Rotorua is famous for a lot of things – Maori culture, mountain biking, and outdoor activities.

Most of all, however, the destination is known for its geothermal wonders including attractions like Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland along with Te Puia.

While there’s plenty to see and explore, there’s also nothing like coming back to comfortable accommodation.

If you’re on a romantic vacation, throw in a room with a private spa bath to match the geothermal experience.

Below, we’ve curated a list of the best hotels in Rotorua that come with private spa baths for couples.

With so many options, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs and have an intimate stay in this captivating city.

1. Kings On Peace

This lovely hotel has everything you need for a pleasant stay in Rotorua.

The One-Bedroom Superior Apartments come with either a super king or two single beds, with the added option of a queen bed in the lounge.

Make some meals in your fully-equipped kitchen, or relax in the lounge with a 49-inch television.

There’s also a private spa pool that’s perfect for you to take a dip in on the private balcony.

During the warmer days, you can also heat up the BBQ and sizzle up some steaks and burgers.

Other great amenities in your room include a washing machine and dryer along with unlimited filter water on tap.

You’ve also got complimentary off-street parking.

If you’ve got a bike and are enjoying a romantic cycling adventure in Rotorua, you’d be happy to know that the hotel has a bunch of tools and facilities for bike repairs.

From bike bumps to utility knives and screwdrivers, King On Peace has you covered.

  • Guest Rating: 9.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 4 Peace Street Fenton Park, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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2. Peppers on the Point Lake Rotorua

Have a fantastic stay at this former 1930s mansion.

With distinct charm and design, this lakeside retreat has a tranquil ambience that’ll have you feeling relaxed.

The two-story mansion has been recently refurbished and retains plenty of its timeless appeal and character.

Stay in the Lake Villa and you’ll have four bedrooms along with a large kitchen that’s perfect for whipping up a home made meal.

All rooms have private spa baths for couples to unwind, but the best one is the Cottage where you’ll find a full jet spa bath on the balcony overlooking panoramic views.

With lake and city views along with open dining and living areas, what more do you need?

For dining, head to the restaurant on-site for gourmet food and fabulous local cuisines.

There’s also plenty to do at the hotel from playing tennis to fishing at the private beach nearby.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 214 Kawaha Point Road, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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3. Silver Fern Rotorua – Accommodation & Spa

Elegant spacious suites and serviced apartments awaits at the Silver Fern Rotorua.

After a day out and about, you can unwind and relax in the spa pool or double spa bath in your room.

Beds are also fitted with premium bedding for a great night’s sleep.

The Standard Studio is a great option for those that want a large private spa pool to soak in.

It also comes with a kitchenette that has a microwave and fridge.

For something a little more indulgent, opt for the Superior One Bedroom that comes with a lounge and separate bedroom.

After soaking in your spa pool, head to the Silver Fern Spa Studio to further soothe your body, mind, and soul.

You can also order breakfast in bed, and take advantage of the guest BBQ and garden area.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 326 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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4. Thermal Oak Motel

This newly refurbished motel offers modern studios and suites with brand new furniture and plush beds.

From One-Bedroom to Three-Bedroom suites, take your pick.

There’s also complimentary on-site free parking along with unlimited Wi-Fi.

Stay at the large two-bedroom suite and you’ll have a private outdoor garden area that comes with a private spa pool.

The spa pool uses hot natural mineral water for an extra luxurious experience.

If you’re not keen on staying at the Two-Bedroom Suite, the motel also has mineral water spa pools for in-house guest use.

Just a six-minute walk will take you to the Rotorua City Centre for plenty of activities and sights.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 291 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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5. Rotorua International Motor Inn

Relaxation awaits at Rotorua International Motor Inn.

Your spacious one-bedroom apartment comes with a kitchenette along with a separate bathroom.

You’ve also got a private spa pool in an outdoor courtyard for you to soothe tired muscles and take in some fresh air.

In the morning, you can have some breakfast at the hotel or head out to any one of the nearby restaurants and cafes.

There’s also an activity and attraction booking office that can help with all of your needs.

In the afternoon, take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool or sweat it out in the sauna.

Alternatively, for a fun day out, head to the Skyline Rotorua or Rainbow Springs Natural Park which are only 5 minutes drive away.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 2 Monokia Street, 3015 Rotorua, New Zealand

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6. Capri on Fenton

Situated close to the city and thermal attractions is the Capri on Fenton.

Rooms are spacious, situated on the ground floor, and each comes with a geothermally heated spa pool.

There’s also a kitchen with full cooking facilities to make a quick meal along with geothermal heating for those cold winter nights.

The One Bedroom Suite is perfect for those looking for comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

There’s a plush king-sized bed in the master bedroom and a separate living room area to unwind at.

In the courtyard, you’ll find a private outdoor spa pool for couples to enjoy intimate relaxation.

