Hundreds of beds are due to be added to the Rotorua accommodation pool but one accommodation specialist says the rise in motels and hotels could create a price war.

According to the most recent Statistics New Zealand figures, hotel occupancy rates in Rotorua reached a high of 87.06 per cent in November 2017, the highest in the past five years.

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