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Executive On Fenton
8.2 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

ExcellentBased on 970 reviews
8.2

Executive On Fenton is situated in Rotorua and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides highchairs, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
7.8 Good

0.8 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

GoodBased on 1,867 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.

Baden Lodge Motel
6.4 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

GoodBased on 402 reviews
6.4

Boasting free Wi-Fi, Baden Lodge is located in Rotorua and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides highchairs, an express check-in and check-out feature and a beauty centre.

Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui Show on map

ExcellentBased on 879 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.

Calais Mount Resort
7.4 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui Show on map

GoodBased on 1,015 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.

New Castle Motor Lodge
7.9 Good

2.0 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

GoodBased on 1,121 reviews
7.9

Situated in Rotorua, New Castle Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, highchairs and a beauty centre.

Base Rotorua - Hostel
7.5 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

GoodBased on 1,040 reviews
7.5

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.

Six On Union
8.5 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

ExcellentBased on 719 reviews
8.5

Six On Union Motel offers 3.5-star accommodation in Rotorua. The multiple facilities this modern motel has to offer include laundry facilities, a ticket service and a kids pool.

Ibis Rotorua
8.0 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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.

Valley Views
9.0 Excellent

12.4 km from city centre, Tauranga Show on map

ExcellentBased on 83 reviews
9.0

Tips for booking a Bay of Plenty hotel

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Bay of Plenty:$153/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$50 - $331
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$109 - $140
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Bay of Plenty hotels

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Base Rotorua - Hostel
7.5 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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.

2
Sport of Kings Motel
8.9 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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
8.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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

4
Blue Wave Motel Mount Maunganui
10.0 Excellent

3.0 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui Show on map

Located in Tauranga, Blue Wave Motel Mt Maunganui is an easy drive from the Classic Flyers Museum and Mauao. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

5
Cleveland Thermal Motel
8.7 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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.

6
Emerald Spa Motor Inn
9.7 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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.

7
New Castle Motor Lodge
7.9 Good

2.0 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

Situated in Rotorua, New Castle Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, highchairs and a beauty centre.

8
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
8.0 Excellent

2.8 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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.

Cheapest hotels in Bay of Plenty, North Island

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Spa Lodge
8.0 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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

$18
Avg. per night
Harbourside City Backpackers
7.6 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Tauranga Show on map

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.

$32
Avg. per night
Arthouse Accommodation
8.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Tauranga Show on map

This comfortable hostel in Tauranga offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a shared kitchen. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

$32
Avg. per night
Young Hostel
6.9 Good

0.9 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

Young Hostel Rotorua provides a comfortable setting while in Rotorua. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

$48
Avg. per night
Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park
7.7 Good

8.0 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park is situated in Ngongotaha and is close to local attractions, including Lake Rotorua. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned lodgings.

$50
Avg. per night
Base Rotorua - Hostel
7.5 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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.

$56
Avg. per night
Yha Rotorua
8.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Rotorua Show on map

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

$62
Avg. per night
Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Mount Maunganui Show on map

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.

$78
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Bay of Plenty

2 stars or below

$18 - $277

No. 1 most popular

Seagulls Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent
$78
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Ranui Motel
8.3 Excellent
$124
Avg. per night

Best value

Spa Lodge
8.0 Excellent
$18
Avg. per night
3 stars

$48 - $215

No. 1 most popular

$143
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$134
Avg. per night

Best value

Young Hostel
6.9 Good
$48
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$83 - $629

No. 1 most popular

$178
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Holiday Inn Rotorua
8.4 Excellent
$147
Avg. per night

Best value

$83
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?

    When visiting Bay of Plenty, consider checking out Rotorua, Tauranga, and Mount Maunganui as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Bay of Plenty?

    Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (7.8/10 from 1,869 reviews), Holiday Inn Rotorua (8.4/10 from 2,910 reviews), and Millennium Hotel Rotorua (7.9/10 from 3,691 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Bay of Plenty.