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Cedarwood Lakeside

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17 Holdens Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like others, we chose Cedarwood based on the excellent reviews on trip advisor. We also wanted somewhere our 10 and 12 year old could run around a bit. We were very impressed. A great location right on the lake, reserve in front of lake was great for the boys to kick a soccer ball around. Pool and spa were excellent... More 

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

Hi JennyTAkl, Thank you for your great review of your recent stay with us at Cedarwood! We are pleased that you all enjoyed your time with us, we are certainly lucky to have such great outdoor space for the kids to run around safely and to be in such close proximity to the wonderful Redwood Forest is an added bonus.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, we could not believe the view ! The motel is by the lake and it is very nice to seat outside. The pool is nice, there are 2 trampolines for the children so ours were very happy to jump at the end of the day. The rooms are spacious and clean, the tranquillity is fantastic, definitely the... More 

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

Hi David M, Wow, thank you for your kind words on your recent stay with us, we are delighted that you consider us to be your best stay on your trip to NZ! We totally agree that we are very lucky to have such a great location right on the lakes edge. It is great to hear that the children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent Easter weekend in Rotorua and stayed here.... such lovely people, clean and tidy units... pools were enjoyed by our kids and so were the other facilities... It was really enjoyable and would definitely stay again ... reasonable prices as well yay ... thanks :)

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

Hi Angela B, Thank you for your review of Cedarwood after your Easter break with us. We are glad to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves and took advantage of the pool & facilities during your stay. We look forward to seeing you all again on your family travels to Rotorua! Thank you Fiona & Nick. More 

Munich, Germany
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48 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since it was our first time in Rotorua, we booked Cedarwood due to the great reviews on TripAdvisor and because we normally prefer living a bit on the outskirts of a bustling town. We were not disappointed. The rooms are beautiful, large and I specially liked the huge and soft towels! Fiona checked us in and immediately helped us with... More 

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

Hi Jetsetrose, Thanks so much for your wonderful review, it was our pleasure to assist you in your activity choices to make sure your stay was as memorable as possible and that you got to see as much of Rotorua as you could. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and we do look forward to seeing you both back in NZ,... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at short notice as travelling due to a bereavement. The location was ideal as close to the airport and 15 minutes from the service. Cedarwood is a brilliant location, a lake outlook combined with a quiet, tranquil setting but close to amenities. The rooms were spotless with all of us commenting on how well we slept. Fiona and... More 

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

Hi Luke2u, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us at Cedarwood. We were only too happy to accommodate you at short notice under the circumstances for your travel. Thank you for your kind words in regards to our location & tranquil setting. We are pleased to hear that you all slept well. We... More 

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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We arrived late afternoon after a long drive, we had such a warm welcome with lots of info about local activities. Our room was spotless, with all the amenities we needed for a two night stay. The view across the lake is lovely, unfortunately it rained all day the next day so we didn't see Rotorua at its best. Would... More 

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

Hi Viv E, Thank you for your review of Cedarwood after your recent stay with us, we are always keen to provide our guests with as much info on all the great activities that you can do in Rotorua so as to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Thank you for acknowledging our clean units! Unfortunately we cannot control the... More 

Raetihi, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A last minute stay, but were very accommodating. The room was lovely and perfect for us. The jacuzzi and pool was a bonus but ideal to relax in. Breakfast was available as room service which arrived on time and was well prepared.

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

Hi LizzyT91, Thank you for your review of Cedarwood after your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit, pool, spa & breakfast. We look forward to seeing you back at Cedarwood on your next travels. Best wishes Fiona & Nick. More 

Bay Area, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We came to Rotorua for the Tarawera Ultra running event in early February 2015. Instead of staying in town where a string of affordable, fairly forgettable-looking motels are located, we are glad we stayed in this lakeside lodge. We got a comfortable, clean two bedroom unit with a sitting room and kitchenette. The linens, beds and everything about the unit... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

can only give the 4 * as stayed for only 1 night for an overstay. Friendly welcome, room covered our needs well and would think that would cover longer stay if required. A bit out of the town centre so need to drive for meals etc. but benefitted from not suffering from the usual Rotorua odour!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The place is a bit outside city but worth the travelling. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The 2 bedroom apartment is tidy and very clean. I had a great one night stay and wished it could be longer. Will come back !!!

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