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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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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival we were met by Angie and later Leigh and shown to a well presented room with patio doors that opened to the garden the view over Rotorua was really good. After breakfast Leigh called to the alpacas and they all came running to be fed this was good fun. This was a very short stay and we did... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed meeting with you & were also sorry that you were only with us for 1 night & didn't really get to enjoy being with us as much as you could do. Rotorua has so much to offer with lots of things to do that 1 night is not enough. We hope you... More 

Narooma, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the independent self catering cottage and it was a wonderful base for exploring Rotorua. Up high, away from the crowds, yet close enough if you have a car. The cottage is just below the main lodge yet private enough (especially if they add a blind to the laundry door). It is very comfortable, with nice attention to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It was great to meet you both & we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Cottage. Thank you for your suggestions, which we greatly appreciated. We have now fitted a sliding door to the laundry area which adds to the privacy. We only took over the business in December 2014 and have... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We chose to stay here because I had read that it was above the smell line around Roturoa. I hadn't realised that this meant we had probably the best view over Rotorua and the lake - absolutely astounding - especially whilst having breakfast and looking through the patio doors. Breakfast itself was wonderful with home made lemon curd, peanut butter... More 

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

Thank you for you lovely review. It was great meeting you both & we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also happy that you enjoyed your breakfast & meeting our alpacas. We hope you return to visit us again one day. More 

Seabeck
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161 reviews 161 reviews
75 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

OK, let's be honest, the first two stays have been great as well but now let's talk about the third stay we had at the City Lights Boutique. We had of course booked our room (the Kiwi room) for ourselves and the Tui Suite for my parents. What can you say when you staid at the same room for a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Naomi has sold the business & now left but we passed on your review to her & she asked us to thank you for the lovely comments you made. We hope that if you return for a fourth visit we will be able to make you as welcome as Naomi did. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Pros: - Great view from top of the hill, we enjoy cooking our breakfast with a view of alpacas outside the window. - The hosts are friendly and nice, the rooms/interior are decent but very clean and tidy. - The free wifi is pretty fast (in new zealand standard) and it's free - Just a 5-10 minutes drive to downtown... More 

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that you had difficulty finding us but as you arrived after 11pm in the evening it was very dark by then. As we are situated on the mountain & surrounded by trees it does get very dark, which is why people enjoy staying for the peace &... More 

Nanjing, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed in the cottage for two nights and loved it so much we stayed an extra night. The cottage is located out of the town and has amazing views over the countryside, but does not take long to get into the town. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and has excellent kitchen and laundry facilities and free wifi which is... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us & we really enjoyed your company too. We are also very happy that your daughter enjoyed helping us to feed & look after the alpacas. We hope that she enjoys the photo of Rocky which we emailed to you & remembers her holiday here... More 

Prescott Valley, Arizona
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at this B&B. It is modern, clean and has great views of the valley and city below. City views are great at night, but we especially enjoyed the wonderful views of the beautiful countryside with its hills, valleys, pastures, trees, etc. There are two rooms that have sliding doors that open unto the patio.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us & enjoyed the view so much. We enjoyed meeting you & glad we could make your stay enjoyable. More 

California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This well-kept modern B&B is artistically decorated and sits high above Rotorua. Which means it is a fairly long drive into town, but has none of the sulphurous smells either. It's not really a lodge. It is an upscale private home partially converted to a B&B. The owner is pleasant and helpful, has a well-mannered cat and dog, and several... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

City Lights has beautiful views of Rotorua, especially at night, and the accommodation is modern, stylish and super clean. The hosts are both very professional and friendly. We really enjoyed talking with our hosts over breakfast and getting their advice about places to see. Naomi and Jim made us feel right at home from our arrival to our departure. Naomi... More 

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