Approx. 30 minutes from rotorua, 10-15 mins windy, narrow forest road, get to the end by Lake Okataina. The Lodge looks nice from the outside, very nice setting. The time our family was here is was raining and cold, our rooms were very cold - would have been nice for the heating to have been on. Opening the door into our accomodation was like a step back in time 30-40 years. Carpets were worn, and decor and kitchen appear original, lots of mould on curtains, otherwise it was clean and tidy. We hade primary school age children, first thing they notice was no TV!! Very lacking in wet weather entertainment for families. Due to location, would have thought meals available when rooms booked. Value for money - No. Kids enjoyed it - No.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lakes Lodge Okataina is the largest privately owned Lodge in Rotorua. It sits right on the edge of Lake Okataina, surrounded by 4,500 hectars of native NZ bush. Lakes Lodge is the perfect tranquil getaway destination. Please note that we are an event based venue. This means that our Lakeview Restaurant is open mainly during events. Please contact our friendly team for more information. ... more less