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Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

An excellent accommodation facility in Rotorua. Clean and comfortable rooms ideal for families. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a queen bed in one room and two singles in the other. The kitchen is well equipped and quite well stocked. The location is good, directly opposite the skyline park you can easily walk to. The resort has good things for kids like a pool and hot tub, mini golf and trampoline. About 5 mins in to town. We didn’t eat here because it is expensive like most of New Zealand. I found Rotorua challenging to book decent and affordable accommodation for a family but this place hit the mark well.

I wish we'd had the time to stay here longer. How many Best Westerns deliver breakfast to your room? The property itself is well-maintained and adjacent to a beautiful little stream loaded with trout. The games room is a bit tired looking and, unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us to enjoy the miniature golf course on the property. But the room was well-appointed with adequate amenities. The property is also across the street from our favorite luge run and restaurant in Rotorua. It's also very near the Zorb run and just a couple miles from downtown Rotorua and the lakefront district. It's directly off the main highway hence, easy to find. The staff were especially friendly (typical for New Zealand) and helpful. We'd definitely stay here again.

The property has outdoor heated pool and a hot pool, it also has mini golf and table tennis. Our kids really enjoyed playing the mini golf and spend time at the heated pool. Location wise, it close to some of the Rotorua famous attractions/activities, fast food restaurants and supermarket.

My wife and I and our dog Paddy just keep going back for further indulgence in this clean ,central and tranquil environment. The weather was foul but that did not deter us relaxing in their large spa bath attached to our unit. The beds are comfy with everything you need. Close to all amenities and attractions and close to walking and cycling tracks. The staff are ever friendly and helpful. They are also amazingly honest. i left my favourite memory foam pillow 5 months ago and it was waiting for me in the store room.I had a call within half an hour of leaving on our last visit to say I had left it. One rarely finds this level of honesty and friendliness in the competitive environment we live in today. We will be back

What a great stay for our family! Right across the road from the luge! We had a nice spa on the back deck just for us and a neat and tidy kitchenette with plenty of tea and coffee to keep us going!! On arrival our hot electric blanket didn't work, one phone call and they came to room to change it for a brand new one. The young house keeping girl was very sweet and polite. Great place to stay,would definitely stay again! Can't wait!

The BEST WESTERN Braeside in Rotorua, New Zealand, is a "sleeper." An old fashioned motel with charm and class, this place is a must when visiting the area. Across the road from the gondola, it is 2km from CBD and the various attractions. Park at your front door, enjoy gourmet food in the small restaurant, your room is a "studio apartment", on property laundry, pool, and morning serenade by birds.

The place was really neat and tidy. Loved the layout of the rooms - however the extra linen on the linen cabinet smelled musty. We didn’t get to use the private spa – but that was a lovely touch. And it didn’t hurt that we were beside a cute stream plus close to all the great places that Rotorua has to offer. Other than the musty linen - we had a very good experience. Would stay again!

We had the pleasure of staying with all our families ( 70 ) for our wedding 2 weeks ago, we booked out the whole complex for the Sat night and used the Restaurant / Conference rooms for Our wedding. It was perfect... the Venue for our wedding the Fantastic food and the overall friendliness of everyone made this Just perfect for us.... Many thanks to Karen, Maryann and Keith for making our special Day wonderful.... and hassle free.... We will be back for another family group get together one day....

We spent 2 nights here with our daughter staying in a studio and my husband and myself in a 1 bedroom unit. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable with everything we needed and included a fully equipped kitchenette. Our 1 bed unit also had a private, outdoor spa and an extra tv in the bedroom. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The shower was excellent and the bathroom had a heated towel rail but there were no hooks or space to put personal items (we found this to be the same in most NZ motels). The bed in our unit was just ok as the mattress sagged and had probably reached it's use by date. The motel is in a quiet, suburban location but there are major shops and facilities five minutes drive away. The receptionist told us how to get to get to the local fish and chip shop so we could try genuine "fush and chips" instead of the usual international take away foods.

We loved our stay. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. We slept well! The grounds are lovely and our son enjoyed the kids' playground, mini golf, trampoline and table tennis. The hotel is across the road from Rainbow Springs and the gondola- a couple of kids favorites.

4 Barnard Road Rotorua

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Kawaha Point, Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre is adjacent to Skyline Rotorua and within a 10-minute stroll of Volcanic Hills Winery. This 4-star motel has 21 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Rotorua and also a short walk from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and Mitai Maori Village.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9 AM.


All 21 heated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and stovetops. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room, Multiple Beds

King 1 | Sleeps 7

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Standard Apartment, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 501 reviews