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City Lights Boutique Lodge

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56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 2 nights stay with my family couldn't have been any better. We were in awe of the warm hospitality and loved every minute of our stay. Feeding the alpacas were awesome and oscar was great! We definitely reccomend this place especially for families with small children.

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you & your family enjoyed your stay with us & found our cottage comfortable. Our alpacas & Oscar love to meet our guests so we are happy that you enjoyed meeting them too. It was lovely meeting you all & we hope you come back for another visit one day. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the hills above Rotorua, City Lights is a modern, stylish b&b with magnificent views over the city and with the lake also visible in the distance. Angie and Leigh, the new proprietors, are welcoming hosts who made certain all our needs were met. They are full of good ideas (and directions) for seeing the local sights; they even... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us, despite the weather, & found the information we gave you useful. We enjoyed meeting you & swapping funny stories. We hope you enjoyed your time in Napier & Wellington just as much as your time with us. We hope to see you both... More 

Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There are not enough superlatives to describe City Lights. From the location, to the amenities, to the warmth of the owners, this place is near perfect. We rented the self-contained cottage that is cozy and fully equipped. Sparklingly clean, great bedding, and the extra touches of food in the kitchen (courtesy of Angie and Leigh) made our time in Rotorua... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are always happy to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us & appreciate the extra little things we do. It makes everything worthwhile. We have worked hard to make the cottage as comfortable as the b&b so we are happy that you thought it was. Thanks again & we hope to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Rooms are well appointed and meticulously clean. We were warmly welcomed and felt relaxed and well-cared for during our stay. The views are superb! You can be assured of a very comfortable stay. We loved it!

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great meeting you both & we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I enjoyed our chats & am just sorry that you were only here for 1 night & were on a tight schedule. I hope your cycle ride went well when you left & you enjoyed the rest of... More 

Washington D.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting the area over Christmas. We are a family with 3 children aged 7, 10 and 12, and we stayed in the self catering cottage. It had a double bedroom, a bunk bed room and then the living room has a comfortable sofa bed. We had the best time staying here.... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a lovely surprise getting it & we are happy that you are still thinking about us & remembered your stay with us. We love the photo of your daughter feeding Rocky & remember that she said he was her favourite :-) We have been busy making some improvements to the cottage since you... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

This was our first B&B experience and it did not disappoint. We had an amazing time at City Lights! The host, Angie, was very friendly and helpful in providing us with information and suggestions of things to see and places to go in the area. We stayed in the Kiwi room which was of sufficient size. The room was comfortable... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your first experience in a b&b with us. We are glad you found the information useful & enjoyed meeting our alpacas. Wishing you all the best with your plans for next year & hope it all goes well for you. We look forward to seeing you again... More 

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Don't worry about the distance from town, it really isn't far and it is well worth the extra 5-10 minute drive to get there because you can get away from any sulfuric smells and the views are just stunning from up the hill. The city lights at night are beautiful to look at and the views during the day are... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We also enjoyed meeting you & we are glad that you had a nice birthday as well as a good holiday. We love where we live & enjoy meeting our guests so it is always nice when we can share a little... More 

Carnegie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed 4 nights in the Tui room at City Lights. Like the title of this review suggests, it was a really good experience all round. Leigh and Angie were the best of hosts and gave us lots of good advice about how to spend our holiday. We would highly recommend this place. The breakfast was... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was lovely. We are so happy that you found our information useful & enjoyed your stay with us & especially the breakfast. It was lovely meeting you both & we hope you return one day for another visit. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This accommodation is about 10 minutes out of the center of Rotorua. It looks at onto some beautiful alpacas and suburban lights below. Its a quiet location with no sulfur smell. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There was a good selection of toys and books for the kids, as well as a little garden to run around in.... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay in our self-catering cottage. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us & the children liked the books & games we provided. We are continually trying to improve our facilities to give our guests a comfortable & enjoyable experience. More 

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were "blown away" by this gorgeous B&B. Very modern, spacious and spotless. The bathroom alone was worth the stay! The setting was peaceful and breakfast was so delicious and enjoyable with the other guests. Thank you Lee and Angie for making us feel so comfortable and welcomed. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us & enjoyed the facilities, especially the breakfast. We enjoyed meeting you all, even though it was only for 1 night but we are pleased that we still managed to make your stay enjoyable in such a short visit. We hope you come back... More 

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