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City Lights Boutique Lodge

4.5 of 5 56c Mountain Road | Pleasant Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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85 reviews 85 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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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice spot set on a ridge over-looking the town, which is a bonus if you have the teansport and want to be out of the bustle. Very tidy and a lovely welcome from the dog. On the downside, there was no sign of spa/sauna or anything of the sort being made available to us, and nothing else which would suggest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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 October 13, 2014

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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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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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