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10 Best Family Accommodation in Rotorua

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Rotorua

Keeping the little ones entertained in Rotorua couldn’t be easier. Not only does the city offer a wealth of family-friendly attractions, but the hotels help keep the family holiday going with ease thanks to their children’s facilities, family rooms and entertainment like heated pools. We go over some of the best family accommodation in Rotorua to suit most budgets in this list of kid-friendly accommodation!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Rotorua for Families and 20 Awesome Places to Visit in Rotorua.

1. Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

Featuring age-appropriate toys, books, cushions, Sky TV with kid’s channels and free WiFi, Jet Park arguably has one of the best family rooms in Rotorua. Their Family Suites are fully tailored for a memorable family stay and provide plenty of space with a king bed in a separate bedroom and a queen bed in the lounge. Plus, children under 16 stay for free if using existing bedding. Facilities at Jet Park include family dining options, kid’s play area, outside playground, swimming pool and more.

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Jet Park Hotel Rotorua© Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

2. Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Families have plenty of options at the Millennium Hotel near the city centre. Superior Rooms, Superior Lakeview Rooms and Deluxe Rooms all have the options for a double twin layout comfortably sleeping a family of four. Each room features WiFi and in-room entertainment, while guests also have access to a geothermally-heated swimming pool and a toddler pool. Kids will also love the on-site Maori feast and cultural show hosted at the poolside. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Rotorua for Foodies.

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua© Millennium Hotel Rotorua

3. Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre

This resort-style accommodation features plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from a heated swimming pool to minigolf. The Best Western Braeside is tucked away on the leafy street just across the road from one of Rotorua’s most popular family attractions, Rainbow Springs. Rooms feature spacious kitchenettes so you can prepare your own family meals, while some rooms have luxurious features like private hot tubs, balconies and stream views.

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Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre© Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre

4. Rydges Rotorua

Boasting some of the largest hotel rooms in Rotorua, Rydges Rotorua is an excellent option for families. The Family Room has three queen beds at an affordable price, while the Deluxe Spa Twin Room with a rollaway bed option is ideal for the family that craves a bit of pampering. The hotel has free WiFi, as well as a large atrium dining hall serving an outstanding kids’ menu where children guests of the hotel eat for free.

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Rydges Rotorua© Rydges Rotorua

5. RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua

Stay in affordable family accommodation on Rotorua’s famous “Motel Mile” on Fenton Street. The Rotovegas Motel features colourful and characterful studios and apartments that stimulate the senses, with apartments sleeping up to six people and the Rotovegas House sleeping up to a whopping 20 people! Wherever you stay and however large your tribe, you’ll have access to a thermally-heated outdoor pool, hot room, games room with pool and table tennis, petanque and barbecue facilities.

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RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua© RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua

6. Arista of Rotorua

Another motel well worth considering, especially for families, is Arista of Rotorua. Most rooms have been designed with families in mind as no room is less than 62m, while the Family Mezzanine and Family Studio sleep up to six and feature spacious living areas. Each unit even has a private spa pool to enjoy, while you’ll be sure to keep warm in the thermally-heated rooms. Each unit also has a kitchenette to make use of while the kids play at the motel’s super playground!

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Arista Motel of Rotorua© Arista Motel of Rotorua

7. Fenton Court Motel

And the family motel accommodation keeps on coming on Fenton Street, this time at the Fenton Court Motel. Each motel room boasts a private spa bath and pool, a full kitchen, Sky TV and electric blankets to ensure a comfortable stay. The Two-Bedroom Spa Bath and Spa Pool Units are the most spacious option for families. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Motels in Rotorua.

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Fenton Court Motel© Fenton Court Motel

8. Malones Spa Motel

If you’re looking for something a little more stylish on Fenton Street, then set your sights on the four-star Malones Spa Motel. The boutique accommodation features 20 rooms with cable TV with on-demand movies and basic kitchenette facilities. Most rooms also feature a private hot tub or plunge pool. There is a large garden area for kids to run around, while a golf course and spa centre provide more entertainment nearby.

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Malones Spa Motel© Malones Spa Motel

9. Holiday Inn Rotorua

Kids stay and eat for free, making the Holiday Inn Rotorua a great-value family accommodation in Rotorua. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool with toys, while kids will receive a kids’ pack on arrival and get to enjoy two Disney channels in each room’s TV. The buffet restaurant also has plenty of child-friendly food available. As for rooms, take your pick of Standard, Superior and Deluxe Rooms all offering a two double-bed layout for families. While the hotel is located a little out of town, it’s nearby the Redwoods Forest with a wealth of family-friendly walking and cycling trails to enjoy.

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Holiday Inn Rotorua© Holiday Inn Rotorua

10. Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua offers luxury accommodation and services for families. Indulge in one of the hotel’s spa treatments while the little ones are with one of the hotel’s babysitters. Enjoy family time together in the heated swimming pool and enjoy watching a Maori concert and hangi, which takes place at the hotel every night. Your stay at Sudima will be made simple thanks to the Family Rooms with one king bed and two singles. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Rotorua.

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Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua© Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

More About Rotorua for Families

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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