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Koura Lodge

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209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Berrima, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 3 days here - must have the far end room on lake deck! Lots of waterbirds, swans & cignets come right up to the jetty & you can canoe too. Really good breakfast & 'go out of the way hospitality'.

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival, the beautiful garden and views of the lake gave a great first impression as we drove into Koura Lodge. Gina and David made us feel very welcome and were well informed on places to visit in Rotorua. The room was roomy, comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast each morning in the relaxed friendly atmosphere of the dining room, complete... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Rather reluctant to share this with anyone as we liked it so much and don't want to find we can't get in again! Lovely big apartment with balcony and views over the lake. Garden down to the lake where you can swim, kayak etc. Also a lovely hot tub with a view.

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Breckenridge
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here a for a couple nights and we couldn't have been happier. The rooms and view are beautiful and the couple running the lodge were great, providing an awesome breakfast spread and were very helpful with information about Rotorua. The location is great, right on the lake and only a few minutes drive from town.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This hotel took our breath away as soon as we arrived! Stunning location, beautiful rooms, the facilities were excellent and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast on the veranda by the lake was a highlight. We seriously considered staying an extra day! Would definitely come back again but this time we'd stay longer!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the Koura Lodge for 2 nights during a whirlwind tour of New Zealand's North island in October 2014. We had no problem finding the place using the maps function on our iPhone, but it is a few minutes outside of town. However, the setting on the lakeside is just gorgeous and worth the short trip. We were greeted... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were upgraded to the apartment for our stay, it was massive. Great for a family or group of friends staying together. The bedroom was very comfortable a lots of storage for longer stays. The bathroom was modern and clean. The hosts were excellent and breakfast by the lake, can't beat it really.

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Would have normally given this 4 stars but the managers Blair and Heather were so welcoming and friendly the deserve a top marks. The negatives are there is limited free wifi. Not sure is this competitive area why free wifi is not standard. There is a laptop available but set is going go and get a cup of tea, have... More 

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24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Although a little out of the town, the setting makes up for everything. On the edge of Lake Rotorua the view was one of the best we have aver had. Sunrise was fantastic over the lake. Room was large with big spa bath and good shower. Coffee and tea making facilities etc just outside the room with a fridge stocked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

First, loved Rotorua and area and staying here with a car meant that in a couple of days we could get to experience a number of wonderful things, however the accommodation was less than ideal. The staff were warm and welcoming and we enjoyed the complementary tea and cake on our terrace shortly after settling in. The breakfast was not... More 

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