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Sport of Kings Motel
Sport of Kings Motel
8.9 Excellent
6 Peace Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1.7 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 922 reviews
8.9

Sport Of Kings Motel offers a cosy setting when in Rotorua. It also provides a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
7.8 Good
9-11 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 2,091 reviews
7.8

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside provides modern 4.5-star accommodation in Rotorua. It features a day spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and a sauna.

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
8.0 Excellent
Rotorua, New Zealand
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2.8 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,602 reviews
8.0

Situated in Rotorua, Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is within walking distance of Whakarewarewa and features a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It is also a short car trip from Lake Rotorua and Pohutu Geyser.

Seagulls Guesthouse
Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent
12 Hinau Street, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 928 reviews
8.8

Seagulls Guesthouse is located in Tauranga and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. A short stroll from Bay Oval, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator, a kitchenette and wireless internet access.

One88 on Commerce
One88 on Commerce
9.7 Excellent
188 Commerce Street, Whakatane, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Whakatane, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,120 reviews
9.7

One88 on Commerce is situated on North Island and provides 5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also features room service, a terrace and luggage storage.

Calais Mount Resort
Calais Mount Resort
7.4 Good
6 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 1,102 reviews
7.4

Calais Mount Resort is located in Mount Maunganui and is close to Mauao. It is steps from Mount Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

Birchwood Spa Motel
Birchwood Spa Motel
7.3 Good
6 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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2.4 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 595 reviews
7.3

Located in Rotorua, Birchwood Spa Motel is within a 15-minute drive of Rotorua International Airport and offers a swimming pool. It also features babysitting/child services, a tour desk and highchairs.

Base Rotorua - Hostel
Base Rotorua - Hostel
7.4 Good
1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 1,171 reviews
7.4

Boasting an outdoor pool and a sauna, Base Rotorua is situated in Rotorua and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a mineral bath, a coffee bar and a 24-hour reception.

Ibis Rotorua
Ibis Rotorua
8.0 Excellent
Lake End Rangiuru Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 734 reviews
8.0

Featuring views of the garden, Ibis Rotorua offers 3.5-star accommodation in Rotorua. Those staying at the property have access to a swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts.

Quest on Durham
Quest on Durham
8.6 Excellent
6 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Tauranga, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 401 reviews
8.6

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 4-star property makes for an ideal base in Tauranga. Those staying at the property have access to a beauty centre and a sauna.

Tips for booking a Bay of Plenty hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Bay of Plenty:$115/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$12/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$42 - $227
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$34 - $116
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Base Rotorua - Hostel
Base Rotorua - Hostel
7.4 Good
1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Boasting an outdoor pool and a sauna, Base Rotorua is situated in Rotorua and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a mineral bath, a coffee bar and a 24-hour reception.

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Sport of Kings Motel
Sport of Kings Motel
8.9 Excellent
6 Peace Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1.7 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Sport Of Kings Motel offers a cosy setting when in Rotorua. It also provides a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

3
Yha Rotorua
Yha Rotorua
8.3 Excellent
1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Rotorua 

YHA Rotorua offers a modern setting when in Rotorua. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

4
Cleveland Thermal Motel
Cleveland Thermal Motel
8.7 Excellent
113-119 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Cleveland Thermal Motel is located in Rotorua and provides recently renovated rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also offers a playground, an outdoor heated pool and a kids club.

5
Emerald Spa Motor Inn
Emerald Spa Motor Inn
9.7 Excellent
286 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Located in Rotorua, Emerald Spa Motor Inn is within a 15-minute drive of Rotorua International Airport and offers free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

6
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
8.0 Excellent
Rotorua, New Zealand
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2.8 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Situated in Rotorua, Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is within walking distance of Whakarewarewa and features a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It is also a short car trip from Lake Rotorua and Pohutu Geyser.

7
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
7.8 Good
9-11 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside provides modern 4.5-star accommodation in Rotorua. It features a day spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and a sauna.

8
Accolade Lodge Motel
Accolade Lodge Motel
7.9 Good
30-32 Victoria Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Rotorua 

Boasting a Jacuzzi, Country Comfort Hotel Accolade Lodge Rotorua is situated in Rotorua and provides cosy accommodation. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and a beauty centre.

