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Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park Rotorua
Ranked #40 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Uk
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10 reviews
“Excellent value, helpful staff.”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Located well to explore the surrounding area, the staff were well informed about the local visitor attractions and were always very helpful. The novel approach to to cooking with the geothermal heat was an interesting experience as was the naturally hot spa bath. The two bedroom cabin was basic but immaculately clean and very comfortable. The site was very well run and was really good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed there for two nights on a recent tour of the North Island. Friendly staff at reception made a good initial impression. However, our chalet had not been cleaned. We were moved to another chalet, but overall we did not feel that the site was being kept up to a reasonable standard. Some of the chalets need freshening up, but we enjoyed the facility of the thermal pools.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a campervan and pulled in here. It was right on the lake and is quite small. But the facilities were excellent. Fantastic camp kitchen, and they were happy to lend the cooking utensils to cook your meal in the a traditional Maori slow cooking thermal cooker. It had its own mudpool and 4 thermal pools at various temperatures and best of all - no crowds! The staff were really helpful and willing to organise various activities for us. Not close enough to walk to town, but only a short drive. Thoroughly recommend it for facilities and value.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Gawler, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Cosy Cottage Holiday Park. Great location, easy to find and to get around Rotorua. Lovely green sites which were ample for our large motorhome.
Not much luck at the Hot Water Beach, the weather was very windy and there wasnt enough sand left to dig in. But this was more than made up for with the Thermal pools inside the park. They were wonderful!!! We spent the majority of our evenings in them after dinner. Warm, sheltered and soooo relaxing. A real highlight.
Helpful staff at reception and a great BBQ/camp kitchen area all made for a lovely stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Our room had a double bed plus a bunk, a small table/chairs, a wee kitchenette and a toilet/sink. It met our needs well, but I would recommend making easier walkways from the car to the door, and perhaps adding some shrubbery to break up the view between unit picnic tables.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Sometimes you just find an absolute Gem. Initial impressions were enhanced by the desk staff: courteous, welcoming and extremely helpful with not only the site but with the best things to do during our short one night stay. We took the key to a lovely little self-contained chalet, I say little, but it had a double bed, separate room with 3 single beds and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen had all one needed. As for the site itself, neatly tucked in, it excudes charm and character. Geothermal cooking, hottubs, bubbling mud, swimming pool and a section of beach where you can dig your own spa! I shall certainly recommend this place to all I know and will be coming back at the first opportunity - just loved it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Bit of a quirky site, but good facilities, well equiped kitchen, boiling mud, good showers, pool, hot tubs (groundwater heated) hangi facilities, steam coming out of the ground, nearly tame pukekos. Seriously though, a good site, quite roomy, clean kitchens, access to beach and hot-water pools (just like Hot Water Beach, without the crowds and no tides!). It's Rotorua, so everywhere is expensive.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park Rotorua

Property: Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park Rotorua
Address: 67 Whittaker Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#15 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park Rotorua 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We specialize in providing affordable accommodation in Rotorua, like our “world famous” heated camping sites, powered campervan sites, and of course our namesake, cosy cottages. While you’re here we have plenty to keep you relaxed, soak in our geothermal hot pools, cook from our Thermal Steam Cooker to walks to the Rotorua lakeshore, where you can dig your own hotpools at the beach. Explore the natural geothermal area around and within the holiday park and meet some of the friendly wildlife that share these grounds with us. All without hearing traffic noise or sulphur smell but within a 20 minute walk to the city. Our staff are all well versed in the local attractions and can help you get the most out of your stay in with us while in Rotorua. Cosy Cottage is now under new Ownership and Management. We welcome you to come and Stay, from the team at Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cosy Cottage International Holiday Park Hotel Rotorua
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