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Hamurana Lodge

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415 Hamurana Road | RD7, Rotorua 3097, New Zealand
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    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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    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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we was blown away! Driving down the huge private driveway to when we was greeted by Jolene, it was so nice. Patrick came and helped with our bags and offered us drinks and both him and Jolene helped book our excursions for the next day and left a note in our room when we got... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Luke, thank you so much for the "Lakeman" Pale Ale, that's a very furry lakeman picture on the bottle :) The beer tastes really good, all these microbreweries in New Zealand are getting bigger and bigger shares in the market nowadays and it's definitely a good idea to try some local brews when you arrive in different parts of... More 

Richmond Hill, Canada
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived, and were met by Patrick offering to make drinks for us (an offer that was made every time we returned), through the delightful staff at breakfast and the little things like refilled snacks in the rooms, we were very well taken care of at Hamurana. Although the lodge is about 10 minutes from Rotorua, that's... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora, thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here at Hamurana Lodge. I agree that our location is ideal for a relaxing time in Rotorua, we're close enough to be handy for local attractions and yet just far enough to be away from the rotten egg smell... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Hamurana Lodge because we wanted to stay at a place that was different and unique from the standard hotels. It was perfect. The grounds and the view to the lake from our room were really lovely with a real countryside feel even though it's only minutes away from the heart of Rototura. We even spotted a wild rabbit... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora, thank you very much for getting in touch and writing such a detailed review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the relaxing time staying at Hamurana Lodge. The animals here are always friendly, recently we have two big green parrots frequent our backyard, see if you can spot them during your next visit :) Warm regards... More 

Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely hotel in a good old Victorian style both the hotel and the garden, there is a very nice little pool where you can relaxed and enjoy the silence countryside, a very nice and professional hotel where services for the customers have absolute priority, they have a very excellent menu plate for dinner, with a huge amount of speciality and... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora, thank you very much for posting a nice 5-star review for us! We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us in February. Our Gourmet Platter is indeed adequate for 2 people which showcases award winning NZ cheeses and locally prepared cured meat. Our guests like our swimming pool a lot, it's an ideal... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful, cozy and very welcoming place to stay!! The only problem we had is that we were unable to stay longer! The person onsite from the point of arrival was attentive, meeting us in the front as we walked up to the front door. We were warmly welcomed with a short tour, offered a drink and her demeanour... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora Eric, thank you very much for getting in touch and thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here at Hamurana Lodge. We appreciate that you took time to share your experience with fellow travellers. We look forward to welcoming your family back for a longer stay in the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was really impressed with the service at this hotel. Patrick met us as we parked the car and arranged for all of our luggage to be taken to the room. He then took us on a your of the lodge and made us a lovely cappuccino. He enquired what we wanted to do and gave us good advice as... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora Louise, thank you very much for such a detailed review and your kind compliments.We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will recommend Hamurana Lodge to your family and friends, we are sure that they will be very well looked after. Thank you again and warm regards from the team. More 

Houston, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Hamurana in March of 2014. I delayed writing a review in part due to sloth and in part because a cousin and his wife were visiting New Zealand in June of this year and wanted to hear of his experiences for comparison. The grounds and the lodge are quite beautiful. Assuming you've driven... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Hi David, it's good to hear from you and thank you so much for your detailed review. You made me laugh when I read about the comparison between me and the famous movie star :) You are quite right about our location, it is a 15 minutes drive from town centre, however the plus side is the tranquility and the... More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have recommended over and over to everyone we know about this place. We absolutely loved our stay there. The weather was very rainy but it certainly did not put a damper on our stay. The huge thumbs up for us was when we first arrived in the rain we were greeted at the car with umbrellas and the other... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora Karla, we are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Hamurana Lodge. Winter isn't our busiest season of the year, which makes it a perfect getaway destination for our nearby kiwi guests. Rainy days aren't the best for mountain biking, however I would personally recommend a glass of wine by our fireplace. We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Two days with my husband at Hamurana lodge has been the most romantic experience I've ever had in a hotel. Upon arrival , we were asked by friendly staff if we needed coffee or tea and the drinks were delivered to our room soon. The room we lived has a nice lake view; what I liked most is that the... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora Hainan, it's good to hear from you! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Hamurana Lodge. You were lucky with the weather on the second day where the sun was shining on the lake, your room had the best view of Lake Rotorua. I like your photo of Merlin, that's his waiting-for-food face :)... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had such a wonderful experience at the Lodge that we canceled our last night in Auckland in order to stay an extra night at the Lodge. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. I l-o-v-e-d our large bathroom - heated floors (!), three separate rooms within the bathroom for the shower, sink, and toilet. Breakfast every morning was lovely,... More 

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Patrick_Gao, Manager at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora! Thank you so much for giving us a 5-star review! It's our pleasure to have hosted you and we are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our underfloor heating and fresh continental breakfast are definitely two of the highlights of Hamurana Lodge. I agree with you that Rotorua definitely has more to offer than Auckland... More 

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