Family Accommodation in Rotorua

Family in Hot Pool Rotorua

Family accommodation in Rotorua is plentiful, there’s great optiuons at every price range from 5 star hotels, motels, and holiday parks. You are sure to find family accommodation that meets your budget.

Family Hotels in Rotorua

Regal Palms Resort

Regal Palms Resort is one of the best value for money hotels for families in Rotorua. It is in a great location and has loads to keep the kids and adults entertained – outdoor heated pool, BBQ area, tennis court, 9-hole mini golf, playground, table tennis, day spa and fitness centre. All rooms have cooking facilities, hot tub, satellite TV, heating/aircon, microwave and fridge.

There is a golf course nearby, and it is also handy to the mountain biking trails in Whakarewarewa Forest. Regal Palms has glowing reviews and amazing service!

Rydges Rotorua

Rydges Rotorua (formerly the Holiday Inn) overlooks the famous Whakarewarewa Geothermal Reserve and historical village and is also handy to the Redwoods Forest with it’s network of walks and mountain bike trails. It has a geothermically heated swimming pool and two hot tubs. There are facilities available for mountain bike storage and washing.

The buffet breakfast here is amazing value. We always take our family here for the breakfast when staying in town. It has become a tradition for our kids! Kids under 12 stay and eat free, and are catered for with two kids channels on TV, and a new games room that is open on weekends and school holidays. All in all, it’s a great family hotel.

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Distinction Hotel is located close to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and handy to the network of mountain bike trails in the forest for the active family. They have a secure bike storage room and wash down facilities and a large map of the bike trails available to plan your outings. Come back and relax in the heated outdoor pool, or spa pools in a little grotto.

The rooms here are comfortable and roomy and there’s a sensational buffet breakfast with loads of variety to start your day. Arikikapakapa golf course is next door and it’s a five minute drive to the city centre and Lake Rotorua.

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

Jet Park Hotel is in a handy location, five minutes walk from the city centre. They have complimentary buffet breakfast with great variety and a play area for children. It is excellent value for money and the staff are warm and welcoming. The pool is only heated to a slightly warm 24 degrees, so better suited to warmer months or hardy swimmers. They even have some pet friendly rooms set up with beds and treats for your family pooch. This is an excellent choice for a family hotel in Rotorua.

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

The Copthorne Hotel is in a nice quiet location, five minutes drive to the city centre and Lake Rotorua and close to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and famous Pohutu Geyser. The pool and spas are great for entertaining the kids, and it’s five minutes walk to the Rotorua Golf Club.

The rooms are clean and well sized, and everyone raves about the comfortable beds! Staff are friendly and personable. There is free Wifi, free parking and a cooked or continental breakfast.

Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua

Arawa Park Hotel (formerly Rydges) is located next to the racecourse with views over the city. It is a few minutes walk to the shopping area and Lake Rotorua. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and there is free Wifi and parking. Kids under 12 dine free in a beautiful courtyard restaurant, and there is a buffet breakfast with a good selection available.

Deluxe rooms have a spa bath and private balcony. There is no pool anymore so is excellent value if you’re out a lot and just need somewhere to sleep.

Apollo Hotel Rotorua

Apollo is an apartment-style hotel, located close to many tourist attractions and shops, with enough space to be comfortable for a family stay. The staff are pleasant and helpful and there is plenty of close car parking available. The pool is not heated, so probably best for a summer stay, but there is a spa available as well for winter. There is also a laundry available for guests, which is always handy when travelling with kids!

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside pool

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is a great family hotel. It’s located right next to the lake in the centre of town. This is the prime spot to stay in Rotorua, next to Eat Street and the lakefront. Novotel has an excellent pool which kids will love. They also do a great buffet breakfast which is a firm favourite with my kids.

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua indoor heated pool

A good pool is essential if you’re travelling with kids, so Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is a firm favourite with families. The hotel is close to town, it’s walking distance from the waterfront. There are plenty of family rooms, and an excellent restaurant with a breakfast buffet. There’s also a Maori cultural show!

ibis Rotorua

ibis Rotorua family hotel

ibis Rotorua is an excellent choice for families in Rotorua. It’s next to Novotel on the lakefront in the heart of town, so the location is superb. It’s a little cheaper than the Novotel too, which is great for families on a budget. There’s a restaurant that has a breakfast buffet. BUT, there’s NO pool, which may rule it out for some families.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Millennium Hotel Rotorua Pool

Millennium Hotel Rotorua is one of Rotorua’s best family hotels. It also has one of Rotorua’s best hotel pools, there’s a great hot tub for Mum and Dad to enjoy while the kids play in the large heated pool. Millennium is well located near the Polynesian Spa and the Government Gardens. It’s an easy walk to most of downtown and the lakefront.

Regent of Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel Pool

Regent of Rotorua has a lovely pool, and they have two bedroom family suites. Because of this it is a popular family hotel in Rotorua. There’s a mountain bike cleaning area for families who bike together. The waterfront is a short walk away. This is an excellent choice for families with older kids.

Family Friendly Motels in Rotorua

Silver Fern Rotorua

Silver Fern Rotorua is a great place for a relaxing stay for couples or families. The accommodation is five star and the service is friendly and attentive. Each room has a spa bath and kitchenette with a coffee machine! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean.

