Most Tempting Bookabach Holiday Homes In Rotorua, New Zealand - Updated 2021

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So much of nature’s rich beauty is on complete display in Rotorua. A town situated on New Zealand’s diverse North Island, Rotorua is most known for its astounding geothermal activity and intriguing Maori culture. From bubbling mud pools and spewing geysers to dense redwood forests and a collection of geothermal springs, Rotorua possesses an otherworldly quality and is the quintessential island adventure for those seeking stunning natural spectacles and one-of-a-kind cultures. Want to experience the divineness of Rotorua first-hand? Then read on to uncover the top Bookabach holiday homes that are sure to make any stay in Rotorua a time to remember.

1. Rural views at a peaceful, one-bedroom lodging

Enjoy a pastoral setting at this one-bedroom guest house that overlooks grassy fields, rolling hills, and well-fed farm animals. This guesthouse is nicely decorated in an understated, classy style with large windows that allow in lots of natural light. The size is perfect for couples or a lone traveler. This guesthouse is moments from the city center and the Skyline Skyride is in close proximity.

For animal lovers, check out the lovely wildlife park, just down the road. To rejuvenate, head to the Polynesian Spa, a developed geothermal spa facility, just 10 minutes away. Revel in nature at Rotorua’s Redwoods Forest, only 15 minutes away.

Rural Views peaceful holiday accommodation
16 reviews
guest house 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The space was bright and comfortable Best bed of the whole trip
Host:
Really enjoyed our stay Hosts were welcoming friendly and helpful
Location:
lots of space Clean and private even though it is attached to main house Easy to find and easy check in check out
Good location private even though attached to the house lovely rural outlook
Great location out of town but close to town with farm style feel and views Green pasture horses and cows right outside your windows
heated floors (we visited in winter)
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2. Incomparable house with bird's-eye views (from USD 1221)

Try and catch your breath after stepping through the door of this impressive three-bedroom home. The views from this house, perched atop the Rotorua Basin, will definitely put a smile on your face. Boasting an open-air layout, this house features contemporary furnishings, a crisp, clean look with minimal decor and large folding/sliding doors to bring the outdoors inside.

Plush amenities abound, from the fully equipped kitchen to the pampered luxuries in the bathroom. This house is in close proximity to top sights, like the spectacular Rotorua Redwoods Forest.

Tihi Retreat - Rotorua
8 reviews  Wifi Available
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen has everything you can ask for to prepare a gourmet meal
The views extend to lake Rotorua
The location is outstanding Impressive views and a huge modern house with everything you need
Awesome views over the city easy access to property
It is built based on modern structurally significant space planning utilizing truly first rate construction and boasts every modern convenience
Cleanliness:
the bathrooms are fabulous as are the AV equipment
Host:
The owner Steve is very friendly
Owner very helpful Amazing residence
You could not ask for more
all the 'mod-cons' immaculately presented
Location:
Awesome property and prime location
This property is built on a very unique and beautiful location
It is basically at the very top of a crest which gives it commanding
The property is amazing One of the best baches I have ever stayed in Awesome place with beautiful views wand a very functional modern home
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3. Dazzling home with splendid lake views (from USD 175)

Glorious does not even begin to describe this heavenly, expansive, four-bedroom home that showcases new sleek furnishings, warm decor, and a colorful, modern kitchen that’s fully loaded with top-tier appliances. The appealing, breezy patio is equipped with a toasty fireplace, comfy outdoor furniture, and stupendous views, so lounging with your favorite drink or dining al fresco is mandatory. Lake activities are nearby and the city’s top amenities are less than 10 minutes away.

Executive home with lake views
50 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home is large modern and great for three couples
The view from the outside balcony was spectacular
Clean modern home with everything you need for a comfortable stay
- really appreciated Lovely big living areas meant that we had enough space to be together without being on top of each other
house has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean as well and was fully stocked with cookware/
We loved it the house is amazing and so spacious with everything you need and more All extremely comfortable luxurious and so clean and lovely inside
great location very comfortable and spacious with everything we needed A fantastic week
Absolutely stunning house and stunning views
Host:
has all day sun and great indoor-outdoor flow
Very accomodating to our family
This wonderful home more than lived up to our expectations
We had a wonderful time here the house was stunning and a great size for the four of us Highly recommend for anyone visiting Rotorua
We loved it and rotorua
Location:
It was quiet and located an easy drive into the city centre Love to stay again
Very clean well presented home that is in a well placed location for easy access to the city centre and the tourist attractions in Rotorua
Really fantastic location Peaceful and quiet with great views of Rotorua
House great for our big group (3 families)
The views are amazing from the house and the outside space is also very luxurious and we loved the outside fire Fantastic house
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4. Remodeled townhouse in the exciting city center

This wonderful, two-bedroom townhouse is a delightful blend of eclectic decor and nice furnishings. The kitchen is functional and the bedrooms are cozy, with a roomy, king-sized bed that can be split into two singles in the main bedroom and a soft, queen-sized bed in the second bedroom.

