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“Superb way to start NZ visit”
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Cedarwood Lakeside
Ranked #15 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Comfort, cleanliness, service, spaciousness, almost mystical view across fog-shrouded lake upon our arrival -- all in all, a wonderful first stop on our trip to New Zealand. We had number 8, with marvelous view worth the extra dollars. Coffee makers haven't made it to NZ yet apparently (instant coffee seems preferred breakfast table offering -- I know, odd for a country with some of the best coffee shops in the world), but Cedarwood supplies coffee press and one packet of coffee, so might want to pick up some ground coffee shortly before or after checking in. Fiona checked us in, and when we had questions about whether we could combine Rainbow Springs (kiwi!!!!) with our already-booked trip to Maori event, she not only knew answer but picked up phone and arranged the extra booking on the spot. We stayed at some really fine places during our trip, but this was my personal fave. Thank you, Fiona and Nick!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hi SolemnSojourner, Wow, thank you for your fantastic review of Cedarwood! We are so pleased that we were your personal favourite after your stay in New Zealand and we trust you enjoyed everything that Rotorua has on offer. You had one of our Lakefront Units which have great views across the lake and yes it can look mystical on some days with some great sunsets at night too. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback on us and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to NZ! Best Wishes Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This was a combined business/pleasure trip. We stayed a total of five weeks (3 + 2 weeks) and we really felt that this was our "home away from home". Nice and comfortable cottages in a nice setting, on the lake, with a nice pool and hot spa... Also a very quiet and relaxing place, but still very close to Rotorua. Nick and Fiona were always there to help if we needed something, they even lent us an icebox when we were travelling for 2 weeks between our 2 stays!

We will definitely stay there on our next trip to the Rotorua region.

Diane and Daniel, Quebec, Canada

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hi Diane & Daniel,

We are pleased to see that you have made it home safe & sound! Thank you for taking the time to review us, it was great having you stay with us for your recent business/pleasure trip. It was nice to hear that you considered us your "home away from home" and we are happy that you got to experience Rotorua and other parts of NZ on your travels. Take care, best wishes & we look forward to seeing you both again on your next travels to NZ!

Regards Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We wanted to stay outside of the main touristy spots in Rotorua and this place was perfect. A short drive from the city centre and we really felt like we got away from it all. The view of the lake was amazing, the barbecue was great, as was the pool and spa. Our room was comfortable and well equipped. The hosts were good and provided excellent advice on what to see and do. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hi VickiMelbourne,

Thank you for reviewing us after your recent stay with us at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort, we are pleased that you found your room comfortable and well equipped and that you made use of the facilities that we have on offer. Its great to hear that you would recommend us and we look forward to seeing you again on your next holiday to NZ & Rotorua! Best Wishes Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed for four nights and were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The cabins were immaculate and had everything you needed and more. There was a lockable bike shed for the bikes, a boat park and a large choice of free DVD's to cater for everyone. It was nice to be away from the main centre of town and close by the lovely lakes surrounding Rotorua. We would certainly return for another relaxing break away from it all.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hi Rachel K,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent break away with us at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort, we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that you got to experience the lovely lakes that Rotorua has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Best Wishes Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

The location is perfect, the hosts are superb and the facilities are excellent. The only thing we regret is that we discovered the local outdoor spa too late. Bathing with the lake view was awesome, free and heaps better than in Polynesian spa (don't spend money on that). We were travelling with 1yo baby and hadn't had any problem there.

Room Tip: The closer to the Rotorua lake - the better
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hi Andrey B,
Thanks so much for your awesome review of your recent stay with us at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort, we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us and made use of the facilities we have here. We look forward to meeting you all again in the near future. Best Regards to the family, Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights. The cottages are newly renovated and were immaculate. They have everything you need, including a blow dryer, ironing board and iron! They have a large variety of DVDs to check out too. They are located right on the lake in a quiet area. The owners are really nice people and very informative. I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hi Robin W, Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort! We are pleased that you enjoyed our amenities & facilities that we have on offer. We trust you had safe travels home and we look forward to being able to welcome you again in the future. Regards Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Beautiful place, I recommend the two lakefront rooms, with their breakfast tables right on the grass steps away from the water. Silent, relaxing place a bit outside of town, with very friendly and helpful owners. Strange that there not more lake-front motels like this... Why be near a lake but not see it?

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hi Till K,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us after your recent stay at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort! Yes, we are very lucky being right on the lakes edge and our Lakefront Units, with the uninterrupted views, are extremely popular. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us whilst holidaying in Rotorua and we look forward to welcoming you all back again in the near future. Thank you again, regards Fiona & Nick.

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Address: 17 Holden Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range: £79 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cedarwood Lakeside 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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. We have 16 quality ground floor units ideally suited for families, travellers and corporates. Choose from standard studios with kitchenette and fully self contained two bedroom family units or lakefront suites at the water's edge. All units have lake views, free unlimited ultra fast WiFi, 5 Sky TV channels and are serviced daily. The complex features private indoor spa pool, an outside spa pool, heated outdoor pool, large BBQ area, children's play area and private jetty with a nearby boat ramp. Coin operated guest laundry available. Plenty of off street parking for boats. Mountain bike wash down area and storage available. Breakfasts available - continental or cooked. 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. ... more   less 
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