The location is handy to both shops and attractions, and there is free bicycle hire for exploring. Rotorua Golf club is only a kilometre away, and there is a hot tub and day spa on site, so plenty of options to keep the family entertained. This motel is excellent value and has great reviews.

The Heart of Rotorua

If you’re a larger family or bigger group, or are planning a long stay in Rotorua these apartments would be the perfect base to explore from. Choose the three bedroom, double storey option for a full kitchen and lounge and two bathrooms. It hold up to 8 people. They are close to the supermarket so easy to grab supplies and cater for yourself.

The complex is fairly central if you have a car. It is a couple of minutes drive to the city centre eateries and lake front. It is private, quiet and has secure parking. Laundry facilities are available.

Executive on Fenton

Executive On Fenton motel in Rotorua

Executive On Fenton offers spacious, modern accommodations with free WiFi, and either a 2-person spa bath or private courtyard with spa pool. It includes a kitchenette and flat-screen TV with Sky Sports. The property is within walking distance of shops and a few minutes drive from Lake Rotorua. Dine at the nearby restaurant serving local and international food or walk 5 minutes to the supermarket.

Capri on Fenton

Capri on Fenton motel in Rotorua with private hot tub in room.

Capri on Fenton offers spacious rooms with free WiFi and a private 2-person spa pool. Room options vary from cosy studios to 2-bedroom units that can accommodate families of 6. The motor inn is located a 3-minute drive from both the Polynesian Spa and Rotorua city center, and provides free parking and free bike storage and wash-down area on site. The rooms are equipped with satellite TV, thermal heating, a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities, while some apartments offer full kitchen facilities and a private courtyard. The motel also has access to BBQ facilities and a guest laundry, and the tour desk can arrange local activities.

Aura Accommodation

Aura Accommodation - motel in Rotorua with heated pool and private hot tubs.

Aura Accommodation is a centrally located motel in Rotorua, just 3 minutes’ walk from the lakefront and 4 minutes’ walk from Eat Streat. The fully equipped units feature stove tops, microwaves, and unlimited free WiFi, as well as a Smart TV with Netflix. Guests can enjoy the large outdoor geothermal heated pool or fire up the BBQ on a beautiful Rotorua evening. The property also features a laundry, tea/coffee maker in all rooms, and free parking. Deluxe studios come with the added luxury of a private hot tub. This is a great location.

Arista of Rotorua

Arista of Rotorua motel

Arista of Rotorua is a highly rated motel located just a 5-minute drive from central Rotorua. The property offers a range of spacious studios with a kitchenette, private hot tub, and in-room air conditioning. Guests can take advantage of the property’s numerous amenities including a tour desk, BBQ area, guest laundry, and free parking for one car per accommodation. With a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 and 2013, as well as a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for Top New Zealand Hotel for Families, Arista of Rotorua is the perfect choice for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Rotorua International Motor Inn

ASURE Rotorua International Motor Inn

Rotorua International Motor Inn is a comfortable and well-equipped 4-star motel located in Rotorua, between Fairy Springs and the CBD. It offers a variety of room options, including superior studio, deluxe studio, superior apartment, one bedroom with a spa pool, standard two-bedroom apartment, two-bedroom apartment with a spa pool, interconnecting apartments with two spa pools, and interconnecting standard apartments. Each room is air-conditioned and some rooms also have a kitchen and a hot tub.

Relax by the outdoor heated pool, get fit in the gym, dine in the restaurant, or enjoy a peaceful moment in the garden. There’s even a sauna and room service available for your convenience. The property also offers free private parking and free WiFi, making it ideal for families and couples. With family room options that can accommodate up to 10 guests, Rotorua International Motor Inn is the perfect place for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Rotorua.

Sport Of Kings Motel

Sport Of Kings Motel, Rotorua

Sport of Kings Motel is a relaxing retreat in Rotorua, just 10 minutes’ walk from Te Puia Thermal Reserve. The motel boasts free Wi-Fi, an outdoor thermal pool, and rooms with private spa pools. You’ll also enjoy free parking, with 1 space per room, as well as BBQ facilities in the landscaped gardens.

The motel is conveniently located just 5 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua and Polynesian Spa, and a 5-minute ride to world-famous mountain biking trails. All rooms have kitchens or kitchenettes, private en suite bathrooms, and individually controlled heating, and of course a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Guests can also take advantage of a guest laundry, bike wash area, and storage. The motel has been highly rated by recent guests, with couples particularly enjoying the location, comfortable beds and private hot tubs.

Thermal Oak Motel

Thermal Oak Motel

Thermal Oak Motel is a modern retreat in Rotorua, offering a variety of accommodation options including studios, one and two-bedroom suites, and a three-bedroom apartment. Each unit is equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, full kitchenette, free unlimited WiFi, and free on-site parking. The motel is just a 10-minute walk from the city center, where guests can enjoy all that Rotorua has to offer. Couples particularly love the location, which has been highly rated by recent guests.

Rotorua is the most popular family holiday destination in the North Island. One of the things that makes it great for families is the large number of hotels with geothermal heated pools.

Families Often Ask

Which Family hotel in Rotorua has the best pool?

Millenium Hotel, Rydges Hotel, Distinction Hotel, and Novotel all have great pools that families will enjoy.

Which Family Hotels in Rotorua have a great view?

Novotel Lakeside, and Rydges Rotorua are family hotels with great views.

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