Cheapest hotels in Bay of Plenty, North Island

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Spa Lodge
Spa Lodge
8.0 Excellent
1221 Amohau Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Spa Lodge provides a comfortable setting while in Rotorua. It is also a brief car trip from Lake Rotorua and Whakarewarewa.

$13
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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
1193 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre,  

The hostel is located in Rotorua and is close to nearby attractions, including the Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens and Polynesian Spa. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

$15
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Harbourside City Backpackers
Harbourside City Backpackers
7.6 Good
105 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hostel makes for an ideal base in Tauranga. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

$23
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Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
8.0 Excellent
Rotorua, New Zealand
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2.8 km from city centre,  

Situated in Rotorua, Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is within walking distance of Whakarewarewa and features a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It is also a short car trip from Lake Rotorua and Pohutu Geyser.

$24
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Astray Motel & Backpackers
Astray Motel & Backpackers
6.8 Good
1202 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Astray Motel & Backpackers Rotorua provides 3-star accommodation in Rotorua. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a ticket service.

$29
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Base Rotorua - Hostel
Base Rotorua - Hostel
7.4 Good
1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool and a sauna, Base Rotorua is situated in Rotorua and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a mineral bath, a coffee bar and a 24-hour reception.

$42
Avg. per night
Yha Rotorua
Yha Rotorua
8.3 Excellent
1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

YHA Rotorua offers a modern setting when in Rotorua. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

$47
Avg. per night
Seagulls Guesthouse
Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent
12 Hinau Street, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Seagulls Guesthouse is located in Tauranga and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. A short stroll from Bay Oval, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator, a kitchenette and wireless internet access.

$57
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Bay of Plenty

2 stars or below

$13 - $201

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

No. 1 most popular

$15
Avg. per night
Seagulls Guesthouse

No. 2 most popular

Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent
$57
Avg. per night
Spa Lodge

Best value

Spa Lodge
8.0 Excellent
$13
Avg. per night
3 stars

$29 - $133

The Backyard Inn

No. 1 most popular

$104
Avg. per night
Ibis Rotorua

No. 2 most popular

Ibis Rotorua
8.0 Excellent
$133
Avg. per night
Astray Motel & Backpackers

Best value

$29
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$70 - $160

Sudima Lake Rotorua

No. 1 most popular

Sudima Lake Rotorua
8.2 Excellent
$154
Avg. per night
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

No. 2 most popular

$108
Avg. per night
VR Rotorua Lake Resort

Best value

$70
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Bay of Plenty

About Bay of Plenty

Drenched in sunshine, the Bay of Plenty well and truly lives up to its name. It stretches from the gorgeous Waihi Beach in the west, to the small town of Opotiki to the east. Along the way are a string of holiday hotspots, with favourites including Tauranga, Whakatane and Mt Maunganui.

The region boasts New Zealand's only active marine volcano, as well as some of the best beaches in the country. For fruit lovers, biting into a juicy Bay of Plenty kiwifruit or creamy avocado is a rite of passage. Surfers share waves with playful dolphins, with plenty of local wine, organic produce and freshly caught seafood to keep foodies happy.

By far, the best way to explore the stunning Bay of Plenty region is by car or campervan. For those with a little more time on their hands, driving the Great New Zealand Touring Route is a must. Rotorua is the closest airport, located just a one-hour drive to the south. Buses also make the trip in just over two hours.

Needless to say, there’s no shortage of comments regarding the bay’s somewhat unusual name. Interestingly, it has Captain James Cook to thank for its evocative title. When he sailed into the bay in 1769, he marvelled at the abundance of plantations and villages that peppered the shoreline. He poetically described it as a “bay of plenty,” a name that has stuck to this day.

Bay of Plenty travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Bay of Plenty?

    Users favour staying in areas such as Rotorua, Whakatane, and Tauranga. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Bay of Plenty?

    Funky Green Voyager is a very popular hotel in Bay of Plenty, with a score of 8.7 from 527 reviews. Sudima Lake Rotorua (8.2 from 2,524 reviews) and Rotorua Downtown Backpackers (8.0 from 1,088 reviews) are also highly rated Bay of Plenty hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.