Northland is it's just so in the wrong direction to everywhere else in NZ. I don't begrudge it a bit though …


A travel blog entry by edandkate


... Before we started the walk we went to watch the Lady Knox geyser erupt. We read that she erupts at 10:15am every day, so got there in time to watch. We didn't understand how they could guarantee that it would blow at the same time each day. Turns out that with a little help from a park ranger and some eco friendly soap they can make it erupt. So much for nature, but it was still impressive to watch. We then went on to do a couple of hour walk around various ...


A travel blog entry by smythadventures


... activities. We, however, arrived in the height of torrential rains from the tail end of an Australian cyclone. Dumping buckets of rain, we headed to the Rotorua Museum. There we learned about the thermal activity in the city and its history of medical tourism in their thermal pools.        60;    We braved the rain, to have our first Maori (NZ natives) experience. We watched a traditional Maori welcoming ...

New Zealand - Rotorua

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania.

We were also very lucky because it was Saturday, the day when they organize the Riverside Market in Taupo. The market is held weekly, every Saturday from 10.00 until 13.00. The market opened in 2006 and the majority of stallholders have attended since its inception. They all grow, produce, make or source the goods they sell. You can find many different products in ...

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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

    3.00 of 5 stars Good