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Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

41 Operiana Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Steeple Bumpstead, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

similar to other reviews I would say the same - don't stay in town, stay here! wonderful location and only minutes out of the centre. so peaceful and with wonderful views from the lake view room with a balcony (try and get that room). Lyndsay's breakfasts are wonderful (also the very welcome home made cake with afternoon tea) and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

The best place to stay in the Rotorua area... Directly on Lake Rotorua, with sunrises out the bedroom or dining room windows. Hosts Lindsay and Graham were so welcoming and friendly during our stay. Graham is an avid fly fisherman, who can take you stream fishing. We chose to boat fish on the lake, just a short distance from the... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Short review because I'm doing it on my iPhone and it's very fiddly using those small keys!!! We booked in for two nights and wish it had been more, Lyndsey and Graham are a great couple and looked after us like we were old friends rather than paying guests. Don't plan anywhere for lunch if you stay here, one of... More 

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Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both for taking time out of your busy holiday to write such a lovely review about your stay with us last week. We did enjoy meeting you and the chats and laughs we shared. And we agree . . . we wish you could have stayed longer . . . we missed you when you left. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lindsay and Graham were extremely welcoming and genuinely lovely people. The property is well maintained and the cabin it's self was clean spacious and comfortable. The cabin is set apart from the main lodge offering the perfect amount of privacy. We spent 3 nights in the cabin with the majority of our days spent out and about doing an assortment... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

First of all this is not a lodge in the country, which is what you might think from the pictures. It is a house on the lake next to other houses (which, in all fairness, also call themselves lodges.) When we arrived they showed us a bedroom in the house. When we expressed deep disappointment about an ordinary room at... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Lyndsay and Graham made us feel like visiting our family. We had 3times breakfast and it was never the same. Lyndsay is a great cook. After arrival we were offered coffee and cake which we really appreciated. We had nice chats and wine together. Our room was a bit small but nicely decorated. The lodge offers also larger rooms which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were the first ones to stay in the wonderful Mokoia apartment which is a self contained large flat with King bedroom, living/ dining room and kitchen, all three with big glass sliding doors to the terrace and gardens with direct lake access. The apartment has a second bedroom and all amenities wanted. It is a very quiet and peaceful... More 

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Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your holiday to write about your stay in our new "Mokoia Apartment" We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here, and that you found it so relaxing. Many thanks and we hope you enjoy the rest of your New Zealand holiday. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Lindsay and Graham made us feel like we were visiting family. We were in New Zealand for our Anniversary and we felt like we were at home. Their rooms are beautiful and the view is just stunning. Lindsay is the BEST cook!!! I wanted to eat breakfast all day! and she makes the best dip on the planet. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

A excellent first class B&B tucked away in a quiet corner of Ngongotaha alongside the world renowned trout fishing stream - the Waititi. The owners will gladly help any anglers to catch a trout. The B&B is spotless with a magnificent breakfast supplied, wide choice of food and heaps ot it. Highly recommend this one....

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

How does one describe a 'home away from home' 11,000 miles from our Nantucket Island home? Since our 1st visit to Lakeside Lodge in 2005, we have returned each of the 3 times we have 'wintered' in New Zealand. Since then, Lindsay & Graham have become treasured friends. We stayed with them 3 times in 2013 and were especially pleased... More 

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Address: 41 Operiana Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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