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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
  • 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in the 2 bedroom lakeside unit last weekend, we had 4 adults and 2 babies under 6months & there was more than enough room. Great facilities, clean and tidy, very helpful and friendly hosts & a view to die for. A wonderful family holiday will definitely be back and highly recommend to anyone.

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

Hi Indiesmummy, Wow, thank you so much for the great review you have provided us after your stay with us at Cedarwood a few weekends ago! We are pleased that you found our property & facilities clean & tidy and that you had plenty of room for you all in the 2 bedroom Lakefront Unit. Yes, we totally agree that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a beautiful location, friendly accommodative staff, well appointed units flawlessly presented with everything you'd need. Only one thing that needs improvement the water pressure in the shower is terrible, probably wouldn't matter so much in summer when you weren't wanting a hot shower.

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

Hi Michwood235, Thank you for sharing your views about Cedarwood after your recent stay with us. Yes, we do agree with you that we have a fantastic location, some our our recent winter sunsets have been absolutely stunning! We are pleased that you found our units to be well presented and equipped. In regards to the water pressure, we are... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We recently stayed at Cedarwood for 4 nights. We stayed in a two bedroom Lakefront unit with our two children (10 and 13). We really enjoyed our stay and I think it is great value for money. Although Cedarwood is a short drive out of town it is in a very quiet residential area. There is plenty of room for... More 

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

Hi LouiseR, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us at Cedarwood! We are pleased that you found our property & location value for money and that the children enjoyed the outdoor areas. We are certainly lucky that we have minimal sulphur smells where we are. In regards to valuables, we are only too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's a nice collection of multi-room cabins located near Lake Rotorua. It is about a ten minute drive to town. I liked the people who run the place. They certainly give you a lot of space, kitchenette and all. While the lake is nice to walk to, there's not much at that point except an old dock covered with bird... More 

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

Hi travelerBobDc, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Cedarwood and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality. In regards to the lake edge, there is a nice walk that you can do down to the next Reserve at Hannahs Bay, this is a pleasant 15 minute walk with some nice... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Quiet location, at the lake front, amazing cottages with kitchen. Nice friendly management. Away from the hustle of the town, right on the lake. Good for a night. The wooden cottages have a very warm feel, good for families and couples. Perfect for business trips too.

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

Hi Punit29, Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us at Cedarwood! We are glad that you enjoyed our quiet location and that you found our units to be warm. We look forward to seeing you again should your travels bring you back to Rotorua. Kind regards Fiona & Nick. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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