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Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had a lovely 3 days at Hideaway Lodge, Our grandson loved everything about it , the playground was awesome , all the ladders to climb and the tubes to hide in, he also loved playing with the animals especially the dogs, he could not eat his breakfast fast enough to get out to see them.We thought we had found a real gem, everything from booking in to booking out was really easy. Karen was great she gave us some good ideas for things to do places to see and paces to eat in the area. Thanks Karen you gave 3 generations of our family a great holiday.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Hi there, sounds like you made good use of our facilities here at the Lodge, it is always a pleasure to be able to help our guest out,as it makes their stay more enjoyable.
Enjoye having you all stay here, and hope to see you all back soon. Thanks for the review, take care. Karen & Lindsay

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

My 3.5 year old absolutely loved the Hideaway Lodge. The children's playground was awesome. My daughter learned to interact with the animals (alpacas/ponies) also at the Lodge.
She didn't want to go to bed let alone leave the Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, & we stayed for 3 nights. I loved the place too. It was very relaxing for me.
The rooms themselves were very comfortable.
I would definitely recommend the Rotorua Hideaway Lodge to anyone & we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Hi there Michelle!! Great to hear that you and your daughter had a lovely time here at the Lodge. We really appreciate you sharing that with us. Yes the rooms are very relaxing aren't they????, we get that comment a lot. Have a great year and hope to see you back soon??? Take care, Karen, Lindsay & Team.
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Place is a wee gem for young families and we were lucky enough to be able to have our dog with us in the unit as this is a pet freindly motel. We spent 6 nights here.
Playground and farm yard is a huge and safe for the kids - ours spent hours in the grounds either playing with other children staying, or with the proprietors on the daily feeding rounds of all the animals. Can even buy farm fresh eggs (which we did) from the owners from the chickens! Rooms basic - clean and everything you need at fingertips. Owners very accomodating with our dog (their own dogs are roaming free and very freindly to all quests!) although we werent made aware of a small policy chnage prior to arrival whereby no longer able to leave dog at motel if you leave to go to an attraction - HOWEVER there is a very good dog day care (Barkers) just down the road(new) which we were refered to be the manager at the time of check in and it all worked out well in the end.
This motel is within walking distance (if required) to Zorb, 4X4 offroad and motorbiking, and also Fairy Springs , luge, gondola with awesome log ride!We would definately go back to this motel again. Well worth the stay and we will definately be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Hi There Susie! ,Thank you so much for your lovely review!! really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I will hopefully see you again. In the meantime have a great year, take care, Karen,Lindsay & Team.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is an ideal accommodation for anybody and especially for the families with young members.
Hosts are smiley, professional and efficient.
Animals, playground and safe environment kept kids out of the room busy playing and we had time to unwind and relax.
We loved it and we will always oose this and suggest this accommodation to our friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Hello Kiwindian-be-here thanks for your lovely feed back on Rotorua Hideaway Lodge.
It is great to read that we are acheiving our mission by giving both parties The Parents, and The Children a holiday, and the children are kept safe as well. We do look forward to your return, in the meantime have a great year, take care, Karen, Lindsay & Team.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We spent two nights at the Lodge with our 7,5 and 3 year old. It's very close to the Gondola/Luge and there are no "Rotorua" smells at all. The unit itself was very modern and comfortable. Outside the children's play area was excellent - our children spent hours outside. They have spent a great deal of time and effort to make it look so lovely. You will not be disappointed !

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Hi Melpascoe74 Thank you for kindly taking the time to write a review for us, it is great to read that you all enjoyed your stay and that you wanted to share your experience with others.

We hope the rest of your holiday went well, and that you managed to get all that you could out of New Zealand. Take care, and we hope to see you again sometime. Karen & Lindsay.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Well suited for families and other groups, it really feels like a private enclave. The proprietors have delightful sculptures made from found or reclaimed materials scattered around the well-maintained property.

Rooms are set up as apartments, clearly geared for those who want to do their own cooking. Plenty of appropriate dishes and utensils are provided. The facilities are basic, clean, and well-maintained. The carpeting and painted cinder-block walls are spartan and functional, but there is nice local art on the walls to liven things up. Overall, it feels like a great place to plop down and relax after a busy day of recreation in Rotorua.

The kids raved about the playground, and were delighted by the animals on the property. If you're outside at the right time, the owners will let you help to feed the alpacas and sheep.

Also need to say that the proprietors are very receptive to any feedback or suggestions for improvement. We'd definitely stay with them again!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Dear Blacra, What a great comment and wise traveller you must be. Such fair and decent feedback for us and the TripAdvisor community. I am glad you have enjoyed your stay here at the Lodge. We look forward to seeing you back again sometime soon. Take care. Karen, Lindsay.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Want somewhere quite to get away and relax this is the place. Stayed 22nd - 28th dec. Just what we needed for our family of four (two teenagers) nice and quite, an easy drive to the main town and things to do (attractions). Kids loved the free WiFi and ability to plug in hard drive in to T.V. Nice tidy rooms with all you need to do your own cooking ect. We had a room with queen bed 2nd room with single bed and fold out bed in the living, kitchen area and separate bathroom, lounge area not huge but o.k if you just need somewhere to eat and sleep at the end of the day. Love that the rooms are serviced each day, had heaps of clean towels. The grounds are nice great for families with school kids with the animals and playground to use. Owners are very very nice and helpful if you need to know what there is to do, where to eat and how to get there they are always willing. I will recommend this to anyone that is going to Rotorua. For the price it is differently worth it.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Thanks Cinnamon for such a lovely review. We are pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves here at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge and we certainly look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Have a great year, take care, Karen, Lindsay & Team.

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Additional Information about Rotorua Hideaway Lodge

Address: 436 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range: $77 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rotorua Hideaway Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 4 acres with a real countryside feel yet only 5 minutes from the town centre The Hideaway offers a wide range of affordable accommodation options. With free high speed broadband, loads of outdoor space and large play facilities for the kids it's an ideal spot for families. Plenty of parking and we even have a play area for dogs if you want to bring your four legged friend along too! No sulphur smells which make this a great choice. ... more   less 
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