Grand Hotel Rotorua

Address: 1130 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | 2 star hostel
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This 2 star hostel, located on 1130 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, Swoop Rotorua, and Kaituna Cascades Raft & Kayak Expeditions.
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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

      Travel Blogs from Rotorua


      A travel blog entry by expendabelles on Mar 31, 2015

      6 photos

      ... of the production and we all loved taking pictures, including a great 'family portrait' of the 4 of us in a hobbit hole. The last hobbit hole we saw was of course Bilbo Baggins', Tory was in her element here. The attention to detail in the whole Shire is incredible, all the houses show different occupations of the hobbits and each one is different from another. Some of the trees were made especially for the film and every individual leaf had been sewn on by hand. We were pretty sad to ...

      Hobbits and Maori men

      A travel blog entry by emmafox17 on Mar 15, 2015

      37 photos

      After a lie in we headed out for a short walk in the Ruakuri Reserve which was a nice and refreshing start to the morning! It was really nice to be in the great outdoors and listen to the gushing water! It was then back on the bus for about an hours journey to the Hobbiton movie set! This was really epic, just look at the photos! It was so awesome to hear all of the stories about how the set was put together, in particular how much of a perfectionist Peter ...

      Brimstone and Rotten Eggs

      A travel blog entry by benjandkori on Mar 04, 2015

      17 photos

      ... Great War, which was unveiled by the Queen's father. The park is dominated by the imposing museum, a magnificent building constructed in a sort of modern variation on tudor-style. Through the park, we found ourselves at Rotorua's huge lake, which is several miles wide. The foreshore is highly populated by waterfowl, and shags, swans and ducks created a beautiful scene around a dead tree on one islet. Water planes zoomed ...

      Rotorua ... Hobbits and More Hot Water

      A travel blog entry by elainehayes on Feb 10, 2015

      36 photos

      ... of hours seeing the fence that Bilbo set off over with his contract saying he was off on an adventure, the party tree for Bilbo's eleventieth birthday, Sam's home, seen at the end of LOTR, and of course Bag End, home to Bilbo and Frodo.

      The tree above Bag End was real for LOTR, but present tree is steel and silicon ...

      Back to New Zealand

      A travel blog entry by coyaustinwilson on Oct 23, 2014

      8 photos

      ... another country that was certified to drive DUKWs because unfortunately the process to train someone takes a lot of time and money. After several weeks of emailing back and forth I convinced him to hire me. We weren't sure how or if it was going to work. All I knew is I would do whatever it takes to make it happen. At one point I didn't hear from him a month. I lost all hope. I packed my bags and said "if I can't have my next adventure be back in NZ then ...