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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
Ranked #27 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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“Best Weekend Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2010

This place is now my most favourite place to stay in New Zealand. The service is incredible. Always trying to go the extra mile which is appreciated. The Superior Suite is worth the extra money to have a private spa bath which was well used over the two days. We had planned to go the Polynesian Spa but after arriving and being showed around the grounds we decided to stay put, we had all the same facilities here. The restaurant is amazing. The food was amazing and all had a New Zealand flavour to it such as the use or Maori potato and kumura in their dishes which made the food new and interesting to a Kiwi. Will definitely come back again and will tell all my friends. Who knows we may even have our wedding here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2010

This place was great. The service was fantastic. Nothing was too much for Raj. He made our night great- the food was fantastic in the restaurant. We got a free shuttle to the spa where the massage was fantastic and the girls were a delight. We would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2010

Great Location, Fantastic Food, Superb Service, Excellent Accomodation and very relaxing. All in all an extremely enjoyable experience. Will definitely come again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

The accommodation, health spa and restaurant were superb however the friendly helpful service from your staff was truly fantastic.

Thank you Wai Ora for making our weekend so relaxing and I will be recommending Wai Ora to anyone wanting to get away from the rat race for a holiday.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2010

really lovely place to stay, service excellent but highlight of the stay was the restaurant - my husband and i shared the food sharing meal - totally awesome - credit to the chef. great massage thank you ladies for accomodating us at such short notice as you were about to go home - very much appreciated.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

This place completely blew us away (excuse the volcanic pun!). From minute one the service was impeccable, the staff couldn't do enough to ensure we had a great stay. The free shuttle service was amazing - they even offered to pick us up from town after a night out drinking!

The restaurant was a major highlight. The food has won awards in New Zealand for best lamb and steak and it is obvious why. I have not had a better meal than I had at this hotel.

Room sizes are not large, but are very well fitted out with modern fittings and all of the facilities you want in a room. Very comfortable. We stayed in a deluxe standard room. There are bigger apartments on site for groups larger than 2.

The lakefront setting is divine, and the quiet neighbourhood location is a little unsettling when you drive in but perfect for a quiet relaxing break.

One of the major conviences of this resort is the connection with Wai Ora Hells Gate and also the island in Lake Rotorua (whose name I cannot remember) - the hotel booked all of our visits for us so our trip could not have been easier.

My partner and I will definitely be back to Wai Ora. Two thumbs up to the owners and staff of this Resort - a fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2010

My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wai Ora which was a wedding present from family.

The staff were wonderfully friendly, helpful & professional while still showing their character.
The fact that they don't charge for room service makes it a real treat at no extra cost!

The resort itself is immaculate, with great facilities designed to make you relax and enjoy. The rooms looked exactly like the photos we had seen (something i find isn't always the case!).

All in all a wonderful get away that I would recommend for international travellers and Kiwi's alike.

Thanks to all the staff!
Kelly

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Property: Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
Address: 77 Robinson Avenue, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#12 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#23 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua in quiet parklike surroundings only 3 mins from Rotorua Airport,and 12 mins to the famous geothermal attractions of Rotorua. This award winning resort hotel features luxurious accommodation with private balconies or courtyards with views to the lake; New Zealand's award winning fine dining Mokoia Restaurant specialising in indigenous herbs and spices which creates amazing taste sensations including a daily full vegetarian menu; superb personal service; relaxing Manary English lounge bar and the internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa featuring the 2011 and 2012 World Luxury Spa Award winning "New Zealand Cultural Spa "regime based on the geothermal muds of Rotorua and wellness practices of the Maori. Rotorua's only World Luxury Spa Award winner. Enjoy the tranquility of the landscaped gardens and serene sounds of the meandering spring feed stream as you enjoy the hot and cold pools, steam room and sauna that make up the Wai Ora Spa Water Experience. The ideal Rotorua relaxation, spa, food taste sensations destination and accommodation base for all other Rotorua activities. ... more   less 
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