"The room was very spacious and the pool was real hot sulphur water. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 23 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

At Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Rotorua Hospital and Kuirau Park. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and a spa tub.

All 14 apartments feature free WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

This smoke-free property offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include a sauna and laundry facilities.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Ohinemutu property include Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House and St. Faith's Anglican Church.

Economy Studio, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$44 per night

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Hunter Studio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (River view studio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking (unit 2)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (2+ bed room family home)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Standard Suite, Multiple Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Lodge (2 stories house))

Bed Count 11 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 14 Max

Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge ratings based on 275 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Love the size of the room and the hot pool.

The room was very spacious and the pool was real hot sulphur water.

Posted by , from Blacktown NSW 2148 on 23 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient and pleasant.

Pros: Location was really convenient
Cons: Shower pressure was not fab and fittings were a bit dated - but given the price that was fine.
Location: lots to do and easy to get to
Great location (watch for the entrance being only on one side of the road though and just after a bend - indicate early). Really easy to find and well signposted. Cottage was basic and clean - nothing amazing but no issues. The affordability made this really worthwhile. The hot pool was great for a soak but didn't get a chance to test the sauna. Parking was limited but it was ok for us as it didn't appear to be busy midweek. Would recommend if you are intending to spend most of your time out.

Posted by , from Napier on 2 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Clean Tidy with great little natural spring pools

Short stay , close to the action , quaint natural pool complex and steam room basic but clean with all you need,

Posted by , from Auckland on 11 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Good value for money

Pros: The views from our riverside unit and easy access to the hot pool,which we loved using.
Cons: Lots of cosmetic improvements needed - kitchen cupboard door off its hinges, toilet cistern continually filling, fittings are worn and tired.
Location: Good location, handy to the city centre and close to the lake and parks.
We were pleasantly surprised after reading reviews - our unit was spacious, the bed was very comfortable and it looked nice and clean (the curtains and bed linen looked new). The bathroom and kitchen fittings and cabinets were old and in need of repairs and no milk was left in the fridge for us, but otherwise it was very satisfactory. We especially enjoyed having a soak in the hot pool.

Posted by , from Hamilton NZ on 9 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5
The room was comfortable but bathroom was not very clean

Posted by , from tauranga on 8 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5
Good home like feeling & very warm. Enjoyed our stay and the ability to enjoy the natural water in pools

Posted by on 21 Aug 2017

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3 out of 5
take a dip in the thermal pool, coziness and comfort at a price that can't be beaten

Posted by on 17 Aug 2017

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2 out of 5

Tired and run down motel

Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Upgrading.
Location: Good.
Interior and exterior is tired and run down. Neighbouring guests noisy till early morning. Cars driven in and out late at night.

Posted by on 23 Jul 2017

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2 out of 5

Very run down not as pictures show

Heating shut down through the night leaving room very cold in the morning..no wifi no cable or sky tv. No a very good experience at all

Posted by , from brisbane Australia on 11 Jul 2017

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1 out of 5

not much positive at all

Cons: spend some money on the place, it has so much potenial
unpainted wood holding shower together,staff seemed uninterested, thermal pools were luke warm ,but price wise I didnt expect much else, if you need a few hours sleep for cheap then this is ideal ,

Posted by , from Te Awamutu NZ on 19 Jun 2017

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About the Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge

Location 99 Lake Road, Rotorua, 3010

Property Features

Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, and a sauna. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and on-site laundry facilities are also featured at Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge. Free self parking is available. This Rotorua apartment is smoke free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) (11.8 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge offers 14 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Rotorua's apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable televisions are provided.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 2 PM until 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge Rotorua
  • Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge
  • Utuhina Hot Springs Rotorua
  • Utuhina Hot Springs
  • Utuhina Hot Springs Hotel Rotorua

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.