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“Charming Property”
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Victoria Lodge
Ranked #13 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
NJ
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Charming Property”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in June of 2013 on vacation. The rooms were charming and reminded me of a B&B. The room had a fridge, microwave, electric kettle and dishes. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was not daily maid service in the property, which was fine with us. The room was a good size and comfortable. The bathroom had an outdoor thermal pool, which was essentially a concrete patio that you could fill up with water - I'd never seen anything like it before, but I enjoyed it. The value of the property was great, but there are two things that could use improvement: the shower pressure was very low, which was odd because the pressure in the pool was strong; and we stayed here in the winter and it's obviously not a winter resort - we had trouble getting the room warm enough with the radiator cranked to high (to their credit, it was unusually cold and we felt like we couldn't get warm enough anywhere we went).

I would definitely recommend this property to others and would love to return during their high season.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on our way to Wellington from the Bay of Islands.

We were a bit disappointed with our stay here - the room did not feel clean and the bathroom had mould in it due to the thermal pool next door and lack of ventilation.

The shower has to be the worst we have ever had - the shower head was broken and had to be hand held - there was only a shower curtain and very bad drainage.

A bonus was the sky tv channels. Thankfully we only stayed here a couple of nights.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Room is spotlessly clean and cosy. Studio is self sufficient with microwave, fridge, cutlery and plates/glasses for a simple meal. The private mineral pool outside our bathroom is a highlight and we thoroughly enjoyed it over a glass of wine while star gazing.

Nice ambiance with natural fencing with plants (silver fern) and beautiful though small lawn/garden. Perfect location within 5mins walk to great shopping and dining.

Parking is a little bit tight but we love the fact that we can park the car right in front of our studio which prevent us from soaking wet during rainy day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

My sister, baby niece and I stayed here recently in a 2 bedroom apartment. After a few days of traveling it was a welcome relief to spend a few nights here. We found the hospitality and friendliness of the owners, Alan and Prue, outstanding. Much of our itinerary was instigated through conversations with Alan. Fantastic. The apartment was great for the 2 of us (plus baby) and was great to come back to after a day of activities. Victoria lodge is close to all downtown facilities and restaraunts.
We highly recommend this place for its quiet and personable atmosphere.
Thanks Alan and Prue!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Fantastic stay here
the host Alan was exceptional, extremely helpful gave us lots of advise on all the attractions in rotoura and was really friendly really made our stay .
the lodge it self was a home from home it's is very clean and relaxing
I would defiantly recommend it to any one staying in rotorua
Many thanks Alan

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Rooms were clean and tidy. In a great location only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and had a large supermarket across the road from it. I stayed here with four other friends and from the outset the owners were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Victoria Lodge was a wonderful place to stay while visiting Rotorua. The room was clean and neat. The bed was comfortable and Prue and Alan were the best. They were very friendly and helped us plan some exciting activities while we were in Rotorua.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Victoria Lodge

Property: Victoria Lodge
Address: 10 Victoria Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Victoria Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smart comfortable 4 Star Victoria Lodge in Rotorua. Walk to restaurants shops cafes bars lakefront attractions. Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet recommended. Cosy Studios for 1-3 people with your own private thermally heated hot pool. Two bedroom self-contained apartments for families or small groups. SKY Guest Select 50+ channels. Pet friendly rooms available! Friendly and knowledgeable hosts Kasia and Shane will provide information and make reservations for your stay. ... more   less 
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