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Cedarwood Lakeside

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17 Holdens Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location right on the waterfront, a short distance from the town centre. Helpful staff and good facilities. However we visited in midwinter and on arrival found that every single window in our lodge was open, so it was freezing. It took hours to heat the place and we struggled to set a stable temperature. Otherwise recommended.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Mike H, Thanks for your review of your recent stay with us at Cedarwood, we are pleased that you enjoyed our facilities. In regards to the unit being freezing, we do note that you arrived well before your ETA and prior to our normal check in time of 2.00pm, we do not make any apology for airing our units... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first got into it all the windows were open and it was freezing, you cant here any noise while your sleeping so you can get a good night sleep. They have a nice indoor spa. It also has a children's playground and trampolines. And an outdoor swimming pool and spa.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Luke H, Thanks for your review of your recent stay with us at Cedarwood, we are pleased that you enjoyed our facilities. In regards to the unit being freezing, we do note that you arrived well before your ETA and prior to our normal check in time of 2.00pm, we do not make any apology for airing our units... More 

Auckland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I moved to the Cedarwood Lakeside after staying in town for two nights, and the lady I dealt with couldn't be more accommodating. Unit was warm when I turned up and I was able to leave my bags with them whilst I went sightseeing. I stayed in a lakeside unit, and it was beautiful. Full kitchen, dinning area and lounge.... More 

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Kiwi39, Thank you so much for your kind review after your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the quiet Lakefront Unit and got to see some of Rotorua's fantastic attractions whilst visiting our city. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cedarwood on your next travels to Rotorua. Take care Fiona & Nick. More 

Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the best thing about this motel is the location right on the waterfront. its just lovely and quiet. the apartments are spacious and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. The apartment was very clean and warm. great would stay here again.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi dkparris, Thank you for sharing your recent experience of Cedarwood with fellow travellers, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our quiet surroundings and that you were comfortable during your stay. Thank you for noticing how clean the apartment was and that it was warm. We look forward to seeing you again on your next travels to our... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about the property is that it is right at the lake front so it is a foot away from the lake. The property is pretty big and the rooms are small cozy with wooden interiors. It is little away from the downtown area like around 10 mins drive but if you are looking out for a quaint... More 

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Kruti B, Thank you for your review after your stay with us In February, we are pleased that you enjoyed our lakefront location. We are off the beaten track however only about 10 minutes to the city centre as you say so you can still enjoy our peaceful surrounds without being too far away from the town centre. Thank... More 

Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a well appointed 2 bdrm apartment (2 adults, 1 child). The Rotorua smell was still around, there was some noise from the airport and it is on the opposite side of town to most of the attractions however the grounds have lots of space for active kids with large lake front access, play equipment and pools. Staff... More 

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi LouiseMedlin, Thank for sharing your experience of Cedarwood with fellow travellers. We are glad that you found our units to be well appointed. In regards to Rotorua's smell, we are fairly lucky out here in that it is quite rare for us to have any sulphur smell, it does depend alot however on the weather and if it does... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a lakeside 2 bedroom unit in the middle of winter. It was very warm, clean with modern amenities. We came across several different staff, all were friendly and helpful - able to recommend a wide range of activities and eateries. It is very family friendly and we will definitely be returning again.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi MrsPeterken, Thank you for your kind review after your recent stay with us! We are pleased that you found our Lakefront Units to be warm, clean and equipped with modern amenities. It will be great to see you all back again on your next travels to Rotorua! Thank you & kind regards Fiona & Nick. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

5kms from the redwoods and town, luge etc the perfect base for a relaxing / adventurous break. Had all the facilities mentioned on their website, topclass, very enjoyable and easy place to go for a family of four. lake views pretty special

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi tinagunn2015, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Cedarwood after your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your time with us in one of our Lakefront Units and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next travels to our city. Kind regards Fiona & Nick. More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In May 2015 we rented a cabin for 4 adults. The location was beautiful & felt like a rustic cabin motel even though it was in the middle of a neighbourhood in Rotorua. Grounds were well kept & our cabin was fine. We were happy to try out the laundry they had available. It was an easy drive to the... More 

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Joan5617, Thank you for taking the time to review us after your stay in May. We are pleased that you enjoyed our grounds and accommodation. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ and we look forward to seeing you all again should your travels bring you back to Rotorua! Regards Fiona & Nick. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very well located on the edge of the lake with beautiful vistas over the mountains. It is a short way outside Rotorua, so you do not notice the sulpher smell typical of the town. Comfortable lock wood cabins with all the conveniences required. Beds are comfortable and the cabins are warm and cosy. They have huge windows and french doors... More 

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Travellers61, Thank you for taking the time to write about your short stay with us at Cedarwood. We are glad that you enjoyed our location and that you found our accommodation comfortable, it was unfortunate that the dates were a bit mixed up but we were only too happy to re-arrange so that you could enjoy your travels &... More 

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