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Madison
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My mom and I spent two days at City Lights and couldn't have asked for a better place to call home base. We stayed in the cottage and spent more time relaxing on the back porch than we did in town because we loved the view (and the alpacas) that much! You couldn't ask for a better place to sit...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage so much. We love it and many other guests have also said that they found it very quiet and relaxing, especially when trying to fit in as much as you can in a short period of time. Guests staying...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at City Lights and wished it could have been longer. Angie & Leigh were warm and engaging hosts and were a great help in planning our activities in and near Rotorua. We greatly enjoyed staying in their beautiful home in a lovely garden setting overlooking Rotorua. We would definitely select the Tui room again on a...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us. It was very nice meeting you both and chatting with you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the Tui suite. We hope we see you again one day.

Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Angie and her husband are lovely people with a real sense of service The property is located in a quiet area of Rotorua where you can enjoy a great view over the landscape Our TUI room were comfortable and well decorated as the entire property Breakfast very nice

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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 for your honeymoon. We also hope that the rest of your holiday in New Zealand was a pleasant one and that you return one day and we see you again.

Maidstone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely B&B, quiet room but no views as such. We were in Kea and at the back. It was very quiet. The other two rooms were at the front and had good views. Angie and Leigh were perfect hosts and made good suggestions for our 2 night visit. We loved the alpacas and of course their cat, Oscar. Breakfast was...

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Angie R, 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. Unfortunately the shape of the building doesn't allow all our rooms to have the garden and city views which is reflected in the lower price for that room as it has a mountain forest aspect. It does, however, have the advantage of being the quietest...

San Francisco
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great. Sits up a hill with gorgeous views. Very clean and nice amenities. Tea and coffee in our room. Access to a guest refrigerator and even a little gym. Room was very quiet. You couldn't hear anything or anyone else in the house. The hosts were great! Very warm and friendly. Really...

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and everything we had to offer. We are also pleased that you found our recommendations helpful and meeting our alpacas. We hope you come back one day.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed December 14, 2016

This Bed and Breakfast has beautiful view. Our room was large and comfortable. The owners, Leigh and Angie were very helpful - they even gave us a ride to the restaurant we used since we did not want to drive after dinner. We returned by taxi. They have alpacas at their property. The best figure, though, is their lovely cat...

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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 and especially meeting Oscar. We hope that you also enjoyed the rest of your holiday in NZ.

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 19, 2016

A quiet and peaceful location with friendly and welcoming hosts. Angie and Leigh did their best to make sure we made the most of our visit to Rotorua and made suggestions of places to go that were less commercial. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and we were entertained by the alpacas which we fed with their equivalent of chocolate treats....

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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 and liked the breakfast and our pets. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ too.

Vermont, USA
Reviewed November 17, 2016

We stayed in the self-catering cottage for three nights. It was clean, very well equipped, and just perfect in every way. We loved the alpacas, and were provided with plenty of food to feed them. We like to self cater and we like privacy and comfort. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Couldn't have been better.

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

Thanks for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your time here at City Lights and our friendly alpacas. Hope your journeys in the South Island went smoothly.

Long Beach, California
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Our own private lodge as part of a couple's small B&B establishment was a complete delight. Our lodge was furnished with everything... they even sold us an excellent bottle if wine and had plenty of food in the fridge for us to make our breakfasts. On top of that, they have several utterly adorable pet alpacas that you can hand-feed....

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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 glad that you enjoyed your stay in our self-catering cottage and loved meeting our pet alpacas. We hope that enjoyed the rest of your visit to New Zealand too.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed November 7, 2016

What wonderful hosts Angie and Leigh were during our stay with them. They were friendly and very knowledgeable of the area so inevitably gave us lots of advice on what to do and where to go. The continental breakfast was so good and lots of it too. Our room was very much up to standard with excellent views and the...

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us and found that you had everything you needed, including the extra added bonus of our friendly pets :-) It is a pity that you were on a tight schedule, as are many of our guests. We do think that Rotorua is a great...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: $170 - $244 (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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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for one of the other two rooms, named after birds (Kiwi ?) for views. Kea was uiet but we had an enormous wet room shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 167nickw, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The cottage gives you lots of space -laundry, full kitchen, and a good lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles flickity22, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“You'll love it! Rooms facing the town are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 155joannaw, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the larger rooms with a balcony if available”
 of 5 bubbles JuF-BG, Mar 8, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Kea if travelling with more than a small bag”
 of 5 bubbles TomG528, Feb 16, 2016 | Read review
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