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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just experienced a wonderful couple of days with Lyndsay and Graham. They proved to be so welcoming and gave us some useful tips as to where to visit. The room was really comfortable and the cooking was first rate, and also we were made to feel so welcome.

Thank Peter M
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We lived there in Dec 2016 for two nights, and everything was perfect. The house is close to the town and many of the attractions in Rotorua, but in the same time is far from the traffic and noise, and provides a peaceful view of Lake Rotorua. The backyard of the house is also a good place for stargazing on...

Thank yukiyeung0721
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed December 13, 2016

The lodge is beautifully situated on the edge of the lake with a great view of a bird sanctuary. They were most helpful in suggesting that we not partake in the mud bath! The sulphur pool was one of those experiences you didn't do that you're pleased you didn't. Great conversation and friendly banter.

Thank Mark A
Lyndsay B, Front Office Manager at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks M & L for the feedback on your stay with us. We did enjoy meeting you both and you were lovely guests. We too, enjoyed the "friendly banter" :) Take care and MERRY CHRISTMAS. L & G.

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

A ground floor apartment with bedroom bathroom and fully equipped kitchen including dish washer and washing machine. Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Fantastic views directly onto the lake. Dining table inside and outside. Also a private whirlpool that we didn't use.

Thank Iancrosby
Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Mokoia Apartment, and thank you for taking the time out of your holiday to tell other potential guests about your experience. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your NZ holiday and take home many GREAT memories. With thanks, Lyndsay and Graham.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed December 1, 2016

My husband and I stayed with Lyndsay and Graham from 14-16 November 2016 during our holiday in New Zealand. What a lovely B&B! It was the best one we stayed at during our 2 week holiday. We stayed in the Wai Motu room. We had a king size bed, ensuite bathroom (toilet + sink + shower), a small sofa, small...

Thank LBGreenfield
Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks L & R for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your time spent with us. You sure did sqeeze a heap of activies and sight seeing into your holiday. You will have many amazing memories of your NZ vacation. I apologize for Rotorua's weather when you were here. It is beautiful now. Summer has...

Simi Valley, California
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge is an exceptional property located on the lake and just a short drive from the Maori Show at Fairy Springs. Our hosts Lyndsay and Graham were exceptional. They were warm, friendly and helpful. NLL is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the area. Our only regret is that we only stayed one night. We will definitely...

Thank gmw0411
Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you SO much Gary, for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your stay with us. We did enjoy meeting you and your family and only wish your stay could have been longer. One night is just too short in Rotorua, where there is so much to see and do. We missed you all when you...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to spend our Valentine's Day with my hubby in February 2013. Owners were very hospitable and friendly. Food was superb. I enjoyed watching the sunrise with swans swimming in the lake. Was very unforgettable and romantic moment for me and my husband. I miss this place.

Thank Anika083
Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2016

My wife Christine and I drove down from Aukland to be met by Lynsey and Graham with tea and home made cakes and a view through the lounge window across the lake that knocked our socks off . Their garden gently slopes down to the lake and we watched as anglers pulled enormous fish from the water . Our hosts...

1Thank Robert B
Long Beach, California
Reviewed April 6, 2016

We were warmly greeted and treated like family, no probably better. . . . . more like long lost friends! The owners, Lindsey and Graham, saw to our every need. They arranged a wonderful 31/2 hour bike tour of Rotorua and the Lake,including mud pots and geysers, with Roger the owner guide of Happy Ewe Cycle Tours (highly recommend) They...

Thank Paul A
Shipley, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while travelling south from Auckland. We were welcomed warmly by Lyndsey and Graham who gave us a lovely cup of tea with delicious homemade cake before we unpacked. This was very welcome after our journey! Given the short time we were staying in the area, our hosts suggested not only places to visit but places...

Thank Christopher D
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relaxed, warm and friendly. "Hospitality Award" winning Bed & Breakfast on the shore of Lake Rotorua, offering quality accommodation away from noise, traffic and sulphur smells. Close to many major tourist activities and attractions and only a ten minute drive into Rotorua. Tastful ensuite bedrooms, with all toiletries provided . . In room flat screen TV's and tea and coffee making facilities. Start you day with a healthy, homemade generous breakfast. Fly fish for trout a few steps away at the mouth of the famous Waiteti Stream . . . We will smoke your catch for you to have with pre dinner drinks or pan fry it for your breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

Address: 41 Operiana Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $178 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Our rooms were upstairs. Might be an issue for some. Certainly not an issue for our family; two strong lads to help with the luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles gmw0411, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“only saw our room but certain the standard would be maintained”
 of 5 bubbles robertbX4215UY, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs King with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles PaulA525, Apr 6, 2016 | Read review
“If you like the B & B service stay upstairs. For private luxury and your own lakeside garden, stay in the apartment downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles SONOFXERXES, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles donnaa877, May 3, 2015 | Read review
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