This might seem weird, but that's why I'm asking, because I don't know if it's weird or not. I'm considering staying at the Novotel Lakeside or Wai Ora Resort for 2 or 3 nights in early July. The resort is a bit more expensive and sounds nice, but at least from their website, I can't really tell if it's worth it. Does anyone have first hand knowledge that might enlighten me?
On a related note, should I spend my last night in Rotorua before flying out at 4PM from Auckland, or should I spend the last night in Auckland itself?
Would REALLY appreciate the help.