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Waiteti Lakeside Lodge

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   2 Arnold Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014
tomaszj Austin, Texas
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The breakfast was superlative, one of the highest quality I've come across during many years of travel. We have two boys with big appetites and our family couldn't put a dent in Val and Brian's lavish spread. We had a a hot breakfast with choice of meats and eggs in unlimited quantities. Choice of toast, spreads. Several cereals, granola and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 fabulous nights here. Our room and balcony overlooked the garden and lake. The views were stunning and it was so much better to be here than in the bustle and smell on Rotorua. Brian and Val were perfect hosts. Our first night we were made very welcome and because it was getting late we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Loved the Waiteti Lodge and Val was a great hostess! Sadly her husband was in the hospital but she didn't let that get in the way of attending to her guests while we were there. It really feels like home with the lovely living area upstairs and the views of Lake Waiteti are amazing. We did not do any fishing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

... And it sure did at Waiteti. As soon as we met Val (4ft 12 - lol) and Brian we felt at ease, at home. We were in the upstairs room looking out across the lake. It had everything one needed, spa, shower, dressing gowns, wifi, tv and of course the fantastic view across the lake. Easy to find at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We actually stayed at Val & Brian's cabin across the stream from the lodge and loved it. Waking up on the shores of the lake with the sun rising directly across and hundreds of birds mingling in the mist was ethereal. Val had provided some food for cooking breakfast and Brian took our 15-year old fishing from the river bank.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Val and Brian know how to run a B and B! Great food, comfortable and spacious rooms, and world class fishing off the back deck. Val is an amazing cook - ask for her pancakes. Brian is one of the most interesting people on earth. Unmatched guided trout fishing. I'll be back!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Waiteti Lodge last January and it was the best, most relaxing stay of our entire holiday!! service was so lovely and just so careing! breakfast was delicious! The view of the lake and the calming atmosphere was simply divine! (gosh just talking about it makes me want to go back now! haha) and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Our travel agent had booked us for two nights in the Tarawera room at this lovely B&B. The room overlooked the lake and lovely garden. It included a balcony, sofa, robes (no slippers), TV, and wifi. The bathroom had a whirlpool tub as well as shower. Breakfasts were very substantial with fresh fruit, homemade muffins, toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, etc.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Brian and Val are amazing hosts. Stayed at the Waiteti Lodge November last year and I absolutely loved it. Stunning view of the lake from the second floor. I also enjoyed kayaking on the lake (yes! they will provide you with the gears!). Will definitely stay here again when I am back in Rotorua.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed with Brian and Val for two nights (18-19 Jan) in the Tarawere lake view room and the view is stunning. The accommodation was homely and provided all we needed (and a spa bath thrown in to relax away the end of the day). Val and Brian were very attentive and so helpful in suggesting things to do and their... More

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Address: 2 Arnold Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 52 Specialty lodging in Rotorua
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waiteti Lakeside Lodge 3.5*
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