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VR Rotorua Lake Resort

366 State Highway 33 | Mourea, Rotorua 3704, New Zealand (Formerly Amora Lake Resort)
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Ranked #40 of 94 Hotels in Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here twice with the regular specials available. For between $110 and $130 this hotel beats all others in terms of comfort and style. Lakeview rooms are the best. Baths have an awesome view if you are brave enough to slide back the shutters. It's a bit out of town so you will need you own transport.

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Browns Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at VR Rotorua Lake Resort last weekend in Lake view king room. On arrival we were personally greeted by reception who took us on a quick tour of the facilities before showing us to our cottage. The view is breathtaking, the staff was very helpful and welcoming even though we were late in reaching the hotel. The breakfast... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very quiet apart from neighbouring unit whose occupant chose to stand outside and cough cough cough from early morning till breakfast didnt indulge in the breakfast although we did pay for it with our room rate. What we observed it did look nice. The complex was situated in a beautiful setting right on the lake front out of town we... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Resort is located around 15 minutes outside of Rotorua, but is a world away for the busy town centre. We had a King Room overlooking Lake Rotoiti, across grass bank. It was so peaceful we actually spent a little more time at the resort than normal just enjoying the view. The staffs were so kind and helpful. The room... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only going to be in Rotorua for one night and we wanted to stay away from town and noise. We booked VR Lake Resort Formerly Amora Lake Resort and it was like Home Away from Home. Best hotel I have ever stayed. Our hotel room was large, Great Lake view, Luxuries, Big Bathroom. The hotel staff and management... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be a wonderful location for a summer vacation. The views of the lake from our room were lovely. I can definitely imagine sitting on the little patio with a glass of wine, relaxing and watching the water. Alas, I visited in early spring so none of that for me. I was somewhat surprised by the location, as the... More

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Riyadh
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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming location, overlooking the serene Amora Lake. However, the hotel itself has fallen into disrepair. We were told by some of the staff that it has been taken over by a budget-oriented company. Rooms are super small, furniture dated and linens threadbare. The only restaurant is substandard. Come here for the view and walk around the lake, but staying... More

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

Nice place right on the lake, and the staff were very polite and accommodating. We stayed here because of a 'special' discount rate, which was about a third of the normal price so was an excellent deal. If we had paid the full price though it would have been a bit disappointing. The room was lovely and clean, but the... More

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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wytchypu: I wrote my response few responses earlier about bathrooms which has been termed by customers as, hilarious, humorous, interesting, unique etc. I am not surprised when you say "awkward". Well, the architects and engineers had given it a thought and designed something which is not generally seen. Yes we note your concern and will keep room freshner in... More

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one night here. Room was good with lovely views. Dinner was very good and staff very friendly and attentive. We just wondered at the lack of maintenance on the outside of the building but as it was the first day of spring would assume it would be cleaned up for the summer.

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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Margaret S: You guessed it right, the cleaning of exterior is in process and scheduled before summer arrives. I thank you for your feedback. Regards More

Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay. The service and food was average but you couldn't beat the location...pure lake front! All it needed was geothermal pool nearby and it would be perfect. Breakfast included which seems to be standard outside of NZ but not so in NZ.

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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Seahp: The geothermal acitivities are plenty in the region. The Hells Gate sulphur bath and spa is only few minutes drive. Of course we do have our own spa and pool right inside by the Bar Lounge ! Regards More

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Address: 366 State Highway 33 | Mourea, Rotorua 3704, New Zealand (Formerly Amora Lake Resort)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Number of rooms: 44
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