Just a 5-minute drive to Redwood forest and driving tracks, this is a great place to stay for a romantic getaway in Rotorua.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 290 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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7. Regal Palms Resort

You’ll feel like absolute royalty at the Regal Palms Resort.

The Superior One-Bedroom Suite comes with a king-sized bed in a spacious bedroom.

You’ve also got an ensuite bathroom with your own spa pool for ultimate relaxation.

The open plan living room comes with a kitchenette to make a simple breakfast, and the private patio is perfect for taking in the beautiful setting.

If you’re planning a romantic date, head to the Matai restaurant located on-site.

You can also grab a quick drink at the Lounge and Bar and take your pick from a wide range of wines.

For further relaxation, head to the Spa Treatment Studio for a massage or facial.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 350 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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8. Arista of Rotorua

A fantastic hotel, the Arista of Rotorua is great for those that want a space to spread out.

This hotel boasts some of the largest apartments in Rotorua and while they do cater to famlies, there’s an incredible option for couples.

The One-Bedroom Mezzanine apartment has 2 stories with an extra alrge dobule bed located on the upper floor.

You’ll find a private circular hot tub on the patio, enough space for two.

Keep in mind, there may be children around as they have a newly built pirate ship playground along with BBQ areas for families.

For those that have bikes, the hotel also has secure lockable storage along with a bike wash down bay.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 296 Fenton Street, 3210 Rotorua, New Zealand

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9. Sport Of Kings Motel

Another fantastic place to stay in Rotorua is the Sport of Kings Motel.

The One-Bedroom Spa apartment is the room to stay in as it comes with an indoor private spa pool.

There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen along with a lounge area to watch some television.

All rooms in the hotel have complimentary off-street parking and unlimited filter water on tap.

There are two public spa pools and a heated outdoor swimming pool for those that want to go for a swim during the winter.

If you want to experience the great outdoors in Rotorua with your partner on bikes, this is the place to stay.

Just a 5 minute drive from the Sport of Kings Motel is Whakarewarewa Forest where you’ll find popular biking trails.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 6 Peace Street, Fenton Park, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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10. ASURE Palm Court Motor Inn

Just a short drive from the center of town is Asure Palm Court Motor Inn.

The hotel offers studio, one and two-bedroom units – with some having a private courtyard.

While all rooms have private hot tubs, the studio or 1-bedroom apartment should be more than enough for a romantic stay.

They come with quality bedding, a lounge area, small kitchen and a flat-screen TVs for an intimate night in.

There are also BBQ facilities on property that guests can enjoy along with laundry facilities.

Just 4 minutes drive away, you’ll find the popular Polynesian Spa where you can further indulge in Rotorua’s geothermal hot springs.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 288 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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11. Ascot On Fenton

Just a short distance away from shops, the CBD, cafes, and the best restaurants, you’ll love staying at Ascot on Fenton.

Besides the complimentary private off-street parking, you’ve also got warm thermal heating in all rooms to keep you toasty during the colder months.

Treat yourself and stay at the Executive One-Bedroom Spa Pool Apartment.

It’s spacious and comes with a private enclosed courtyard.

You’ll find a private outdoor spa bath on the courtyard with uniquely painted walls to add to the experience.

There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen to make a delicious breakfast along with comfortable beds.

We recommend the Double Bedroom, Corporate Executive, or Executive Spa Poll apartments for romantic getaways.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 247 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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12. Best Western Braeside Rotorua

For those looking for an intimate resort, Best Western Braeside Rotorua is a perfect choice.

All of the accommodation options within the hotel are spacious and comes with a kitchenette and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Some rooms also come with a private spa bath that’s fantastic to relax in after a long day.

Other amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, playground, and even a cocktail lounge to grab a drink.

There’s also a volleyball and badminton court along with a game room for plenty of entertainment.

For food, head to The Brook Bar & Bistro that’s also open for dinner.

You’ll be surrounded by decks overlooking the resort’s private trout stream.

With fresh produce, great service, and fantastic food, you’re sure to have an amazing dining experience.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 4 Barnard Road, 3351 Rotorua, New Zealand

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13. BK’s Rotorua Motor Lodge

Located a short distance away from the town centre, you’ll have an amazing time at BK’s Rotorua Motor Lodge.

The Queen Spa Studio Suite is a great room for couples who just want the basics.

It comes with a comfortable queen-sized bed, comfy recliner chairs and bathroom.

Best of all, there’s a spa bath that you can soak in along with fluffy towels and all the amenities you need.

During the winter, you can also utilise the lodge’s electric blanket to keep you nice and warm.

There’s also a kitchenette with cooking facilities so you can have a hearty breakfast in the morning before heading out.

