We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 48 Rotorua B&Bs / inns

Nicara Lakeside Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Ranginui Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Nicara Lakeside Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Nicara Lakeside Lodge to your Saves list
Ranked #9 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015
gertwae
Write a Review

92 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    88
    3
    0
    1
    0
See reviews for
5
64
3
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (92)
  • Mar-May only
    (28)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (17)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (39)
All months
Lelystad, The Netherlands
1 review
2 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed in a separate cottage about 150m from the lodge. The cottage needs an update. Furniture very old fashion. Kitchen not practical. Bedroom to small to contains also suitcases. Only 1 toilet for max 6 people and the toilet was hidden behind the bathroom.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We enjoyed very much to stay at Nicara Lakeside Lodge although we ´ve been there unfortunately only for one night. It is a really great location. Heather and Mike were both extremly warm and gentle. Mike gave the best informations what we can do in Rotorua. Heather was celebrating one of the best breakfasts in NZ. Thank you Heather and... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Gert. It is always difficult to stay long in each place when there is so much to see in NZ. Hope you can come again. More 

Auckland New Zealland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

For a restful tranquil place with amazing views and warm hospitality Nicara Lodge has it all. Having said that the Hosts can organize every type of tourist activity in the area from Helicopters, fishing trips to Maori Culture Never a dull moment.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

So great to have you stay with us again. Thank you for your review. More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fantastic accommodation! I could not ask for better! Heather has made my entire experience comfortable since I started enquiring about the lodge. Her prompt reply has made my decision to stay with Nicara an easy one. The lodge is easy to find and away from the hustle and bustle of the city (only 5-10 minutes drive away from city!). View... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, Glad you enjoyed Nicara Cottage. I always prefer it when we can communicate with guests prior to arrival, as do you. Hope to see you again. More 

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

A TripAdvisor Member
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Nicara Lakeside Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nicara Lakeside Lodge

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Nicara Lakeside Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

40 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (24)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay