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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Location was out of town centre a little which meant it was nice and quiet. Rooms were clean and comfortable and well stocked for what we needed. Kids enjoyed the playground and pool. There was also a shed we could lock our bikes in. Very friendly hosts. Would definitely visit again.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi smercer04, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us at Cedarwood Lakeside. We are glad to hear that your children enjoyed our new playground & took advantage of having a swim in our pool. It is pleasing that you found our units to be clean, comfortable and had everything you needed for your...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I couldn't recommend this wonderful motel enough. If you want a location a little out of the hustle and bustle, somewhere quiet with stunning views, easy parking, nice walks, then this is the perfect place.This would have to be one of the best motels we've ever stayed in. I was booked in here for business and what a perfect choice....

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi JudiRainbow, Wow, thanks so much for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay with us at Cedarwood! We are delighted that our accommodation suited your needs and that you found it relaxing and quiet after your busy days. The trout flies can be a nuisance on rare occasions however as they are completely harmless and do not bite we...

Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at this acco. I've stayed there with my wife and kids (2 and 3,5). Very relaxing atmosphere. Pool and free spa, playground and located at the lake. Free wifi. In clear weather at night you'll see all the stars in the world. You really feel you're in the middle of nowhere, yet a 10 minute drive...

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Nakuiper17, Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us, we are pleased that your family enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere and they got to try out our pool & spa! We are very lucky to have some stunning views into the evening from our sunsets through to stargazing on clear nights, thanks again for your recommendation...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Lots of good about this place: a warm welcome, free paper, a spacious clean accommodation in a quiet lakefront spot. But the flies. Even after being warned upon arrival, and having signs in the room, it does not prepare you for the flies. We obediently closed all the windows as soon as it was time to turn on the lights,...

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi LandCruisers, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Cedarwood after your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed our welcome & clean spacious accommodation. With being by the lake we do occasionally have a small insect called trout fly, they are completely harmless and do not bite hence we do advise guests of the...

Lincoln, UK
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a lovely property in a lovely spot, close to all the attractions of Rotorua and yet away from the bustle and, more importantly, the rotten egg smell of the town centre. The owners kindly left our key in a keybox and the light on in our unit as we arrived close to midnight after doing the evening tour...

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi UKChrisM, Thanks for sharing your feedback of Cedarwood Lakeside with fellow travellers! As you say we are lucky to be out of town a short drive with the added benefit of not suffering the usual Rotorua odour! Thanks for letting us know in advance that you would be arriving late, we have a simple process to cater for our...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights at this resort, and found it to be a comfortable, clean place for a good night's sleep. Our unit (#11) had two bedrooms, a small kitchen and living area. The property is nicely situated on the lake. Onsite self-serve laundry facilities. Included wifi was too weak for consistent coverage in our unit. Others who stayed closer to...

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Pam T, Thanks for your review of Cedarwood Lakeside after your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found our accommodation to be clean & comfortable. In regards to the Wi-Fi, we did not have any issues brought to our attention during your stay with us, we have tested the Wi-Fi ourselves and can connect fine right...

london
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to stay as a family. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Great with young kids. Lots of open space for them to play and a great playground. Really nice how the property opens onto the lakeshore foe walks etc and it gets the afternoon sun and sunset. I see some comments about the trout flies...they swarmed for maybe...

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi oh_where_to_go, Thanks for your review of our property after your recent family stay with us. We are pleased that you found our units spacious and well appointed and the children had fun running around and playing in the playground. Thank you for your comments relating to the trout flies, they are completely harmless and yes just about every lake...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great place. very clean and lots of space in the units, everything you need in the kitchen too. Right on the lake with playground and pool for the kids. Only 12 mins drive to town. Perfect for family holiday with all the activities of Rotorua so close but lovely quiet place to come back to with very easy living and...

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi AWAuck, Wow, thanks very much for your kind words after your recent family stay with us at Cedarwood Lakeside. We are lucky to have such a great spot for families with plenty of space for the kids to run around, the pool and spa and our children's playground. Thanks for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you...

Houston
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Cedarwood Lakeside is about 5 minutes from town. We stayed in the 2 BR Lakeside unit and it was really lovely. Nick and Fiona were very nice and helpful. The downside were the TROUT FLIES! I'm not sure if this was a normal or heavy infestation and for how long they are present, but you need to ask before booking....

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi edwardr801, Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience of Cedarwood Lakeside after your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Lakefront Units, they are very popular for their endless views across Lake Rotorua. The trout flies are completely harmless and we do ensure that we give you the advice on how to deal with...

Frankfurt , Germany
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a Motel wich is well equipped and has nice spacious rooms .The furniture is very nice and the kitchen misses nothing.The place is well maintained and the service is excellent. the Location very Close to the lake is very nice.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi madbo0, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay with us at Cedarwood! We are pleased that you found our property had everything that you required and that you enjoyed our location on the edge of Lake Rotorua. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cedarwood on your next travels to Rotorua....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet, tranquil lakefront accommodation and conference venue on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Cedarwood Lakeside is one of the most relaxing motels in Rotorua, and is your gateway to the very best of Rotorua's world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities.We are located within easy driving distance of Rotorua City Centre which is approximately 8 minutes away or 2 minutes drive to the Regional Airport, the gateway to Central Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cedarwood Lakeside

Address: 17 Holden Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: £73 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cedarwood Lakeside 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#9 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#14 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#14 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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