For guest convenience, the hotel also has on-site laundry facilities along with luggage and bicycle storage.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 16 Victoria Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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14. Brylin Motel

The Brylin Motel, situated in the centre of Rotorua, is a quaint motel with only 11 rooms.

Each room comes with a balcony along with a gorgeous view of the garden.

You’ve also got an ensuite bathroom with all the amenities you need.

While there are a number of family rooms, the Studio with spa bath is the best for couple on a romantic getaway.

You’ll be able to unwind in your own hot tub at any time of the day to soothe tired muscles.

There’s also a small kitchen in the apartment for you to prepare your own meals.

If you’d fancy a drink, you can head to the relaxing bar at the hotel to grab a glass of wine or a beer.

There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby from a bakery serving fresh bread to Urbano Bistro for a tasty meal.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 315 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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15. Alpin Motel & Conference Centre

Just a short drive away from Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, you’ll have a lovely stay at the Alpin Motel & Conference Centre.

Stay at any of the apartments that come with open air hot tubs for the ultimate relaxation.

While there are plenty of apartment options to choose from, the one-bedroom apartment should be enough for couples.

Rooms all come with a well-equipped kitchen and have modern interiors.

During winter, you’ll be kept toasty with electric blankets and central heating at the hotel.

Other great amenities at the hotel include a heated swimming pool along with a sauna.

There’s also barbecues for those that want to grill some meats and mountain bikes can be hired at the hotel.

If you’ve got a pet, you’d also be delighted to know that small and medium-sized dogs are welcome on property.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 16 Sala Street, Whakarewarewa, 3043 Rotorua, New Zealand

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16. Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua, be treated to an incredible vacation at the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort.

Indulge in a Lake View Superior Suite to stretch out in your spacious living area.

There’s also a double hot tub bath from your private balcony that’s perfect for taking in the gorgeous sunset and spectacular views.

If you’re on a romantic vacation for two, you can even request to have dinner on your balcony.

If not, experience fine-dining at the award-winning Mokia Restaurant.

With serene views and dishes utilizing local indigenous herbs and spices, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

While you’re at the hotel, you also have to check out the spa.

Treatments use the mineral-rich geothermal muds of Rotorua and you can choose a range of treatments from massages to pedicure and manicures.

Opt for the Wai Ora Water Experience and you’ll get to experience the hotel’s hot spa pools and a solar heated pool.

  • Guest Rating: 8.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue, Holden’s Bay, 3042 Rotorua, New Zealand

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17. Executive On Fenton

Another great hotel is the Executive on Fenton.

It’s one of the newest properties in Rotorua and is situated just 5-minutes away from Central Rotorua.

Accommodation is luxurious with each room fitted with their own private spa baths.

You can opt for either a super king-sized bed or a plush queen-sized bed.

The hotel also has a thermal bore that’ll heat your room and keep you warm during colder months.

Just right next door to the hotel is the acclaimed Urbano Restaurant – perfect for a romantic evening meal.

While rooms do come with a kitchenette, you can also start your morning with the hotel’s continental breakfast.

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 285 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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18. Malones Spa Motel

For fantastic service and great amenities, choose the Malones Spa Motel.

The motel provides all the essentials like double beds, small kitchens and lounge areas, but it’s the spa baths that attract most guests.

All rooms come with a huge spa baths along with complimentary bubble bath liquid for a luxurious experience.

Managers and staff at the hotel are incredibly friendly and can recommend the best places to visit nearby.

There’s also a tour desk that can assist with the rental and booking of local facilities.

When you check out, you’ll even be given an extra special gift – a sweet block of chocolate.

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 321 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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Map of Rotorua Hotels with Spa Baths

As seen above, there are plenty of fantastic hotels to stay at Rotorua.

Out of all the hotels above, my personal favorite is Peppers on the Point Lake Rotorua.

Not only is this hotel a former 1930s mansion, it also comes with plenty of amenities.

From dining options to a tennis court and even a private beach, you’ll never be bored.

Rooms are also gorgeous and the Lake Villa comes with both a spa bath and a full jet spa pool.

If none of these hotels suit your needs, you can find more romantic Rotorua hotels with private spas below.

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Rotorua Hotels with Spa BathsRatings
Kings On Peace9.6
Peppers on the Point Lake Rotorua9.3
Silver Fern Rotorua – Accommodation & Spa9.3
Thermal Oak Motel9.2
Rotorua International Motor Inn9.2
Capri on Fenton9.1
Regal Palms Resort9.1
Arista of Rotorua9.1
Sport Of Kings Motel8.9
ASURE Palm Court Motor Inn8.8
Ascot On Fenton8.7
Best Western Braeside Rotorua8.7
BK’s Rotorua Motor Lodge8.5
Brylin Motel8.5
Alpin Motel & Conference Centre8.5
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort8.3
Executive On Fenton8.2
Malones Spa Motel8.2
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