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The Princes Gate is a historical, boutique-style hotel in the center of Rotorua. This classical 4-star hotel is opposite the Polynesian Spa and the famous Government Gardens. The hotel has 52 stylish guestrooms and apartments, all decorated in a traditional and classical style. Each room is air-conditioned and beautifully furnished with luxurious private bathroom and a range of personal toiletries. The larger apartments offer a living area and kitchen facilities. The Princes Gate Hotel, dates back to 1897 and is located in the historical area of the city. The hotel is only 100-yards from the lakefront and city center and is also within easy reach of the Convention Center. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private plunge pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities are available. There are a restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, lunch, High Tea and dinner.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Prince's Gate Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jul 24, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Rotorua, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Melinda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Charming step back in time. Elegant feel. Really enjoyed this lovely place!
  • Smythe
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Excellent location! It was central and everything we needed was within walking distance.
  • Bradley
    Loved how it was old with character. Restaurant attached was amazing. We ate all our meals there. Staff was very accommodating. Didn’t use the hot tub in July, water was too cold
  • Aimee
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The staff were absolutely wonderful nothing was a problem highly recommend room service from the rules restaurant downstairs loved my stay
  • Davidwmartin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was a charming hotel with very friendly and efficient staff. The location was great for us as it was within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, and cafes.
  • Neha
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    It was very nice and big with a bath tub. Very comfy felt like I was at home. Even had spare blankets
  • Tjiska
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel's location is exceptional - it's a 5 minute walk from the bus station and tourist center ( which offers excellent shuttle tours of major sites), a 10 minute walk from the Polynesian Spa, Eat Street and other downtown attractions. The...
  • Sharnee-lee
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    We loved the pool and the comfort of the room was great!
  • Jean
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was great - within walking distance to a park and waterfront area. The bathroom was updated and comfortable. The beds were comfortable, as well.
  • Glen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was ok, decent food but nothing special. Location was outstanding. Staff was pleasant. Hot tub was nice.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it a full breakfast

    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Is there access to a washing m/c , dryer?

    Hi there yes, it costs $3 per token.
    Answered on 17 April 2021
  • Is there off street parking?

    Yes there is off street parking but it is limited and subject to availability.
    Answered on 9 February 2021
  • hi! wanted to know if wifi fast and reliable in the snug rooms. also if ethernet cable is there. need to work at night. thanks.

    Hi there Yes we have free unlimited and reliable fibre wifi.
    Answered on 30 January 2021
  • Hi, wanting to book a room for myself and daughter-do you have rooms with twin beds available? Looking at 27-29 April

    Hi There Please contact us via email
    Answered on 23 April 2021
  • Please tell me more about your spa pools. How hot are they, what hours are they open? Also, do you have desks in the room, or somewhere else with a fa..

    Dear guest, Thanks for your inquiry. Our hot pools are geothermally heated therefore temperature varies between 35-40 degrees celsius. Yes, we do hav..
    Answered on 9 September 2020
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Hotel area info *

2 Restaurants On Site

  • Duke's Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Indian • Pizza • Local • Asian • International • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Restaurant #2
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Amenities of Prince's Gate Hotel

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Fenced pool
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Chinese

House rules

Prince's Gate Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request
2 years old
Crib upon request
Extra bed upon request
NZD 30 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 30 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos JCB American Express Cash is not accepted Prince's Gate Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Prince's Gate Hotel

  • Prince's Gate Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • Duke's Restaurant
    • Restaurant #2

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Prince's Gate Hotel on this page.

  • Check-in at Prince's Gate Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Prince's Gate Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Happy hour
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool

  • Room options at Prince's Gate Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Prince's Gate Hotel is 2,600 feet from the center of Rotorua. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Prince's Gate Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Prince's Gate Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish