Rotorua is one of those cities that I visited several times and yet it never tires me. So here we are again!
Where to eat if you are a veggie:
The first time I came here it was in 1993, and I ate at the Fat Dog Cafe, one of those places where you can always find vegetarian food. I returned many time to the city and tried a variety of restaurants and cafes, but I haven't found any other place that matches this one for smoothies (the plum one was lovely) and veggie burgers. I had a nice salad too, but I afraid the falafels that came with it were too hard (old and re-fried in my opinion). A real pity.
What to see:
Anything thermal! Click here for some ideas, and of course you should have a soak at the Polynesian Spa (quite expensive so do it in the evening, and stay awhile!). The shop has many 'thermal mud' things to buy, but I am still looking for a bar of thermal mud soap that doesn't become a lump of mud (and dissolve fully) as soon as you drop it into the water! If you know (or make one) let me know!
Where to stay:
In the past I tried so many different types of accommodation, from big hotels to family motels to units with a spa tub (non thermal) at the back, but this time I think I found THE place for me: Princes Gate Hotel. What I liked about this hotel is that it has a bit of history (very colonial), and it is so central that you can walk everywhere, from the Government Gardens to the city centre to the Polynesian Spa.
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