Rotorua vs Hamilton which would you choose to live long term

Hi all, hope everyone is keeping safe😊. Im looking for some advice, if you had to choose between Rotorua or Hamilton to live which would you choose and why? We are looking at both as options to live with our child.

Rotorua is great for family holidays but I wouldn’t wanna live there. Hamilton is a great small city, still a way from the beach so for me would still be a no but if they are your only options I’d prob choose Hamilton.