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“Lakeside Warm & Welcoming”

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Nicara Lakeside Lodge
Ranked #17 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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New Zealand
1 review
“Lakeside Warm & Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

From the warm welcome, lakeside splendour, relaxing environment and gracious hospitality, Nicara lodge was an ideal place to stay whilst attending a conference in Rotorua. Heather and Mike have a wealth of knowledge and entusiasm for the spendours of the Rotorua area and enjoy sharing this with their guests. As a Kiwi, this visit re-ignigted a desire to come back with my wife as visitors, to experience Rotorua and Nicara Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thanks Ian, and I do hope you will return with you family. It's great when Kiwis visit Rotorua and realise everything we have to offer. We have become a tourist (domestic & international) mecca.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Nicara lodge over the long weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there though it was short. We stayed in one of the guest rooms called 'Parson's Glory' with a beautiful view of the lake and jetty from one of our windows. Heather and Mike were enthusiastic and very informative, so if you had no set activities coming to Rotorua, no worries - they'll help you out with an itinerary. Best thing was the location as it was close to a lot of the main attractions.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for choosing Nicara Lodge for your Rotorua stay. I do hope next time you will stay longer so you can fully enjoy the lodge experience.
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Tirohanga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Just amazing, beautiful house, beautiful views and most importantly beautiful people. Extremely welcoming, went out of their way to help us. We have stayed at many different places all over the world, this rates tops for us! The breakfast was another wonderful experience, all homemade just exceptional. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you both and will be recommending to all our friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thanks Kim, although short, we really enjoyed meeting you both. Would love to see you again if you are in need of a break, or bring your family for a holiday in our lakeside Cottage.
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dunedin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

On a Recent convention trip to Rotarua we had the great good fortune to stop with Heather and Mike at their lakeside luxury lodge. These are hosts who are seriously dedicated to ensuring you have a wonderful stay with them and moreover get the absolute most out of your stay in Rotarua, Their knowledge and enthusiasm for local attractions is evident in the time they spend with you selecting and booking your itinerary. The rooms were first class spacious and comfortable with "to die for" views over the lake. Breakfast was no less of a disappointment Heather's culinary expertise on show at every taste. I would thoroughly recommend Nicara to anyone going this way and if your not going this way I would suggest you change your travel plans.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Heather and Mike are awesome hosts providing accommodation which is second to none right on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

From the warm welcome to the fond farewell, we received as much or as little attention we required. We enjoyed well presented and tasty breakfasts, especially Heather's home made muesli.

Mike and Heather offered lots of useful advice in relation to local attractions and were more than happy to make reservations if we wanted.

The room we had was spacious and well appointed, with excellent water pressure in the shower. Our room also had a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits and sweets.

Nicara Lodge is a lovely place to stay when your are not exploring Rotorua's attractions.

We shall return.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thanks Jim, Glad you enjoyed your stay and no doubt interaction with our other guests. Hope to see you back again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. I should have stayed longer... Perfect place to relax & unwind. Watched the full moon set & the sun come up - magical! The breakfast you provided was perfect. Loved the home-made muesli & freshly baked croissants.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. We all had a great time with great people. Hope you enjoy the museli recipe. See you again soon. Heather
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We found heaven right here on earth, with Michael and Heather, the proprietors. They made us feel right at home. Arranged for us to go to the Mitai Maori Experience, which was great.Then the next morning arranged for us to go zip lining which was another wonderful experience. When Michael found out my husband wanted to trout fish, he showed him a great place right in the area! Did not need a guide! Heather's great breakfasts,(Michael cooked a trout for breakfast which my husband caught) were all wonderful. The "drinks and nibbles"every afternoon was superb. We loved the wines! More like a 10 Star B&B! Cannot recommend highly enough!!!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
And Mary we so enjoyed your stay with us. If we get to your part of the world, we will contact you as promised.
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Property: Nicara Lakeside Lodge
Address: 30 Ranginui Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nicara Lakeside Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Bed & Breakfast on shores of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy a relaxed spacious environment, close to many tourist attractions, free of sulphur smells. Great breakfasts, great hosts. Make this your home while in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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