Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua, North Island, 884, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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Hot springs, gloopy mud and the smell of sulphur

A travel blog entry by hulleys on Jan 31, 2014

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We said goodbye to Ivan and then Jill drove us back to meet the others at the coach for our drive to Rotorua. Arriving in Rotorua, we drove 20 km further out to Wai-o-Tapu, an area of geothermal activity. There, we saw hot springs, gloopy mud caverns and a lake area with all sorts of colours caused by the minerals in the water. And all around was …

Maori History

A travel blog entry by olewis909 on Nov 20, 2013

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On the way to Rotorua we stopped at a sheep show, where one of the farmers showed off his prize sheep and showed us how to shear them, which was quite amusing. We also got to cuddle baby goats and lambs, which were adorable. After this we were taken to a Maori village called Ohinemutu, where one of the chiefs welcomed us and talked to us about the …

An Evening with the Mitai Family

Kia Ora this morning we got up early again and got on the road by 9ish. After a funny night, we were sleeping in a 4 bed dorm room and I feel asleep the first and 10 minutes later I've got Laura glaring at me from a few inches from my face saying through her teeth 'you are snoring so loud i can hear you over my music'. She had apparently shone a...

Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand gaz-lj
Smelly City!

After a long lovely day from Auckland we arrived at Rotorua. The smell from the geysers was abit too much in some places but we got use to it!
Rotorua has alot of thermal activity and there is quite a few things to do here. 
First thou, it was getting dark so we found a carpark near the lake to spend the night. It was a nice little place...

Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand jonaden

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This 3 star hotel, located on 1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, Rotorua Museum, and Rotorua Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

    Reviewed by jshrives

    Lovely location

    Reviewed Feb 5, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Dorking , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice

    Maori dance
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    Scary man
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    Reviewed by christine13

    Hotel 2

    Reviewed Jan 12, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Great place with pools and mineral baths.

    Mineral bath
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    Reviewed by kayyendole

    Sudima looks like a storm is heading this way

    Reviewed Dec 26, 2010
    by (12 reviews) bridgnorth , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    well situated hotel on the edge of the lake very comfortable 2 queen size beds!!!!
    entertainment in the hotel and a Happy Hour

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

    Reviewed by ichbinseins

    Kind of sketchy, dirty and extra smelly

    Reviewed Jun 12, 2008
    by (4 reviews) Hawthorne , United States Flag of United States

    The hotel was situated on the end of the lake and smelled very strongly of sulfur, but we expected that of the whole city, so while it was surprising at first, you get used to it. The check in staff wasn't overly friendly, but they were nice. There's a small gift shop in the lobby and a lounge/bar and a restaurant where they had the breakfast. The elevators/rooms are across the parking lot from the check in area, so we had to drag our suitcases over there. Also, there was no ramp we could find, and we had to lug them up 6 or 7 stairs. The elevator was teeny tiny and could only fit 2 adults and 2 suitcases so we came up in waves.

    The room was a definite letdown. The furniture was modern-ish but not new. It didn't seem clean and there wasn;t very much room around the beds. If someone was sitting at the desk in front of the bed, you couldn't walk between them.

    The bathroom was okay, large enough, but the water smelled like sulfur which was disgusting. The toiletries provided were nice and smelled like honey lavender.

    The pool was warm, like a bath and seemed clean enough.

    The breakfast was okay, but not superb. There was a lot of variety though.

    Our hotel.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

    Great hotel

    from

    Hotel's location is great, right on the lake and next to the spa. Room was clean, bathroom spacious and staff was friendly. They have little jacuzzi's that you can reserve for private use, which was nice & relaxing (minus the children screaming in the pool next door). Information center in town offers info on all there is to do in Rotorua. Definetely lots to do.

    Great deal in best location, right by the lake!

    from

    We liked the Lake Plaza hotel for the location (right on the lake) and price. The website listed a "breakaway" rate of NZ$99, about $66, a great bargain! The room was clean and large, the bed was firm. Smal refrigerator provided. Easy walk to most sights. Special deal on Maori dinner and show right in the hotel. Helpful staff.

