Centrally located in Rotorua city within a short walk to the lakefront, Pullman Rotorua is the perfect base to explore the geothermal and cultural hub of Rotorua.
It is the only 5-star property in Rotorua but welcomes all guests into the 130 luxurious rooms and suites, a gym, and vibrant dining and a funky bar.
The Pullman is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions, like the shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.
Like you can expect with the Pullman brand, the décor and styling of this property is functional yet classy with a business style to it. There is a touch of culture with the artwork hung around the hotel. Entrance straight off the street takes you to a large foyer and adjoining restaurant and bar.
There is a mid-sized gym for those who like to stay active while away from home, but unfortunately, there is no pool. A short walk up the road, and you will find thermal pools. Check-in experience was swift and the staff were welcoming and happy to assist with sight-seeing recommendations.
The large rooms are contemporary open-plan design with colours and décor inspired by the region’s geothermal origins. Depending on the room category, you will have views of the city or Lake Rotorua. Rooms vary in size, bathroom inclusions and bedding options. The room types include superior room, superior room (two queen beds), deluxe room, deluxe executive room and executive suite (king bed, lake view).
All rooms have the most comfortable plush Pullman king-size bed, local artwork, smart TV, chaise lounge and mini bar with tea and coffee making facilities. You can stay connected with high-speed Wi-Fi and bedside hubs to make it easy to charge. Room service delivers modern cuisine 24/7. A notable feature in the room – the rotating TV cabinet so you can watch from anywhere in the room.
Dining by Pullman is famous for adapting to the needs of the modern palate. From a casual lunch to a healthy breakfast, or spectacular dinner to after-work tapas. The Pullman Rotorua offers a farm-to-table experience at Barrel & Co., with the restaurant centred around an intimate open kitchen with a welcoming sense of theatre.
The cosmopolitan brasserie looks out onto Arawa Street, offering all-day dining, starting with a spectacular buffet breakfast with traditional favourites and healthy active breakfast selections. For lunch, the restaurant provides a modern menu filled with local delicacies. Dinner fills up with not only hotel guests but people booking in, to experience the best of the region through creative grill dishes.
Even if you just want to pop in for drinks, there is a bar offering a selection of drinks and nice seating at wine barrels outside.
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Address: 1135 Arawa Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone: 64 (07) 343 9750 – FAX: 64 (07) 343 9751
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