Are you searching for a love-filled getaway in Rotorua? Well, look no further than hotels offering private spa baths! We’ve hunted down some gems, from outdoor hot tubs to soothing thermal baths. But hold onto your excitement, because first, we’ll share our top picks just for lovebirds.


Best Honeymoon Spa Suites

  • On The Point – Here, the Deluxe Suite with Lake View was designed with honeymooners in mind. Newlyweds can enjoy romantic evenings in the bath’s spa tub while taking in the views of Lake Rotorua. We also recommend the couple’s massage from the spa. 
  • KARANDA BnB – The Apartment with Lake View is for adults only so it’s perfect for honeymoons. Newlyweds can relax in the double spa tub, and then spend a cozy evening by the fireplace. The balcony is also a nice romantic spot for breakfast while enjoying stunning lake views.

Most Affordable Spa Suites

  • Ripple RotoruaRipple Rotorua offers affordable rates without compromising on comfort or amenities. The One-Bedroom Unit with Outdoor Hot Tub is excellent value. From May to July, rates can go as low as $185 NZD per night.
  • VR Rotorua Lake ResortThis resort is an affordable option for a couple’s romantic spa retreat. The Executive Suite with Spa Bath offers the best value for money. You may find rates as low as $186 NZD per night some months.

Things to Consider

  • Outdoor Hot Tubs – Several Hotels offer outdoor hot tubs, but the apartments at Kings on Peace and Ripple Rotorua stand out. Kings on Peace One-Bedroom deck is the ideal outdoor space with a hot tub and a BBQ. For scenic views, have a look at Ripple’s Superior Studio with Outdoor Hot Tub.
  • In-Room Spa Baths – If you’re looking for an in-room spa bath in Rotorua, we recommend Silver Fern’s Honeymoon Suite with Spa. Set in a bedside nook, the spa bath is ideal for couples wanting to enjoy their time together in private.
  • Thermal Baths – All the Capri on Fenton private spa pools are geothermally heated. At Sport of Kings, the outdoor swimming pool and the indoor spa pools are heated by a geothermal spring. For more options, have a look at our guide on the Best Rotorua Hotels with Thermal Pools
  • Lake Views – Have a look at the Deluxe Suite at On The Point. For more lake views, guests also recommend VR Rotorua Lake Resort’s Executive Suite and Wai Ora Lakeside’s Suite with Lake View.

1. Kings On Peace

Kings on Peace is the top choice for couples seeking a secluded romantic retreat in Rotorua. If you’re looking for privacy we recommend the One-Bedroom Apartment. It has a private hot tub on the open terrace and a BBQ. There’s no food service on-site, but nearby restaurants received positive reviews too. Some guests noted occasional maintenance issues, but most enjoyed a relaxing and memorable stay.

  • Guest Reviews: The apartment was absolutely stunning! The hot tub was very private which was excellent.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Address: 4 Peace Street Fenton Park, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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2. On The Point – Lake Rotorua

Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua, On The Point is perfect for couples seeking an intimate escape. Guests all agree the most romantic room is the Deluxe Suite with Lake View. Couples will love the panoramic views and private spa baths. The Mains restaurant got rave reviews for its lake views, local menu, and fine wine selection. We also recommend trying the massage services from the onsite spa.

  • Guest Reviews: Our suite had a gorgeous view of the lake with a lovely spa tub. The breakfast every morning was wonderful.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe Suite with Lake View
  • Address: 214 Kawaha Point Road, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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3. Silver Fern Rotorua Suites & Spa

Silver Fern offers an unforgettable couple’s experience. For the best stay, choose the Executive One-Bedroom Suite. You’ll love the elegant furnishings and the private outdoor spa bath. There’s no restaurant on-site, but the hotel staff can recommend several nice restaurants nearby. The Spa Studio was a nice surprise, especially the couple’s treatments.

  • Guest Reviews: Overall, it’s a great value for the money. The room was spacious and the spa tub was huge.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Executive One-Bedroom Suites
  • Address: 326 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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4. ASURE Rotorua International Motor Inn

Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at ASURE Rotorua. The Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with Spa is the most popular option. The hot tub and courtyard are perfect for romantic evenings. For dining, the Japanese breakfasts, sushi dinners, and sake menu at IZUMI got top reviews. Guests commented they would have liked to use the heated pool, but it was small and overcrowded.

  • Guest Reviews: Lovely, modern, and clean room with a spa pool outside. We would stay here again.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe One-Bedroom with Spa
  • Address: 2 Monokia Street, 3015 Rotorua, New Zealand

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5. Capri on Fenton

Capri on Fenton offers an indulgent experience for couples seeking a romantic getaway. All the rooms have hot tubs, but for the best stay choose the One-Bedroom Suite. It’s perfect for couples, especially the private courtyard and spa pool. Plus, the spa pool is geothermally heated so it’s very rejuvenating. Some commented about weak Wi-Fi, but when you’re enjoying a hot tub with someone special, you probably won’t need it!

