While traveling to New Zealand, a local friend recommended the Lakes Lodge as he had been with a corporate event. We decided we needed a peaceful spot away from it all as we were tired of fighting all the holiday traffic everywhere we went. Scott at the Lodge was by far one of the best managers we have encountered. He personally made sure we liked our room with a wonderful view, and brand new King Size bed. The Lodge sits on beautiful Lake Okataina - one of the most pristine lakes in the country. We went hiking, fishing on the lodge boat, and even got a personalized glow worm walk-tour. The birds and wildlife here are some of New Zealand's finest. One night the Lodge made wonderful pizzas on their wood fired grill. So very peaceful, beautiful and refreshing! We had only intended on staying one night, but extended our stay after falling in love with the lodge. Its a rustic lodge but that is exactly what you want in a beautiful spot like this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lakes Lodge Okataina is the largest privately owned Lodge in Rotorua. It sits right on the edge of Lake Okataina, surrounded by 4,500 hectars of native NZ bush. Lakes Lodge is the perfect tranquil getaway destination. Please note that we are an event based venue. This means that our Lakeview Restaurant is open mainly during events. Please contact our friendly team for more information. ... more less