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Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

41 Operiana Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights with Lyndsay and Graham. Very gracious and friendly hosts. Offered many suggestions for planning your day. Very helpful and honest about options. Lovely room with very comfortable bed and super bathroom. Lovely breakfast with cooked food along with continental choices.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the 2BR apartment, which is not part of the Bed & Breakfast. The apartment is self-contained. It was spotlessly clean. Lyndsay and Graham provided extras beyond what you would expect in this type of accommodation: extensive breakfast foods--yoghurt, mini-cereals, bread, and cheese, in addition to the usual milk, tea, and coffee; a huge bathroom with two sinks;... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

After a three nights stay we were very enthusiastic about this place. Great views on the lake, excellent service and advices from our hosts Lindsay and Graham. We appreciated their invitation to the happy hour, which gave us the opportunity to really meet these lovely people.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stayed two nights in Lakeview room which has a very nice view to the lake. Lindsay and Graham are very kind. We appreciate their good advices for restaurants and activities. The breakfast is great.

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1 Thank Santhi et B
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Just spent the last two nights at the Lakeside Lodge. This is a cracking spot and would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Rotorua area. Graham & Lyndsay have struck a great balance between hospitable hosts and giving guests space to relax and enjoy the wonderful views. The breakfast is cracking (best so far in NZ), the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a lovely three nights in Rotorua staying with hosts, Graham and Lyndsay. The bed and breakfast has a lovely view of the lake. We enjoyed our breakfast every morning and appreciated the fresh fruit and homemade muesli. Lyndsay and Graham were delightful hosts and they had lots of good suggestions on what to do and see in the... More 

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

Thank you so much G & D for your review of your stay with us and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have two Bed and Breakfast rooms and a downstairs self contained apartment giving guests two accommodation options to choose from. We are sorry to hear that you thought you were booking the apartment though . .... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A lovely home atmosphere that was so welcoming along with the peaceful and relaxed view of the lake. Lynsey & Graham were super helpful in helping us around the local area. Healthy and delicious home-made breakfast topped it off.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lyndsay and Graham are very pleasant hosts. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, with a balcony facing the lake. They were helpful (and accurate) with suggestions and evaluations of places to dine and visit. Lyndsay's cooked breakfasts are a real treat, but don't miss her homemade yogurt and granola! The Lodge is located on a pretty lake and morning... More 

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The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed 3 nights with Lindsay and Graham end of March. They were very friendly, gave very good tips what to visit. We enjoyed the excellent breakfast (lovely muesli). I've sent the receipt to my daughter in law in China!! The lakeview in the morning is magnificent. The room and bathroom are equipped with high quality furniture; the best we've... More 

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Halle (Saale), Germany
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We enjoyed our 2 nights stay very much and would have liked to stay longer! Lindsay and Graham not only provided a very nice breakfast, but also gave very good advice about restaurants and sightseeing. They even helped to book a helicopter tour to White Island, where the helicopter came to the Lodge to pick the husband up.

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