    Enjoyable stay

    from

    Lake Plaza is a very large hotel but manages to keep a very high standard. Reception staff are excellent. Room service is quick and food (breakfasts) were plentiful. Situated right on the lake the smell can be a little overpowering at times but then the magnificent view from a second floor room makes up for it. A small swimming pool is located off the car park along with (unfortunately)very dated spas.

    Rooms are large and beds are very comfortable, stayed with husband and two children and didn't feel like we were living on top of each other. Rooms cleaned to a high standard each day.

    Lake Plaza is right along from the Polynisian Spa.

    Modern hotel in an excellent location

    from

    Spent two nights in the Lake Plaza and really enjoyed it.

    The rooms are bright and modern and very clean.The hotel is well designed, some rooms are in a separate building. Car parking is partly in the road outside. A 10 minute walk into the centre. A very nice restaurant with excellent food and attentive service. There is a distinct smell over the whole of Rotorua but not overpowering. Do not bother with the Sulphur Flats (an ex rubbish dump) but the thermal area at Kuirau Park is just the other side of the town and worth a free visit.

    A Great Place To Stay !!!!

    from

    My Husband , our 6 year old son and I stayed at the Lake Plaza Hotel for 2 nights and we thought it was GREAT! We stayed on the "Weekend Breakaway Special" which they have which was great value for money as our son was able to stay for free and he also got to have free breakfast as well at The Hotel! The room was nice,and the furnishings were nice. The rooms were also VERY clean and the whole Hotel was clean as well. The staff were all VERY friendly and professional as well. I ordered room service and this was delivered to me within the time they said it would be, and it was all presented very nice and cooked nicely as well. I ordered extra towels and these were brought to me within 10 mins of my phone call! The Breakfast was AMAZING, the variety, was wonderful and the food was all cooked and presented really well. The tables are also set for breakfast in a "nice and homely" way, as well I thought! We were on the weekend Breakaway special and our Breakfast was half price to usual, and we also had discounts off evening meals too. The water pressure in the shower was good, and we could`nt even hear showers running or people walking around as you often hear in other Hotels. It was a really good experience. My only complaint was, that we went in the middle of Summer and our room did not have enough windows for adequate ventilation for a hot day, although it did have a fan but this was not enough. We were also by the road, which was quite noisy, but heaps of the rooms are not roadside rooms. But all in all, it was wonderful, and we will DEFINATLY be back again!

    Good value

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    I had a standard room ($90 NZ). It contained 2 double beds, a separate bathroom, a terrace and tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge. The was very clean and tidy. Good location - 5 min walk to town and on the lake front. Check out time was 11am, great for that sleep-in on Sunday morning. No complaints. I'd recommend it and stay there again myself. Incidentally, cousins were staying at the Ibis (about $30 NZ a night dearer) and their room was smaller, no terrace and only a shower, no bath.

    Poor quality

    from

    The position next to the lake was very good but the room we stayed in although quite large was very tired and the bathroom was terrible also it had not been cleaned properly for months looking at the grime on the windows, Breakfast was quite good the evening meal was very average not impressed at best a 1 star hotel.

    Good base for Rotorua

    from

    Stayed for two nights at the Lake Plaza in March 2005, it is a very well run hotel in a good location near the lake in Rotorua. Equivalent to a 4 star hotel in UK. Caters for coach parties so busy. Went to a Hangi evening there, touristy but good fun. Rotorua is really interesting, geothermal steam, geysers and mud pools all bubbling away. Recommended.

    Good lakeside location

    from

    The hotel is situated almost directly on the shores of Lake Rotorua (Sulphur bay). The hotel is quite comfortable and has a restaurant and bar. It also has a swimming pool and there is a Polynesian Spa right outside. The hotel is about a twenty minute walk from the best bars and restaurants in Rotorua, which are on the other side of the CBD. The slightly seedy area that is near to the hotel does not in any way reflect the good standards of the hotel itself.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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