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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Reviewed November 10, 2008

nice location for a hotel. Rotorua is a small community. The hotel is right across the street from the water. Beautiful views. The room is basic, bed, bathroom, closet, coffee pot etc. We only stayed one night, and served the purpose.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2008

The Novotel is absolutely central to everything in downtown Rotorua - you can walk to almost anything. Check-in was easy and the rooms are well appointed, including a minibar, on-demand movies, and a very comfortable bed. The bar and restaurant seem to be popular and the front-desk was helpful to us every time we needed something. The geothermal spa looked like a great idea, but we'd both forgotten swimwear so we didn't get to use. Free parking, but no free Internet.

(FYI, there seems to be a $99 NZD Monday night deal which is worth asking about if you need to extend your stay).

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2008

This is a typical, well functioning Novotel in a great position, close to the lake and a playground, very close to a street lined with restaurant (we tried a great Indian restaurant, excellent food and very child friendly). The pool area is small but adequate for a small child. The room and bathroom was fine, comfortable and plain, just as we like it. There was only one major drawback for us: the windows didn't open.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Wellingtonian
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Reviewed October 25, 2008

An excellent value resort - school holidays & we were impressed with the little extras for the children - giveaway pack & soft toy, treasure hunt, free drink, vouchers, colouring competition... It made for a great start to our stay. With some overcast weather the indoor heated pool got a lot of use, & the lovely hot spa pool was much appreciated too - the pool complex is well laid out, with fresh fluffy towels, & private pool rooms too. Buffet breakfast was fine - good selection. The location is excellent - a 5min walk into town or to the lakefront. The Matariki hangi & concert next door at the special holiday price available through the Novotel of NZ$100 (for 2 adults & 2 children) was excellent value. Two doors down from the Novotel is a Pizza Hut (which do yummy takeaway pizzas), & there are loads of other restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Thank lancenz
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Reviewed October 5, 2008

Well situated within walking distance of some good resturants and the lake. Aviod the spa it wasnt very clean especially the changing rooms. The rooms were lovely and had all the ammenties we required.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank azrael211
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Reviewed September 6, 2008

Spent two nights at the Novotel in Rotorua. Found the hotel to be perfectly located in the city with a massive FREE car park. Staff were not over-friendly but were by no means rude. The room itself was clean and very well furnished with two comfy double beds, a few of the fittings in the bathroom were showing their age but other than that almost everything was in pristine condition. Didn't try the spa or use the restaurant so can't comment on those. On the whole a very pleasant stay (despite the intermittent wafts of sulphur everywhere you go in Rotorua)!

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed September 5, 2008

We stayed in one of the regular guest rooms with a two double beds for two nights. The bathroom was a little strange as it had a fairly weird sink and a very narrow bathtub but it all worked ok. The room was clean and well decorated with recent furniture and an LCD TV.

The hotel's location is excellent as it's right by the lake and less than a block away from all the shops and restaurants in downtown.

The swimming pool was a little small but a nice temperature and there were two hot tubs, one regular and one feed by natural hot springs.

As part of our booking the morning buffet breakfast was included. It was a really good buffet with a lot of hot and cold selections.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Address: Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3215, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#17 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#23 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#33 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $137 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 4.5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is ideally situated near the shores of lake Rotorua and withing meters of the CBD and restaurant sector.. The hotel has 199 modern, spacious accommodation rooms, some with stunning lake views, including 11 suites and the prestigious Royal suite. All bedrooms have either a king or two double beds, en-suite with shower over bath, mini bars and safes. Guests also have access to our fully equipped gym, indoor heated pool and geothermal plunge pools. Atlas cafe and restaurant is open all year round, serving guests and visitors from the extensive buffet and ala-carte dining. Our Hotel bar Clarke's is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink fireside or catch up with friends over a shared platter on our outdoor courtyard. ... more   less 
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