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Nicara Lakeside Lodge

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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We stayed in the lakeside suite with Lake Rotorua just outside our room. The owners were very knowledgeable of the area and gave us many suggestions for side trips and restaurants. The breakfast was exquisite as well as a cocktail hour with great wine and appetizers.. You do need your own car to stay here as there are no services... More 

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

Hi Sandra, thank you for your review. I think your trip to New Zealand is now over, but you can enjoy your springtime back home. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Beautiful property but it could not be enjoyed because of the overbearing nature of the hosts who criticized any ideas for your time in Rotorua area unless they suggested it. Rather than enjoy the deck and grounds we found ourselves hiding in the room while there to avoid them. People so particular should not open their home to strangers and... More 

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

Patty, I am sorry you felt that way. In 12 years of operating our lodge we have not had a similar comment. Perhaps self contained accommodation would have suited your group more than hosted accommodation. We were impressed with the amount of research you had done on our region, and told you so, hence your comment seems unusual. However, I... More 

Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Heather and Mike are awsome we really enjoy our stay! We recommend this lodge to any one! They make us feel at home, great service and food and great tour advisors! We hope to come back soon and stay here again!

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

I am glad you both enjoyed your stay at Nicara Lodge; we certainly enjoyed your company and your enjoyment at what you experienced in our region. You mentioned you hope to be back again - I hope so too. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Heather and Mike own and run Nicara Lodge in style and with care and attention. When we arrived in the late afternoon Mike announced that wine would be available from 5 and so it was. We were made to feel welcome throughout our stay and Heather took our photograph, gave us a copy and sent it to us by email.... More 

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

Hi Nick & Nicole, thank you for your review. Loved your reference to 'Penny Lane' :) except we don't have our photos on display. Guess you will be starting to enjoy your spring flowers now, while our gardens are nearing the end of their summer life. Thanks for staying with us. More 

Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We stayed here for two nights and were quite impressed with this luxurious lodge. Each afternoon Heather fixes scrumptious appetizers and Mike pours delicious New Zealand wine and chat with their guests. They are a wealth of information about the Rotorua area and New Zealand. Each morning Heather cooked an amazing breakfast that included homemade muesli and yogurt, not to... More 

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

Thank you for your positive and encouraging comments. Evening drinks with our guests are our favourite time of the day, hearing what you have experienced in our Rotorua region. Did you enjoy trout fishing anywhere else in New Zealand? Mike has actually been out himself this week and caught a couple :) More 

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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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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4 reviews
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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersSilver level
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Bed & Breakfast on shores of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy a relaxed spacious environment, close to many tourist attractions, free of sulphur smells. Great breakfasts, great hosts. Make this your home while in Rotorua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nicara Lakeside Lodge

Address: 30 Ranginui Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $317 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nicara Lakeside Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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