We recently checked in to the Regal Palms resort for a couple of nights and I have to say I was impressed. It’s rare to find a hotel where family guests needs have been so thoroughly catered to.
The hotel is located on what becomes Rotorua’s main street and is within a couple of kilometres of the city’s centre. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options to cater to different groups and needs. Regal Palms Resort offers rooms from studio up to 2 bedroom apartments.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite.
One bedroom suites have a seperate bedroom plus a lounge (with a couch that can be made up for bedding) plus a dining area and a kitchenette. If you choose to cook for yourself there is a supermarket approximately 1km up Fenton Street. (We were able to walk there and back). The hotel also provides a bunch of menus for local restaurants you can order from.
We were delighted to discover that the hotel offered kids TV channels, perfect for afternoon rest time (or when mum needs to get some work done). There is also a TV in the bedroom so you and the kids can watch different programs.
The Bedroom was very comfortable, great block out curtains let us snooze late in the morning. The bed was super comfy and the hotel is really quiet. I’m a very light sleeper and wasnt disturbed by any external noise. Our room had a small courtyard off the bedroom with an outdoor table and chairs. All rooms offer a balcony or courtyard.
We loved the bathroom in our room. Yes, I said loved! Our room had an amazing, huge spa bath which we made great use of. It was bliss to come back after walking a million miles sighseeing and jump into a huge spa bath. The hotel also provided lovely bath products.
So the rooms were great, but the real highlights of the resort were located outside of the rooms.
This place is a kid paradise. There is a mini golf course in the middle of the resort, you can borrow balls, clubs and score cards from reception. There is no cost to play.
Next up for the kids is the fab play equipment including hopscotch and naughts and crosses. There’s even a place for mum or dad to sit and watch the kids or cook a BBQ while the kids play.
There is also a heated pool with a shallow kids pool. On top of all this there is also a tennis court, the resort has bikes they lend to guests and a free DVD library. Management have clearly spent a lot of time thinking about what helps families enjoy their vacation time.
In room breakfast is offered and was great. There were options from continental through to bacon and eggs and pancakes.
Regal Palms is a great choice for your stay in Rotorua. The rooms are comfortable and spotless. The facilities are great fun for families. We definitely recommend this hotel for your family holiday. We loved it.
Thanks to Regal Palms Resort Rotorua for having us. As always all opinions are my own.Regal Palms Resort Rotorua, Single Parent Travel New Zealand, New Zealand with kids