We stayed two nights at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort and we'd certainly stay here again. It's a lovely, quiet complex right on the waters edge in Holdens Bay. We booked a two bedroom unit and it was spacious and well appointed. The rooms were immaculate and cleaned daily. The continental breakfast supplied for the first morning was lovely and included something for everyone.
The complex is ideally set up for kids - there are two trampolines, a preschooler swing and slide set and two swings for older kids. The pool is lovely and clean and the adjoining spa pool was bath temperature warm. There's also a private indoor spa for four that you just have to ask to use.
The lakeside location is lovely and, if the weather had been better we'd have booked a float plane to pick us up form Cedarwood's jetty. There's some nice sand for the kids to play in on the beach too. Be aware this is Hudsons Bay, not central Rotorua but you can easily get there by car or by bus - it's also a good option for those coming in from the airport as it's closer that central Rotorua.
You can borrow from a wide range of complimentary DVD's at reception, which our kids loved.
The kids slept well in the twin room but our sleep quality wasn't brilliant in the queen room. This was mainly due to being used to a king bed at home.
What really sets Cedarwood apart from so many other places is that the hosts love what they do. They always smile, go the extra mile for you and take an interest in their guests. I've not had this level of service at top hotels in NZ. We'd return to Cedarwood, we loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet, tranquil lakefront accommodation and conference venue on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Cedarwood Lakeside is one of the most relaxing motels in Rotorua. We have 16 quality ground floor units ideally suited for families, travellers and corporates. Choose from standard studios with kitchenette and fully self contained two bedroom family units or lakefront suites at the water's edge. All units have lake views, free unlimited ultra fast WiFi, 5 Sky TV channels and are serviced daily. The complex features private indoor spa pool, an outside spa pool, heated outdoor pool, large BBQ area, children's play area and private jetty with a nearby boat ramp. Coin operated guest laundry available. Plenty of off street parking for boats. Mountain bike wash down area and storage available. Breakfasts available - continental or cooked. We are located within easy driving distance of Rotorua City Centre which is approximately 8 minutes away or 2 minutes drive to the Regional Airport. ... more less
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