Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Address: Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, North Island, 3215, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, Swoop Rotorua, and Kuirau Park.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Rotorua Lakeside

      Reviewed by davidneideck

      Great deal

      Reviewed Jul 5, 2014
      by (25 reviews) Kellyville NSW , Australia Flag of Australia

      Can't complain considering no booking, got lake view room with free wifi and welcome drinks, then the club card got us 2 for 1 dinner buffet.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by ririe.rm

      Just as expected

      Reviewed Apr 7, 2011
      by (9 reviews) Jakarta , Indonesia Flag of Indonesia

      Just one night stayed at this hotel. I got everything I expect from a hotel. I slept very well. Perhaps because I had spa few hours before sleeping.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

      Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua


      This Novotel is well above the average standard I have found at other Novotels with good service and a large clean room. The inclusive breakfast was good value with a wide selection and large quantity of food available.

      The hotel was very helpful with information on what to do in the local area and was able to arrange evening shows if required.

      The hotel is located in the centre of the town with the local shops and restaurants a short walk away. Free car parking is offered in the large car park through out your stay.

      The nicest hotel in Rotorua


      Okay, Rotorua is a tourist place, but this hotel is really quite nice. It has got spacious rooms, nice view and it's centrally located. It's not 5*-Luxury, but for a few days stay it's definitely okay. I'd go there again.

      Better than expected for a Novotel


      In a great location, the hotel was large, spacious with good sized bedrooms. There are excellent leisure facilities including two spa's - one with thermal waters - a swimming pool and sauna plus gym - all under cover. Restaurant is a normal buffet offering good value. Overall, for the time of year, the room rate is not cheap though.

      Better than expected


      We didn't expect a Novotel Hotel to be as nice as this one - the inside was much nicer than the impression the outside gave. Great location, easy to get around. Very nice room plus the buffet breakfast had a nice selection.

      Good Value for a Basic Hotel


      We found our room to be rather spacious and very clean with a nice livingroom. What we enjoyed most was that our breakfast was included in the room rate and that its location was in the heart of the downtown area. We would return if we were looking for basic accommodations.

      Clean and unexceptional


      Stayed here in August, 2004. Found the rooms clean, fixtures in good condition, and cheap drinks at the bar (happy hour maybe?) The hotel has its own foul-smelling thermal baths (no worse than the rest of the region) and we did not try the restaurant. There seemed to be a lot of tour groups staying over. Overall, probably one of the better hotels in Rotorua.

      Great location, food needs to be better


      Spent 4 days in February, '04. Location is excellent. A short walk to everything. Maori Dinner and Concert next door is the best. Breakfast buffet is lacking and served maybe the worst coffee I have ever tasted.

      Since so many restaurants are nearby, you have plenty of other options.

      Reasonable hotel in a good location


      A well located hotel that supplied the necessities. We enjoyed the buffets, the Hangi (Maori dinner), and the staff was quite efficient.

      Excellent Hotel


      This is a beautiful hotel. Walk out the hotel turn left and all the restaurants are right there. Turn right and Lake Rotorua is just right there. It is just 5 minutes walk to reach the town center. Hotel is really in an excellent location. This hotel is still quite new. I saw a painting on the hotel wall saying it was inaugurated in 1996. The room are large, clean and look quite new. Beds are comfortably firm. Toilet is clean and has lot of hot water. I highly recommend this fine luxurious hotel. Email me if you need more info about this hotel.

      Location, Location


      Situated on the lake, this hotel is an excellent place to stay for families and couples alike.There is a nightly Maori show, and free hot spring pools.Rooms are clean, staff are great.Grab an ice-cream from across the road and walk through the park.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Rotorua

      Drive to Rotorua

      A travel blog entry by davidneideck on Jul 05, 2014

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      Bought N a possum merino jumper at wool shop in Taupo. Popular NZ made product. Then checked out the famous Huka Falls on city outskirts. This is where Lake Taupo feeds into the Waikato river via a narrow channel but the volume of water is amazing. Then to Lava glass factory, lovely but $$. Head off towards Rotorua, arriving about 1.00pm, checked …

      Visit Waimango volcanic valley

      A travel blog entry by davidneideck on Jul 06, 2014

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      This attraction about 20 km out of Rotorua. The photos tell the story, steam and boiling vents emit from any rock surface, the smell of hydrogen sulphide wafts around ( and all around Rotorua, even in the hotel if you turn off the AC) . The main features Frying Pan Lake, Echo Crater, the hot water streams and Inferno Crater Lake. A leisurely 3 km …

      Did someone pop off?

      A travel blog entry by mcvietnamtrip on Apr 22, 2014


      So after another full on day at Auckland we visited Waitomo caves on route to Rotorua. The caves were beautiful, glow worms were spectacular and lewy though it was "awesome!"

      Lewy slept most of the way from Waitomo to Rotorua and all in all, he was quite good - thank goodness for portable dvd players!!

      We arrived at Rotorua quite …

      Day 9 Whitianga to Rotorua

      A travel blog entry by vanessaandjeff on Jan 03, 2014

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      This morning we left the beautiful Coromandel peninsula and made our way round to the Bay of Plenty region.

      Heading South

      A travel blog entry by marcey


      ... of their marathon (they run 40 km in six weeks and then all the schools in the area get together and run the last two km as a race). The teacher said it worked well to have all the children together as the older ones were able to be examples of the language for the younger ones. She had not grown up in a family that spoke Maori as it was discouraged in her parents generation. When she was a teenager she learned Maori and now can teach in ...

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