  • Guest Reviews: The whirlpool bath was absolutely beautiful! The room rate was well worth it.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-Bedroom Suite
  • Address: 290 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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6. Regal Palms Resort

Regal Palms Resort caters to couples seeking an intimate and relaxing escape in Rotorua. The Luxury One-Bedroom Apartment is elegant and cozy, great for romantic getaways. Couples loved the private entrance, secluded patio, and ensuite hot tub. Even though the apartments have a kitchen, there are plenty of nearby restaurants. The heated pool and sauna are also quite popular with guests.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was quite nice on the first floor next to the pool. The jacuzzi in the bathroom was perfect.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Luxury One Bedroom Apartment
  • Address: 350 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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7. Arista of Rotorua

Arista of Rotorua sets the stage for romance, providing an intimate and secluded retreat. They designed the One-Bedroom Apartment with couples in mind. Most comments had positive feedback about the private hot tubs and the separate loft sleeping area. There are no onsite restaurants, but you can prepare meals in your room or use the outdoor BBQ area.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was comfortable and spacious and we enjoyed the spa bath. Short walk to shops and restaurants.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: One Bedroom Apartment
  • Address: 296 Fenton Street, 3210 Rotorua, New Zealand

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8. Sport Of Kings Motel

Sport Of Kings Motel offers a cozy haven where couples can unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Choose the One-Bedroom Apartment and you’ll never want to leave. It has everything for a perfect getaway – a private indoor hot tub, a full kitchen, and a separate living area. In the morning, there’s breakfast delivered to the room. With the geothermal heated pool, you can also enjoy the hot springs without leaving the hotel.

  • Guest Reviews: The room had everything we needed and the hot tub was a bonus. Great location close to everything.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: One Bedroom Apartment
  • Address: 6 Peace Street, Fenton Park, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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9. Ripple Rotorua

Ripple Rotorua is one of the area’s hidden gems, offering couples a tranquil and private retreat. For the most romantic stay, the Superior Studio with Hot Tub is everyone’s favorite. You can relax in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy the views of a nearby trout stream. Brook Restaurant was also well-reviewed for its room service breakfasts and al fresco dining next to the stream. Outside the rooms, they also have a heated pool and spa tub for guests to use.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was clean and exactly as advertised. Loved the hot tub and the view of the stream.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Superior Studio with Outdoor Hot Tub 
  • Address: 4 Barnard Road, 3351 Rotorua, New Zealand

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10. Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

With its lakeside location and luxury spa, Wai Ora Spa Resort offers an exceptional romantic experience. Spectacular views of Lake Rotorua make their Suites a couple’s favorite. Spend a romantic evening soaking in the double jacuzzi or enjoy the sunset from your private balcony. You can even order a private candlelit dinner on the balcony from Mokoia Restaurant. Couples raved about Rotorua Spa, especially the massages and the Water Experience hot pools.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was the perfect size and with an in-room jacuzzi. Limited breakfast and dinner menus need more options.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suite with Lake View
  • Address: 77 Robinson Avenue, Holden’s Bay, 3042 Rotorua, New Zealand

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11. Executive On Fenton

Executive on Fenton elevates romantic getaways with attention to detail and personalized service. While each suite features a spa bath, the Executive One-Bedroom Suite is the most popular. It’s the hotel’s largest suite and it has a private hot tub outside. Visitors enjoyed the continental breakfast and the food at Urbano restaurant next door. Some mentioned traffic noise from the street, but most thought being close to town was a major perk.

  • Guest Reviews: Loved our comfy suite with the hot tub outside. Great location close to town.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Executive One Bedroom Suite with Hot Tub
  • Address: 285 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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12. KARANDA BnB

KARANDA BnB offers a secluded retreat perfect for couples looking to get away. You’ll love everything about the adults-only Apartment with Lake View. From the double spa bath to the cozy fireplace, it’s made for romance. The breakfasts on the patio is delicious and the coffee got great reviews. Some mentioned occasional parking issues, but the overall atmosphere outweighed minor parking problems.

  • Guest Reviews: The apartment was clean and spacious with everything we needed. Loved the views from the balcony.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Apartment with Lake View
  • Address: 51 Matipo Avenue, 3015 Rotorua, New Zealand

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13. Ashleigh Court Motel

Comfortable and intimate, Ashleigh Court Motel is another great romantic escape. It may be small and cozy, but the Queen Studio is enough for couples. Most of your time will be spent in the outdoor spa bath. There’s no restaurant, but each room has a kitchenette, and reviews mentioned nice eateries on Fenton Street. Some commented about poor WiFi, but for most guests it wasn’t an issue.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was comfortable and the outdoor spa bath was awesome. Great location close to shops and restaurants.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Queen Studio
  • Address: 337 Fenton Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand

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14. VR Rotorua Lake Resort

The stunning lake view is this resort’s biggest selling point. For couples, we recommend the Executive Suite. It’s the most romantic with a spa bath and clear lake views. The breakfast is good too, and The Grill was well-reviewed for its dinners and local wine list. Visitors were impressed with the resort’s facilities, including the outdoor pool, spa pools, and sauna.

  • Guest Reviews: Clean comfortable room with a great view of the lake. A really good breakfast is included. 
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Executive Suite with Spa Bath
  • Address: 366 State Highway 33, Rotorua, 3074 Rotorua, New Zealand

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Rotorua Hotels Map

Find More Rotorua Hotels


Best Spa Suites

Rotorua HotelsBest Suites
Kings On PeaceOne-Bedroom Apartment
On The PointDeluxe Suite with Lake View
Silver Fern Rotorua Suites & SpaExecutive One-Bedroom Suites
ASURE Rotorua International Motor InnDeluxe One-Bedroom with Spa
Capri on FentonOne-Bedroom Suite
Regal Palms ResortLuxury One Bedroom Apartment
Arista of RotoruaOne Bedroom Apartment
Sport Of Kings MotelOne Bedroom Apartment
Ripple RotoruaSuperior Studio with Outdoor Hot Tub
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa ResortSuite with Lake View
Executive On FentonExecutive One Bedroom Suite with Hot Tub
KARANDA BnBApartment with Lake View
Ashleigh Court MotelQueen Studio
VR Rotorua Lake ResortExecutive Suite with Spa Bath
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