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City Lights Boutique Lodge

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   56c Mountain Road | Pleasant Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 49 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a few months since my wife and I stayed at CLB (City Lights Boutique), but I have to say the stay was great. We spoke with the owner the day of arrival and notified her of our late drive to Rotorua. She was understanding and stayed up for us (930pm!) to arrive. I felt awful. We were... More

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

Evan G - Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you took the time to do this and are very happy that you enjoyed our breakfast and modern rooms. We weren't aware that it was your first B&B experience but are glad we made you want to return. We hope to see you again one day, until... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always a bit hesitant about B&B vs hotels, but this experience was one of my best. Alice was super friendly, had great recommendations, was very flexible with breakfast times. The house is brand new, super clean, great amenities. And she has Alpaca's on the property too -- now, who wouldn't want that? Thank you City Lights!

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

Or G - thank you so much for your glowing review. We loved having you stay with us, it is always so fascinating to meet people from all over the world. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope you will come back and see us again one day - until then, travel safely. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Naomi and Jim have a great thing going here. The cottage was perfect ... Comfortable, modern and well equipped. Great view and superb location. Being separate from the main house and boutique B&B accommodation, we were able to relax and let the kids be kids! Love the animals too. Will be back! Thanks.

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

Tim N - Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay in our cottage. We are so glad you liked our comfortable, modern, well equipped Cottage with its own garden. Your girls were delightful and I appreciated the thank you note from them. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in Rotorua, until... More

Ohaupo, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within minutes of arriving at City Lights we knew we had made a good choice booking to stay there. It was raining when we arrived but the welcome we got soon made us forget that. Jim lit the real fire in the lounge whilst Naomi made us coffee. We sat & chatted & soon felt like we had come to... More

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

TheAldersHomestay - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you so much for your pics of my alpacas - they are great. It was lovely chatting with you both and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying in the cottage and found the owners very friendly. The location is away from the town centre and has nice views. The kitchen and laundry facilities are excellent. Great location for getting to hot springs etc. We visited in winter when town was quiet but I can imagine that in Summer the location is perfect to... More

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

Huw999 - Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so grateful when our guests take the time to let others know what they think of us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our well equipped Cottage and we hope you will come and visit us again one day. Until then, travel safely. More

Edgewood, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights in July, 2914 at the City Lights Boutique Lodge in Rotorua, New Zealand. The lodge far exceeded our expectations. Naomi and Jim, our hosts, could not have been kinder or more friendly and helpful. Jim, a contractor, actually designed and built the lodge which is divided into 2 sections. The owners have... More

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

mustangsandy3 - Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you again one day. Until then, travel safely. More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We rented the cottage for 3 nights with out two young children in the middle of winter. It had panel heaters in both bedrooms and a heat pump and dehumidifier in the living room and that kept it very warm and cosy. Perfect for family self catering, including the washing machine and dryer for the wet swimming gear. Free wifi... More

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

Ross H - Thank you so much for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed our warm cosy Cottage and took advantage of the free Wifi and laundry. We look forward to seeing you again in the future - until then, travel safely. More

Munstergeleen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

European breakfast with cheese, croissants and French rolls. Very nice! A room with a fantastic view over Rotorua, without the smell of sulphur. Naomi is a woman with an eye for detail; impeccable and tasteful. It was nice talking to Naomi and Jim. Maybe we will meet again some day.

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

Paul - Many thanks for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed our breakfast and accommodation. We try very hard to make sure our guests are happy with their stay. We hope you will return to visit us again one day, until then, travel safely. More

Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed in the self contained cottage, well appointed, cute and quiet. Plenty of breakfast supplies as well, bacon, eggs, juice, milk, bread, cereal, fruit, marg and jam. Bit short on the t bags (none). Free unlimited wifi which was the only place we stayed that did. Couple of little things amiss, no power point in bathroom, no fly wire on... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Unfortunately, we were only here for one night. But it was absolutely beautiful! The accommodations were fantastic, impeccably maintained, and the view from the patio was breathtaking. The location is a bit secluded so it is very quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

KristinBrooke - Many thanks for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our great location. We hope you will be able to visit us again one day, until then, travel safely. More

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Address: 56c Mountain Road | Pleasant Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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