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Cedarwood Lakeside

17 Holdens Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for the weekend. The location was great, close enough to the city but far enough away to be peaceful. Beautiful lakeside views. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff were fun, friendly and very helpful. Conference venue was more than adequate for the small event we had held there. Outdoor pool looked very inviting and had it been the middle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights in the lake-front 2 bedroom suite...perfect in every way! Peaceful, beautifully landscaped, and well maintained property. Easy parking next to room. Lake views were spectacular at all times of day. Enjoyed morning and evening walks along the lake. Kids loved the trampolines and hot tub. I appreciated the laundry facilities. Owners were courteous and friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our 2 day National Family Support training here in July. The conference facilities were perfect for our group of 20 attendees. The separate room for food & refreshments is a real benefit and can be used as a breakout room as well. Nick & Fiona were great, everything was organized well, facilities and amenities spot on. Everything clean,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just had a lovely weekend break at Cedarwood. Beautiful and stunning location, friendly helpful hosts, great well furnished rooms. No complaints here. More than happy to recommend. We will be back. Thank you.

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

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

Hi Philippa12398, Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Cedarwood. We are glad to hear that the children enjoyed the pools despite the weather! Cedarwood is certainly a great place in the summer with swimming in the pools or even swimming in the lake so we look forward to your next visit where hopefully the... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Mikeandtracey2014, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Cedarwood, we are pleased that you made this your second trip! As you say, we are certainly lucky having plenty of space for the active kids to enjoy with the added benefit of the swimming pool and spa, thank you for recommending us and see you on your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

Hi MikeyJas, Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us & thank you for acknowledging the warm unit upon your arrival! We are pleased that you enjoyed our quiet, peaceful location and that you would stay with us again, so we do look forward to seeing you all again on your next visit to Rotorua. Kind... More

Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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

Hi bellvine, Thank you very much for sharing feedback on your recent experience here at Cedarwood, we were happy to hear that all of your family enjoyed their time with us at your reunion. We are certainly lucky to have the great Redwood Forest literally on our doorstep, which is superb for biking and the quiet walks too! We are... 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

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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

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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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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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