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Cedarwood Lakeside
Ranked #15 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

When I booked this accomodation I wondered if it was too far out but it was perfect. Great to escape the busy commercial side of rotorua and return back to the lovely lakeside location to unwind with the kids. Plenty to entertain with the playground, pool and the short walk around to the local playground was beautiful oh and the dvd library my daughter loved. Handy having mcdonalds up the end of the road for the kids. Shame we didnt have a sitter so we could visit the mokoia restaurant at the end of the street. Thanks for the great room servicing. I found the bed a bit uncomfortable but perhaps thats because My bed is just too good? I found the bath towels annoyingly small and had nowhere to hang them but the door handles with having four on the go.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to have a glimpse of the lake but would be special to have the end lakeview room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
HI Suzanne W,
Thank you for your positive comments on our location & facilities on offer! Had we known you would have liked to have gone to the restaurant we could have arranged a sitter for you. In regards to our beds, we find it difficult to cater to all individual likes as this very much a personal thing however our beds are off a very good quality. Our towels are standard size bath towels however had we known the size was an issue for you we could have provided you with some extra, we have since added some more hooks to the bathroom for hanging these aswell. Thank you again for your comments.
Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have stayed at Cedarwood Lakeside Resort a number of times over the years since our children were young and even though it has changed management a few times it has always been great. Wonderful location by Lake Rotorua (majestic sunsets), comfortable units for families in particular, and a nice hot spa and swimming pool (plus trampoline for the kids). However our most recent stay last weekend really showed the resort's commitment to looking after its patrons. My husband accidently threw out a small plastic bag into the rubbish that contained my 16 year old daughter's silver chain and earrings. We didn't realise this until we got back to Auckland and my daughter rang Cedarwood immediately to see if they might help. Searching through the rubbish would not have been a pleasant job - but miraculously the jewellery was found within a few hours and we were all so relieved. Thanks to Nick and Fiona for going the extra mile - it made our weekend away a wonderful experience with a happy ending!

Philippa

Room Tip: We like the units at the front because you have the lake right in front of you and you can watch the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Hi Philippa,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Cedarwood Lakeside Resort after your recent stay! We were so delighted to be able to reunite your daughter with her jewellery so it was very much a happy ending. See you all next time when your are in Rotorua.
Many thanks Fiona & Nick.
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Auckland
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We (2 adults + 2 teenagers) stayed two nights at Cedarwood Motel in the July school holidays, pity we didn't have more time. Motel is a 3 min. drive to the city centre, location so nice, right on the lake front and soooo quiet. Awesome pool and spa. We appreciated the recommendations of places to go and eat out by our friendly and helpful hosts. But above all this was one of the cleanest motels I've ever been to. We stayed at the two bedroom lakefront appartment, which was very spacious, great well equipped kitchen, good heaters and big bathroom and we just loved it. Free towels for the spa and free DVDs rental as well. This will not be our last visit to Cedarwood. Thank you Fiona and Nick, we loved it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Hi Karin G,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your great stay with us recently. We are pleased that you found our recommendations useful & that you noticed the cleanliness of our units. Its great to hear that you will visit again so we look forward to welcoming you all back next time & perhaps for a longer stay!
Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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Virginia USA
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our family of four stayed here for only one night, we wish we could have stayed longer. It was winter so not many other guests were there. Our 2 bedroom unit was spacious, clean and comfortable. We had more than enough room. We were right on Lake Rotorua and we saw a beautiful sunset that night. The staff were very friendly and recommended places to visit in the area.

Room Tip: They have an outdoor spa and pool that looked delightful, alas we had not time to enjoy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi FlashVirginiaUSA, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us albeit only 1 night. We would love to see you back in the summer, it is certainly a lovely spot right by the lake and is enjoyed by many travellers. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed one night on the way through Rotorua. We had a very comfortable stay and would happily come back again.

The location just out of town was good for us - quiet and right on the beautiful lake. The manager was very friendly and helpful with tips and suggestions for our quick visit to the area.

The room was clean and had everything we needed. There's not any hanging space or other storage (draws etc) which could be a bit frustrating on a longer stay.

The cabins are very lightly built - similar to what you might find in a caravan park. They are better than a caravan park cabin, but not as solid as most motels I've stayed in. It was fine for our purposes but just letting people know (I think if I'd come with that expectation I would have been a bit happier overall with the stay). I wonder how they would be during the busy season in terms of soundproofing.

But great for service and location.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi PeterY62, Thank you for your comments following your recent stay with us. We were pleased to hear that your enjoyed your stay with us and that you would return. In regards to the storage situation in our Studio Units, we have just completed the installation of small wardrobes in those units so there is storage space, hanging space and drawers available for guests who reside with us for longer stays. Our Motel Units are of a Lockwood construction so have the wood effect inside which makes us unique from other Motels and suits the lakefront location and to date we have had no issues with noise from neighbouring units. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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Tours, Centre, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The place is very nice and quiet. The room was totally clean and we may just park in front of it. The landlord is a very nice woman who was very helpful to let me know the thinghs to do in the area. The room is totally furnished and the kitchen as well. I warmly recommended it to you....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank SebastienGG37
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi SebastienGG37, Thank you for your comments relating to your recent stay with us, we were pleased to hear that you found our property quiet, clean & comfortable. We trust you enjoyed your day out sightseeing Rotorua and we look forward to welcoming you back on your travels. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2013

very Nice place to stay..rooms all modern, suspect had only Just been renovated and done up..new modern appliances and timber walls
the view across to the lake was excellent..the hosts were friendly and accomodating and gave us recommendations of things to do

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi RodV, Thank you for your review of Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort following your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found our accommodation modern with pleasant views across the lake and that you found our recommendations helpful. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the near future. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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Property: Cedarwood Lakeside
Address: 17 Holden Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cedarwood Lakeside 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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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