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Nicara Lakeside Lodge

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30 Ranginui Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

A fantastic but far too brief stay with Mike and Heather in their beautiful home by the lake. Brilliant advice, excellent service with the most friendly of hosts. Happy days. Thank you both for the highlight of our trip.

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

Thank you Dave for your encouraging review. Do delighted you enjoyed your stay as we certainly enjoyed your company. Best wishes for your expanding family. More 

Kuwait
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87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at this wonderful lodge. The view from our room was spectacular! The room is extremely comfortable for our stay in Rotorua. Mike and Heather were very friendly hosts with incredible knowledge on the area. They assist us with quickly planning our day when our plans got cancelled. Nothing was ever too much! We enjoyed the conversations... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We too enjoyed your company and enthusiasm. Best wishes for your future. More 

Los Altos, California
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150 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Nicara Lodge for a couple nights back in February. We were passing through Rotorua not really knowing the area and picked this spot mostly for convenience of travel plans. Rotorua itself is not a destination that we'd go back to, but it was nice enough and had easy access to a couple interesting sights.... More 

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

Hi Paul, thank you for your review. Following your comments while with us, we changed our wifi so guests should not have to request more data vouchers, thus making it easier. More 

Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in very comfortable accommodation. Being lakefront gives amazing views all through the day, and whatever the weather. Loved the fireplace and other heating. Kayaks look inviting for summer fun :-) Very friendly helpful hosts!

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We loved Rotarua - so much to do, so many interesing things to see - and we loved staying here. Our hosts were warm and attentive. On the last morning I took photos of the sunrise across the lake behind the house ... such a beautiful place.

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

Thank you Jean, we are so delighted you enjoyed your time in Rotorua and were blessed by good weather. The lake is magic on crisp winter mornings. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night at NLL. Due to a change of plans we almost would have had to skip our trip to Rotorua and therefore would have lost our money. The hosts Heather and Mike just didn't want this to happen and changed our booking kindly to another date. So we still had the chance to see Rotorua and... More 

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

Thank you Anna, delighted you didn't miss Rotorua during your NZ visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

View from the room is stellar, Heather and Mike are extremely hospitable and also very knowledgeable about the area. A very enjoyable stay and experience; will definitely return whenever am in the area again.

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

We enjoyed your company and especially over the Cricket one day world series - great to watch & enjoy together. Love to welcome you back sometime. More 

Port Hedland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nicara Lodge is truly fabulous. It is situated in a superb location overlooking the beautiful Lake Rotorua. Mike and Heather are extraordinary hosts who made our stay a very special and memorable time. They have excellent local knowledge and provided us with valuable information including suggested itineraries to maximise our activities and enjoyment during the period of our stay. We... More 

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

Hi Bill & Catherine, thank you for your review. We did so enjoy your stay and delighted you were able to see so much while with us. Hope you visit again. More 

canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The location of the cottage was so peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts Mike and Heather a sheer delight. So knowledgeable of the area and surrounds. Would most definitely recommend this cottage on the lake as a home away from home for anyone visiting Rotorua.

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

It was a pleasure having you stay in our cottage, you all enjoyed yourselves so much in Rotorua & Hobbiton. Hope you are able to keep your get-togethers for many years to come. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Nicara lodge, Heather and Mike know how to make one feel so special. From the moment you walk though the doors you get a warm feeling of just pure luxury, Our room was spacious and well planed, where we could make our own tea/coffee or just sit down and relax... More 

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

Gary, thank you so much for your review. It is great when guests return and feel at home. You are always welcome. Heather More 

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