Mountain bikers will be happy to know secure bike storage is available in the garage. This townhouse is on a tranquil street and great shopping and fun entertainment are close by. Enjoy the convenience of a washing machine and fun diversions, like Netflix and reliable Wi-Fi.

Stay Central Stay Ruihi #6
10 reviews
townhome 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
milk in the fridge and wifi for the kids
The beds were super comfortable
fresh clean roomy and has everything you need (including hair straightening irons )
The lounge/kitchen area is a lot roomier than it looks in the pics
and it was great having a full size kitchen to self-cater
Cleanliness:
Very comfortable stay - property was very clean and matched description and photos on website
Host:
Handy having internal entry garage with remote
Our boys loved having Netflix and Wifi too Richard and Karen were wonderful hosts and were very warm welcoming and helpful
We were made to feel welcome and the unit was clean fresh and roomy with everything we needed and was a great base
The property was very pleasant and nice
our stay was nice and relaxed and we had everything we needed for a good weekends stay in Rotorua Thanks to Richard and Karen for the little touches - the home being heated for our later arrival
Location:
central but in a quiet street
The location is great too - definitely walking distance to the main streets of Rotorua and great to have the shopping centre complex and supermarket just a short walk (5 minutes) up the street
It was quiet walking distance to town very convenient Not a real upmarket area of town
The property is very centrally located 3mins drive to the centre of town and Polynesian Pools
Very close to CBD quiet location lovely modern decore and clean Would happily stay again
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5. Spacious dream home, ideal for entertaining (from USD 167)

Surrounded by tall trees and a lush, manicured lawn, this large, three-bedroom house offers a subtle chicness, inside and outside. The roomy outdoor deck is a standout, possessing comfortable couches, a dining table, attractively strewn lights, and a top-notch barbecue grill. Indoors, there are trendy furnishings that compliment the cozy interior. You’ll be spoiled by the many attractions nearby: Eat Street’s many restaurants, bars, and cafes, the refreshing lakefront, Rotorua’s Redwoods Forest, and the invigorating Polynesian Spa.

5 min to forest, comfy house with great amenities
46 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Thanks the friendly own to prepare everything
making it easy to look after the kids
and so was our stay - easy and comfortable
A very relaxing quiet place
and it was an extra bonus to have wifi/Netflix for the kids when the adults needed a rest
Cleanliness:
Property was very clean and tidy
House was spacious and clean Yard and various decks were beautiful and enjoyed by our whole family
Clean and spacious Owner is easy to deal with
The house is very clean and got everything you need Nice
very clean check in process was very easy
Host:
Nice property for the kids to run around in
We loved the outdoor area and the massive lounge Beautiful home thank you for having us stay
the kids loved the huge garden to run around in everything we needed was there
We have two families travlling together one with little girl
gave us lots of helpful infor of where to go locally(unfortunately
Location:
Great communication from Portia Big backyard for kids to play Very convenient and quiet Perfect for families
The house was great and super convenient for biking in the Redwoods and getting to the lakes
This was a great place to stay easy check in process
walkable to a lovely pub and lots of take out too Also super close to the Redwoods
Good place for people that want to cycle as garage available for securing bikes and closed to cycle trails
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6. Three-bedroom retreat, near top amenities

Conveniently located, just five minutes from the airport and the city center, this three-bedroom accommodation features a great open floorplan, functional furnishings, tall wood-beam ceilings, and plenty of natural light. The deck with a spacious hot tub is a key highlight of this lodging. The neighborhood is filled with green parks, an expert tennis club, and a fine shopping center. Charming cafes, an aromatic bakery, and a nice selection of restaurants, from sushi to kebobs, are sure to keep you full and energized for those long days of sightseeing.

Park View Retreat Rotorua
64 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The place is very modern cosy and comfortable
It had the added bonus of a hot tub
but we had to wait for the evening for the bedrooms to cool down - so
The heat pump cooled the main living area
The outlook was great over the big field
Cleanliness:
The house was modern and tastefully decorated and very clean and tidy Highly recommended
Host:
Absolutely 1st class and even surpassed our expectations
Really nice set up really warm property loved the hot tub & location to the redwoods
We have stayed here three times so works for us
always a bonus as well as the sunny deck area overlooking the sports field
always a bonus as well as the sunny deck area overlooking the sports field
Location:
Good location in walking distance to Redwoods
Location great- literally 5mins from main centre
Location great- literally 5mins from main centre
Great location Really enjoyed our stay :)
Very private and great for families looking to explore the area Would stay again
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7. Peaceful and private summer hideaway (from USD 119)

Situated in a lush, green setting, this adorable, secluded cottage is perfect for a couple or a solo tourist. Slanted ceilings, a crisp, clean look, and cute furnishings make up this studio-style accommodation. A large folding door allows the outside inside and guests rising in the morning can enjoy coffee and breakfast on the airy patio that features a nice dining table. After a day exploring the wide selection of nearby attractions, soak your tired muscles in the soothing hot tub.

