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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend proposed to me while staying here in December 2013 so it will always be a special place for the both of us. Unknown to me, he had carefully researched this hotel as somewhere which I would love and he had been in contact with Kim for months arranging every tiny detail....it didn't disappoint. Despite the poor weather while... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed a few days as this was our kick off point for quite a few activities. Kura Lodge was lovely, The room was large and very tidy. Starting to age a bit but still very presentable and not a complaint. The breakfast was excellent and we felt very comfortable and at home. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Niall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I stayed at Koura Lodge very early during my 17-day stay in New Zealand and it set the tone for the rest of the trip to follow. Although I would have many other nice experiences at other B&B's and Lodges to follow, none of them surpassed my time at Koura Lodge. Arriving late the first evening, i was greeted by... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Nothing is too much trouble for Gina or Kim. This place is spotlessly clean. Thoughtful but unobtrusive service. Excellent! Had two fabulous nights here, would have happily spent two weeks here! Breakfast was a delight, the generous and varied items were beautifully presented.

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Wimborne UK
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17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The room looking over the lawn to the lake was special and the morning sunrise beautiful. The room was superb (next to the office) and the hosts very special. Far away from the town centre but easy to get to for the evening meal this was a magic place. The breakfasts were superb and sitting in the sun was abonus.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were told on the website that we would have tea etc on arrival, did not happen, no issues with that. From parking area to room at night is pitch dark maybe at the exorbitant charges a light/s could be installed. Next day found spider webs all over deck chairs. When we decided to use the spa, you could potentially... More

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GinaWells, Owner at Koura Lodge, responded to this review

Readers of your review should be aware that your stay at Koura Lodge was a prize you won from a Hyundai/Country Calendar TV promotion. You won three night’s accommodation, valued at $445 a night. To ensure your stay was even more memorable we upgraded you to our Luxury Apartment valued at $645 a night, in addition we gave you a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our favorite lodging of our two week trip to New Zealand. We loved that it was far enough north of city center that odor was not a problem. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and our room had a lovely view. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts and the welcome coffee with brownies on the day of our arrival. Our... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We unfortunately arrived here as cyclone Luci arrived and had 2 solid days of rain, this meant we couldn't really enjoy the beautiful view over the lake. The room itself was great as was the bathroom. A little noisy as the rain fell but we were greeted by a really cheerful receptionist who asked what we wanted to see while... More

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43 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is right by the lake, beautiful views, kayaks available, delicious breakfast. The rooms (lakeview standard) are immaculately clean and elegant, however are noisy because you can hear all that goes on in the adjoining rooms. This does not change the fact that this is a wonderful place to stay.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Lodge is in a wonderful location but is some way out of town ($NZ 20.00) by cab each way. We both thought that we were being processed in a rather offhand way on arrival. Our main problem was with breakfast which unlike other B&Bs was not a matter of choice but what you were given. In addition it was... More

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GinaWells, Owner at Koura Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive criticism, it is upsetting to us that Koura Lodge hospitality did not match our beautiful property and location. The lack of hospitality and breakfast comment are of shock to us, as these are two very important aspects to our business and reasons we have many repeat guests. Either our managers were having a bad day... More

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Address: 209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Koura Lodge 5*
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Koura Lodge is a unique 10-room lakefront retreat situated on the tip of Kawaha Point, only five minutes' drive from Rotorua City Centre. A range of double accommodation as well as family suites and a self-contained apartment, all with private en-suite, are offered. With a lodge feel and a relaxed B&B atmosphere, an extensive buffet breakfast is served in the lake-edge dining room. ... more   less 
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