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Koura Lodge

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209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Koura Lodge in February 2015. I wish we never left. Wonderful view from our bed of sunrise and sunset. We took the kayaks out and enjoyed the hot tub many times. Breakfast in the morning was included and delicious. I would DEFINITELY recommend this to anyone visiting New Zealand. Loved this place.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Koura Lodge is in a beautiful very quiet location by the lake just outside Rotorua. Nice room and bathroom although quite hot at night - no air-con. The managers were very friendly and helpful but we were very disappointed with the breakfast - website suggests gourmet breakfasts - international standard (we were offered eggs and bacon only as the cooked... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed two nights at the lodge. we were welcomed warmly on arrival, and provided with coffee and cake. The room was large and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were generous, fruit, cereals, cooked breakfasts, all served with a smile. The staff were always willing to help and booked a trip for us. Would certainly stay there again. Best hotel on... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

In a beautiful setting, with extremely helpful staff and good facilities we enjoyed a couple of nights here. The room was pleasant, spotlessly-clean and with a refurbished bathroom which was a real pleasure. There was a verandah which a pizza delivery chap used one evening to find his customer - not impressed. In fairness, neither were the staff when we... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Beautiful lakeside location and very friendly, helpful staff. A delightful bed, nice amenities, good breakfast. We stayed 3 nights, with two nights in the lower building (nearest lake) and one night in the upper building. In both, for different reasons, I felt slightly exposed, and I note that some other reviewers commented on privacy and noise. In the lower building,... More 

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Leeds, Utah
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

First I must say the staff and the owner are extremely nice and helpful. Room: We paid for an upgraded room number four, it was large and roomy. The bed was ok, the pillows were lacking, it seemed odd not to have a pillow case. The pillows were in shams, I thought they were the decorative pillows on the bed,... More 

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