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“A personal touch” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamurana Lodge
Ranked #15 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
“A personal touch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2010

Fred and Alex are the perfect hosts in a beautiful location. I would highly recommend this venue for a romantic weekend away. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We had fresh bread and patisserie baked for us every day. Our hosts were able to advise on local places of interest not otherwise on the tourist map, and were always available for even minor details but were never intrusive.

Our stay included the sail cruise around Lake Rotoiti which I would recommend very highly as well.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

What can we say other than "Wow"....Fred, Alex and the team went out of their way to make our engagement the experience of a lifetime.
When I contacted the lodge I was looking for someone to help me plan a real surprise. Help me they most certainly did. They arranged a surprise yacht trip in the afternoon before converting the Lodge's intimate restaurant into a romantic setting of roses and candles. Perfect for popping the big question. What made it soo special was that Mel was over the moon (and said yes whew!!) and Fred & Alex were as excited as we were. The setting of the lodge is exquisite, the food is incredible and the hosts are warm and friendly. What more could you ask for!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank KevinTaffs
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hamuranal, Owner at Hamurana Lodge, responded to this review, October 4, 2010
Dear Mel&Kev, thank you so much for your lovely comments now coming to a year after your engagement. We all still remember the excitement and it was our pleasure to make the restaurant yours for the night. We wish you both many years of happiness and love and look forward to hosting you again
The Hamurana Engagement Team
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

place was fabulous room outstanding, Fred and Alex great hosts. will get baby sitters for children longer next time

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank dav014
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2010

Stayed three nights on three week tour of Australia and NZ. Excellent hospitality. Owners went out of their way to make our stay most enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank mlmmo
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

As the editor of a travel magazine, I get to stay in a range of properties, some good, some great and some downright awful.
I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a night at Hamurana Lodge, a boutique hotel on the outskirts of Rotorua.
I arrived late afternoon on a very cold and blustery day, and was welcomed by the smell of a real fire crackling away in the hearth, real coffee being brewed just for me, and real warmth and friendliness of owner/operators Fred and Alex.
My suite - you can't call this a room - was spacious, beautifully made up, and enjoyed a host of amenities that would put many five star hotels offshore to shame ... not only was there an iPod docking station, but also an iPod - fully loaded .. They take the time to enquire what music their guests prefer and have that playing in the room on arrival. Bathroom amenities included decadent L'Occitane products, the fluffiest towels and luxurious robes.
For the business traveller, there's free WiFi (and no passwords - just click and log on!), a large desk and comfortable seating - to be honest, the hospitality was so great that I gave the emails a miss and enjoyed my stay to the max instead!!
I didn't get a chance to try out the pool, gym or spa on this trip, but I have every intention of making a return visit!
What a pity I didn't have an excuse to stay in Rotorua longer on this trip!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2010

We stayed for a couple of days. It was a really special place. Fred and Alex were extraordinary hosts really helping you to have a pleasant and memorable stay. We have a really nice dinner and the estate was remarkable.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank seija15
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2010

We were looked after really well. The venues in a residential area but because the grounds are so big it feels very romantic and secluded. Great dining on site and they grew their own veges and inhouse chef cooks up a storm. The Lodge hosts a gym beautiful swimming pool and tennis court. Not to mention the many secluded outdoor areas for relaxation. There is also a wide variety of adventure activities close by.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Thank hamiltonaitcheson
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Property: Hamurana Lodge
Address: 415 Hamurana Road | RD7, Rotorua 3097, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hamurana Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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