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Lyons Lakestay

8 Okareka Loop Rd | Lake Okareka RD5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were a group of five, staying here for 3 nights. It was a decent vacation house, near to Lake Okareka and a few minutes drive from Rotorua City. Located in a quiet area surrounded by beautiful scenery. The house itself was a bit small for our group, it had 3 small bedrooms, combined living and dining room, decent kitchenette... More

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okpossum, Owner at Lyons Lakestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . I am sorry about the disappointments with your stay. I do make contact with the guests daily to make sure they are all happy, which is an opportunity to find out what is required, and as you had hired the Lakestay as a Holiday unit, it is not usually expected. We do have a... More

Waitakere City, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

At a glance the web site gave an impression of secluded accommodation in a natural setting by the lake. In reality this is a downstairs flat of a residential house on a small section tucked between other residential houses close to the lake. It was great to know that only natural cleaning products are used for this accommodation - a... More

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okpossum, Owner at Lyons Lakestay, responded to this review

I am very sorry about the disappointment of your stay at the lakestay. Although we do have houses either side of us , there is bush between all of them. All the rooms have an outlook onto the native bush and gardens. There are views of the lake from the front garden. Our accommodation is above and behind the Lakestay.... More

San Diego, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Stayed here for two nights in April. The place was spacious and self contained. The kids loved the room with the bunk beds. Well stocked kitchen with pots, pans and almost everything that you needed. Overall a very pleasant experience. Pluses: Great views of lake Okareka from the backyard. Very spacious unit. Minor cons: Not really close to town so... More

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okpossum, Owner at Lyons Lakestay, responded to this review

Thank you Gina ,great to hear you and the family enjoyed your stay. Feedback is important to us so i have noted comment about the lighting and try to remedy.Some toiletries always availble in bathroom cupboard.We are a budget accommodatiion, so dont focus on the extra "frills". More

UK
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed here for two nights while touring NZ. It was OK and in a lovely area for walking (though a fair distance from the town) but the room was quite small and as it was off the driveway, under the house, there was no view at all of the lake. Perhaps a bit pricey in terms of value for... More

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okpossum, Owner at Lyons Lakestay, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona for your review. I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations.I am not sure why you expected a lake view from your room as they are not advertised as Lake Views ,but garden views, which your room had out 1 window and although next to the drive ,it does look out to Native trees... More

philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Tea, coffee, fresh veggies from the garden, well stocked kitchen with basic staples in a quiet lovely setting, with a strong commitment to green travel. We had a lovely stay, topped by fresh smoked trout, a delicacy I thought I'd never get to try in NZ, which was a special treat! We had a lovely stay. I strongly recommend that... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

As a family of 6 we only just fit in the wee (and I mean tiny) apartment that is underneath the owners house. It was damp and musty smelling as soon as we walked in. The towels that were provided for us and the bed linen also smelt like mildew. In all fairness it has been a very wet summer,... More

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okpossum, Owner at Lyons Lakestay, responded to this review

WE are very sorry that this family were not happy with the Lakestay .It is unfortunate that they didnt seem to be aware of the facilities.We are advertised as a Holiday Unit (not a house) most families that have stayed here have enjoyed that it is not too big and easy to look afer while they are here.The Kitchen/dining area... More

Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Thankyou again Cheryl for being very fair after i had messed up the booking!Cheryl's homemade bread & muesli is superb!We all loved Possum the cat...after we actually caught him. Lake Okareka has to be seen to be appreciated-this is tranquility.The house is very neat & comfortable.Will have to come back again to explore the local area-it really is a hidden... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Stayed over in a double room. We were the only people there, so had the whole place to ourselves, which was brilliant. Facilities were really good and the place was super tidy. Kitchen was great and there was tea and coffee there as well. Everything worked really well and we were looked after the whole time. Cheryl was really helpful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

i enjoyed my solo visit to Lyons Lakestay. I was in Rotorua for a conference and my initial motivation was to find cheaper accommodation than the conference hotel. I wasn't prepared for the beauty of Lake Okareka. I "stole" some time away from the conference to hike the trail that goes half-way around this beautiful lake. The Lakestay is not... More

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Whangamata, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Overall the idea of the place was great, just had the problem that the room and bedding were real damp. This was too the point that we up and left for a motel in town at midnite as we were unable to stay. The next day I mentioned to the owner politely that we'd had that issue....It was dismissed with... More

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okpossum, Owner at Lyons Lakestay, responded to this review

This complaint was a real surprise! I did apologise when she delivered the key to me the next day.The guests were only here for the 1 night while attending a family dinner nearby,I was expecting them about 4-5pm but never arrived so I didnt get the opportunity to meet them and arrange to put the heater on .The key had... More

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Address: 8 Okareka Loop Rd | Lake Okareka RD5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 52 Specialty lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, eco-friendly accommodation that is quiet, but only 12 kms from Central Rotorua. Nestled on the hill in Native Bush, opposite Lake Okareka (20m).The lakestay has 3 rooms suitable for Double and single B& B,or "boutique budget" self catering option in the 3 or 4 bed room suitable for those looking for "backpacker style" sharing facilities, in a modern ,well designed facility. Also suitable for small groups 4-8 persons to have the Lakestay as a holiday unit for yourselves. The Lakestay is an evolving Organic business and a member of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter. ... more   less 
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