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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 #9 of 49 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014
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Merritt Island, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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3 reviews 3 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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

On a Recent convention trip to Rotarua we had the great good fortune to stop with Heather and Mike at their lakeside luxury lodge. These are hosts who are seriously dedicated to ensuring you have a wonderful stay with them and moreover get the absolute most out of your stay in Rotarua, Their knowledge and enthusiasm for local attractions is... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Heather and Mike are awesome hosts providing accommodation which is second to none right on the shores of Lake Rotorua. From the warm welcome to the fond farewell, we received as much or as little attention we required. We enjoyed well presented and tasty breakfasts, especially Heather's home made muesli. Mike and Heather offered lots of useful advice in relation... More

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

Thanks Jim, Glad you enjoyed your stay and no doubt interaction with our other guests. Hope to see you back again. More

Canterbury
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. I should have stayed longer... Perfect place to relax & unwind. Watched the full moon set & the sun come up - magical! The breakfast you provided was perfect. Loved the home-made muesli & freshly baked croissants.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We all had a great time with great people. Hope you enjoy the museli recipe. See you again soon. Heather 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*
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Luxury Bed & Breakfast on shores of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy a relaxed spacious environment, close to many tourist attractions, free of sulphur smells. Great breakfasts, great hosts. Make this your home while in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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