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Blue Baths

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The Blue Baths is a beautiful heritage listed Bathhouse located in Government Gardens, Rotorua. An iconic feature of the city, the art deco Blue Baths daringly offered mixed sex bathing for the first time in a public facility in New Zealand, way...more
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Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-350 2119
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We dropped in here when we passed through Rotorua. The NZD 30.00 for a family was worth every cent. My kids loved switching between the three pools. It was beautiful and a real slice of history. We were able to use the showers to get...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The Blue Baths are set in a cool old building, with some original details like the signage. (The dining room is set on a floor over a former bath.) It was pretty empty when we went, the last hour it was open in late December....More

Thank Holly Epstein O
Reviewed 15 December 2017

It did not seem that Blue Baths was meant for a pool or bath from the setting. The grand decoration could be better for it to be a restaurant or venue for wedding, birthday party, etc. The building itself is like a classy mansion from...More

Thank Good_Partner
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of spending & hour or two here, having seen other reviews this is not to be confused with a Spa experience. Its a pool with 2 inner hot pools set in an historic building, if its a glitzy spa experience you're after...More

Thank Shogun55
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I love the blue baths. It is never very busy and it very relaxing being about to swim under a blue sky without streams of people being there. It is old and could be doing with some TLC, but it an old building, it has...More

Thank k2512b
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Do not waste your time going here- the pools were filthy. Looks like they haven’t been given some much needed TLC for years. We felt horrible after being here and really itchy from the dirty water. The changing and shower facilities were equally as horrible.

Thank kb882017
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Went with a group from Cambridge. Not what I was expecting, signs are faded almost to the stage where you can’t read them. The entry was through a dark, damp smelly reception room, the changing rooms were shabby and the pool itself looked old and...More

Thank Tasi
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I attended a function here which was located in the old pool itself with the setting outside. It was terrific to see the pools and the location. It was beautiful. The staff were friendly, the food was great. it was beautiful and I would recommend...More

Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Love the fact that not many tourists go to this place! Great large pool for the kids to swim with hotter adult pols to the side so you can watch the kids from them

Thank scooby104
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We agree with the reviewer that said that these baths are so under promoted. If you want to avoid the pricy mud-pool,spa etc sites, where you can pay over 100 dollars for a relaxing experience, here, for $11 each we had exclusive use of the...More

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