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Koura Lodge
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Reviewed November 28, 2009

We arrived in the afternoon at Koura Lodge, in Rotorua, NZ. The first thing you notice is a beautiful building on the shores of lake Rotorua. Our rooms (one standard and one family suite) were situated in the main building - the terrace went out on the lake, we were just steps away from the water. Everything at the lodge is well thought and beautifully executed - the wood used for the bookshelf and in the bathrooms is magnolia, the dining/living room (which you can access freely) has a large window front out to the water, the rooms are spacious and well designed. On site you can enjoy a jacuzzi and sauna, the kids loved playing on the tennis/basketball court, the trampoline and went kayaking out on the lake. The lodge serves a great breakfast and Louise and Tom, the managers, were great with tips about visits in the region that were less known to tourists. I would highly recommend this haven of peace to anyone who travels to NZ - stay 2 nights to really enjoy the region and the lodge. We will go back if we visit the country again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

We spent two nights at Koura Lodge, and it was shame that we did not stay there longer.

The location was perfect! Right on the lake with stunning views of the surrounding area. We were close to the city but still far enough away that we felt secluded, especially as we had the lodge to ourselves. Doubtless a rare treat for this gem but also because we stayed out of season.

Tom and Louise was very helpful in providing advice and tips on what to do and see in Rotorua. Without it we would have missed a couple of spots.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

We only stayed at Koura Lodge for 2 nights but would happily have spent a week there. It is in the most beautiful location, far enough from Rotorua not to smell and right on the edge of the stunning lake.

The rooms were lovely and we had the whole lodge to ourselves which was a real treat. The weather was perfect and we were canoeing, sunbathing, playing tennis on their superb court and relaxing in the hot tub watching the stars with a glass of wine.

We are frequent travellers, to many 5* destinations, our expectations are very high and this place definitely gets a big thumbs up as one of the nicest we have ever stayed.

The staff were delightful, very knowledgeable and cooked the best breakfasts!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank janmacuk
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Reviewed May 17, 2009

From the view of a 13 year old.
The koura lodge was an amazing place! We stayed here for 3 nights in the 2 bedroom apartment and we loved it. It was located perfectly right on the lakefront with a group of resident black swans that you could feed. The room was perfect. We are a family of 6 and we all fit into the apartment. It had a pool table, a kitchen, two TV’s and more. The food was great, for breakfast you could get any eggs you liked and cereal, toast and jam was also an option. They had kayaks that you could use to paddle around the lake and other activities as well. From Rotorua we visited a few volcanic parks around the area which were really quite interesting although they smelt like rotten eggs. The Koura lodge was an amazing place to stay and I totally recommend it.

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  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2009

Todd and Renee Halliday, the young managing couple, are so charming and welcoming; they make this excellent place as good as it is. We had a large, well appointed room with French doors that opened out onto the lawn leading down to the lake. Renee's breakfasts were a great way to start the day...

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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