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Best Western Braeside Rotorua offers a tranquil retreat on New Zealand’s North Island. Rotorua is a must-visit destination for any traveller seeking a uniquely, New Zealand experience. Famed for its geothermal springs and pools, boundless greenery and historic Maori villages, Rotorua provides ample diversity for visitors to leave with a memorable story to recount.

An intimate resort tucked away on a leafy street, our charming accommodations comprise of spacious kitchenette guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi. First time visitors to the city of Rotorua should note that the resort is situated in a Sulphur-free area.

The resort offers a variety of features onsite such as an outdoor (heated) swimming pool, spa area, minigolf, a playground for children, games room and our very own trout stream. Be sure to check out our onsite restaurant, "The Brook Bar & Bistro", ranked one of the best in Rotorua on TripAdvisor. Open daily for dinner. Breakfast and lunch available for group and conference bookings.

Guests staying with Best Western Braeside Rotorua will enjoy proximity to water sports during the summer months on nearby Lake Rotorua and a wealth of activities within walking distance of your door.

To ensure you get the best out of your stay, we have short-listed some of the activities in and around Rotorua. With our knowledge and expertise, we can help you to create an itinerary to suit your requirements. These include Skyline Rides, NZ Heritage Farm, Rainbow Springs, The Agrodome Sheep Show / Farm Tour and Mountain Action.

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Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

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Pet Policy
Pets not accepted


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 1 block(s) from Skyline Rotorua, Jump on board one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. The 900 metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. Once up top, you can choose to Luge, Mountain Bike, Zoom Zipline, Skyswing, check out the nature trails, shop at the INZPIRED Store or the Jelly Belly Store, enjoy Volcanic Hills wine tasting and dine at Market Kitchen or Stratosfare Restaurant.
  • 1 block(s) from Rainbow Springs Park, Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and meet the creatures who call this great land of ours home. Each day our team of experts run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favorite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds. For an unforgettable experience, join our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program. Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing Bird Show.
  • 2 block(s) from Rotorua Canopy Tours, Our New Zealand zipline adventure activity is the experience of a lifetime. It’s a magnificent environment we’ll take you to – a long forgotten ancient forest just like the whole of New Zealand once was. But we have a very fun way of moving through it – a low impact mode of transport to get you high in the ancient canopy!
  • 1 kilometer(s) from Mitai Maori Village, An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat.
  • 2 kilometer(s) from OGO Rotorua
  • 4 kilometer(s) from City Centre
  • 4 kilometer(s) from Polynesian Spa, Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua lies Polynesian Spa – a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat, where you can experience wellness sourced from Rotorua’s very own backyard. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s. Waters from two natural springs are fed into the 28 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa. The slightly acidic Priest Spring relieves tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourishes skin. Wellness rituals also ensure ultimate relaxation with hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk. Polynesian Spa is recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world.


  • The Brook Bar & Bistro, on premises, bar/lounge, Pacific Rim, open for: dinner, surrounded by decks and overlooking the resort’s private trout stream, The Brook is perfect for all moods, occasions and seasons. Guests will enjoy alfresco dining and leisurely drinks on the decks in summer and are encouraged to cozy-up by the fireplace in winter. Our commitment to great food, fresh produce and great service provide the optimum dining experience every time. Oh and while you are there, don’t forget to look out for our blackboard specials!

Nearby Cities

  • 81 kilometer(s) from Taupo, New Zealand
  • 106 kilometer(s) from Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 228 kilometer(s) from Auckland, Auckland


  • 2 kilometer(s) from Fishing, Lake Rotorua is an excellent fishery holding very high stocks of both brown and rainbow trout that can be caught on a variety of methods. Open all year it provides ample opportunity for the dedicated angler as well as those seeking to catch their foirst fish. One of New Zealand's most prolific lakes.
  • 3 kilometer(s) from Water Skiing Rotorua
  • 6 kilometer(s) from Mud Spa Rotorua, The Mud Bath and Spa Complex at Hells Gate, Rotorua completely redefines the Mud Bath and Spa Experience. Overlooking New Zealand’s spectacular geothermal scenery, you’ll love the Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa Complex, which is a beautifully landscaped setting with native planting. Hells Gate now offers a ‘Twilight Spa’ which allows evening bathing under the stars until 10pm. You’ll find: 3 semi-private geothermal mud baths (one family mud bath, and two 3-people mud baths)


  • 3 kilometer(s) from Rotorua Central Mall, The Rotorua Central Mall is at the southern end of the inner city and is where you will find the larger national chain stores and the popular indoor food court.


  • 6 kilometer(s) from Rotorua Airport
  • 4 kilometer(s) from Rotorua City Centre