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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   77 Robinson Ave, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3042, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice Spa and I experienced a great massage, good food in the restaurant tho' service was slow, probably due to each dish prepared as ordered. Our room was deluxe (modern) and the staff were friendly and helpful. Pools were a great temperature and the view beautiful. This Spa resort was a bit out of town and was small and intimate.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having stayed in other world known spa retreats this was truly a huge surprize... from the very qualified therapist ... surroundings... dinner was a real 5Star experience...the room and so professional staff...arguabley the very best even in the middle of winter....my husband chose the best birthday surprize..

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Villa Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very spartan hotel that really didn't have its act together. Rooms were very very narrow (in fact almost claustrophobic). This certainly appears to be a great place to stay in the summer but It was winter, low occupancy and staff really was weak. We arrived and it was about 45 C. The electricity is turned on when you put your... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Small, intimate and friendly hotel. Staff were very friendly and spa facilities were lovely. Thanks to Kapil and team for looking after us at th restaurant, exceptional dining. My only complaint would be that the bed was not very comfortable, mattress was hard. We tried to convince the kids to swap their sofa bed with our king bed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A prompt check in and a walk around the property was a good start to our weekend We were recoommended to book into the spa for treatments on arrival as well as booking a table in the restaurant so not to be dissapointed The room was comfortable and very cleean and tidy We headed of to the bar for a... More

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I just recently stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. Such a great choice! Now, the only downside of the resort is that it is ~5 miles outside of town. So, you won't have a nice easy walk to the middle if town to explore. However, it is a quick drive, and the staff is more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Gorgeous and relaxing place to stay if you want to treat yourself to something special. Dinner was delicious and really top of the range, and the service fantastic. Had the massage - well worth it. The pools were lovely and overall the place is just superb. My girlfriends and I really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Lovely stay,beautiful place with lovely rooms and view,close to town and close to view of lake,helpful staff and nice massages, beautiful food top notch,well done guys i enjoyed the stay, clean and tidy place and staff are friendly i will be coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

one of the nicest Hotels by far that i have stayed in. the staff were friendly and the food too die for. what stood out the most were all the little extras that you received in your bathroom including the robe and slippers. the rooms were of an excellent quality and cleanliness was absolutely superb expecially the towels all white... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We recently had an overnight stay at the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The staff are welcoming and obliging, the room was well equipped, the amenities ( including the Spa treatment area) superb and the restaurant top class.

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Address: 77 Robinson Ave, Holden's Bay, Rotorua 3042, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort 4.5*
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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua in quiet parklike surroundings only 3 mins from Rotorua Airport,and 12 mins to the famous geothermal attractions of Rotorua. This award winning resort hotel features luxurious accommodation with private balconies or courtyards with views to the lake; New Zealand's award winning fine dining Mokoia Restaurant specialising in indigenous herbs and spices which creates amazing taste sensations including a daily full vegetarian menu; superb personal service; relaxing Manary English lounge bar and the internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa featuring the 2011 and 2012 World Luxury Spa Award winning "New Zealand Cultural Spa "regime based on the geothermal muds of Rotorua and wellness practices of the Maori. Rotorua's only World Luxury Spa Award winner. Enjoy the tranquility of the landscaped gardens and serene sounds of the meandering spring feed stream as you enjoy the hot and cold pools, steam room and sauna that make up the Wai Ora Spa Water Experience. The ideal Rotorua relaxation, spa, food taste sensations destination and accommodation base for all other Rotorua activities. ... more   less 
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