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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel has better views than many in Rotorua but it is a long long way from town. Though there has been some investment (first rate bathroom) the place looks and feels like it has seen better days. The staff were anxious to please (sometimes painfully so) but the place lacked the professionalism of others on our tour. since we got... More 

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Saltsh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights at this hotel in mid February. We were immediately impressed by the friendly and helpful Reception staff. Although on the first floor, Gary immediately took our bags up to our room, so this was not a problem. The view over the lake was tranquil and very pleasant.The hotel, though old, has a certain charm to it. We... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is not in Rotorua City, it is actually about 20km outside, and travel time varies with traffic, 15-30 minutes (a $60 fare for a take and pick up later.) It is set beside a lake but not Rotorua, and there are no alternative restaurants within walking distance. We stayed three nights; the first night the hotel was understaffed... More 

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

I have been there twice in 14 days, one of the best location in New Zealand. The rooms are large and nice. I personally felt they have private lake, no waves so easy to kayak with family and kids. Staff were so friendly and smiley. I would recommend this resort for relax. Thanks staff and Manager (I guess Vivek) for... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, thank you very much for the 5-star review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at VR Rotorua Lake Resort. We look forward to hosting you again during your next trip to Rotorua. Regards, Vivek More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room overlooking the lake. Extremely comfortable bed. Bathroom spotlessly clean. Food in the restaurant was fast and well prepared. The usual breakfast buffet was ok, but a little boring after the first day. The location is just outside Rotorua which may seem inconvenient to some but at least it minimises the smell of sulphur. Wifi is free though a... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are very pleased to read your 5 star review, thank you for sharing your experience. We are lucky to have such a good location being away from the hustle and bustle of Rotorua town yet handy for many places of interests. We are also happy to know that you enjoyed our comfortable bed and lake view... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our tour of New Zealand. We arrived having had a long drive from the bay of islands we were greeted warmly and luggage taken to our room without having to ask. The room was beautifully decorated with comfortable bed and a modern clean bathroom. The view was out over the lake... More 

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

Dear Simon, Thank you very much for the 5-star review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at VR Rotorua lake Resort. We look forward to hosting you again during your next trip to Rotorua. Regards, Vivek More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is the best part. The view from the room is superb. It is serence and peaceful. The service is good. Breakfast was included in the price of the room which I thought was good. Breakfast was good, but got bit monotonous as we stayed 4 nights. The staff were very friendly. They guided us to choose the attractions.... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are very pleased to read your 5 star review, thank you for sharing your experience. We are lucky to have such a good location being away from the hustle and bustle of Rotorua town yet handy for many places of interests. We are looking forward to your next visit now and will love to welcome you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I booked this hotel/resort because it is close to Hell's Gate geothermal resort. About 5 minutes drive to Hell's Gate. The location of this hotel is a big plus specially during sunrise and sunset. I was just disappointed with person in charge at the reception, he was not very helpful at all.He never gave us any information about the resort.... More 

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

Dear Erwin, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are happy to know that enjoyed our resort location and view from the room. Please accept my sincere apologies that your experience was less that top notch with my Front office staff. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. I will obviously review this issue with the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

perfect venue with family, best location and scenic, relaxing and comfort, best breakfast and activities on lake water, friendly reception service, easy access to city and motorway, kids can enjoy more. also safe place to go Kayak.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and highlighting the great things about VR Rotorua Lake Resort. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. There's always more to see and do in Rotorua, we look forward to hosting you again on your next trip. Regards, Vivek More 

London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
100 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've visited this resort many times over the years, and it's been good, bad and average over that time - but under the latest management (all Indians) it's a bloody disaster! As the Okawa Bay Lake Resort it was erratic, as the Duxton Lake Rotoiti it was very good, then it was the Amora and the standards started to slip,... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback and please accept my sincere apologies that your experience was less that top notch. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. I would love to have you come back and give us another chance to prove that this is not usual for our group. Regards, Vivek 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 44
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