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City Lights Boutique Lodge

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56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This idyllic hideaway is a definite must for visitors to Rotorua. Hidden high above the city, with superb views and the warmest of welcomes, City Lights was a highlight of our holiday. We felt welcome from the minute we arrived and tearful when we left. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, the bed very comfortable and the breakfasts delicious, with homemade... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and felt that you were welcome. We were also very sad to see you leave. It is very nice for us that you felt your stay here was a highlight of your holiday and we feel very proud that we have achieved this recognition. Our... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were there two nights on our honey moon. The hosts were very friendly and they adapted to our timetables. We were from there to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing which is one hour and a half by car from Rotorua. We came back and we enjoyed the jacuzzi with the fantastic views from this wonderful place. Thank you very much... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Aurora & Joseba, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really enjoyed the time you spent with us and were sorry to see you leave. We are glad that you enjoyed the jacuzzi and will be coming back. We look forward to meeting you both again. More 

Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we felt very welcome. The view from up here over Rotorua is amazing. At 4 minutes drive from town centre you’re in the peace and quiet of this B&B and enjoying the views from the garden terrace. The Kea room is a bit small and the storage space is limited. The room has no airco but is comfy... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the views from our garden and felt at home with us. We do like guests to feel at home with us and we go out of our way to make them feel welcome (as does Oscar the cat!). We are sorry that you were a little disappointed by the... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful welcome from delightful hosts Leigh and Angie. City Lights is a terrific B and B with every home comfort including a small gym which I was able to use. The room we had was facing out over the back of the property and the exceptional views of the mountains and valley and the adorable alpacas. City Lights is a... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we enjoyed hosting you just as much. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday just as much. We are very pleased that we met you and we hope we meet you again one day. More 

Seabeck
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203 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

When you stay at the same place over and over again something must be right about that place. We had of course booked our room and upon checking had the chance to walk the premisses and feed some of the animals around. The room, the house and everything else still has the same excellent look and feel it had before... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy that you still enjoyed your stay with us and it was lovely to meet you both. We look forward to meeting you again the next time you visit. More 

Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Hard to say goodbye, just don't wanna leave this paradise. We did last minute booking at mid night and got a confirmation the first thing we woke. It's our first and last attempt to stay at a B&B as part of our honeymoon trip. City Lights impressed us a lot from the photo online, timeliness response and ... more more... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for such a great review. You were fantastic honeymoon guests and we’re so glad you stayed the extra night as you were clearly embracing the spirit of Rotorua and needed the extra time to appreciate all is has to offer. Our Alpacas always enjoy meeting our guests (perhaps because they get fed some treats!). Pleased you enjoyed... More 

Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Fantastic B&B and Angie and Leigh couldn't be more gracious hosts. Our room was a welcome surprise after spending a couple of nights in less comfortable surroundings. If there are guests in the living area noise does travel slightly but it's not troublesome. Literally as soon as my head hit the pillow I was out for the night; a blissful... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad that you found it comfortable and slept well. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again. More 

Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited this place as a family and stayed in the 2 bed room apartment. The was perhaps the best place we stayed during the fortnight we spent in New Zealand. The apartment was immaculate, cosy and had been decorated elegantly. It had all the amenities we needed for a very pleasant stay. Thank you Leigh and Angie for a... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and the very nice comments you left for us in our visitors' book. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in our apartment and we are sorry that the weather wasn't great during your time here but glad that you still managed to enjoy your stay. It was lovely to meet you all and... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We stayed here for three nights from the 6 November. This was the start of our four week visit to NZ. Our hosts Angie and Leigh welcomed us with tea and home made biscuits on the terrace. Angie recommended places to eat and took care of all the bookings. We had arranged to go to a Maori night one evening... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed the time you spent with us and were very sorry to see you leave. Thank you for your help cutting up the rainbow trout which we cooked on the bbq! It was great sharing the dinner with you & the other guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your breakfast choices... More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My partner and I had a wonderful few days at this fab B&B. The views are expansive, the rooms spacious and comfortable. Great hosts and lovely breakfast - highly recommended. We will most certainly return to this boutique accommodation. Iris

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our breakfast. We enjoyed spending time with you and hope we see you again one day. More 

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