The Best 5 Star & Luxury Hotels in Rotorua


Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations, with both local and international visitors flocking to the town. So, of course, it has plenty of 5 star hotels and luxury accommodation suitable for an upmarket vacation.

Luxury Rotorua Hotels

Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge luxury 5 star Hotel near Rotorua

A premier luxury lodge on the shores of Lake Tarawera. Each of the nine 5 star suites have magical panoramic lake views. The modern New Zealand cuisine and wine matches are superb and the service is friendly and professional.

The ultimate relaxed luxury, with large clean rooms and plenty to do, including kayaking, fishing, biking and a private 15 minute boat ride to the Tarawera Thermal Springs where you can soak, and hike to the falls if you wish.

Peppers On The Point Lake Rotorua

Peppers On The Point Lake Rotorua is a luxury accommodation option in Rotorua

Peppers On The Point is a luxury hotel built in a 1930’s mansion on the edge of Lake Rotorua with stunning lake views. All of the suites are spacious and clean with underfloor heating and spa baths. Villas include a kitchen and a dining area. The gourmet meals are outstanding!

This hotel is known for it’s excellent, welcoming service and genuinely friendly atmosphere. It retains it’s 1930’s character with wooden furniture, crystal chandeliers and antiques. There is also a fitness centre and tennis court for guests.

Treetops Lodge & Estate

Treetops Lodge & Estate very luxurious lodge near Rotorua

Treetops Lodge is set in a private native forest. It is one of the top luxury Lodges in the North Island so everything is 5 star. The luxurious suites and villas each have a spa bath. There are outdoor mineral hot tubs surrounded by ferns, a dreamy experience. The service is wonderful, as are the gourmet meals created from local game and produce. Other facilities include spa treatments, games room, library and bar.

Other activites offered include hunting, fishing, forest hikes (one with a waterfall, and a night one with glow worms), and mountain biking.

Pullman Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua is a large 5 star hotel in Rotorua offering luxury accommodation.

Pullman Rotorua is located in the city, minutes walk from the lakefront and eateries. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the service is friendly and professional. It has valet parking, a gym, restaurant, bar and meeting rooms. There is no pool, but it is within easy walking distance to the Polynesian Pools. Better suited for a business stay than for bringing the family. This is the only large 5 star hotel in Rotorua.

Ngamihi Lodge

Ngamihi Lodge luxury boutique hotel in Rotorua.

This beautiful luxury lodge is located at Lake Okareka, 20 minutes from Rotorua. It has three 2-room suites, a wrap around deck, and the lake is just a short walk down the road. It is a peaceful and luxurious spot to relax and unwind with spectacular views over the lake. Make use of the free bicycles, or explore the Buried Village which is only 4km away. This hotel is excellent for couples.

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

Luxurious 5 star Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel in Rotorua

A glamorous boutique hotel on the edge of Lake Rotorua, with tranquil lake, pool and rose garden views. The outdoor swimming pool is solar heated and there is also a hot tub, sauna, croquet, petanque and free Wifi. The hotel has its own helipad so indulge in a scenic tour over the local volcanoes and thermal parks!

All of the luxurious rooms have their own fireplace, coffee machine, TV and awesome showers, and come with a free a la carte breakfast. The service here is excellent and it has wonderful reviews from travellers. Only five minutes drive from the city centre. This is a wonderful 5 star hotel on the edge of Lake Rotorua.

Prince’s Gate Hotel

5 star luxury at Prince's Gate Hotel Rotorua

Prince’s Gate Hotel is a beautiful vintage style, luxury hotel in a historical building that dates back to 1897. It is in the centre of Rotorua, near the lakefront and adjacent to the Polynesian Spa and Government Gardens. It’s an excellent location for tourists. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the large lounge is warm and inviting with open fires. There is a restaurant and bar, and high tea is also available. Relax in the three thermally heated pools and sauna after your day out.

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel

Luxurious accommodation at Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel

The Regent has beautiful modern decor, is very clean and comfortable, and is only a five minute walk to local shops and eateries. There is a heated outdoor pool with loungers and an indoor mineral pool. The food in the restaurant is very highly rated.

Staff here are very friendly and helpful. Enjoy the unlimited free Wifi and fitness centre. Each room has designer furniture, luxury linen and a monsoon rain shower! This is a superb luxury hotel.

These are the best 5 star and luxury hotels in Rotorua.