We had a nice short stay at this lodge. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and warm enough (in January), and reminded me of former cabin/lodge stays. The only complaint I have is with the Rotorua Tourism company who booked us. They told us breakfast was included, which it is not, and did not give us any helpful information, such as the distance of the lodge from the city and the remoteness of the Lodge. This information would have helped us greatly with planning as the drive there is gorgeous but a bit stressful for those drivers new to NZ roads and you need to bring food. I would also check on the hours of operation of the lodge because this seemed to vary. Overall, I would return to this place for the views, remote setting and tranquility.
- 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