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Nicara Lakeside Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Ranginui Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014
timmora Greymouth, New Zealand
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Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Top class facility, friendly hosts, beautiful views. Mike and Heather go out of their way to make your stay in Rotorua as rewarding as possible with connections to local activities and more. This is our third time which speaks for itself.

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Tim. Glad you were able to experience new activities in Rotorua like the Zorb & Canopy Tours. Look forward to a repeat visit :) More 

Hartfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have travelled the world and stayed in all sorts of accommodation. Nicara Lodge is just the most incredible place to stay! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Mike and Heather are consummate hosts. They are so warm and friendly and their lodge is just superb. Everything is here. Look and you will find anything that you would want and... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

It was so lovely having you stay with us, thank you for your comments. Pleased you had good weather too. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Three days in paradise with incredible hosts. Nicara is so accessible, well laid out, beautifully appointed and had a view to die for over Lake Rotorua. Even though the weather was very changeable, the view made it worth while, and the hospitality and warmth of service was amazing. Thank you Mike n Heather!

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We enjoyed our time together in front of the fire, made up for the varied weather :) More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Heather and Mike provide a wonderful stay in their home, sharing their lifesyle, artworks, and delicious pre-dinner snacks and drinks in a beautiful setting on Lake Rotorua. Their lodge is away from the city noise and traffic, and is very comfortable and spacious. They provided more amenities than any lodge, B and B, or hotel we have ever stayed in.... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Ron. Maybe you will come back again one day, twice to NZ may not be enough :) We'd love to have you stay again. More 

Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Heather and Mike Johnson have made Nicara Lakeside Lodge to a place where you feel home, where you are treated as a very welcome guest and they are very friendly hosts. A perfect place from where you can explore Rotorua. If it is sunny and warm: have breakfast in the garden! It will make your day.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It was for sure a home coming experience. The lodge is situated right next to the Rotorua Lake with a magnifcant view from our room. The entire lodge is nicely decorated with a very cozy ambient. Heather and Mike were great hosts, genuine, warm, hospital and great to be around. There is no extra charge for just about everything offered,... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Cheng, thank you for your review. We do hope you return, it was a fun visit. Hope you have success with your wine contacts. More 

Sompting, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Our room at Nicaragua Lodge looked straight out onto Lake Roturua .it was large ,light and very comfortable. Breakfast was great with fresh fruit and homemade yogurt and muesli,not to mention Kiwi juice and New Zealand Breakfast tea! Heather and Mike were great hosts and very knowledgable about everything in the area.It certainly enhanced our visit We loved relaxing in... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Sandy, I know this is your only planned trip downunder, but maybe NZ can persuade you to visit again. Glad you enjoyed Nicara Lodge; we enjoyed your company. More 

New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

From the warm welcome, lakeside splendour, relaxing environment and gracious hospitality, Nicara lodge was an ideal place to stay whilst attending a conference in Rotorua. Heather and Mike have a wealth of knowledge and entusiasm for the spendours of the Rotorua area and enjoy sharing this with their guests. As a Kiwi, this visit re-ignigted a desire to come back... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Ian, and I do hope you will return with you family. It's great when Kiwis visit Rotorua and realise everything we have to offer. We have become a tourist (domestic & international) mecca. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Nicara lodge over the long weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there though it was short. We stayed in one of the guest rooms called 'Parson's Glory' with a beautiful view of the lake and jetty from one of our windows. Heather and Mike were enthusiastic and very informative, so if you had no... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Nicara Lodge for your Rotorua stay. I do hope next time you will stay longer so you can fully enjoy the lodge experience. More 

Tirohanga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Just amazing, beautiful house, beautiful views and most importantly beautiful people. Extremely welcoming, went out of their way to help us. We have stayed at many different places all over the world, this rates tops for us! The breakfast was another wonderful experience, all homemade just exceptional. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we thoroughly enjoyed our time... More 

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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Kim, although short, we really enjoyed meeting you both. Would love to see you again if you are in need of a break, or bring your family for a holiday in our lakeside Cottage. More 

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Address: 30 Ranginui Street, 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 — Nicara Lakeside Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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