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“A touch of paradise”
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Koura Lodge
Ranked #9 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
“A touch of paradise”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

What a great lodge to stay at. It is right on the shore of a beautiful lake. It has a very cool spa perched out over the lake which was topped off a great day! The managers were a very nice couple with great advice about tourist activities that suited our needs. So far on our trip around NZ this would be our coolest spot and best service.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Turangi, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Beautiful peaceful Lodge right on the lake front made the perfect getaway for a girls night away. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere created by the very knowledgable managers, who allowed us to enjoy the lodge at our lesuire however were always available for anything we may need. Thank you for making two mums night away perfect! Just a shame we didnt have longer!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Rosieres, Belgium
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We spent 3 days with our kids. Nice place at an affordable price. We enjoyed the company of the owner. It is a nice hotel but nothing to compare with a Lodge. The view is amazing but the two young managers are not made for hospitality. Minimum services delivered by them. You better ask the owner.
The price/quality is very good compared to Lodge.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed for "unfortunately" two nights only in this wonderful lodge overlooking the morning-foggy lake. The facility is of great quality, very good bed, comfortable bathroom, and cosy living room. Home-made breakfast offered by the nicest staff ever helps you kick start the day. Before/after, I strongly recommend to use one of the kayaks to go for a quick tour on the lake, they are usually sitting by the little beach, next to the spa and sauna. Last thing: Go for an air ride on the float plane that picks you up directly at the lodge, on the platform on the lake, and you will feel what being exclusive means.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

Great time, beaut spot right on the lake. Good breakfast nice hosts. Highly recommend.
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Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

We stayed for two nights, as part of a flydrive holiday, in a room overlooking the lake. The view is fantastic and the hospitality second to none. There are kyaks to use and life jackets provided. There is also a sauna and jacusi down by the lake and sun loungers on the lawn. Breakfast is more or less what you like and when you like. We got a take-away from the town, which is a five minute drive away, and ate it outside our room on the terrace. Can't say about the price as it was part of a package.
Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed for two nights in February in a premium room which is in the Lakeview building right behind the main building. The room was well appointed, large and very comfortable with a fantastic bathroom, outside terrace and uninterupted views over the lake. The Lakeview complex also has a very nice shared open plan kitchen area and internet access (which worked perfectly).

In a very private position only a short drive form the main town, the property has a great area on the lakesie to chill out, sunbath, kayak and enjoy the hot tub. Also very good for swimming as very shallow at the waters edge (and a pleasant temperature).

Our hosts were very helpful and breakfast was great (and to order) in the main lodge on the verandah over looking the lake.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Koura Lodge

Property: Koura Lodge
Address: 209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Koura Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koura Lodge offers boutique bed and breakfast lakeside accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an un-rivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes' drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua’s world famous attractions. Accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, our hosts are able to provide the individual attention you require, while ensuring your stay is restful in our tranquil surrounds. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, with all 8 rooms featuring magnificent lake views. A fresh buffet and cooked breakfast, lakeside open air hot-tub, sauna, canoeing, fishing are all part of Koura Lodge's real New Zealand experience. ... more   less 
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