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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.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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....

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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.

Round Rock, Texas
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...

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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 :)

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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.

Kuwait
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...

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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.

Los Altos, California
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....

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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.

Auckland
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.

Melbourne, Australia
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.

Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night at NLL. Due to a change of plans we almost would have had to skip our trip to Rotorua and therefore would have lost our money. The hosts Heather and Mike just didn't want this to happen and changed our booking kindly to another date. So we still had the chance to see Rotorua and...

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

Thank you Anna, delighted you didn't miss Rotorua during your NZ visit.

Reviewed March 30, 2015

View from the room is stellar, Heather and Mike are extremely hospitable and also very knowledgeable about the area. A very enjoyable stay and experience; will definitely return whenever am in the area again.

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

We enjoyed your company and especially over the Cricket one day world series - great to watch & enjoy together. Love to welcome you back sometime.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $328 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nicara Lakeside Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Two rooms overlooking the lake; one downstairs and one upstairs are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles bdcook, 6 days ago | Read review
“All amenities are included and then some. The room was very well outfitted.”
 of 5 bubbles sandraf89, Apr 28, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent as is the Lodge and the wood carvings”
 of 5 bubbles nickcX2047DZ, Mar 11, 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking Lake Rotorua was amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles WillandCate, Mar 26, 2015 | Read review
“N/A The little cottage on the lake. Just perfect”
 of 5 bubbles schoolies1970, Mar 16, 2015 | Read review
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