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Cedarwood Lakeside

17 Holdens Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 94 hotels in Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Philippa12398 Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic long weekend at Cedarwood. Our children loved the pools, despite the cold and rain, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. It was also nice to be away from the city centre - Cedarwood is very quiet and relaxing spot - but still an easy drive to town and all the local attractions. It must be... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent a great week at Cedarwood. This was our second visit and we made full use of the spa and pool and our boys enjoyed the room to run around on site and along the lake edge. All staff friendly and helpful. A peaceful and quiet spot, with a short drive to all the attractions of Rotorua,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at dusk on a cold, winter's night to find that the good hosts had already put the heater on. Nice touch. Friendly people, beautiful spot on the lake. Sure, it's a wee drive into town, but more than adequate place to rest. Quiet, peaceful. Value for money. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Fiona.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had a fantastic weekend at the Cedarwood Motel for a family reunion of 42 family members. We had family flying in from Christchurch, Nelson, Blenheim, Wellington and then those of us that travelled by road from Auckland, Whakatane and Gisborne. The location is excellent - just 5 minutes from the airport. It is ideally situated for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived around 5pm and left early the next morning so our 3yr old daughter didn't get time to make use of all the facilities, but she loved having a spa that night. Service was great, room was very clean and had adequate heating to make it nice and toasty. Would be an awesome place to stay in the summer... More

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

Hi JMurrayNZ, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us at Cedarwood. We are pleased that your daughter enjoyed her spa, it is certainly a nice way to relax at the end of the day! Thank you for acknowledging the cleanliness of our rooms and that your heating for the unit was suitable. It... More

Mumbai
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31 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The cottages are on the lake front and the view of the lake is awesome. Lake Rotorua however is not a fresh water lake so the water looks milky and at times even colorful because of the topography of Rotorua. One can see ducks swimming in the lake and walking up to the cottage all the time, which is nice.... More

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

Wow, for the benefit of our future readers, I would like to set the record straight with your recent visit. When your reservation was originally made via a Travel Agent (who subsequently cancelled your bookings as they could no longer work with you), you were made well aware that we were an 8 minute drive from the centre of the... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Wow, what a find...hidden away down a very quiet residential street right on the edge of Lake Rotorua (Holdens Bay), yet only a quick 5-7minute drive to Fenton Street or city centre. Have just spent three nights here in a 2 bedroom unit, exceptionally clean and tidy, well appointed and great views of the lake (even though this wasn't one... More

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

Hi Todd M, Thank you for your fantastic review of Cedarwood after your recent stay and sorry we were not here during your visit however thank you for acknowledging our hosts who were minding for us whilst we took a short break! It is great to hear your nephew enjoyed the spacious grounds and pools. It is great to have... More

Dannevirke, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed at the Cedarwood Lakeside for three nights with our three children Our unit was perfect for us. It had plenty of room, and it was lovely and clean with all the things we needed. The kids loved the pool and the playground and we all loved the outdoor spa overlooking the grounds and the lake. It was great... More

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

Hi PamTB, Thank you for reviewing us after your recent stay, we are pleased that you all enjoyed the pool and spa! We are lucky to be down a residential street so we do not have any of the road noise that you would typically expect making it a very quiet, tranquil location. Thank you again and we look forward... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We booked into a two bedroom unit with friends for three nights. The units are clean and of good size for a motel. This is obviously a good place for families as there were children enjoying the trampoline, pool and Spa and also cycling around the spacious grounds. The main attraction for us was the proximity to the lake and... More

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

Hi KiwiJohn01, Thank you for your recent review after your stay at Cedarwood. We are glad that you found our Motel clean and spacious. With plenty of outdoor space it certainly is a good choice for families. It is great that you enjoyed the lakeside walk. As you did not mention the limited range of kitchen utensils upon your departure... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Having our wedding at cedarwood was great, all our family came from out of town and we were able to all stay together for the weekend. Nick and Fiona were lovely hosts and were helpful before and during our special day. I would highly recommend Cedarwood, if your looking for a wedding venue that ticks all the box's then take... More

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

Hi 331Kevin, Thanks for sharing your feedback and your special day with us at Cedarwood! Our Conference Centre is the perfect little intimate venue for those very special occasions and we were pleased that you chose to celebrate your day here. Glad to hear you took advantage of 'soaking your bones' and enjoying some pre-wedding stress relief in the outdoor... More

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Address: 17 Holdens Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#6 Spa Hotel in Rotorua #6 Family Hotel in Rotorua #13 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet, tranquil lakefront accommodation and conference venue on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Cedarwood Lakeside is one of the most relaxing motels in Rotorua, and is your gateway to the very best of Rotorua’s world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities.We are located within easy driving distance of Rotorua City Centre which is approximately 8 minutes away or 2 minutes drive to the International Airport, the gateway to Central Park. ... more   less 
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