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The Backyard Inn Reviews

60 Tarewa Road, Rotorua, New Zealand

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104 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Bathroom doors need to be checked more often when cleaning. Room was clean.

  • 18th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The staff are really helpful, it has a lovely communal atmosphere and I especially like that there's a pool and a bar with a big screen. I was in an upstairs room and the floor was quite squeaky so I hate to think what it must be like to be in the room below me so I would definitely recommend getting an upstairs room for that reason. The beds were comfy and supportive but if you lay on your side you could feel the springs dig into your hips a bit but overall they were quite comfortable.

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very close to the city , and clean and warm rooms and facilities .. good value .

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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