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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved staying here in February, and had a huge, very warm welcome. We were extremely well looked after in every way and the Alpacas just added to the fun of the place. We had lots of good advice and help. The whole place was beautifully clean and well cared for.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights in May. Angie and Leigh were the perfect hosts who made us a delectable platter for supper when after a long drive we did not feel like going back into Rotorua to eat. We relaxed in the spa pool overlooking the lights of Rotorua below. The room and beds were clean and comfortable and... 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 your stay with us especially relaxing in the spa and the Waikiti hot pools. It makes us very happy when guests make the most of their stay with us. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope you will return to visit again one day. More 

Henley on Thames, UK
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in April 2016. This is a true gem. Immaculate room and common areas and wonderful breakfast. The view is very special only matched by the Alpacas outside our room grass feeding in the morning. Run by a great Uk couple who took the plunge after staying there themselves. No hesitation in recommending The City... More 

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

Thank your for taking the time to write us a lovely review and including a lovely photo of you sat outside enjoying the garden & views. We really enjoyed meeting you both and it was a pleasure having you to stay with us. We hope you return again one day and look forward to meeting you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We enjoyed a romantic getaway at the beautiful City Lights Boutique Lodge, soaking in the spa pool while the sun set and watching the twinkling city lights come on. Fantastic accommodation, stunning home, beautiful views and Angie and Leigh were very welcoming with great local knowledge on what to see and do. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away!

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Angie R, 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 were able to relax in the spa and make the most of your time with us. We hope you manage to visit us again one day & look forward to meeting you both again. More 

Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

After a long day of driving and sightseeing, City Lights was like a slice of heaven for our weary feet! We arrived about 2 hours before sunset knowing that we wanted to sit and enjoy our patio outside our bedroom. In town, we had bought some local cheeses, crackers, wine and even steaks and supplies for dinner. Thanks for letting... More 

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were very happy that you made the most of your stay with us and enjoyed your evening barbeque, despite it being cold & dark outside. We always want our guests to feel comfortable and make themselves at home with us by relaxing and enjoying the views and facilities so it was great to see... More 

Denver, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for two nights a year ago and I neglected to write a review of this fabulous B and B. Fantastic owners, friendly and efficient. Clean rooms and a beautiful view. Loved the animals! Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and for remembering us after a year !! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed meeting the alpacas. We hope you come back one day to visit us again. More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at City Lights. Leigh and Angie were very welcoming and suggested things to do and places to eat. the room was clean, modern and had a great view over Rotarua. Breakfast was only continental, but filling with fresh fruit, yogurt, muesli, croissants and toast. We even fed the alpacas.

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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 about your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the continental breakfast sufficient. Lots of our guests also enjoy feeding the alpacas. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a piece of heaven in Rotorua. Perfectly located on top of the mountain, with a great view for the city of Rotorua, lost in the middle of the nature with all infrastructure you need to have comfort and happiness. We spent four wonderful nights here and everything ran just perfectly. Since the beginning, when we were gently rewarded... More 

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

Wow, thank you for your lovely review. It was so good to hear from you after all this time. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we enjoyed having you to stay too. We are glad that you found our advice useful and we helped you to celebrate with us whilst you were here. If... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I was really impressed with City Lights - a well-laid-out, modern property with extremely comfortable rooms whose hosts were so accommodating, friendly and caring. Leigh and Angie couldn't do enough for their guests. The alpaca were friendly, too ! A great place to stay.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you & chatting about our visits to Scotland with you. We were very sorry to see you go and were very humbled when you gave us the lovely gift, thank you. We hope you visit us again one day. More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This is a modern property with very friendly hosts. It is situated high up so has great views from the rear terrace, which also sports a hot tub. The hosts keep alpacas which were fun to see. We stated for two nights and breakfast was very good. Angie was very helpful in helping us choose which attractions in the area... 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 about your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the views and alpacas and happy that you thought the information we gave you was useful. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
City Lights is a Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home.Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna. Continental breakfast included for B&B guest rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Lights Boutique Lodge

Address: 56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $166 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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