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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 #12 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Ross H Auckland, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Bolton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Fantastic welcome from the housekeeper and a delicious breakfast from her in the morning. Luxury room and facilities with stunning views across rotorua. We had an added bonus of four llamas sleeping just yards from our patio window when we woke up too! The drive to the lodge is windy and quite a distance from the town centre but it... More

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

EBH84 - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our stunning views. We do hope you will be able to come and visit us again one day, until then, travel safely. More

banstead
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed here in November 2013, very welcoming in a great location. Easy access to the town, within a 5 minute drive, very knowledgeable about the whole area. The rooms are very clean, ours had a sliding door out onto the garden with a view over the town. The hotel is clean and the breakfast is exceptional with a full... More

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

JanisHR - Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad you liked our Kiwi room with the great view over the town and that we could help you make the most of your stay in Rotorua. We hope you will come and visit us again one day, until then, travel safely. More

Steenwijk, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The owners were on holiday and the people who take care of the guest were very nice and helpful. The breakfast was excellent. We were disappointed about the room. It was small, you cannot site somewhere. The view was not nice, we looked on the barn, far away were the trees. The rooms at the other site of the house... More

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

EricatL - thank you for your review. We are very sad that you were disappointed with your stay overall. We agree that our bedrooms are not huge, but we do offer the large guest lounge room for guests to relax in. We are glad you were happy with your hosts and breakfasts though. The Kea room that you stayed in... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The good: The views are great. Out of town away from the thermal smells, but still close (6kms I believe). Very nice rooms, clean, cleaned every day, pretty. Great welcome form Sue, The owner was away at the time of our stay. Sue was also very helpful, offering local info, etc. Good breakfast. Good off street parking. The bad: The... More

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

msgtoelina - Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our clean nice rooms. Sue is a great manager for us when we have a break and I'm glad you found her helpful and welcoming. Our bedrooms are not huge, I agree, but we do have a large guest lounge room for guests to relax in... More

Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

our host was not the owner but she was simply formidable. room small but confi and clean. Amazing breakfast with a magnificent view over Rotorua and its geysers. you need the car to get downtown but it definitely worth!!

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

MatteoSTefani - Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again one day, until then, travel safely. More

Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with family in the two bedroom cabin and couldn't fault it. Beautiful little spot with views of rotorua and alpacas. Fully furnished with dishwasher and washing machine (very important when travelling with small children!). The shower was the best I have ever had and it made for the perfect end to our stay in NZ

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

Austraveldr - thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you loved your stay in our Cottage and we are grateful for you posting your comments on Trip Advisor for all to see. Very glad you appreciated the laundry, shower and dishwasher - we try to provide all the comforts of home for your convenience. We... 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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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City Lights is a new Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home plus our self contained seperate 2 bedroom cottage. Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna and Sky TV. Breakfast included with most rooms. ... more   less 
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