Peaceful , Private and Self-Contained. Close to mountain biking and Geothermal.
46 reviews  Wifi Available
guest house 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great place - very tastefully furnished and stocked with everything you might need Wish we could have stayed longer
it makes you feel one with the outside Hot tub was great and the goodies in the fridge
Of course the spa was the cherry on top
Lovely quiet and cosy cottage had everything you would need
Beautiful place very private open and bright
Cleanliness:
It is absolutely spotless extremely tastefully decorated
Host:
Super cottage very well catered for
Super cottage very well catered for
The studio was lovely and well appointed
Spa pool nice for relaxing in and
Appreciated having some breakfast foodstuffs to tide us over Quiet location was perfect to escape further south and
Location:
This property is the perfect place for a couples retreat Close enough to Rotorua central but far enough to get away and chill
we even found a great walk through a park
Easy access into town only 5 minutes away
Beautiful setting private and quiet
lovely garden and quiet space
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8. Sensational house with fun amenities

You can’t find better accommodation for a large traveling party. This spacious, two-level, four-bedroom house provides maximum comfort and privacy and is located on a well-maintained golf course, so any avid golfers in the party will be thrilled. Guests will find plenty to keep them entertained with the fabulous games room, offering a billiards table, an expert dartboard, a PlayStation, and a TV. Equipped with a nice deck and a soothing hot tub, the outdoor space is great for lounging. A barbecue grill is available for an additional charge.

Sensational Stay in Springfield
29A Otonga Road
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

9. Quiet home, near family-friendly attractions (from USD 156)

Replete with comfy bits of furniture, shiny hardwood floors, and plenty of streaming sunshine, this three-bedroom is a top choice. Clean, tidy, and functional, this house is tucked away in a serene neighborhood, yet still close to many eateries and exciting tourist attractions. Enjoy easy access to scenic mountain bike trails, if you want to get some exercise, or explore Rotorua’s Redwoods Forest, only a 10-minute car ride away. Don’t miss the chance to ride the Skyline Skyride, a gondola that affords an amazing view of the surroundings.

Quiet, Home away from Home
5 reviews
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Lots of sitting room with everything needed to enjoy the stay
Very private Location was excellent for what we needed to do with our grandchildren
Host:
The owner was very kind as to leave starting amenities and the house was clean and tidy
Awesome little house and section plenty of room Was made up and very clean and tidy perfect for what we needed
Location:
The house is tucked away in a quiet area that is close to most activities and places to eat
Lovely house clean and well equipped Great location too
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10. Centrally located art-deco house

Roomy and filled with lots of natural light and handsome architectural touches, this first-rate, five-bedroom house creates a wonderful homey ambiance, even though the decor is lacking. A large fenced backyard offers peace of mind for those traveling with young children and the tranquil street offers a blissful setting. The kitchen is well-appointed and, with a handy washing machine and dryer on the premises, finding a laundromat is not necessary. A fine shopping mall, convenient supermarket, and a movie theater are within easy walking distance.

Large centrally located Art Deco house
58 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room and comfortable beds
the only thing missing was wifi, we couldn't access the internet unless we went into town and sourced free wifi
plenty of space to spread out with the teenagers
off road parking for our 4 cars
lovely older house with plenty of space and decent kitchen facilities
Cleanliness:
character and very tidy and clean
the house was clean and comfortable
a lovely spacious, clean warm and comfortable house for 6 adults and 3 kids to stay
Host:
awesome home
definitely home away from home
could do with a bit of a tidy up inside and out
a lovely trip down memory lane
the owner of the property was also very considerate and flexible - allowing us to have a later checkout time to accommodate the activities we had booked
Location:
close to the city centre
good location
everywhere we needed to go was no more than 15 minutes drive away; located in a quiet neighborhood
handy to everything , close to shops and town centre
property is well located, well equipped and well maintained
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Resplendent Rotorua

Rotorua is a whirlwind of thrilling outdoor activities, set against a backdrop of extreme natural beauty. The variety of diversions is sure to leave you depleted, so the only way to re-energize is to book a stay at one of these cozy and comfy Bookabach holiday homes.

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