When you’re after a luxurious holiday in New Zealand, choosing the right accommodation makes all the difference. While a nice hotel can help you relax and unwind, not everybody wants the same experience in a different place. When you’re looking for a more personalised stay and you really want to immerse yourself in the area, a boutique hotel in New Zealand offers more charm and has a stronger focus on their guests’ experience.
As the country’s relaxation capital, Rotorua is one of the top locations for travellers looking to pamper themselves and spend a luxurious week or two away. Home to a number of spa resorts and scenic destinations like Whakarewarewa’s Geyser Flats, delightful restaurants serving the best in delicious, local cuisine as well as gorgeous native bush and tours across the pristine Lake Rotorua, there are plenty of reasons for anybody to stay and enjoy themselves in the North Island town.
Why choose a boutique hotel in Rotorua
Larger hotel chains have to deal with so many guests checking in and out and so many rooms that they can start to lose focus on what’s important. Avoid getting lost in a maze of hallways and people; boutique hotels usually cater for less with a dozen rooms. Your enjoyment and comfort is the focus.
There are so many things to do in the town; it really helps when you are staying in accommodation with friendly owners who can help you plan your itinerary and offer interesting and unique local knowledge about the region. A boutique hotel really does afford the most unique and luxurious stay.
Figuring out where to start can be the hardest part after you arrive. Talk to your boutique hotel about any deals they offer; some have seasonal packages that give you the opportunity to enjoy yourself without the stress of planning and keeping up with your own itinerary.
Make sure you visit some of the town’s main attractions during your stay.
No trip to Rotorua would be complete without a day in the thermal pools. Polynesian Spa on Hinemoa Street offers everything from mineral and secluded, private pools to relaxing spa treatment therapies. It’s a great way to start your visit.
Rent a bike from one of the local bike shops and head into Whakarewarewa Forest for the best 70km of track in the world. Enjoy the native bush and cycle at your own pace; the forest has courses for every skill level.
Get up close to the raw geothermal activity that lies just beneath the surface at Geyser Flat in Whakarewarewa. Home to 65 geysers and more than 500 hot pools, Geyser Flat is one of the most unique destinations in the world.
All you need to do now is select your boutique accommodation and then you’re all set to make the most of your holiday in Rotorua!